The second lesson is that commitment to pluralism is essential. The consultations must be wide, and everyone in the community must benefit. I have learnt this lesson during my more than 60 years as the Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, responsible for the spiritual and physical well-being of my Jamat and – most crucially in this context – for those with whom they live, whatever their faith or creed. His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the event entitled, “Fragile States ‘Weiterdenken’(‘Thinking Ahead’) – Utilising Experiences from Stabilisation Measures for the Future” in Berlin
Berlin, Germany, 15 January 2019 – His Highness the Aga Khan today emphasised three essential ingredients for stability and effective development in fragile contexts: a focus on local communities, a commitment to pluralism and the importance of a strong civil society.
The Aga Khan was speaking at an event entitled, “Fragile States ‘Weiterdenken’(‘Thinking Ahead’) – Utilising Experiences from Stabilisation Measures for the Future”, which brought together leaders from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and German development partners.
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