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The CAB system goes beyond just resolving disputes, and focuses in a broader sense on restoring harmony and unity in relationships.

Have you considered mediation? Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process in which a neutral third-party assists disputing parties to reach their own settlement. On day two of Mediation Week, we learn about mediation and how it can help to resolve a dispute in a peaceful and cost-effective manner.

Mediation provides an ideal environment for an honest dialogue that can lead to apology and forgiveness.

Mediation Week is recognised in countries around the world every October to highlight the value of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as a constructive and cost-effective alternative to litigation. This year, the Ismaili International Conciliation and Arbitration Board (ICAB) have prepared a series of videos that provide information about mediation and the CAB system, as well as other areas of mediation and conflict management. On day one of Mediation Week, we learn about the CAB system and its role in helping to improve the quality of life of members of the Jamat and beyond. 

Host Committee members, Dr Anne and Albert Chao, and the President of the Asia Society Texas Center, Bonna Kol, in conversation with Princess Zahra during a pre-dinner reception.

The Asia Society Texas Center presented Princess Zahra with their highest honour, the Huffington Award, for her tireless work to uphold human dignity, develop future leaders, and spearhead health and education initiatives in more than 30 countries around the world.

David W. Leebron, President of Rice University, in conversation with Princess Zahra, Miss Sara Boyden, and President Al-Karim Alidina of the Ismaili Council for the USA, at the Asia Society Award Dinner.

The Asia Society Texas Center presented Princess Zahra with their highest honour, the Huffington Award, for her tireless work to uphold human dignity, develop future leaders, and spearhead health and education initiatives in more than 30 countries around the world.

Princess Zahra is presented with the Huffington Award by Nancy C. Allen, Honorary Co-Chair and Asia Society Center Board Member, and Bonna Kol, President of the Asia Society Texas Center.

On 10 October 2019, Princess Zahra, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Sara Boyden, was honoured with the Asia Society Texas Center’s Huffington Award in Houston, USA. Princess Zahra was honoured for her outstanding contributions that have furthered international understanding, uplifted lives, and advanced health and education through her work with the Aga Khan Development Network.

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