AFRIEF and Cambridge IF Analytica Partner to Promote Cambridge – IFLP

Africa Islamic Economic Foudation (AFRIEF) and Cambridge IF Analytica Limited have signed a strategic partnership agreement to promote the Second Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Programme, (Cambridge-IFLP) scheduled to be held at Clare College, University of Cambridge, on 20th – 25th August, 2016.

The goal of Cambridge-IFLP is to prepare the next generation of outstanding leaders in Islamic banking & finance by providing them with unique mentoring opportunities, rigorous leadership training from renowned leaders, and industry-specific perspectives through case studies specifically written for the programme.

The Cambridge-IFLP aims at bringing 35-50 men and women in Islamic banking & finance, on middle and upper middle management positions, to the prestigious University of Cambridge for a period of 5 days, with a view to offer them an opportunity to become members of the most prestigious mentoring programme in Islamic banking & finance. It will also offer the participants an opportunity to assess their leadership skills with the help of Workshop Leaders and other delegates in an interactive peer-review process.

The 5-day extensive leadership training will be given by well-established leadership and management gurus from around the world. The social networking event at the University of Cambridge will benefit from the presence of a number of mentors – well-established leaders of the global Islamic financial services industry. Five most outstanding attendees of the Cambridge event will be chosen for Cambridge Islamic Finance Awards. Attendees will be eligible to receive Cambridge IFA Certificate in Islamic Finance Leadership.

The Africa Islamic Economic Foundation (AFRIEF) is an independent organization that provides a distinctive Islamic perspectives on economic and social issues.It enhances dialogue and encourages exchanges and collaboration across the thematic areas of Islamic economics and finance, education, sustainable development, governance and public health. AFRIEF assumed the legal status of a Non-Governmental Organisation on 9th December, 2013 and its secretariat, located in Tamale in the republic of Ghana is at present hosted by Al Furqan Foundation.Working in close collaboration with its strategic partners, AFRIEF networks with individuals, Governments, public and private sector organizations and supports transformative strategies among community stakeholders, anchor institutions, and key policymakers in AU and OIC member countries. Its staff and associates are involved in a wide range of projects involving research, training, policy development, and community-focused work designed to promote asset-based/interest-free paradigm of economic development in Africa.

The Cambridge IF Analytica is a financial services intelligence house that specialises in developing and utilising powerful cutting edge analytical tools to evaluate business data, assess macroeconomic indicators and understand market trends, leadership positioning and brand development relevant to the development of the financial services industry globally. The principal activity of Cambridge IF Analytica is developing performance indicators specific to alternative practices of banking and finance. It also aims to provide strategic advice to governments, financial institutions and multilateral organisations in the development of financial markets including alternative banking and finance products, procedures, practices and policies.


Hajia Hadiza Nuhu Muhammad;
Director, Business Development.