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Positive developments at the Ismaili Economic Forum included collaborative efforts by businesses to further women’s empowerment and financial literacy to prepare women for corporate board participation.

Over 500 delegates from the Jamats of Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa gathered for the launch of the Ismaili Economic Forum (IEF) held in Nairobi in April 2019. The Forum was organised to bring together Ismaili businesses, professionals, and entrepreneurs, to discuss and respond to rapid change in Africa and advancements in technology on the continent, and to build economic and knowledge capacity within the Jamat. The forum included workshops and sessions on the future of work, gender equality, innovation and creativity, strategy, succession planning, and more.

The Ambassador of Algeria, Fatiha Selmane, with the Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Teresa Ribeiro, and Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to the Portuguese Republic, Nazim Ahmad, at the commemorations of Africa Day at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon.

Earlier this month, the Ismaili Centre Lisbon participated in the annual commemoration of Africa Day, hosting a gathering of guests to enjoy diverse sounds, colours, and tastes, and to reflect on Africa’s future. Africa Day is commemorated on 25 May every year to mark the foundation of the African Union, which works to achieve greater unity, cooperation, peace, and sustainable development on the continent.

When diagnosed with cancer, Munira Premji decided to rethink time management altogether.

Not enough hours in the day? Constantly chasing time? According to Munira Premji, time is finite, but a better way to changing lifestyle, is to think about managing your energy instead. Read more about how you can increase productivity, improve your mental health and overall wellness - by taking time to nourish your energy, along with your body.

Make sleep a priority so you can wake up feeling refreshed, re-energized and reinvigorated

Are you getting enough sleep? Or are you among many who think it's a waste of time. Munira Premji, a cancer survivor, talks about how she learned about the important role sleep plays in our overall health. 

Spirituality should not become a way of escaping from the world, but rather a way of more actively engaging in it.” - His Highness the Aga Khan.

Spirituality doesn't have to be a separate quest - it can be part of our daily lives. Hussain Rajwani shares three easy ways to think about spirituality differently, and try to incorporate it into our everyday actions.

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