16th IsDB Global Forum on Islamic Finance: Social Entrepreneurship for Shared Prosperity

Sinai Hall, Tonino Lamborghini International Convention Center, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 9:00am – 12:00pm (Cairo Time)


The forum aims to discuss the role of social innovation and entrepreneurship in facing socioeconomic challenges and poverty in IsDB Member Countries. H.E. Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, the President of IsDB, will deliver the opening speech, while H.E. Dr. Hala Helmy El Said, Egyptian Minister of Planning and Economic Development and IsDB Governor, will deliver a keynote address.

These will be followed by two interrelated panel sessions in which prominent development practitioners and experts in social innovation will discuss the intractable social problems facing humanity and some of the best ways to address the challenges.

The first panel session will highlight the IsDBI-OPHI Briefs, jointly developed by IsDBI and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) to analyse multidimensional poverty in Egypt using the global Multidimensional Poverty Index. The second session will be on the role of social innovation and entrepreneurship in addressing socioeconomic challenges and poverty trends and the growing need for innovative solutions to the emerging socioeconomic challenges of IsDB Member Countries.