At the invitation of Egypt’s President, His Excellency Abdel Fattah el Sisi, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan delivered the Keynote Address at the Africa 2016 – Business for Africa, Egypt and the World conference on Sunday 21st February.
AKDN presents highlights of the conference in the YouTube below.
“The experience of our Aga Khan Development Network supports this positive picture. We are now active in 13 African countries, in fields ranging from health and education, to travel and hospitality, from food and clothing companies to banking and finance, media and culture.
Many of these involvements go back several decades – with some ups and downs, of course. But as we look at these experiences on the ground, we can say with conviction that Africa’s moment has come.
What supports that statement, however, is not only economic data. My own optimism is also based on intangible qualities, including an inspiring new spirit of African confidence.
What I see emerging today is a refreshingly, balanced confidence in Africa – a spirit that takes encouragement from past progress, while also seeking new answers to new challenges – understanding that the best way to move into the future is to walk hand-in-hand with partners who share one’s goals. And we are all here to fulfil that role.”
– His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan,
49th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili Muslims.
Africa 2016: Business for Africa, Egypt and the World” conference
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 21 February 2016
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