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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. 

Students, and volunteer artists paint the walls of the refectory of the Magnificat Centre.

Earlier this year, the secondary Bait-ul Ilm students of Antananarivo in Madagascar gave birth to a project entitled Green STEP, in collaboration with civil society organisations in the country, in order to better serve the physical and social environment around them.

Students, and volunteer artists paint the walls of the refectory of the Magnificat Centre.

Au cours de l’année, les élèves du secondaire du Bait-ul Ilm d'Antananarivo à Madagascar ont donné naissance à un projet intitulé Green STEP, en collaboration avec diverses organisations de la société civile, afin d’améliorer leur environnement physique et social.

Following the success of the first edition of Madagascar's National Arts Festival in 2018, a second edition of the festival was organised on March 23rd at the American Centre in Antananarivo.

The Festival of Friendship (FOF) brings together young people from numerous Asian communities in the country through sports and recreation.

The Jamat in Kenya, alongside other faith communities, recently participated in the Festival of Friendship 2018, in a show of unity, cultural diversity, and friendly competition.

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