Dr. Ridzwan Bakar, the Director of Yayasan Universiti Multimedia (YUM) was appointed to lead and facilitate two important high-level strategic discussions for National Agenda, recently. A three-day workshop on National Blueprint for Socio Economy was held to discuss the socio economy development masterplan for 2022-2030. The event was attended by 21 senior government officials. Dr. Ridzwan shared his insights on ‘Islamic Social Finance: Way Forward”, where he emphasised the need to redefine Islamic social finance (ISF) and how ISF plays a significant role as the third economic sector for Malaysia. He also facilitated discussion in crafting the blueprint and 42 key points were addressed in the workshop.

In another event, Dr. Ridzwan participated as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the National Waqf Masterplan 2021-2025. Organised by Yayasan Wakaf Malaysia, the event was attended by 25 industry experts. The objective of the project is to develop model and masterplan for wakaf Malaysia and four strategic thrusts were developed focusing on transformation, legal framework, funding and awareness programmes. The project is under the purview of the Minister of Religious Affairs and Director General Wakaf, Zakat and Baitulmal (JAWHAR) Malaysia.