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The 6th Azerbaijan Mirco-finance Conference 3 Days Post Event Training Workshop on

Islamic Microfinance (Including Islamic Banking, Islamic Finance and Islamic Insurance)

8th – 10th October, 2012 in Baku - Azerbaijan

Jointly Organized By

Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA)

AlHuda Center of Excellence in Islamic Microfinance

Islamic Microfinance – an incredible tool to Alleviate Poverty!

An effective Workshop for Caucasus & CIS Countries


ABOUT AZERBAIJAN MICROFINANCE ASSOCIATION - AMFA

TRAINING SUMMARY Azerbaijan has a population size of 9,493,600 with 1.017% population annual growth rate. 48% of the population lives in the rural and 52% in urban areas. 11% live below the poverty line. Around 95 percent of the population is Muslims. So, Islamic Microfinance would be highly accepted there and would ultimately help in reducing poverty of Azerbaijan. Islamic Microfinance is an emerging market in the field of Islamic finance, so there is an immediate need to educate, train and conduct market study and awareness campaigns on this subject. The aim of this training is to provide edification and trainings to Microfinance & Finance Professional with an additional opportunity for their educational uplift under Islamic financial system. An individual would be able to learn new techniques and opportunities in this field.

AMFA exists to strengthen the capacity of micro-finance institutions and to promote effective collective action in advancing the interests of the micro finance community. AMFAs Strategy to establish AMFA as a self-sustaining organization, through its 3 strategic pillars strategy. The basis of AMFAs strategic pillars is closely tied to growing its unrestricted revenues, through innovative products and services and strategic partnerships.

ABOUT ALHUDA CIBE AlHuda Center of Excellence in Islamic Microfinance is an initiative of AlHuda CIBE. AlHuda CIBE is a well established name in Islamic financial Market which is working in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance from the last 7 years in Pakistan and around the globe. It is the pioneer organization to start effort for the promotion of Islamic Banking and Finance in masses through Advisory and Consultancy, Education, Trainings, Awareness, Product Development and Publications.


Islamic Microfinance – an incredible tool to Alleviate Poverty!

Contents of Training A Glance on Islamic Finance ŸRiba and Prohibition of Riba ŸEconomic Rationale for Prohibition of Riba ŸDifference between Islamic Microfinance & Conventional Islamic Microfinance Mechanism ŸAn overview of Islamic Finance in Azerbaijan ŸDevelopment of Islamic Finance in Caucasus & CIS Countries Shari'ah Foundation and Applications of Islamic Microfinance ŸConceptual Framework of Islamic Microfinance ŸIslamic Microfinance – Characteristics ŸIsamic Microfinance as an effective tool for poverty alleviation as social development ŸSustainability, outreach and Problems pertaining to Microfinance system Microfinance & its Product Mechanism ŸIslamic Microfinance as effective tool of poverty alleviation ŸIslamic Microfinancial Products Mechanisms & Compatibility with Conventional ŸMicrofinance Products ŸTrade Based Modes of Islamic Microfinance (Murabaha, Salam, Istisna etc.) ŸMechanism of Trade Based Product (Murabaha, Salam & Istisna) Islamic Microfinance Products ŸPartnership based of Islamic Microfinance (Mudarabah & Musharakah) ŸRental Based Mechanism/Products of Islamic Microfinance (Ijarah & Diminishing ŸMusharakah) ŸApplication of Partnership & Rental based modes in Islamic Microfinance Different Models & Deposit Management in Islamic Microfinance ŸDefinitions, Concept & Uses of Waqf, Qarz-e-Hassan, Cooperatives & Zakat in Islamic ŸMicrofinance system ŸLiability (Deposit) Management Techniques for Islamic Microfinance ŸProduct Development of Islamic Microfinance Institutions. Micro Takaful (Islamic Micro Insurance) & Risk Mitigation ŸDefinition of Micro Takaful. How MicroTakaful products works with Islamic Microfinance ŸStructure, Operation and Performance of Micro Takaful for Poverty Alleviation ŸOpportunities and Challenges of Micro Takaful in Islamic Microfinance


Islamic Microfinance – an incredible tool to Alleviate Poverty!

Contents ofProfile Training Speakers' Qazi Abdul Samad Qazi Abdul Samad is a skilled professional with proficiency in Shari’ah advisory, In-depth knowledge of Shari’ah Microfinance, Innovative, commitment & pro-active approach to work, Strong communications & analytical skills and able to manage and train others. Currently, he is working as a Shari’ah Advisor of The Bank of Khyber - Pakistan. He is also a visiting lecturer of Islamic Financial System in Management Science Department of City University, Peshawar. He has been providing Shari’ah advisory and supervision in many organizations. He is an author of many articles and has presented articles in many International conferences.

Muhammad Zubair Mughal Muhammad Zubair Mughal is a passionate and hardworking individual with a strategic vision in Islamic Micro Finance. He is a skilled Islamic financial professional and a keen learner of Islamic Microfinance and Islamic Micro insurance with good public speaking and training skills. He is currently working as a Chief Executive Officer of AlHuda centre of Islamic Banking and Economics. He has a professional experience Islamic Microfinance of over 10 years. He has development Many Islamic Microfinance Products which are being utilized in Pakistan, Middles East & Africa, he has also presented his research papers on Islamic Microfinance in many International conferences in South Africa, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kenya, Pakistan, U.A.E, Mauritius, Afghanistan, Turkey, Tatarstan, Jordan and Iraq etc.


Islamic Microfinance – an incredible tool to Alleviate Poverty!

Contents of Participants Training Benefits to The attendees of this training would have the following benefits: § In-depth Knowledge of Islamic Microfinance, its concept, Models & Operational practices. § Learn new Techniques of Poverty Alleviation, Social Development & Financial Inclusion through Islamic Microfinance. § Shariah Principles and Mechanism about Islamic Microfinance § Opportunity to gain knowledge about global practices on Islamic Microfinance through learned national and international scholars and experts § Encouragement of practitioners/microfinance institutions/ donor agencies/ Government institutions about the mechanism of Islamic Microfinance system § Provision of a Platform to start a dialogue with multilateral donor organizations § Opportunities for collaborations/partnerships with donor agencies, Islamic banks and Islamic Microfinance Institutions/Networks. § Learn new techniques of financing and opportunities in emerging Markets

Method of the Training Training would consist of the following methods: § Lectures/Slide Shows/Multimedia Presentations § Class discussions and experience sharing § Individual and group work presentation § Case Studies Training material will be provided as per the course outline which is being generated by Experts. A detailed facilitation plan for each session of training course will be developed including PowerPoint Slides and Printing copies of the material.

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Microfinance Professionals and Experts Microfinance Institutions & Banks Financial & Banking Institutions Rural & Agri. financial Professional Community Developments NGOs and NPOs Insurance Companies Development Consultant Management Consultants

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Social Development Sector Govt. Development Departments Local and International Donor's Agencies SMEs & Corporative Societies Academia Philanthropists and Investors Regulators and Govt. Officials Shari'ah Scholars and Experts


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Three Days Specialized Training Workshop on

Islamic Microfinance 8th – 10th October, 2012 in Baku - Azerbaijan

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Event Name Three Days Specialized Training Workshop on ISLAMIC MICROFINANCE

Fee for Azerbaijan Participants (US$)

Fee for Int'l Participants (USD)

For members 630 AZN For non members 670 AZN

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Five or more delegates from the same organization - 20% discount v Early bird discount – 20% (Before 16th September 2012)

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Azerbaycan Mikromaliyye Assosiasiyasi Ictimai Birliyi 380394400111773601 1000440631 “Bank Respublika” ASC Narimanov filiali (AZN): AZ27NABZ01350100000003014944 508182 BRESAZ22 9900001901

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Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA) Vusala Garayeva Network Coordinator 44, Jafar Jabbarli Street, Caspian Plaza 1, 5th Floor, Baku, Azerbaijan, AZ1065 Tel: (+994 12) 437 16 45 Fax: (+994 12) 437 23 39 Cell: (+994 50) 432 48 55 Skype: vusala07 E-mail: network_coordinator@amfa.az Web: www.amfa.az

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