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Catalyst 2030 is a global movement of social entrepreneurs and social innovators from all sectors who share the common goal of creating innovative, people-centric approaches to attain the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Reimagining Social Entrepreneurship in the Islamic World

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Core to our humanity is problem solving and critical thinking. That is how we evolved and survived. This means that each human being is essentially a social entrepreneur, identifying challenges and developing solutions. Civilizations and cultures throughout history have depended on this spirit to enable change and progress. In this session we attempt to use this definition to reimagine social entrepreneurship in the context of the Islamic world. There are 1.7 billion Muslims globally. Muslims are ready to give to reduce poverty, hunger and improve education and health as part of their faith. One of the fundamental tenant of the Muslim faith is Zakat (to give to those in need). We want to reimagine this giving, Zakat, in today’s world in the spirit of social entrepreneurship. In this session we bring experts from across the globe in social entrepreneurship, Islamic religion, INGOs and government as well as private funders and foundations to discuss in depth this innovation approach, the challenges to make it a reality and concrete steps to implantation. The goal is to come up with a road map of actionable items to bring this concept to reality. The impact will enable systems change and drive achieving the SGDs in record time in a sustainable fashion because of the grassroots movement this concept will instigate.

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