Diwan of Ismaili Imamat - Seat of Imamat Portugal

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Re: Diwan of Ismaili Imamat - Seat of Imamat Portugal

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mahebubchatur wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:59 am Link to the entities and request


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“Chart below does not show #Ismaili Councils, LIF, DJI, ICAB (which are also constitutional entities of the community)”
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Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat Canada

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FaceBook Post by
The Ismaili BC
27 Sept 2022 - 50 Years in Canada

“Over the past five decades, Mawlana Hazar Imam has established institutions in Canada that contribute to improving the quality of life of all Canadians.

The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa is the representational office in Canada of the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat, or the institutional headquarters of the Ismaili Imamat, in Portugal.

Afforded diplomatic courtesies by the Government of Canada, it is a secular facility that is home to the Diplomatic Representative’s office [Ismaili Ambassador & AKDN] as well as the headquarters of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, a registered Canadian charity that works with Canadians and Canadian institutions to eliminate poverty and improve quality of life on multiple fronts in Africa and Asia.

The building was inaugurated by Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Right Honourable Stephen Harper on December 6, 2008. “

I have asked for clarification comment & copies from the Leadership. No response so far

What Hazar Imam said - there will be openness transparency sharing dialogue -A protocol was signed with Canada in 2014

link https://youtu.be/a6NhkD1dcJM

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What is pluralism - Defined by Hazar Imam

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Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat Canada

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A protocol of understanding was signed with Canada on 27 Feb 2014

Backgrounder

Ottawa, Ontario
 27 February 2014

The Government of Canada is committed to enhancing relationships with key partners in order to further promote issues of common interest.

To this end, on February 27, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and His Highness the Aga Khan signed a Protocol of Understanding committing both sides to regular, high–level consultations on a range of global and regional issues.

The Protocol of Understanding aims to solidify the important partnership that Canada has developed with the Ismaili Imamat over many years.

More specifically, the Protocol of Understanding will further strengthen Canada's ties with the Aga Khan and his network by consolidating their excellent development cooperation relationship; expanding the relationship to include a broader foreign policy and trade dialogue on regions and issues of mutual interest; institutionalizing the relationship through the reciprocal appointment of representatives and the holding of annual consultations; and demonstrating how much Canada values the relationship by expanding the number of courtesies extended to the Aga Khan and his representatives in Canada.

Many Ismaili Muslims arrived in Canada in the 1970s, fleeing political turmoil in Uganda. Canada has subsequently welcomed Ismailis from other parts of the world. Over time they have developed a strong relationship with Canada. The first permanent Ismaili Centre in Canada was established in 1985 in Burnaby, British Columbia.

In 2010, the Prime Minister participated in the ground–breaking ceremony for a second Centre to be located in Toronto, alongside the Aga KhanMuseum and a landscaped park. These are slated for completion later in 2014.

The two leaders also jointly opened the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa in 2008.

Canada has a long–standing development relationship with Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) – a major fundraiser for development activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

For over 30 years, Canada has contributed nearly $380 million to the AKDN through AKFC for activities that include projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tanzania and Bangladesh.

AKFC's and the AKDN's programming focuses on education, health, rural and economic development, and building the capacity of local civil society organizations.

AKFC and the AKDN are trusted partners of Canada on a wide range of international development initiatives, including in Afghanistan, in the areas of health, education, rural and economic development, and the creation of new opportunities for women.

Canada has also supported AKFC's initiatives to raise awareness of international development challenges among Canadians.

Currently, Canada supports 13 operational development projects with AKFC, with a total Government of Canada commitment of over $216 million. These projects are being implemented in Africa and Asia, with a concentration of projects in Central Asia and East Africa.

The Government of Canada and His Highness are also partners in the context of the Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP), a secular, not–for–profit international research and education centre based in Ottawa.

https://www.canada.ca/en/news/archive/2 ... rship.html

https://www.archnet.org/sites/8240
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Aga Khan Planning and Building Services - AKPBS

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Aga Khan Planning and Building Services - AKPBS’

Building and Construction Improvement Programme - BACIP

Princess Zahra confirmed in her speech that

“AKPBS is one of nine agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network whose experience – across 35 countries and several decades -- shows that the quality of life – for both urban and rural populations – can be significantly improved;

if the endeavour is grounded in communities;

if it integrates social, economic and cultural interventions;

if it is undertaken with a long-term perspective; and

if it recognises the value of pluralism.

The historic city of Kazan, with its millenial past, the Silk Route and the ancient traditions of cultural and intellectual exchange, Tatarstan’s contribution within the Russian Federation. All of these remind us today of the strength that pluralism brings to a dynamic centre of culture, of learning, and of enterprise.

We share the vision of better lives and improved habitats that accommodate and build on diversity.”

Link to the Chart of the entities of the community in Sept 2022

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AKPBS is not on the chart. A request has been made to AKDN/LIF/DJI/Councils to advise and also provide details and names of the members of the Boards & the national & Glibal senior Executives/CEO

Link to the speech of Princess Zahra

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Cooperation Agreement with BC Canada

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Speech by Prince Rahim AgaKhan on signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the Ismaili Imamat and Govt of British Columbia, Canada

(This was followed by the the signing of the agreement for climate adaptation agreement & speeches ***)

Prince Rahim was representing and speaking on behalf of His Highness the AgaKhan - Hazar Imam and also the Imamat, (the entity)

This agreement & Prince Rahim also reinforce the Farmans the Hazar Imam - His Highness Aga Khan

re sharing
re pluralism & Inclusion
re best practices
re Working together

Speech (From an Audio Shared )

“We have revisited & discussed value of the long-standing relationship between the province of British Columbia and the Ismaili Imamat and to strengthen this relationship in the years ahead

Many members of the Ismailis community settled in Canada and this province 50 years ago

The Ismaili centre in Vancouver was built in 1985 - It reflects the community’s permanant presence in this great, province of British Columbia and Canada

During the last 5 decades members of the Ismaili community have come to Canada and they have established strong roots in the economic, social fabric & the pluralism of this great province and country. Likewise the relationship of the Imamat.

We are today formalising this partnership by signing this cooperation agreement which reinforces the commitment of Ismaili Imamat. This is alongside similar agreements we have signed with provinces of Alberta & Ontario

For more than a century, elements of the work of AKDN have worked to improve the quality of life of the poor and the vulnerable irrespective of their ethnicity background & religion

Canada has been a vital part in that endeavour. Over many decades our experiences have taught us that sharing knowledge and best practices are essential

We are very grateful for BC to cooperate with us

A pressing emergency today is climate change, with devastating floods in Pakistan, for example which illustrate the emergency. Here in Canada you have also experienced the emergency of climate, including heat wild fires and floods

British Columbia is a leader in the fight against Climate change. It’s institutions, public and private are creating new knowledge and finding innovative solutions for stewardship sustainability, & many others

We have agreed a cooperation in the area of climate change & adaptation. This knowledge will be shared with us by BC, and used by Aga Khan agency for Habitat in the high mountains of south & Central Asia. In turn, we will share our experiences knowledge and our excellent assessments and tools

It is our hope that this first project, & many others which follow, will enable us to identify together new solutions to bring value for the people of BC Canada and many other communities around the world

BC knowledge, combined with the AKDN field experience, will enable us to help protect the our fragile world & create a better quality of life for the many people who are already suffering from the effects of climate apathy

I want to express on behalf of His Highness, our appreciation & gratitude to the people & Govt of BC for 50 years of collaboration & goodwill, upon which todays agreement is built. It is by signing and with affinity and warmth that relationships are sustained

Today more than ever, it is my deep privilege to call British Columbia, a partner & friend

Thank you “

Request to Leadership to provide the full video of the Speech and speeches. And for Copies of the two agreements have been requested - not provided so far


*** & More about the two agreements and a third one with Ismaili council

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Agreement with the Ismaili Council

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Agreement with Alberta Canata

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An Agreement of Cooperation between The Ismaili Imamat and the Government of Alberta was dined on 24 October 2012.

Speech by Hazar Imam and of the event

“Premier & Guests

There are days in one’s life that mark an individual, that mark an institution and today is one of those days.

What are those days, those are days which I think open doors to the future, give you a sense of hope, a sense of confidence, a sense of not being alone in trying to achieve the goals that one has set one’s self as an individual or as an institution and that is what you have allowed Premier for me today and I thank you for that. My community has lived obviously for centuries in a large number of countries and therefore we have a permanent presence in these countries. That’s very different from being an occasional visitor; people live in these countries. And they live in good and less good circumstances, they think, they analyze, they live in hope, but also they live in sadness and in difficulty and the last few years have not been happy in many of the countries we are working in, so our duty is to try to convert these countries into countries of opportunity. We can’t do that alone, but we can do it with Canada and we can do it with the province of Alberta. So in that sense today is a day of magnificent opportunity and I thank you so much.

I would add that in the last decades I have come to an important conclusion about governance, about the fragility of governance in the developing world and what people can do to protect themselves from governance which is not effective. And I think that history is beginning to show that civil society in its complexity but also in its ability to impact the way people live is probably the most important single feature that I know and building civil society is a complex exercise, needs multiple input and that multiple input again, I hope we will develop with your institutions in Alberta. I would like to add also that this support that you are giving us should not be one way and I hope that we will be able to create new opportunity for Canadian institutions, Canadian enterprises, Canadian academic centers that need global knowledge to work with us to strengthen their ability to perform at home and to perform internationally. Today we are looking at number of case study situations. How do you build for the aged and how do you make sure that they don't get isolated in society? And what can we learn from an initiative in Canada that could be replicated elsewhere in Canada but also in the industrialized world. How do you convince western societies that Islam is a faith of civilization and not just a faith? Well I hope that the Islamic garden when it comes into place will be able to show a different aspect of our faith. We have other initiatives here, the collaboration with the University of Alberta.

We have a big problem in the developing world. We don't do research and because we don't do research we will constantly find ourselves running behind the capacities of the industrialized societies to deal with the evolution of healthcare. And the fact is that today non-communicable disease is becoming the dominant situation in many of the countries where we are living. Our universities are not research universities so we have to work with universities that are at the top of human knowledge to bring that knowledge to our communities and our populations. So these relationships that are being discussed today and that will I hope be part of this agreement, are very very important indeed for us. So when I say that there are days that mark ones own convictions and hope, now I hope you understand why that is such a day for me today.

Thank you Premier.” TheIsmaili

https://the.ismaili/speeches/agreement- ... and-imamat

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Meaning and history of word “Dewan” Divan Diwan

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Dewan, is also the highest positional title awarded by the Imam to selected Ismaili Leaders for service to the community. The last known title of Dewan was given to Sir Eboo Pirbhai from Kenya

Link to Meaning of the word Dewan

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewan


http://www.ismaili.net/html/modules.php ... highlight=

Link to Ismaili Community constitutional Titles awarded including Dewan

https://www.ismaili.net/Source/0031b.html
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Re: Diwan of Ismaili Imamat - The address

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The current address is as follows and includes constitutional entities under the
Ismaili constitution

DIWAN OF THE ISMAILI IMAMAT

Address:
Rua de São Domingos à Lapa, 58, 1200-836
Lisboa, Portugal
Telephone:
+351 21 394 99 00
E-mail:
shafik.sachedina@ismaili.imamat
Website:
www.ismaili.imamat
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Representative of Canada appointed

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Minister Joly announces appointment of the Honourable Ralph Goodale as representative of Canada to Ismaili Imamat
13 December 2023

News release
December 13, 2023 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the appointment of the Honourable Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner of Canada in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization, as the new representative of Canada to the Ismaili Imamat.

This appointment reflects the importance that Canada places on its partnership with the Ismaili Imamat. As representative of Canada to the Ismaili Imamat, High Commissioner Goodale will work to further enhance relations through strategic-level dialogue and collaboration on areas of shared interest, such as international development, foreign policy, peace and security, and on shared trade and economic objectives, as well as on the promotion of human rights, pluralism and respect for diversity.

Canada and the Ismaili Imamat enjoy a long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship, including through the work of the Aga Khan Development Network and Aga Khan Foundation Canada, both of which are strategic partners of Canada in the promotion of democracy and reduction of poverty around the world.

Quotes
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ralph Goodale as the new representative of Canada to the Ismaili Imamat. The leadership of His Highness has played a valuable role in strengthening relations with Canada, and I look forward to further enhancing Canada’s partnership with the Ismaili Imamat as High Commissioner Goodale takes on his new role.”

- Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs ... mamat.html
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Canadian Government Representative

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“ I look forward to working w/ the Ismaili Imamat community across Canada. In a difficult, divided world where extremism and polarization drive people apart, the Ismailis and the Aga Khan Development Network espouse valuable principles abt pluralism, inclusion and social cohesion” Ralph Goodale

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Re: Diwan of Ismaili Imamat - Seat of Imamat Portugal

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In the current Ismaili Imamat Website, the following relates to the Mandate of Imam

Mandate

“ The Ismaili Imamat is a supra-national entity, representing the succession of Imams since the time of the Prophet Muhammad.

The role of the Ismaili Imam is a spiritual one; his authority is that of religious interpretation. It is not a political role; in the contemporary era, the Imams do not govern any land.

At the same time, Islam believes fundamentally that the spiritual and material worlds are inextricably connected. Faith does not remove Muslims or their Imams from daily, practical matters in family life, in business, in community affairs. Faith, rather, is a force that should deepen our concern for our worldly habitat, for embracing its challenges, and for improving the quality of human life.
- Speech to the Parliament of Canada 2014”

Ethics & Social Responsibility
In the 1400-year Muslim tradition of leadership, an imam, whether Shia or Sunni, is concerned not only with interpreting the faith to those who refer to him, but also taking the lead in improving the security and the quality of life of his community and all those amongst whom it lives.

Link to website & when it was first published
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Canada’s Representative presents credentials

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Canada’s Representative to the Ismaili Imamat, His Excellency Ralph Goodale, presented his credentials today at the Diwan of the Ismaili Imamat. He is also the Canadian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

His Excellency, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom, today presented his credentials as the Representative of Canada to the Ismaili Imamat. Prince Rahim received Mr Goodale’s credentials on behalf of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Today’s ceremony was the first formal presentation of diplomatic credentials to take place at the Diwan of the Ismaili Imamat in Lisbon. Mr Goodale is the third appointee by Canada since the signing in 2014 of a Protocol of Understanding between the Government of Canada and the Ismaili Imamat. The Protocol enables reciprocal appointments of diplomatic representatives. Mr. Goodale succeeds Marc-André Blanchard, Canada’s then Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, and Gordon Campbell, Canada’s then High Commissioner in the United Kingdom.

In his remarks at the ceremony, Prince Rahim commented on the long relationship between the Ismaili Imamat and Canada. “The relationship, as you know, goes back more than 50 years,” he said.

“The work we have done with the Canadian Government has attempted to address some of the major issues of our time, and continues to do so. Canada has been a preferred partner for the Imamat in the work we do internationally, but domestically as well.”

In responding on behalf of the Government of Canada, Representative Goodale paid tribute to the Jamat in Canada: “Within Canada, the Ismaili community has flourished for the past 50 years and it contributes very significantly to enhancing the strength and the prosperity of our diverse country. Through their unwavering dedication to service and to helping other people and those in need, the Ismaili Muslim community exemplifies the best of what it means to be Canadian.”

He went on to speak of the work of the AKDN: “Canada has been inspired by the work of the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network to reduce poverty, improve education and healthcare, empower women and girls, and help develop infrastructure in underserved regions. Over many years, these efforts have improved the lives of quite literally millions of people around the world.”

In announcing Representative Goodale’s appointment in December 2023, the Government of Canada said that it “reflects the importance that Canada places on its partnership with the Ismaili Imamat. As Representative of Canada to the Ismaili Imamat, High Commissioner Goodale will work to further enhance relations through strategic-level dialogue and collaboration on areas of shared interest, such as international development, foreign policy, peace, and security, and on shared trade and economic objectives, as well as on the promotion of human rights, pluralism, and respect for diversity. Canada and the Ismaili Imamat enjoy a long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship, including through the work of the Aga Khan Development Network and Aga Khan Foundation Canada, both of which are strategic partners of Canada in the promotion of democracy and reduction of poverty around the world.”

There was no reference to or why His Highness the Aga Khan was not or could not be present by Prince Rahim or HE Ralph Goodale. There has been speculation by some that this may be because of his health

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