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Aga Khan University Convocation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2015-02-24

The most important point is the multiplier effect that you can have as you pass along your skills and your standards 2015-02-24

Aga Khan University Convocation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

A respect for diversity – a welcoming, cosmopolitan ethic – has been a hallmark of this heritage – an increasingly relevant legacy in the emerging “borderless” world 2015-02-24

Hadith of Prophet Muhammad

All actions are judged by their motivations

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One risk of decentralization is that it can place more decision-making power into the hands of communities that have had less access to education and governing experience, and less exposure to national and global issues - 2012-01-13

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The history of constitutions can be seen, as an oscillation between the two poles of centralization and diffusion - 2012-01-13

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In my experience, a country's standing in our contemporary world is no longer recognised by what it can achieve for itself, but by what it can do for others - 2012-01-13

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The more I think about this matter, the more I am persuaded that one of the critical barriers to progress is the way in which governing processes occur. - 2012-01-13

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The so-called Arab Spring has brought special attention to this challenge - illustrating that it is easier to rally people in opposition to a particular government than to forge agreement about new governing processes - 2012-01-13

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Volunteers

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Aga Khan Development Network programs depend heavily on volunteers, particularly in schools, health clinics and hospitals. - 1998-08-25

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As we move away from the welfare state and more toward a civic society, volunteers become more and more important - 1998-08-25

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people must become more involved in helping others. - 1998-08-25

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The thing, which struck me most, is that Ismaili men and women around the world are educated and generally progressive - 2000-02-08

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Although they are educated, and have an extensive range of institutions at their disposal, these are not utilized to their full potential. - 2000-02-08

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We must seek to develop between Ismaili women and men, fellowship and teamwork, shared learning, understanding, support and above all shared goals - 2000-02-08

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Muslim society subjects women to a complex combination of principles, which include cultural, social, legal, political, and religious elements. - 2000-02-08

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Firstly, the educated mother is better informed on health, education, hygiene and nutrition, and hence provides a better environment for her children - 2000-02-08

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An educated mother passes on education to her children, thus improving the child's academic performance and professional prospects - 2000-02-08

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I've always been amazed that the women who endure the most adverse conditions, in this world, very seldom ask for help - 1998-04-05

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We must make it acceptable for a woman to have a career, and turn education into income - 2000-02-08


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