Shafik Sachedina serves in a noble capacity at Jamati Institution as head of the department. His role in this capacity is to coordinate the programs and events in the Ismaili Community Institution in 16 different major areas where the institution operates. At the same time, he is responsible for bringing together the programs of Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Community Institution.
Shafik was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania in 1750 and was raised there. He acquired British citizenship when he went for his undergraduate studies. Shafik graduated with a degree in 1975 to become a dental surgeon from University of London, Guy’s Hospital Medical & Dental School. His office is based at Secretariat of Aga Khan, Aiglemont, France.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies is situated in London. It does research work and facilitates the understanding and study of historical and current cultures in societies within Muslims. The core principle is to institute a good understanding of the relationships between Muslims and other people in different faiths and societies. The other principle is serving the Ismaili community in bringing them to a sober understanding of the history, concepts, and the knowledge of the areas in the community. The Ismaili community serves many students with resources because of their large collection of research and study materials especially for the students whose study focuses on the Muslim culture. In addition to the research facility provision. The institution is committed to rendering two graduate opportunities for Islamic and humanities graduate program and Secondary Teacher Education programs.
Besides the core roles and responsibilities at Ismaili Institution being the department of head, Shafik Sachedina travels over the counties in search for better objectives for the Ismaili Institute. These include his visit to Mikhail Bogdanov, which was a personal trip with the Russian deputy foreign minister. In this meeting, Shafik Sachedina discussed some major topics like the development-taking place in Syria and Afghanistan. He cheered the Russian government for its commitment and effort in sorting the issues peacefully within the regions.
Shafik Sachedina’s service has been felt for over time in different capacities. He was a participant in the Institute board of governors, chairs the committee for humanitarian assistance international, and he is a member of the committee in the international forum of Ismaili leaders in Aiglemont. Moreover, Shafik has served as president in the Ismaili Council of the United Kingdom for two consecutive terms. He has great experience in the field for over 30 years, and through his service, he has made great impact in medicine particularly surgery.
Like Shafik Sachedina on Facebook