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ngaging with one another to build mutual understanding and appreciation across our differences, the kind of dialogue which is at the heart of pluralism, must continue. There are important lessons to be learnt from the past year as the pandemic has transformed our societies and our institutions.


The struggle to survive brought some immediate results – many with more than short-term consequences. I will give just two examples. The-cut off of imported and subsidised fuel led to the massive cutting of trees and shrubs to provide heat during the bitterly cold winters. Herds of livestock, once a major export, were decimated for food in the absence of alternatives.

Shii Studies Review 2

Publication Type  Book
Year of Publication  2018
Authors  Shafique N. Virani
Editor  Hassan Ansari , Sabine Schmidtke
Key Words  Ismaili; Alamut; Qasim Tushtari; Hasan-i sabbah; Ginan

Namaṭ Nine on the Stations of the Mystics

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2007
Date Published  2007
Authors  Keven Brown
Key Words  Mystics; Happiness; Creatures; Perfection; Human species

Namaṭ Nine on the Stations of the Mystics

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2007
Date Published  2007
Authors  Keven Brown
Key Words  Mystics; Happiness; Creatures; Perfection; Human species


H.H. The Aga Khan in Tajikistan

There was a time when male and female teachers could not get to the school because the students could not get to the school because they had no shoes to walk in the snow. And all through these terrible times of poverty, professional men and women did everything they could to sustain the educational system of Badakshan. I think therefore that it is appropriate that at the beginning of this speech I should pay My compliments


n recent years there has been an absolute revolution in education. This revolution in education is driven by a number of new concepts. First of all communications, the capacity to bring education through the new electronic networks to the most isolated parts of our globe. The second one is the extraordinary volume of knowledge which each individual has to absorb during his or her lifetime. And therefore the necessity for continuing education.

From Satpanthi to Ismaili Muslim: The Articulation of Ismaili Khoja Identity in South Asia

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2011
Date Published  2010
Authors  Ali S. Asani
Original Publication  Modern History of the Ismailis, 2010
Key Words  Khoja; History; Ismaili; Satpanthi; Culture

A Code of Conduct: A Treatise on the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission

Publication Type  Book Review
Year of Publication  2011
Authors  Wahid M. Amin
Original Authors  Ahmad b. Ibrahim al-Naysaburi
Secondary Title  A Brief and Concise Treatise on the Code of Conduct for the Dais
Publisher  Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan statement in Lebanon(11 OCTOBER 1978) 1978-10-11

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan U.N. High Commissioner for the UNHCR
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Video of Statement by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan at the Press Conference held in Beirut, Lebanon
11 October 1978

May I say first of all, my mission in Beirut is limited in time and in scope.
I have been sent here by the Secretary-General in connection with the hostilities in Beirut in the hope that the visit might contribute to the cessation of bloodshed. Now that we have a ceasefire, although a very fragile one, I am hoping that my visit here and the talks I had today, will contribute in a modest way to the consolidation of that ceasefire.

AKDN, ministry celebrates environment day 2021-06-09

Hussain is chair of the board of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, where he focuses mainly on disaster risk reduction and emergen
Business Recorder

ISLAMABAD: The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, the Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan, World Habitat Awards and the United Nations Habitat Programme, co-organized an international virtual seminar on Ecosystem Restoration for Quality of Life.

The seminar was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Climate Change, the United Nations, INGOs, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies and partners, donor agencies, academia, media and community organizations. The virtual seminar, held Tuesday, was part of a series of official events celebrating World Environment Day (WED).


True regime change occurs when liberty is guaranteed by a people free to create or support institutions of their own choosing. True regime change occurs when that strength and that freedom are defined by the depth, breadth and quality of education shared across the society in question.


Students of world history remind us how Central Asia, a thousand years ago, led the world in cultural and intellectual achievements. This region is where medicine was founded, where algebra got its name, where the earth's diameter was precisely calculated, where some of the world's greatest poetry was penned. This happened because the societies were open to new ideas, open to change, open to scholars and people from many backgrounds. That kind of openness can again unlock the doors to the future, and allows us to take on the great questions of our time and place.


However, a measure of a university's success is the quality of the education it delivers and the careers of its graduates. This starts with the recruitment of students, for without good students, a university will never achieve excellence. A key ingredient in this story has been our open-access philosophy, enabling us to enrol students on merit alone, with the vast majority of students receiving financial support. The result is that 70 percent of our students are from small towns and rural areas, and half are women

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the first-ever Convocation of the University of Central Asia 2021-06-19

His Highness the Aga Khan delivering a virtual address at the University of Central Asia’s first-ever convocation on 19 June. Th


Your Excellency President Rahmon

Your Excellency President Japarov

Honourable Ministers

Honourable Governors

Chairman Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha and Members of the Board of Trustees

Rector, Deans, Faculty and Staff of the University

Parents, supporters, and distinguished guests and Graduates

University of Central Asia holds first-ever convocation 2021-06-19

Hazar Imam with Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Prince Amyn and Prince Hussain at the UCA Convocation   2021-06-19

Khorog, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, 21 June 2021 - Against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, the University of Central Asia (UCA) celebrated the achievements of its inaugural cohort of graduates: the Class of 2021. The live-streamed Convocation brought together students, family members, faculty and well-wishers across multiple countries and time zones around the world.

Aga Khan Academy Dhaka: Educating tomorrow’s leaders 2021-06-18

Visit of Delegation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Daily Star

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is establishing an educational centre of excellence, The Aga Khan Academy, in Dhaka to provide international standard education for students and prepare them for leadership roles in Bangladesh and across the world.

The Aga Khan Academy is located on a 20-acre of land in Bashundhara, which will enroll 750 students with a capacity to expand to 1,200

The academy will start its operation here next year, said officials of AKDN.


Our aim is not only to mitigate the carbon emissions for our hotels but to become carbon negative. Hence we have partnered with WWF-Pakistan and AKRSP for the effective implementation and widening of scope for our mission, and to link it with the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Pakistan (TBTTP) and Clean and Green Environment Movement (CGP) of Prime Minister Imran Khan,”

MoU signed with AKRSP to mitigate effects of climate change 2021-06-13

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam holds a report on the impact of climate change on chi

ISLAMABAD: The World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan), Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) and Serena Hotels on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim to work towards their common objectives of climate change mitigation and climate adaptation, land degradation, food security, biodiversity conservation and enhancing community resilience.

The agreement was signed in view of Pakistan’s needs and to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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