October has been recorded as one of the busiest month in 2016 for ICIFE Secretariat. In addition to participating at the 11th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance (ICIEF) on 11-12 October and facilitating the 5th Islamic Economics and Finance Education Symposium (IEFES) on 13 October at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur; ICIFE was also involved in organizing 10-day study tour for 25 members from Philippines & participated in WAiBS Annual Convention.
Highlights of ICIFE Activities in October 2016
14 -16 October: Hon. Amihilda Sangcopan, Regional Secretary of Agrarian Reform, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Republic of the Philippines accompanied by Hon. Br Aleem Siddiqui Guiapal, Executive Director of Regional Economic Zone Authority ARMM and Sis Hasna Lindasan, PhD Candidate visited UUM Sintok and paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor YBhg Prof Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak. They learned from OYA Graduate School of Business on the research work done at Competency Center on Sustainability & Community Development.
18 October: Hon. Dimnatang Radia, ARMM Regional Administrator led 25 Directors from the Philippines Central Bank, House of Representatives and ARMM attended a booster training on the modules of Islamic Banking and Finance @ IIiBF Gombak jointly facilitated by ICIFE Founding President Prof Dr Khaliq Ahmad, Exco Assoc Prof Dr. Syed Musa Al-Habshi, Director Dr. Haji Zulkifly Baharom, Br Bahavddeen Shaik, Br Ahmad Zikri Othman and Sister Kamola Bayram.
19 October: Philippines delegations visited USIM campus for meeting with senior academe headed by Prof Dr Zulkipli Abdul Ghani, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International). They were also given briefing on Fiqh Muamalat by Assoc Prof Dr. Amir Shaharuddin, Dean Faculty of Economics & Muamalat and Islamic Wealth Management and Waqf by Dr. Nuradli Ridzwan Shah.
20 October: Philippines delegations attended presentation on Islamic Cooperative Micro-finance research and MIFER 2016 projects by Prof Dr. Rosylin Mohd Yusof & Dr. Ahmad Affandi Mahfudz.
21 October: Philippines delegations visited Maybank Islamic at Dataran Maybank and had a fruitful discussion with Br Nor Shahrizan Sulaiman, Deputy Head, Group Islamic Banking & Deputy CEO Maybank Islamic Berhad. Br Salem, Group VP International Strategies also present.
22 October: Hon. Congresswoman Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, Chairperson on the Committee on Muslim Affairs, Philippines House of Representative led 25 delegations to attend MBA Students Seminar on Leadership Brand at University of Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak). Asst Prof Dr. Johari Mat, Dean of UniRazak Graduate School of Business played host and hosted the lunch reception.
26 October: Dr. Haji Zulkifly Baharom, ICIFE Director flew to Bandung with Prof Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail, UUM Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) and concurrently Secretary General of World Association of Islamic Business Schools (WAiBS) to attend the 4th Annual Convention.
27 October: ICIFE Founding President Prof Dr Khaliq Ahmad participated at WAiBS Convention and delivered a keynote speech on ‘Islamic MIcrofinance for development & poverty alleviation.’ Prof Khaliq also witnesses the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ICIFE and the Universitas Padjadjaran Bandung on Training and Research Collaboration & Networking.
28 October: Prof Khaliq appointed Sister Rida Rosida of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia as the Chairperson for ICIFE Bandung Chapter witnessed by Dr. Hendri Tanjung, Chairman of ICIFE Indonesia Chapter and Prof Noor Azizi, WAiBS Secretary General. Concurrently, he received the application to become ICIFE Institutional Member from Prof Mizan VC Kolej Universiti Islam Perlis