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Imamat Day Mubarak 2015-07-11

H.H. The Aga Khan IV

This year marks the 58th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Imamat for Shah Karim al-Husayni our 49th Holy Imam

Ignite signs MOU with Aga Khan Rural Support Programme to promote entrepreneurship 2020-10-25

The Federal Minister for IT & Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque, CEO Ignite Syed Junaid Imam graced the ceremony with their presence. T
Source: 
techjuice.pk

Ignite – National Technology Fund (INTF) of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MOITT) and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the promotion of entrepreneurship in the Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Ignite–National Technology Fund of MOITT & Aga Khan Rural Support Programme signed an MOU in Karachi today to promote entrepreneurship across Pakistan through tailored business support services in the shape of financial/ technical assistance to start-ups,small/growing businesses.

AKU, AKAH, UCA launch climate change documentary series for South, Central Asia

This AKAH water installation ensures local households have access to clean and safe water. AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
Source: 
The Nation nation.com.pk

KARACHI-In a bid to spotlight the dire consequences of climate change in Central and South Asia, the Aga Khan University (AKU), the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) launched a film series focusing on the catastrophic impact of the rapid melting of the world’s largest repository of ice outside the polar regions.

AKAH Joins Hands With GB Govt To Design Water Supply Project For Central Hunza

A water and sanitation project in Altit town in the Hunza valley has allowed people to return to live in traditional settlements
Source: 
urdupoint.com

GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Oct, 2020 ) :The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Pakistan has joined hands with Government of Gilgit � Baltistan and District Administration Hunza, to design a major water supply project for central Hunza The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat Pakistan, signed a partnership agreement with Government of Gilgit-Baltistan to conduct a study for sustainable solution of drinking water supply for central Hunza sourced from Attabad lake.

AKDN, Prince William to launch environmental prize

The Earthshot Prize
Source: 
dawn.com

LONDON: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is partnering with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to launch the Earthshot Prize, which aims to incentivise environmental change while helping repair the planet over the next 10 years.
According to a press rele­ase, the prize also aims to find new solutions to environmental crises and the improvement of living stan­dards, particularly for communities that are most at risk from climate change.

The Aga Khan Develo­pment Network is a Global Alliance Founding Partner.

$4.2m GB project envisages massive tree plantation

Representatives of AKAH,P and the Forest and Wildlife Department of the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan planted trees to mark the
Source: 
dawn.com

The Newspaper's Correspondent

GILGIT: The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat Pakistan (AKAH-P) and the government of Gilgit-Baltistan have announced a US dollar 4.2 million project to plant 50 million trees across the region to reduce the climate-induced natural disasters.
The announcement was made at a function here on Friday.

The project will use tree plantation to absorb carbon and stabilise soil and slopes in hazard-prone areas, mitigating climate change and disaster risk, according to a press release issued here on Friday.

AKDN, Prince William to launch environmental prize

AKDN and Duke of Cambridge partner to launch Earthshot Prize
Source: 
dawn.com

LONDON: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is partnering with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to launch the Earthshot Prize, which aims to incentivise environmental change while helping repair the planet over the next 10 years.
According to a press rele­ase, the prize also aims to find new solutions to environmental crises and the improvement of living stan­dards, particularly for communities that are most at risk from climate change.

The Aga Khan Develo­pment Network is a Global Alliance Founding Partner.

Ismaili CIVIC hosts collection drive for local shelters 2020-10-04

Source: 
CanIndia news

This year Ismaili CIVIC Day was observed on Sunday, September 27, 2020, in Ontario. More than three hundred volunteers gathered to run a collection drive for supplies for local women’s and youth shelters. Over 7,500 items were collected, ranging from toiletries, non-perishable food items, bedding and much more. In a bid to ensure safety given the current global pandemic, volunteers ran a drive-thru drop-off of supplies over two hours across thirteen locations in the region. The items collected were then delivered to local shelters.

Aga Khan Academy Bags 5 Gold Medals 2020-10-05

Aga Khan Academy students at the Golden Climate Science Fair awards ceremony. Seen [from left] Godfrey Kokeyo, Yasin Ghani (10),
Source: 
coastweek.com

Coastweek-- 26 countries, 146 projects, over 200 participants, 5 categories, and 6 students. These are only a few statistics about the recent Golden Climate International Environmental Project Olympiad, held in Nairobi from Tuesday 29th April to Friday 2nd May.

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, an education centre that promotes holistic learning and international leadership participated in the fourth annual edition of the Golden Climate Science Competition, held by the Light Academy Schools in Nairobi.

Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize Recipient: SOS-Kinderdorf Internationa 2002-10-14

Photo on left: Steven Hilton, Princess Salimah, Dr. Oscar Arias, Helmut Kutin.
Source: 
www.hiltonfoundation.org

The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize was established by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in 1996. The annual one million dollar award honors a charitable or non-governmental organization that has made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world.

German insurer buys into Jubilee Holdings 2020-09-30

Jubilee Holdings chairman Nizar Juma (L) Allianz Africa CEO Coenraad Vroliik (R) Image: COURTESY
Source: 
the-star.co.ke The Star

The African subsidiary of the global insurer and asset manager Allianz plans to buy an eight per cent stake in Kenya’s Jubilee Holding Plc (JHL

The offer, subject to regulatory approvals, will see the Germany based firm acquire a controlling stake of between 51 and 66 per cent in Jubilee’s General Insurance business Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Mauritius, forming Jubilee-Allianz General Insurance Limited.

JHL will retain ownership of its Life and Pensions operations and its Medical insurance business in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

The Aga Khan brought prosperity to his faithful and now looks to uplift world’s bottom billion 2018-05-03

His Highness the Aga Khan (seen with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) is the 49th hereditary Imam of the world's Shia Ismaili Musl
Source: 
straight.com

The Ismaili spiritual leader marks Diamond Jubilee with world tour, will be visiting Vancouver from May 5 to 7

If you have ever visited an Ismaili home or business establishment, you may have come across a portrait of a gentleman who looks like an industry magnate or European aristocratic. He appears too "official" to be a family member, and then there’s the positioning of the image—usually displayed prominently at the centre of a mantle or beneath special lighting.

So who is this mysterious man?

First model Teachers’ academy opens in East Africa  2020-09-23

agakhan.jpg
Source: 
The Citizen, thecitizen.co.tz

The Teachers’ Academy is set to bring a new experience in teaching in higher education. It will be Aga Khan University’s first interdisciplinary academies of its kind in the region.

Nairobi — A teachers' excellence training academy, the first one of its kind in East Africa, has today, September 23, 2020, opened its doors, thanks to the Aga Khan University (AKU).

The Teachers' Academy is set to bring a new experience in teaching in higher education. It will be Aga Khan University's first interdisciplinary academies of its kind in the region.

The ideal diplomat?

Prince Aly Salman Khan with his wife Rita Hayworth
Source: 
dailytimes.com/pk

On May 12, 1960, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, Aly Khan, dies in a Paris car accident; ending a promising diplomatic career. Who was Aly Khan and what distinguished him from other diplomats? Moreover, what relevance does he hold today?

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Hadrian Award 1997-10-24

hadr97.jpg
Source: 
ismaili.net

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Hadrian Award
The Plaza Hotel
24th October 1997
Mr. Culver, Mr. Bronfman, distinguished guests,

Aga Khan Academy sets IB exams record 2020-09-03

Alison Hampshire, Head of Academy at Mombasa's the Aga Khan Academy.
Source: 
Allafrica.com, Nation.africa

Students at Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa have achieved record-breaking results in this year’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) amid the challenging Covid-19 learning period.

Top scorers have received admission call-ups to a number of prestigious universities including Yale and Cambridge. The students have further been offered over $7 million (Sh800 million) in university scholarships. The students attributed their success to hard work.

Collection of Sadruddin Aga Khan heads to auction 2020-08-21

Prince Sadruddin and Princess Catherine Aga Khan
Source: 
thestatesman.com/

According to the auction house, visionaries, and ahead of their time, Prince Sadruddin and Princess Catherine Aga Khan have been the discreet patrons of many major philanthropic projects, aimed at preserving cultural and natural sites, from Egyptian temples to the Alps.

The remarkable private collection of Sadruddin Aga Khan and his wife, will head to auction on October 1, 2020, global auction house Christie’s announced. The couple are the son and daughter-in-law of Aga Khan III, president of the All-India Muslim League during India’s pre-Independence era.

HBL reports almost 14 times profit per share (AKFED subsidiary) 2020-07-24

Photo: Samaa Digital
Source: 
SAMAA

Amid variable interest rates, the Habib Bank Limited reported a net profit of Rs11 billion or Rs7.53 per share for the quarter ending June 2020, which is 13.8 times of Rs750 million or Rs0.44 per share it earned in the same quarter of the previous year, the company’s financial results revealed Friday.

The largest bank of the country saw its net interest income (NII) increase by 44% to Rs35 billion between April and June 2020, compared to Rs24 billion for the same quarter of the previous year.

Aga Khan University Hospital Launches Nation's First Lactation Clinic 2020-08-07

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) here on Thursday launched the first of its kind lactation clinic
Source: 
UrduPoint.com

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Aug, 2020 ) :The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) here on Thursday launched the first of its kind lactation clinic to addressing the dire need of help and support to mothers for breastfeeding their infants.
This clinic aims to empower and help mothers across Pakistan ensure their infants' good health from the day they are born, said a statement issued here.

The Aga Khan III’s Letter to “Times of London” 1951-10-30

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah
Source: 
pamirtimes.wordpress.com Pamir Times

In response to an article published by the Times of London, in 1951, the 48th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims had written an
explainatory reaction. The text below has been shared by Engineer Baig Ali.
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