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Over the last decade, Vancouver-based Iqbal Lalany has served on several TKN assignments to provide extensive medical response training in areas that need it most. In 2011, Iqbal received a call from Dr Firoz Verjee, then Coordinator of the AKDN’s Disaster Risk Management Initiative (DRMI). Iqbal was asked if he could deliver First Aid training for six weeks, a challenge he graciously accepted. At the time, although Iqbal was working for Scouts Canada, he was fortunate to take four weeks of vacation time and a two-week leave of absence, (approved by Alamin Pirani, Scouts Canada’s Executive Director) so Iqbal could serve on this TKN assignment.

President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the Élysée Palace for a dinner reception ahead of the Paris Peace Forum.

Earlier today, 11 November 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam joined a gathering of world leaders for a dinner reception hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace.

President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the Palais de l'Élysée for a dinner reception ahead of the Paris Peace Forum.

Mawlana Hazar Imam attended a dinner reception hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace on 11 November 2019 ahead of the second Paris Peace Forum.

Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism (centre) poses for a group photograph with young members of the Jamat at an institutional dinner in Paris.

The Ismaili Council for France held an institutional dinner attended by Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) on 10 November, ahead of the upcoming Paris Peace Forum. 

President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the opening session of the Paris Peace Forum while President Paul Biya of Cameroon looks on.

Earlier today, 12 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam joined over 30 world leaders for the opening session of the second Paris Peace Forum where he met with leaders and ministers from various countries.

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