Our fourth objective is to facilitate research on the relevance, scope, scale and impacts of the Islamic economy on Africa; best practices; to promote public policies and leverage resources for the support of the Islamic economy. Examples might include: support for research and dissemination; support for educational programs to train Islamic economy practitioners, etc; to develop training and technical support resources for the development of new theories of asset-based and risk-sharing paradigm of economic development informed by the dynamism and innovative practices within the Islamic economy.