Dr.Shafik Sachedina was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tansia. He moved to England and started studying to become a dental surgeon. He graduated from Guy’s Hospital and Dental school to become a dental surgeon in 1975. He has a dental practice in England, where he practiced for many years. Also, he is a man who cares deeply for his community and has volunteers his time with many different organizations such as The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies is a research institute in London, United Kingdom. This institute researches Muslim culture and societies. The another goal of this institution is to understand the relationship that Muslim cultures have with other faiths and societies. It also serves a hub for Ismaili communities to study their own cultures, history and thoughts. The institute was founded in 1977 by Aga Khan and works with other closely with other institutes like Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations at Aga Khan University.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina is on the board of Governors and helps to coordinated the operations of The Institute of Ismaili Studies. He volunteers as Head of the Department of Jamati Institutions at the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan at Aiglemont in France. His work involved that he coordinates the Islamic communities’ programs and activities in different cities, where Jamati Institutions are located. He also works to coordinate with Aga Khan Development Network, which coordinates the Islamic communities’ programs and activities in Central Asia. Dr. Shafik Sachedina also volunteered as the Chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Co-ordinating Committee, which looks to offer humanitarian aid around the world. He also served as two terms as President of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina has continued to work for peace in the middle east. In 2007, he meet with Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov. They discussed the current state of countries of Syria and Afghainstan. Also, they discussed how they could resolve conflicts in the country and ways to combat terrorism. They also discussed how they could help to negotiate a solution between between the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the opposition. They were trying to find a solution to the Syrian crisis that would be in line UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
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