Professor Boubacar BAIDARI, Director General of The African Centre for Advanced Studies in Management (CESAG), and Mr. Khaled AL-ABOODI, CEO of the Islamic Corporation for Private Sector Development (ICD), signed an agreement for the implementation of an academic programme of Islamic Finance in West Africa. This agreement involves the University of Paris-Dauphine as the third partner in carrying out this initiative. The agreement was signed in the presence of the Governor of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).
The programme aims to articulate certificate, qualification, and diploma awarding training and research and consulting activities in the field of Islamic finance. This is to ultimately establish an academy of excellence in Islamic finance in West and Central Africa.
Khaled AL-ABOODI Al Aboodi, The CEO and General Manager of the ICD explained that this academy will train excellent managers for the emerging industry of Islamic finance in the region. This partnership confirms that the ICD, in collaboration with its partners, will deploy all efforts to strengthen and promote Islamic finance while developing the private sector in these member countries.
Professor Boubacar BAIDARI, Director General of CESAG, said that he was delighted to sign the agreement with the ICD and Université Paris-Dauphine University, two institutions internationally recognised in the field of Islamic finance. This program will allow the CESAG and its partners to train competent human resources to cope with strong growing demand in Islamic financial services. CESAG would hence fulfill its mission to build capacity of managers in specific niches to accompany the economic and social development of African countries.