9TH ROUNDTABLE 2014, JAKARTA

05/06/2014

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Le Meridian Jakarta, Indonesia

Waqf is defined as a permanent or temporary donation of an asset for a charitable cause. Waqf has its own legal personality that entails specific rights and obligations.  Waqf asset managers are not owners but trustees and must abide by all conditions set by the waqf in the first instance.

Due to its perpetual nature, Waqf activities has resulted in the accumulation of waqf assets devoted to provide increasing flow of revenues to help in the socio-economic development of the Muslim Ummah. Its benefits are not restricted to the Muslim community alone but go beyond religious, cultural, racial and sectarian boundaries.

It is unfortunate that the neglect of waqf over the last few centuries has resulted in a great number of underdeveloped and abandoned waqf properties in various Muslim nations. Economic, political, legal and educational problems have been repeatedly stated as the key factors that affect the development of waqf assets.

The WIEF-IDB Awqaf Roundtable would allow a unique discourse onthe vast untapped potential of Waqf assets in the socio-economic development of the Muslim communities. It would also promote a shift in mindset and recognition of the importance of waqf and encourage governments, religious councils and waqf management to be more proactive in unlocking its economic potential, as well as its philanthropic objectives.

 

8.30 AM Arrival of Guests and Registration
9.00 AM Welcome Address by Mr Kunrat Wirasubrata, Acting Director, Islamic Development Bank Group Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9.10 AM Speech by the Hon. Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman, WIEF Foundation & Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
9.25 AM Keynote Speech by Dr Mulya Effendi Siregar, Deputy Commissioner of Banking Supervision, Indonesia Financial Services Authority (IFSA)
9.45 AM Refreshments / Informal Networking
10.15 AM Session 1: Islamic Philanthropy: Role of Waqf in Poverty Alleviation and Socio Economic Development

Panel Speakers 
• Dr H.M. Anwar Ibrahim, Head, Executive Council, Indonesian Waqf Board, Indonesia
• Prof. Datuk Dr Mohd. Azmi Omar, Director General, Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank Group

Moderator
• Mr Mubashar Khokhar, Managing Director, Fajr Capital, United Arab Emirates

11.30 AM Session 2: Management Challenges of Waqf Assets

Panel Speakers
• Tan Sri Muhammad Ali Hashim, President, Malaysian Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia
• Mr Husain Benyounis, Secretary General, Awqaf New Zealand

Moderator
• Mr A. Riawan Amin, Honorary Chairman, Supervisory Board, Indonesian Islamic Banking Association (ASBISINDO)

12.45 PM Lunch / Informal Networking
2.00 PM Keynote Speech by H.E. Prof. Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro Ph.D, Vice Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia
2.15 PM Session 3: Traditional and Contemporary Financing and Investment in Waqf Assets

Panel Speakers
• Mr Mohamed Azam bin Abdul Aziz, Director, Finance & Asset Development, The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS)
• Engr. Syed Muhammed Asim Raza, Senior Project Specialist, Islamic Financial Services Department, Islamic Development Bank

Moderator
• Mr Tanri Abeng, Founder & Chairman, Executive Centre for Global Leadership, Indonesia

3.30 PM Session 4: Waqf Development: The Way Forward

Panel Speakers
• H.E. Yasmin Busran-Lao, Secretary (Minister), National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines
• Mr Zeinoul Abedien Cajee, Founding CEO, Awqaf South Africa

Moderator
• Dr Aznan Hasan, President of Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance and Deputy Chairman of Shariah Advisory Council, Securities Commission of Malaysia

4.45 PM Closing Remarks by Mr Kunrat Wirasubrata, Acting Director, Islamic Development Bank Group Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur
4.55 PM End of Roundtable & Informal Networking

Please DOWNLOAD the full event programme book here.

 

Download the presentations:

(Download Session 1) Islamic Philanthropy – Role of Waqf in Poverty Alleviation and Socio Economic Development

(Download Session 2) Management Challenges of Awqaf Assets

(Download Session 3) Traditional and Contemporary Financing and Investment in Waqf Assets

(Download Session 4) Awqaf Development – The Way Forward