Real and often perceived differences contribute and drive conflicts within and across societies and nations.
Bridging such differences through dialogue is vital in preventing, resolving and transforming conflicts as well as realizing our collective potentials in building a more humane, just and peaceful world. To this end, there are inspirational personalities that can help transcend our self-imposed isolation by broadening our mutual understanding and recognizing the abundant commonalities that exist across different societies and cultures. In line with the AISS’ core objective in promoting understanding and cooperation through dialogue, we are pleased to initiate Afghanistan’s First International Award to honor distinguished individuals, institutions, initiatives and projects advocating dialogue, intercultural exchange, mutual coexistence and non-violent approaches. The Award is named after one of the World’s renowned scholars, Avicenna whose life and work transcended cultural and geographical boundaries.
The awardee will be selected by an international advisory board. Upon its formation, the board will decide the criteria and procedures in identifying, nomination and selecting the winner(s). Further information will be available in due course.