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Commonwealth Lecture 2013

‘The opportunity of our time’

Ricken Patel, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Avaaz, spoke about the importance of shared responsibility amongst nations, organisations, communities and individuals in advancing democracy.

In the magnificent setting of the Guildhall in the heart of the City of London, Mr Patel addressed the 2013 Commonwealth Theme: ‘Opportunity through Enterprise’, explaining that: “We, all of us, together, will bring a more profound and sustainable and unstoppable transformation than we’ve ever seen before. And all of us, together, will meet the challenge, and seize the opportunity, of our time.”