Session 3: Policy Strategies for the Halal Economy: Innovative Approaches from the GCC, Asia and Europe
This Session will discuss policy strategies for developing and/or strengthening the Halal Economy in Africa. Increasingly, governments at all levels in Africa are formulating specific policies and strategic actions aimed at economic diversification and transformation, while also exploring possibilities for international co-operation and strategic alliances. In line with the multi-dimensional nature of Halal economy, such policies regularly embrace aspects of economic and social policy, while also including linkages to agro-food processing, Halal Parks, tourism, urban development (particularly the notion of the ‘Human Smart city’), education, training, cultural diversification and intellectual property rights.
In this context, this session will address the following questions:
- What are some of the national/local approaches and models being explored in the Gulf Countries, Asia and Europe?
- Are there any innovative policy measures and good practices in the Gulf Countries, Asia and Europe that could serve as inspiration, particularly in addressing urgent development challenges in Africa?
- How will the gaps between policy making and policy implementation be addressed?
- How can we re-read notions of Halal industries and link them to innovative development thinking in Africa?