Kuwait: 1st Gulf Workshop on the Halal Industry and its Services

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The 1st. Gulf Workshop on the Halal Industry and its Services*

Kuwait, 27-28 March, 2012, Holiday Inn, Al-Salmiyah

Entitled: Towards the establishment of a fund to finance Halal R&D activities

Introduction

It is a religious requirement that food should be Halal and Tayyib (prepared according to Islamic teachings). To fulfil this requirement, there is an urgent need for R&D activities in the Halal area. Unfortunately, such activities have little or no funding whatsoever, despite the vastly expanding market for Halal products and services. Education relevant to Halal concept, needed for manufacturers, dealers, government inspectors and consumers, require concerted effort geared to set the stage for meeting this requirement.

Hence, the upcoming Halal workshop, among other things, aims at establishing a funding plan for R&D activities and  Halal related education that covers a multitude of products ranging from foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and skin care products.

Mission

Conduct an in-depth study on how to secure funding for Halal R&D activities and provide needed technical knowledge and education.

Objectives

  1. Mobilize specialized human and technical resources for setting up a funding plan for Halal  R&D activities, and related awareness campaigns. Review and assess
  2. Attempts at establishing similar funds worldwide.
  3. Perform in-depth legal and religious studies to decide on an appropriate mechanism for  funding Halal R&D activities.

 

Presentations submitted should contain the following format and authors should avoid repetition to keep high scientific standards as suggested by Dr. Jasim Ahmad:

  1. Title of the presentation
  2. Abstract (300 words) consisting of the following two paragraphs:
  3. Focused summary on the topic.
  4. Reasoning behind the topic.
  5. Main body should contain the theme of the topic
  6. Last sentence should be conclusion and recommendation.

Need: CV of 300 words only written in one paragraph only.

If you would like to participate please send your Abstract and CV to Dr Hani M. El-Mazeedi: mazeedi@hotmail.com.

 

Points for consideration as suggested by Mrs. Mariam Abdulatif:

Session 1:

View and evaluate what has so far been achieved in the field of Halal R&D.

  • Background on Halal R&D
  • Scope/Type of Halal R&D
  • Evaluation/ status/ general perspective on current and on-going Halal R&D
  • Challenges & Recommendations

Session 2:

Methodology for raising awareness about Halal and related marketing techniques.

  • Background on Halal Education/training & promotions
  • Halal Education:             Formal – university/colleges – Masters, PhD

Informal – Training – awareness (all, public, NGOs, govt), industry, professionals

  • Halal Promotions – conferences, seminars, publications, mass media
  • Halal Trade promotions – govt, OIC, industries, commerce agencies
  • Challenges & Recommendations

Session 3:

Sources  of  financing Fund activities

  • Background on financing Halal R&D
  • Governments, banks, (KFH, IDB) trade agencies, UN, OIC, ASEAN, ICRIC, universities
  • Halal industries: food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, personal care, ingredients   manufacturers/producers, logistics
  • Challenges & Recommendations

Session 4:

Practical steps towards establishing a fund to finance Halal awareness and Halal R&D activities.

  • Proposed Framework of Halal R&D Fund
  • Scope/Type of Halal R&D and Halal Awareness Education/Training structure
  • General outline on the proposed Board of Directors/Trustees, proposed structure of the Halal Fund Organization, the Procurement and Disbursement of Funds
  • Challenges & Recommendations

Session 5:

Proposed budget for managing Halal awareness and Halal R&D activities.

  • Background on budget/costs of Halal R&D and Halal Awareness Education
  • Scope/Categories of financing Halal R&D and Halal Awareness Education and promotions
  • Evaluation/ status/ general perspective on proposed budget for halal R&D and Halal awareness Education and promotions
  • Challenges & Recommendations

Session 6:

General guidance to the requirements of operational manual for financing Halal awareness and Halal R&D activities

  • Background on Halal R&D and Halal Awareness Education and promotions
  • SOP for financing Halal R&D
  • SOP for financing Halal Awareness education and promotions
  • Proposed General Guidelines on Financing Halal R&D and Education
  • Challenges & Recommendations

All speakers must collaborate with his co-speakers for the same session to avoid any duplications.

All chairmen of each sessions must go over the presentations of his session of the two speakers to guide them and finally approve their presentations. All chairmen should send all presentations to Mrs. Mariam Abdulatif mariam.alatif@gmail.com

Final proposal write-up is the responsibility of:

  1. Mrs. Mariam Abdulatif (Chairman)
  2. Mrs. Hanen Rezqui
  3. Mr. Khlaid Mohammed Rizwan

 

Note: The final proposal will be translated to Arabic to be presented to the Government of the State of Kuwait, the aim of this governmental approved workshop is to end up with a document entitled:  the establishment of a fund to finance Halal R&D and Halal awareness programmes containing reasoning and practical steps leading to the establishment of the fund. Speakers and chaired individuals may have their differences in the way they handle Halal, but this should not affect the main  issue of the Halal workshop. The selections of participants was based on individual’s competence and expertise.

The workshop consist of 6 sessions

Day I 08:30-09:30 Session One:

View and evaluate what has so far been achieved in the field of Halal R&D.

Chaired:  Dr. Jasim Ahmad (Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, KISR, Kuwait)

Speakers:

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Yaakob Bin Che Man (Advisor, Halal Product Research Institute, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM, Malaysia)

Dr. Alina Binti Abdul Rahim (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, IHRAM, Malaysia)

 

09:45-10:45 Session Two:

Methodology for raising awareness about Halal and related marketing techniques.

Chaired: Dr. El Katme Abdul Majid, UK

Speakers:

Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry (President, Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America, IFANCA, USA

Dr. Mian N. Riaz (Director, Food Protein R& D Centre, Head – Extrusion Technology Program Graduate Faculty, Food Sci. & Tech. Program, Texas A&M University, USA)

11:00- 12:00 Session Three:

Sources  of  financing Fund activities

Chaired: Dr. Ajeel Jasim Al-Nashmi (Kuwait Finance House, KFH, Kuwait)

speakers:

Dr. AbdulQahir Qamar (International Islamic Fiqh Academy, IIFA, Saudi Arabia)

DR. Ayman, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs (Iffta Department)

 

Day II       08:30-09:30 Session Four:

Practical steps towards establishing a fund to finance Halal awareness and Halal R&D activities.

Chaired: Dr. Suliman Mohammed Shamsaldeen (General Manager & Supervisor of Studies Center, IICO*).

speakers: Abdulwahab Al-Hooti (Consultant, IICO).

Prof. Dato Dr. Muhamad Muda (Vice Chancellor, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia)

Dr. Essa Zaki (Kuwait)

 

09:45-10:45 Session Five:

Proposed budget for managing Halal awareness and Halal R&D activities.

Chaired: Awqaf Secretariat General, ASG, Kuwait

Speakers: Dr. Mian N. Riaz, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharifudin Shaarani (Dean, School of Food Science and Nutrition, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia)

11:00-12:00 Session Six:

General guidance to the requirements of operational manual for financing Halal awareness and Halal R&D activities

Chaired: Dr. Mian N. Riaz

Speakers:

Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry

Mrs. Mariam Binti Abdul Latif (Malaysia)

* This document is officially not approved yet and may subject to any change, once approved we will contact the approved names and we will send an official governmental invitations, and please advise on any errors that you may find in this document.

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