Islamic Relief Worldwide CEO Naser Haghamed will be attending the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland. This is one of the most important gatherings of business, political and social leaders in the world. Previous meetings here have helped shape global, regional, and economic agendas for several decades. This year there will be 3,000 participants from a variety of private and public sector groups.

He will be attending the event in order to highlight Islamic Relief’s (IR) work, engaging officials at the highest levels and learning about the latest technologies that can help with our humanitarian efforts. Naser said:

“New technologies and how they can enhance work in the humanitarian sector is something that we are interested in.”

One of the areas which our CEO will discuss with other leaders is the role of financial technology (fintech) and the opportunities it offers people in the developing world.

“Showcasing IR’s work on the global stage and developing new partnerships is an important aim. As the world becomes more complex and interconnected, partnerships are essential for providing effective humanitarian relief.”

Naser reiterated the importance of creating and maintaining strong partnerships and working relations:

“In this day and age no single NGO can achieve all its aims on it’s own. Forging partnerships with a range of people and organisations is required. The WEF brings together a diverse set of people with whom we hope to connect, explore opportunities, help achieve objectives, and develop strategy.”

You can find Naser’s article on fintech on the WEF website.