New instruments and partnerships for SDG Acceleration: Islamic Social Financing for the SDGs

13:00 - 12:45 GMT+3
Doha, Qatar

LDC5 Event

Financing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is one of the main priorities for the international community. As every actor must take responsibility for accelerating the SDG, the role and leadership of Islamic Social Financing (ISF) provides a precious opportunity to unlock new potential and boost global efforts for development. Broadening the inclusion of ISF in the partnerships for financing development and collaboration with relevant civil society organizations is an essential lever to close the financing gaps to reach the SDGs for all. Furthermore, the mandate and instruments of ISF make them well-suited to supporting progress for the SDGs and for Leaving No One Behind. 

Co-hosted by the State of Qatar and the UN Joint SDG Fund, the event will convene development partners and frame the conversation around how to strengthen partnerships between Islamic philanthropy and the UN after its reform for the benefit of Least Developed Countries. Building on the results of UN joint programmes and the partnerships that ground the new strategy of the Joint SDG Fund, the panel will explore opportunities to accelerate investments in the SDGs, specifically through Islamic philanthropy and Islamic finance.  

The event aims to attract thought-leaders to introduce and advance partnerships for the SDGs. Identifying practical solutions, tools, and best practices to better place the UN to ease ISF bodies and partners to invest in the SDGs, including in developing countries, with the goal of creating a permanent community of knowledge and practice to work together and implement the sustainability transformation.


Dr. Ahmed Al Meraikhi

Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Public-Private Partnerships and Islamic Social Financing

Mr. Leonardo Garnier

Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for the 2022 Transforming Education Summit

H.E. Mr. Shaheen Ali Alkaabi

Director of International Cooperation Department, Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.E Mr. Mamadou Abdoulaye Diallo

Secretary-General, Mauritania Ministry of Finance

Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco

Assistant Secretary-General UN Development Cooperation Office

Dr. Hiba Ahmed

Director General Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development, Islamic Development Bank Group

Ms. Lila Pieters Yahia

UN Resident Coordinator Mauritania

Dr. Abdulfatah Mohamed

Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University