Saeeda Ahmed To Speak on SDGs, Women Empowerment and Islamic Economy


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WebTV's Islamic Finance Weekly will be featuring a robust conversation on Sustainable Development Goals, Women Empowerment and Islamic Economy.


Guest: Mrs. Saeeda Ahmed

Date: Friday, October  16th, 2020

Time: 1:00PM

Platform: Virtual Zoom Video Call

Highlights: To be deployed on WebTVNG Platform, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn

Topic: Sustainable Development Goals, Women Empowerment and Islamic Economy

Host: Bukola Akinyele

Key Discussion Points:

  1. Islamic Economics System, Its Principles and Achieving the 17 2030 SDGs Goals.
  2. Opportunities Islamic Finance Can Offer in Addressing Poverty and Deepening Financial Empowerment for Women in Climes like Nigeria?
  3. SDGs Goal 17 Concept Of "Partnerships" And How Nigeria Can Collaborate with Islamic Finance Multilateral Institutions, to lift 100m People from Poverty in the next 10 years.
  4. The Rising Population Of "Out of School Children" And Increased Funding for "Girl Child Education" in the country.
  5. How Islamic Economy Objectives Can Help OIC members like Nigeria to achieve "Food Security" Anchoring Agro-processing and Agro-industrialization.
  6. Integrating Edtech to Provide Digital Solutions For Tertiary institutions, Secondary and Primary schools addressing the SDG Goal 4 of Quality Education.


Guest Profile

Mrs. Saeeda Ahmed is a thought leader and socioeconomic entrepreneur successfully spanning over 20 years of solution driven projects which benefit the economy, society and industry. She is the Founding Director, Education Partnerships UK Ltd. Saeeda is the UNGSII Ambassador and Advisor on Implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. She is the Director, Business Development (UK) Aladdin


She was the specialist advisor to the President of Puntland State in Somalia, Former Ambassador and Member of the Strategic Partnership for Higher Education Universities and Further Education Colleges in Yorkshire and Humber, England.  Former Director of the University of Leeds and Former Director of Adventure Capital Fund.


Saeeda is involved on a global level on the development and growth of the halal economy from an ethical and socially responsible model perspective. Saeeda has spoken internationally and nationally at over 120 conferences and events.


Saeeda undertook a degree in Accountancy at the University of Huddersfield and successfully completed a Master's Degree in Community Enterprise at the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation was on 'Women's Leadership in the social enterprise sector.


Saeeda is involved in various Youth and Women's empowerment, Leadership and enterprise related networks. Saeeda was strategic adviser on an international think tank that promotes peace and democracy in the Middle East, non-executive director for Social Firms UK and a Board member for Pupil Referral Unit which supports young people that are not succeeding in the mainstream education system.

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