Abbas Panakkal

Director of International Relations, Ma'din Academy

Dr. Abbas Panakkal is the Director of International Interfaith Harmony Initiative, which has been organising International Interfaith Conferences in collaboration with United Nations Initiatives, the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department for Unity and Integration and the International Islamic University Malaysia for last six consecutive years. Dr. Panakkal was awarded fellowship by King Abdulla International Centre Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, Vienna, Austria and another fellowship from Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University, Australia.
Dr. Panakkal, as a Project Coordinator of G20 Interfaith Forum, is actively involved in coordination of G20 Interfaith Forums and co-organized Pre Conference Forums in the Middle East and South Asia. Intercultural engagements and adoption programmes were also organized for interreligious enrichment with the support of government and non-government agencies. He is a columnist, a poet and contributes for various newspapers and magazines and writes and directs documentaries. Dr. Panakkal was a selected presenter in various interfaith events and dialogues held in America, Australia, Germany, France, India, Jordan, Morocco, U.A.E, UK, and the Vatican.