Puskas BAZNAS and Bank Indonesia met to discuss the technical notes that will be discussed in the upcoming international working group attended by zakat authorities and observers. There are two technical notes (TN) which will be discussed during ISEF (Indonesia Shariah Economic Festival) in Surabaya, i.e. TN of risk management for zakat institution and TN of Good Amil Governance.

Puskas BAZNAS delegate led by its director, Irfan Syauqi Beik, met Bank Indonesia delegate led by Ascarya, the deputy director on research at the Department of Islamic Financial Economic, Bank Indonesia, last week in Bogor. They were discussing the guiding principles for managing risk that may affect the operation of zakat institution and system in details. The document has been sent to IRTI – IDB (Islamic Research and Training Institute of the Islamic Development Bank) to be reviewed. Should the review is completed, the document will be circulated to the member countries of the working group prior to the meeting.

“As for the TN of good amil governance, it is still under final preparation and is expected to be sent to IRTI by the end of this week”, Irfan said. These technical notes are basically follow-up documents that attempt to implement the Zakat Core Principles document which has been officially launched during UN Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016. Good amil governance and risk management have been chosen as the first area of ZCP implementation.