Past Events

Transformers Academy 2020


After its inaugural year in Cambridge, followed by a successful second edition in Dakar, Senegal, the third Transformers Academy will turn virtual for the first time. The new online format will bring Transformers from across the world together with mentors from the Islamic Development Bank and other experts for an informative and inspiring course.

Digital Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2020


IsDB Group President and Head of the Chairs of the MDBs for 2020, His Excellency Dr. Bandar Hajjar, is scheduled to attend the “Digital Annual Investment Meeting” (AIM), 2020.

The opening ceremony of the high-profile event, set to convene on 20 October 2020 at 11:30AM – 12:00PM (UAE time), will also be participated by other leading global figures including, H.E. Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy UAE, H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Republic of Tatarstan, H.E. Jüri Ratas,  Prime Minister of Republic of Estonia and H.E. Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Under the theme of 'Reimagining Economies: The Move Towards a Digital, Sustainable and Resilient Future' the AIM 2020 is expected to generate, showcase, and facilitate the most attractive investment projects and opportunities for investors from Member Countries, providing boundless possibilities across diverse sectors leading towards economic recovery, transformation, and sustainability.

The three-day digital event is to be attended by Ministries and Government Departments, International and Regional Organisations, Investment Promotion Agencies, Special Economic Zones, Private Equities, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, Start-ups, Incubators, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, SME Financing Institutions, Smart City Solution Providers, and Technology Providers, among others, from more than 170 countries.

The Forum will discuss several topics including FDI, exploring the possibilities for new avenues of investments to boost the market during COVID-19 and accelerating sustainable development goals (SDGs) through smart sustainable investments, in addition to, reviewing Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) and challenges to attracting investments during the pandemic.

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Transformers Summit

Dakar, Senegal

The second Transformers Summit: Building Africa's inclusive, safe and resilient cities will take place on Monday 9th December in Dakar, Senegal. The IsDB’s annual Transformers Summit tackles the challenges remaining in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11): Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Sukuk Summit 2019

Luxemburg City, Luxemburg 

Building on IsDB’s global leadership in Islamic Finance, the bank will be hosting the Sukuk Summit, in Luxemburg City.

This high-level summit will facilitate dialogue around green financing, public sector engagement and ethical impact. The Summit follows on from the successful London edition, which was hosted in partnership with the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the British Government.

Transformers Roadshow

Sarajevo, Bosnia

The IsDB Transformers Roadshow in Sarajevo, Bosnia, brings together regional thought leaders and innovators to engage and inspire through a series of panel discussions and speeches.

Panellists will discuss the latest interventions in Science Technology and Innovation (STI) and how it plays a part in the advancement of SDG Goals.

IAEA: A Decade of Action on Cancer

Vienna, Austria

IsDB is attending the International Atomic Energy Agency's conference on 'A Decade of Action on Cancer` where H.E Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar will be delivering a speech. IsDB is also signing an MOU with IAEA for Crucial "IsDB-IAEA" Partnership Initiative for Breast and Cervical Cancer Control in low and middle income countries.

IsDB 44th Annual General Meeting

Marrakech, Morocco

The main theme of the AGM will be Transformation in a changing world: The road to SDGs. The IsDB believes there needs to be a change in the development community in order to achieve the SDGs. The development and donors’ community should understand that financing is not an end in itself, it is just a means to empower people to take the lead in improving their lives.

Enhancing National Ecosystems for South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Islamic Development Bank South Centre, and the UN office for South-South Cooperation invite you to participate in this side event to discuss the importance of National ecosystems for South-South Triangular Cooperation.

Public-Private Partnership Forum

Rabat, Morocco

The Islamic Development Bank Public-Private Partnership Forum (PPP Forum) is an annual event aimed at fostering greater public-private sector collaboration to help solve the world’s sustainable development challenges.

The Transformers Summit 2018

Cambridge, UK

The only conference connecting a powerful coalition of entrepreneurs, innovators and global leaders to discuss the role of science, innovation and technology in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.