Our Research Programs
The central focus of AFRIEF’s academic inquiry is Islamic Economics and Finance, innovative solutions that centre on economic growth, investments, creating alliances and fostering relationships, and developing young talents and entrepreneurs. These activities are centred on three aspects of our collaboration cycle:
1. Locating critical resources;
2. Building the capacity of people and institutions to make the most of opportunities to collaborate;
3. Connecting people, resources, and institutions together in partnerships that work to generate new knowledge or transfer it from where it is to where it is needed. Each of these different aspects of collaboration requires support for the cycle to unleash innovation. As successful partnerships form between individuals, institutions and the resources they seek, the cycle repeats.
The outputs of the collaborative activities may be co-authored research reports, innovative solutions and products, new professional courses and academic programs, or business enterprises built on the ideas and resources shared among collaborators. The impacts include greater scientific productivity of participating partners, increased value of goods produced, and healthier, wealthier, more participatory knowledge societies.
The challenges facing individuals and institutions seeking to collaborate are many. We identify the needs, connect potential partners, and facilitate their collaborative efforts through our five programs that mirror the collaboration cycle: Locate, Enable, and Connect..
LOCATE – FIND RESOURCES AND TRACK NEEDS AND IDEAS
ENABLE – BUILD HUMAN AND INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
CONNECT – FOSTERS LINKAGES BETWEEN PEOPLE AND RESOURCES