Jakarta, Indonesia - The National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS RI) celebrated its 22nd Anniversary with the first of four days of the webinar series, “22 Years of BAZNAS Journey”. The first webinar was held on Wednesday, 25th January 2023, with the theme: 2023 Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Zakat Management”. The webinar was held online from 10 AM to 12 PM Western Indonesian Time (WIB). It was also aired on BAZNAS TV for broader reach.

The webinar was attended by the chairman of BAZNAS RI, Prof. Dr. KH. Noor Achmad, MA.; Head of Planning, Research, and Development, Prof. Dr. Zainulbahar Noor, S.E, M.Ec; Representatives of BAZNAS RI; Representatives from regional BAZNAS; academics; and the general public.

The event opened with opening remarks from Prof. Dr. Zainulbahar Noor, the Head of Planning, Research, and Development. The next activity was the keynote speech delivered by the Head of BAZNAS RI, Prof. Dr. KH. Noor Achmad, MA.

The webinar invited four special speakers who shared their insights on the topic, including H. Rizaludin Kurniawan, M.Si, CFRM, the Head of BAZNAS RI; Assoc. Prof. Sutan Emir Hidayat, Ph.D, the Director of KNEKS Sharia Ecosystem Infrastructure; Dr. Dadang Muljawan, the UIII Vice Rector; and Dr. Ir. Ascarya, MBA, MSc, JIMF Co-Managing Editor, BI Institute, Bank Indonesia. The session was moderated by Muhammad Hasbi Zaenal, the Director of ZIS-DSKL Research and Development.

The speakers delved into the economic outlook for 2023 and discussed its impact on zakat management. They also touched on the challenges and opportunities in the field and shared their experiences and insights. The interactive discussion and question also answer session that followed saw participants from various regions ask questions and engage in a lively exchange of ideas.

The 22nd Anniversary of BAZNAS Webinar Series aims to educate the public about zakat management and increase public literacy in the field. So that the benefits of zakat can be better understood and utilized for the betterment of society. Through this series, BAZNAS is bringing together stakeholders with strategic positions in their respective agencies to share their knowledge and experience with the broader community.