His Highness the Aga Khan Receives David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award

His Highness the Aga Khan Receives David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership AwardLondon, 22 October 2012 – As part of the Synergos Foundation’s University for a Night series, His Highness the Aga Khan was awarded the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award at a ceremony in London.

David Rockefeller, in a letter addressed to the Aga Khan which was read to the audience, described the reasons for awarding this honour: “Through the Aga Khan Development Network, you have leveraged the social conscience of Islam in ways that benefit people of all faiths, promoting tolerance, pluralism and broad-based development.”

In acknowledging the award, His Highness spoke about the importance of civil society in development. “As I have done my work over the past decades, I have concluded that one of the most important forces in development is civil society,” he explained. “If you think about the countries around the world which have had fragile governments but which have still made progress, there are umpteen examples of countries which have made progress because they have had strong civil society.”

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

3 thoughts

  1. His Highness The AgaKhan- Our Beloved Imam, Congratulations to you!!
    May the AKF work for Humanity worldwide shine like a star in the Sky.
    Proud to be a Shia Ismaili Muslim. Bravo to the AKF Volunteers!!


  2. organized civil societies have always thru the time immemorial contributed in laying strong foundation for good govt. and progressive social networka as there is a positive and vibrant inter relatiomsh between them.Education and free exchange of dialogue is necessarily underlying common ingradient which are also the pillars of good sociaties.


  3. I am very proud to be an Ismaili Muslim and am extremely proud of the Aga Khan and his works
    all over the world – especially in trying to reduce poverty and pray that may we all be able to help
    his projects of whatever kind.


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