Overview: There are nearly 700 million people around the world that live in extreme poverty and nearly another 80 million people that have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Despite rapid advances in technology, communication, and global economic development, basic human insecurity seems to be expanding just as quickly. By including stakeholders and listening to those directly impacted, the Zakat Foundation Institute believes that with the right mix of innovation, applied research, and will power the international community can overcome the greatest humanitarian challenges facing the 21st century.
With that vision in mind, The Institute offers graduate certificate programs designed to strengthen leaders and innovators in the humanitarian and philanthropic fields. It does so by creating education and training programs led by cutting edge researchers, seasoned practitioners, and accomplished scholars, thus ensuring their education is grounded in practical experience and academic excellence.