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The use of technology in Islamic Philanthropy: The first official UN Zakat mobile app

The use of technology in Islamic Philanthropy: The first official UN Zakat mobile app

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About this session

Join Houssam Chahin to learn about GiveZakat, the app launched by UNHCR to supplement the Refugee Zakat Fund’s web-based, bank transfer, and in-person donations. It aims to harness the power of Islamic finance to transform the lives of those in dire need of assistance, allowing users to easily calculate Zakat, check reporting information in real-time, and donate both Zakat and Sadaqah funds easily and quickly.

Aimed at

  • Fundraising officers
  • Tech enthusiasts
  • Islamic finance professionals
  • Donors

Learning outcomes

  • Learn about UNHCR’s Islamic philanthropy initiatives
  • Get acquainted with this promising new tool: how it got to this point, why it was created, and the results so far
  • Learn about the potential of technology to tap into faith-based funds, specifically Zakat and Islamic philanthropy funds that are or could be donated worldwide

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