WET believes that education is the key to progress for entire communities and societies. Launched in 2006 at the 2nd WIEF in Islamabad, Pakistan, its goal is to garner support and resources from the Muslim world to encourage education opportunities. Since then, WET has gone beyond its initial objectives.
Some of the programmes and activities pursued by WET included the WIEF Global Discourse, WIEF Occasional Papers, WIEF Initiative on regenerative medicine, Awqaf Exchange @ WIEF, WIEF Young Graduates Entrepreneurship Workshop, Workshop on financial inclusion, and WIEF Social Entrepreneurship Challenge.
The WIEF Global Discourse Series provides an opportunity to discuss and exchange new ideas on current issues relating to science and technology between experts, academicians, researchers, professionals, industrialists and students. This year’s Global Discourse was on artificial intelligence held on 15 May 2017.
The aim of the WIEF Occasional Paper is to contribute to the intellectual property of the WIEF Foundation. The first edition focused on the Islamic economy and was published in October 2012, while the second edition on waqf was published in 2015. They were distributed locally and internationally as well as disseminated during the WIEF international outreach programmes and activities.
Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
Innovative solution is key in addressing society’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs who are ambitious and persistent in tackling major social issues and offering while empowering members of the affected societies are crucial in delivering the much needed social change.
Young Graduate Entrepreneurship Course
Entrepreneurial activities have become very important as they stimulate economic development and help in the creation of employment opportunities. Many governments including Malaysia have recognised the contribution of entrepreneurial activities to the national economic growth and have started to provide various forms of assistance and facilities to boost entrepreneurship in their respective countries.