The Centre for Poverty and Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya announces the hosting of the International Islamic Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during 14-15 October 2008. The conference will focus on:
• Defining the concept of poverty and setting the threshold of poverty from Islamic Syariah perspectives.
• Regulatory and institutional framework for establishing and development of distributive mechanisms prescribed by Syariah such as Zakat, Waqf, Trust and others.
• Regulatory and institutional framework for regulating land tenure systems and development of land planning policies.
• Regulatory and institutional framework for development of Islamic financial and commercial transactions system such as Islamic banking, sukuk, al-Rahn, real estate investment trusts etc.
• Influence of Culture, Traditions and Customary practices on economic development, conflicts between official laws and customary practices and its effect in hampering or enhancing the economic development.
• The role of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) member countries in fostering strategic partnership amongst Muslim nations
• Divorce and effect on incidences of poverty
• Islamic Philanthropy and Poverty Eradication
• Development of Natural Resources and poverty
• Capacity building and development of human resources
• Achieving food security and promoting technology for effective growth of agricultural and livestock sector
• Creating of employment opportunities through establishment of small and medium sized enterprises
• Facilitating access to microloans and preferential loans to fund local development projects and raise income of rural and urban poor
• Poverty and Incidences of Crime
• Poverty and Public Health
• Empowerment of Women and Gender Equalities
• Family Institutions
Prof. Dr. Pazim @ Fadzim Othman
The Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS)
Faculty of Economics and Administration
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: (603) 7967 3698 / (603) 7967 3706 / (603) 7967 3735 / (603)
Fax: (603) 7967 3662 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://cpds.fep.um.edu.my/ilc/iic%20web%202008.htm
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