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"Civil society is where ordinary men and women, acting as individuals and communities, take the initiative to advance what matters most to them."

The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Dr Amyn Sajoo, a specialist in international human rights, civil society, and public ethics. As part of a series of interviews with key figures, Dr Sajoo discusses the notion of civil society, its history, significance, and potential to enrich democratic life around the world. 

US Ambassador Elizabeth Millard and the First Deputy Minister Rahmatullo Mirboboev look at the educational material on display by the Aga Khan Foundation at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Rukhshona Broimshoeva

To mark International Education Week, the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted an education fair in November that was attended by dignitaries from the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan.

More than 50 artisans presented national crafts from various regions of Tajikistan at the Winter Handicraft fair and  International Day of Persons with Disabilities held at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Ismaili Council for Tajikistan

Dushanbe, 6–7 December 2014 — The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted the 4th Winter Handicraft fair and International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which brought together more than 50 artisans presenting Tajik national crafts from various regions of the country. 

The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosts a national conference on tourism development in Tajikistan in December 2014. Ismaili Council for Tajikistan

Dushanbe, 3 December 2014 — A national conference on tourism development in Tajikistan, organised by the Committee on Youth, Sports and Tourism under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, was held at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

Film director Umedsho Mirzoshirinov at the the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Photo: Ismaili Council for Tajikistan

Dushanbe, 1 December 2016 — The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted a screening of the award-winning film Mushkilkusho, which was named as the Best Tajik Film at the 2016 Didor International Festival.

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