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Registration open: British Muslim Charitable Organisations: A Best Practice Forum

A one-day conference organised by the Muslims in Britain Research Network in partnership with the Muslim Charities Forum and the Humanitarian Academy for Development.

Date: 15 January 2020

Location: Humanitarian Academy for Development, Birmingham

Register here.

This event is for scholars and practitioners working in, working with or researching Muslim charities that are based in the United Kingdom but conduct charitable activities throughout the world. British Muslim INGOs have been in operation in the UK since the early eighties. Since then, the sector has grown and now includes over a hundred charities which have a total spend of just under half a billion pounds annually.

These charities have been at the forefront of providing aid in times of crisis and in supporting long term economic development in some of the poorest parts of the world. At this conference, scholars and practitioners from across this sector will showcase their work from the field and discuss and debate the challenges the sector faces, whether to do with fundraising, policy contexts, or working internationally. Papers will either focus on a specific aspect of British Muslim charity that presenters wish to highlight as best practice, or seek to open debates about working in any aspect of development work. The conference organisers intend to collect all or part of the proceedings of the conference to be published in book form.

The call for papers for this event has now closed, but all are welcome to register to attend. Details can be found at this address:


All questions should be sent to the conference organisers at MuslimsinBritainRN@gmail.com.

The Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN) is a scholarly organisation whose aims are to promote and share academic research into British Muslims and to build connections between academics, students, professionals, researchers, journalists and practitioners. The Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) is a centre of excellence serving the leadership, research and talent development needs of the humanitarian sector. The Muslim Charities Forum (MCF) is a network for British Muslim Charities whose aim is to collectively build a more accountable, transparent and efficient British Muslim charitable sector. The MCF will be launching its research into the charity sector at this event.