The 1st. Gulf Workshop on the Halal Industry and its Services
Kuwait, 27-28 March, 2012, Holiday Inn, Al-Salmiyah
Entitled: Towards the establishment of a fund to finance Halal R&D activities
It is a religious requirement that food should be Halal and Tayyib ( prepared according to Islamic teachings). To fulfil this requirement, there is an urgent need for R&D activities in the Halal area. Unfortunately, such activities have little or no funding whatsoever, despite the vastly expanding market for Halal products and services. Education relevant to Halal concept, needed for manufacturers, dealers, government inspectors and consumers, require concerted effort geared to set the stage for meeting this requirement. Hence, the upcoming Halal workshop, among other things, aims at establishing a funding plan for R&D activities and Halal related education that covers a multitude of products ranging from foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and skin care products.
Conduct an in-depth study on how to secure funding for Halal R&D activities and provide needed technical knowledge and education.
- Mobilize specialized human and technical resources for setting up a funding plan for Halal R&D activities, and related awareness campaigns.
- Review and assess attempts at establishing similar funds worldwide.
- Perform in-depth legal and religious studies to decide on an appropriate mechanism for funding Halal R&D activities.
Slides of the workshop
Day one, 27th march 2012
- AN UPDATE ON THE PROGRESS AND ADVANCES IN HALAL R&D (Dr. Dzulkifly)
- View and evaluate what has so far been achieved in the field of Halal R&D (Dr Alina Abdul Rahim)
- Sources of Financing Funding Activities (Sheikh Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt)
- D1-Dr. Chaudry
Day two, 28th march 2012
- Budget for Halal Awareness, Research and innovation (Dr Shushaimi Mustapha and Yaakob Che Man)
- D2-Mariam Session6 2012
Final report and recommendations