Islamic Relief and Frankfurt School are developing an e-learning course in Islamic microfinance.

Together with Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, the Islamic Relief Academy is developing an online certification course in the growing area of Islamic microfinance.

The Certified Expert in Islamic Microfinance (CEIM) e-learning course will advise participants on the technical aspects of retail banking, as well as the ethics of Islamic finance and relevant compliance and regulation issues. This joint development, which was made possible through IRW’s partnership with the UK Department for International Development, will be available on Frankfurt School’s LinkEd – an e-learning platform that allows students to study full-time subjects in accordance with their own schedules.

Dr Hossam Said, Managing Director of Islamic Relief Academy, underlined the important contribution this course will make:

“Islamic Relief Academy is delighted to partner with Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and Islamic Relief Worldwide in developing this unique online programme. This e-learning course will be an important contribution to building up capacities of the Islamic microfinance sector and to fill the educational gap that exists in this sector. Through the agreement with Frankfurt School, the Islamic Relief family, and the wider NGO and financial sector, will be able to provide better financial inclusion for the poor and thus help them to embark on a better future.”

Aimed at all development professionals working in the area of Islamic microfinance, the six-month course will be launched in September 2016 for €650.