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WORLD BANK | INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION - Washington DC, 2011 | Istanbul, 2012

Contributing the chapter on "Microtakāful" in a publication titled "Takaful and Mutual Insurance: Alternative Approaches to Managing Risks", the first WB book on Takāful. Presentations at the WB headquarters and at a dedicated conference in Istanbul.

The chapter identified Microtakāful as a key element of a poverty alleviation strategy. The provider of Microtakāful policies ought to offer benefits to the Microfinance institutions (MFIs) by securing their revolving funds, and to the insured by securing the payment to the MFIs in case of disability and death, as well as additional benefit for the decease family. In addition, the provider of Microtakāful should offer products for education and pension to the insured.

A second remit was to moderate and make a presentation at a session on Takāful at the inaugural World Bank/IFC  Global Insurance Conference entitled 'Developing Insurance in the Face of New Challenges', which took place on June 1-2, 2011 at the World Bank headquarters. The presentation on “The potential of Takāful-The EU perspective” highlighted the drivers and markets for potential growth and the regulatory and accounting challenges in the EU.

The book was officially presented at a two-day event held in Istanbul on 12-13 November 2012 themed "Mutual Insurance and Takāful in a Changing World". It Introduced Takāful as a fully-fledged form of insurance and a necessary complement to Islamic finance, and Microtākaful as an essential tool for Shariah-compliant poverty alleviation strategies.

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    Turin Islamic Economic Forum (TIEF 2014)

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    Mediterranean Economic Forum and Workshop on Islamic Finance, 14th and 15th November, Malta

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    Workshop on Sukuk, the 24th-27th of June, Malta

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    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance - Russia and Tatarstan joining the folk of Islamic finance

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    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance – Islamic Philanthropy

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    Stretching the boundaries of Islamic Finance - The Takaful proposition

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  • November 2010

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