The Government of Dubai October 03 announced that it is
partnering with e-learning and certification specialist Ethica
Institute of Islamic Finance to promote training in non-interest
banking system in the region.
Ethica is the leading Islamic
finance training institute in the world, with over 20,000 paid
users in more than 40 countries and 100 institutions in 2011, more
than any other Islamic finance institute in the industry. The
announcement further strengthens Dubai’s position as the world’s
premier Islamic finance hub, and with Ethica’s leadership in
online training, Dubai goes truly global.
Moin Anwar, Director at Dubai Exports said, "Ethica brings a
global brand with proven industry credentials. They are the only
ones in the market that banks hire to train thousands of employees
– 100% online. That is precisely what we need to meet the needs of
our international trade partners.”
Ethica's Managing Director, Atif Khan said, "E-learning works. Our
experience delivering online training to banks in the Gulf shows
that in today’s market, e-learning is the preferred choice among
the younger generation of bankers. The challenge, however, is to
make this e-learning exciting. At Ethica we devote ourselves to
meeting this challenge."
Central to the Dubai-Ethica collaboration is an ongoing series of
high-level trade delegations. The Government invites Ethica to
Indonesia next month to meet with banking and regulatory officials
and previously invited the institute to France, Germany, Brazil,
Argentina, and Australia.
By promoting online training and
certification, Dubai helps these untapped Islamic finance markets
access the same level of accredited training readily available to
bankers in the Gulf. Ethica is the only online institute in the
world to offer training accredited by top scholars and
institutions and fully compliant to AAOIFI, the industry’s leading
Islamic finance standard.