Die Welt - Mittwoch - Berlin. (This article is in German) Norman Foster, Frank Gehry oder Renzo Piano werden ihn wahrscheinlich nie bekommen, den kaum bekannten und doch hochstdotierten Architekturpreis der Welt, den der Aga Khan alle drei Jahre vergibt. Er ist das Oberhaupt der kleinen muslimischen Glaubensgemeinschaft der Ismailiten. Deshalb werden vor allem Projekte im nordlichen Afrika, im Nahen Osten, auf dem indischen Subkontinent und in Indonesien ausgezeichnet.
Maputo, Mozambique - Aga Khan Foundation Portugal - The Portuguese Agency for Development (Agência Portuguesa para o Apoio ao Desenvolvimento) (APAD) has approved a grant of one million Euros for a long-term rural development programme launched by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and aimed at some 120,000 people in Mozambique
Globe Interactive - Where is the most important architecture being done right now? The answer depends on what you're looking for, and where. Given that we're living here in the Western world, here is where we look for signs of brave, iconic buildings. But there is gutsy architecture being made in plenty of patches elsewhere.
WASHINGTON (The Christian Science Monitor via COMTEX). 'Can mountain poverty really be alleviated? Or is economic and social development under such onerous conditions a quixotic dream?
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ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF ARTICLE OF GUJRATI MAGAZINE CHITRALEKHA - AN OASIS IN THE DESERT - 2001-12-01Posted July 10th, 2007 by heritage
Here, in Hunza, people do not know The use of medicines. They do not survive on charity. Who is responsible for This state of affairs? He is none other than the man who will celebrate his 65th birthday on the 13th Dec 2001 & who is the spiritual leader of the Khojas, His Highness the Karim Aga Khan. He is the one responsible for the self-esteem & the prosperity of this region.
UN Wire - In an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera yesterday, the spiritual leader of the world's Ismaili Shiite Muslims, the Aga Khan, accused the Taliban of imposing on Afghanistan an interpretation of Islam that was previously foreign to the Afghan people. 'I am amazed by the ignorance about Islam,' he said.'Abandoned by all and conquered by the Taliban, [Afghanistan] turned into an immense international terrorist training camp,' the Aga Khan added.
ISLAMABAD (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The European Union (EU) has just approved a grant amounting to 9.85 million euro (about 8.72 U.S.dollars) for education in Pakistan under the implementation of the Institute for Educational Development of the Aga Khan University, a press release by the EU said here Thursday. This grant, which equivalents 532 million Pakistani Rupees, is addressed in particular to the improvement of the quality of the education.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture has restored the prime historic landmark of the 700 year old Baltit Fort on the terraced slopes in Hunza, in Northern Pakistan. The main theme of the project is to preserve this setting despite natural decay and the inevitable impact of recent changes, such as urbanisation which has begun to threaten the integrity of the built heritage.
La Bégum Inaara a présidé la deniere semaine d'octobre 2000 une grande soirée de bienfaisance organisée par l'Unesco à Dusseldorf, en Allemagne. La princesse a accordé une interview exclusive à OH LA !
The Times of Central Asia: 'Kyrgyz Credit Investment Bank will begin operations in September. It will provide loans of $250,000 - $1 million to finance promising business projects. The Aga-Khan economic development fund will be the leading shareholder with a 30% stake.'
Addressing the concluding session of the two-day conference on Indigenous Philanthropy, Prince Karim Aga Khan said that philanthropic funding of social development is a new phenomenon extending increasingly to institutions engaged in human resources development. The conference was attended by about 300 participants representing reputed NGOs, experts from home and abroad, besides a number of donor agencies and foreign diplomats of whom the Canadian High Commissioner in Pakistan was seen as a guardian spirit.
Attended the 1st World Mountain Forum held in Chambery, France. After the opening session which took place in Unesco headquarters Paris under the high patronage of the President of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac, the forum was held in the city of Chambery situated in the heart of the French Alps, creating a pioneer event. Prince Karim Aga Khan gave a well noticed speech with reference to the type of education and development that can be implemented in mountainous areas through NGOs work quoting the examples of Pakistan and Tajikistan.
We have developed the capacity to re-harness institutions and people and communities who were part of our societies in the '50s, and we want them to become again part of our society today to help us build.
'Tonight, my purpose is really to listen and learn. And the Aga Khan, for instance, has dedicated much of his life to bridging differences between cultures and enhancing and preserving rich cultural legacies' said Secretary Albright in Washington at the Department of State
Princess Zahra Aga Khan came to Nairobi, Kenya for the Infectious Energy Conference. Also attending this conference were several leaders of the LIF.
Mowlana Hazir Imam in Tajikistan.The Aga Khan and Tajikistan President Emomali Rakhmonov signed a treaty here on Monday to launch a university dedicated to studies on mountainous regions and societies
Depuis son divorce en 1995, l'ex-épouse de l'Aga Khan consacre la plus grande partie de son temps à promouvoir l'association Village d'enfant SOS. A l'occasion de son voyade à Dharamsala, auprès des réfugiés tibétains, elle a été nommée ambassadrice internationale de cette oeuvre...
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader to over 60 million Ismailis worldwide, the majority of them in India, Pakistan, East Africa and North America, has exhorted the U.S. to use its foreign policy to help spread cultural pluralism, particularly that of developing nations. The Aga Khan, who was the kick-off speaker at the first-ever White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy, declared 'American foreign policy could have a significant impact on the pluralism of culture around the world.'