MICROFINANCE EVENT: 3rd African International Conference on Islamic Finance; October 16-17, 2017; Abuja, Nigeria

Event Name: Third African International Conference on Islamic Finance

Event Location: Transcorp Hilton Abuja; Abuja, Nigeria

Summary of Event: This conference aims to highlight the ethics and impact of Islamic finance, primarily in West Africa. The agenda topics include ethical investment; regulations; financial technology; the alignment between Islamic finance and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; and Islamic capital markets, including sukuk (bond) markets. One of the major ways that Islamic lending differs from mainstream loans is the use of mechanisms such as the sharing of profit and loss in lieu of conventional interest payments.

Background on Organizers: Metropolitan Skills Limited is a company that seeks to increase the quality of skills acquisition and capacity building programs in Nigeria.

Cost: The registration cost is NGN 150,000 (USD 420) per person.

Event Website: https://aicif.org/

For additional information, you may contact the event organizers at info[at]aicif.org or +234 (0)9 4610693.

By Ryan Gauthier, Research Associate

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