Length Length

5 modules, accessible at any time

Effort Effort

2-3 hours per week

Price Price

FREE

Languages Languages

English

Video Transcripts Video Transcripts

English

Prerequisites Prerequisites

None

Requirements Requirements

An internet connection to access course materials

FINANCING MECHANISM
for

THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

FINANCING MECHANISM
EFFECTIVE DIALOGUE AND PARTNESHIP
with

ISLAMIC FINANCE PARTNERS

EFFECTIVE DIALOGUE AND PARTNESHIP
EXPLORING DIVERSE RANGE
of

ISLAMIC SOCIAL AND COMMERCIAL INSTRUMENTS

EXPLORING DIVERSE RANGE
BLENDING ISLAMIC FINANCE
with

AGENDA 2030

BLENDING ISLAMIC FINANCE

Overview

This course is self-paced – you can enroll immediately and complete the course materials at any time before August 31, 2022.

Did you know that the financing gap in developing countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 could increase by 70%​ in the wake of the​ COVID-19 pandemic? Are you interested in the role of Islamic finance in building a sustainable future? Do you want to learn about the foundations and principles of Islamic finance from the perspective of the Sustainable Development Goals?

Positioning Islamic finance as broadly relevant to Sustainable Development Goals and not only a niche proposition, this course is the first of its kind designed for capacity building in order to engage development professionals and Islamic finance partners for leveraging this vital source for financing sustainable development. From the resemblance of Islamic finance principles to the objectives outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals, to the potential of Islamic microfinance in socioeconomic empowerment; this course brings theory and practice together with the authoring and video lecturing contributions of 27 leading subject matter experts.

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), IsDB Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Fund – Engage Platform, Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI), Durham University Business School, UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are pleased to provide this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Islamic Finance for the Sustainable Development Goals.”

As a promotional partner, SDG Academy is pleased to feature and promote this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Islamic Finance for the Sustainable Development Goals” on our website and Library. This MOOC was developed by Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), IsDB Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Fund – Engage Platform, Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI), Durham University Business School, UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The course course brings theory and practice together with the authoring and video lecturing contributions of 27 leading subject matter experts.

By joining the course learners are invited to learn on how Islamic finance instruments and institutions can be utilized to support the Sustainable Development Goal!

structure

  • Pre-recorded lectures
  • Readings
  • Activities
  • Quizzes 

 

 

Lead Faculty

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    H.E Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser

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    Achim Steiner

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Dr. Sami I. Al-Suwailem

    Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI)

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    Sahba Sobhani

    Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD)

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    Prof. Mehmet Asutay

    Durham University Business School

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    Mahmoud Mohieldin

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    Habib Ahmed

    Durham University Business School

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    Muhammad Amjad Saqib

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    Mohammed Kroessin

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    Kamran Khalid Sherwani

This course is for

Defining the financing mechanisms for sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals

Acquiring extended awareness and comfortable communication in Islamic finance, as well as enhanced understanding of Islamic finance principles and the requirements of Islamic finance partners

Building effective dialogue and partnerships within the global development community and Islamic finance stakeholders

Outlining which program design and policy requirements may be needed to engage with Islamic finance

Identifying projects and develop policies related to the Sustainable Development Goals that accommodate requirements pertaining to Islamic finance

Developing blended finance solutions combining Islamic social and commercial finance instruments with technology and innovation

Exploring how Islamic finance instruments and institutions can be utilized to support the Sustainable Development Goals through real-world case studies

Questions?

Course logistics and requirements

This course is self-paced. All course components are available now and can be completed at any time that is convenient for the students. Please note that this course is not facilitated by a course team. We encourage students to engage with one another via the discussion forum. Any specific questions can be sent to ISDB team at

Certificates

Learners who successfully complete the course will be eligible to purchase a Verified Certificate signed by the course instructors. Additionally, all learners have the opportunity to earn a free Certificate of Completion, awarded by UNESCO, upon completing the course. If you would like to receive the UNESCO Certificate, be sure to complete the post-course survey and Certificate Form and follow the instructions carefully.

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