The 11th African Islamic Finance Summit was successfully organized by AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) in association with the Central Bank of Somaliland and the National Insurance Authority (NIA) in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

The event attracted a diverse audience of industry leaders, scholars, and practitioners from across Africa and the globe. This monumental occasion was made possible through the collaborative efforts of esteemed sponsors, Amanah Insurance and International Turnkey System (ITS), along with the unwavering support of the Somaliland Banker’s Association (SLBA), Egyptian Islamic Finance Association, and Islamic Finance Research Institute.

The primary aim of the Summit was to facilitate dialogue, exchange of ideas, and explore avenues for the advancement of Islamic finance across the African continent. The event discussions centered on key topics such as Islamic Banking, Islamic Fintech, Regulations & Shariah Governance, Challenges and Investment Opportunities for the Islamic Finance Industry, Takaful (Islamic Insurance) Product Innovation, and the Development of Islamic Microfinance in Africa.

Delegates engaged in insightful discussions, strategic dialogues, and knowledge-sharing sessions aimed at advancing the Islamic finance landscape on the African continent. The Summit was followed by a two-day post-event workshop designed to provide participants with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in Islamic finance.

The summit featured distinguished speakers, including Mr. Khalif Omer Nour, CEO of Somaliland Banking Association, Dr. Mufti Muhammad Zubair Usmani, Chairman Sharia Board at Habib Bank Limited – Pakistan, and Miss Heba Abdel Aziz Mohamed, Pre-Sales Manager at International Turnkey Systems – Egypt, Mr. Samuel Oumkoko, CEO and Founder, Metropol Credit Reference Bureau Limited – Kenya, Mr. Asseged Gebremedhin, Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Brokerage & Consulting Firm – Ethiopia and among others