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Aga Khan contributes 500,000 euros towards victims of fire in central Portugal

Signing of the landmark Agreement establishing a formal Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal, in the presence of Portugal’s Pr

Lisbon, Portugal, 19 June 2017 - His Highness the Aga Khan today announced a contribution of Euros 500,000 towards the support of victims of the deadly forest fire in Pedrógão Grande in central Portugal. The fire left more than 60 people dead and several more injured.

Tanzania: U.S.$40 Million Set to Expand Aga-Khan Hospital Chains

Stone-laying ceremony of Phase II of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam  2005-03-18

Arusha — The Aga-Khan Hospitals in Dar-es-salaam, Kisumu and Mombasa in Kenya will soon be expanded and upgraded following a financial agreement that has just been signed between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and French Co-operation Agency (AFD).

Pamir Energy, a project company of the Geneva-based Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development wins Ashden Award

The tough landscape of Tajikistan and northern Afghanistan has limited energy development in the region.

The 2017 International Ashden Award for Increasing Energy Access will be handed out to Pamir Energy, the first public-private partnership in Tajikistan, for restoring 11 small hydro power plants and upgrading 4,300 km of old transmission and distribution facilities in eastern Tajikistan.

As a result, some 200,000 locals, i.e. 96% of households, are now supplied with 24-hour clean energy, while their average household energy cost are cut from around $98 to $15 per calendar month.

Tanzania: Princess Zahra Launches Modern Lab

Princess Zahra in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam — Princess Zahra Aga Khan on Friday launched the new state-of-the-art medical laboratory and a low-cost inpatient unit at the Aga Khan Hospital here.

The new lab is part of Aga Khan Hospital's expansion project which is estimated to cost around $80 million.

The amount includes an extra $53.5 million as a loan from the French Development Agency. It has also acquired $26.3 million as a grant from the Aga Khan Development Network.

The hospital is set to undergo expansion in its second phase by constructing a new 14,000 square metre wing.

Lahore Fort’s Picture Wall conservation kicks off in partnership with Aga Khan Trust for Culture.



The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) has started the conservation of some parts of the Lahore Fort’s Picture Wall as part of the Picture Wall Prototype (PWP) Project, in partnership with Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

President of the Portuguese Republic, visits the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon


His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic, visited the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon on 29 April 2017, where he received a warm welcome from hundreds of members of the Portuguese Jamat.
Ismaili Girl and Boy Scouts lined a red carpet at the entrance of the Ismaili Centre, where President Marcelo was greeted upon his arrival by Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal, Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to the Portuguese Republic, and senior officials of the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat.

World Partnership Walk reflects the best of Canadian values

World Partnership Walk

Some politicians are focusing a great deal of attention on "Canadian values", particularly as they pertain to immigration.

There's an almost hysterical fear that if Canada permits people to move here who don't share these "values", which are rarely defined, then somehow the country will go down the drain.

The foremost purveyor of this idea in national politics has been former Conservative cabinet minister Kellie Leitch. She received a blizzard of free publicity from the media in her campaign to lead her party.

Sunday's World Partnership Walk benefits work of Aga Khan Foundation

Governor-General David Johnston and the Aga Khan take part for the opening of the new home of the Global Centre for Pluralism in

Earlier this month in Ottawa, the Global Centre for Pluralism officially opened its doors. The centre is a partnership between the Aga Khan and the government of Canada and is yet another important example of the bridge-building he has spearheaded along with support for important humanitarian causes in Canada and in the global south. The many institutions the spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims and his community have supported in Canada and around the world are shining examples of service to the community and the less fortunate.

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies citation for His Highness the Aga Khan by David Mulroney Prresident of St.Michael's Co

The convocation of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies took place at St Basil’s Collegiate Church in Toronto. Mr. Davi

Your Highness, Your Eminence and Chancellor, Praeses, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

I am honoured to present today His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam, or spiritual leader, of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. His Highness is also of course an honorary citizen of this country, a person whose many contributions and connections to Canadian life and society we extend with today’s ceremony.

His Highness the Aga Khan awarded the 2017 President's Medal for architecture

The President of the Architectural League, Billie Tsien, presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the President’s Medal. Farhez Rayani

The Architectural League of New York awarded its highest honor to His Highness the Aga Khan during a dinner at the Metropolitan Club.

The President's Medal of the Architectural League is awarded annually to individuals for their exemplary work in architecture, urbanism, art and design.

The 2017 President's Medal honors the 40th anniversary of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture - given every three years to inspirational designs that address the needs of Muslim communities worldwide.

Aga Khan opens Ottawa pluralism centre, and board members blast Trump

H.H. The Aga Khan with the Governor-General of Canada  David Johnston

OTTAWA — The Aga Khan returned Tuesday to Ottawa to unveil the new headquarters of an international organization that is positioning itself as an antidote of sorts to growing strains of populism and intolerance around the world.

Board members of the Global Centre for Pluralism, including former governor general Adrienne Clarkson, singled out the arrival of Donald Trump in the White House as something that makes the centre's work even more relevant.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan Letter to Patrons of Aga Khan Museum

Prince Amyn Aga Khan

77 Wynford Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 1K1, Canada

14 October 2016

Syria: A Living History

Dear Patrons,

I am writing to you because we are on the eve of the opening of what I think can be seen as an
exceptional exhibition that the Aga Khan Museum has organized in Toronto. By creating “Syria:
A Living History”, the Museum has responded to what I believe can be deemed among the most
significant and serious events in recent years. This exhibition, and the programs around it, are

Historic Pluralism Headquarters Launch in Ottawa Anchoring Canada as Global Hub for Dialogue 2017-05-16

Historic Pluralism headquarters launch in Ottawa, anchoring Canada as global hub for dialogue. Credit: Marc Fowler (CNW Group/Gl

OTTAWA, May 16, 2017 /CNW/ - The Global Centre for Pluralism, a major international institution for research and dialogue about the value of diversity, has officially opened its permanent headquarters in a historic building in Ottawa at a ceremony with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and His Highness the Aga Khan.

John Baird: The noble work of the Aga Khan

The Aga Khan smiles during a meeting, May 12, 2008

John Baird: The noble work of the Aga Khan should not be tarnished by this Canadian political scandal

His Highness the Aga Khan is a remarkable human being and a force for pluralism in a world besieged by tyranny. At 80 years of age, he is now the longest living spiritual leader in the Islamic world, and a jewel for Canada as our own honourary citizen. His statesmanship has shaped the course of history — in the midst of the Cold War, he bridged Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva in his relentless pursuit for peace.

The Aga Khan Visits UCSF to Strengthen Partnership to Advance Global Health 2011-04-28

The Aga Khan joins Haile Debas (left), senior global health advisor and chancellor emeritus and Tippi MacKenzie (right),

His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, visited the University of California, San Francisco on April 26 to gain insight into the driving forces behind UCSF’s excellence in research and education, and to deepen the partnership between UCSF and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). He was also awarded the UCSF Medal, the University’s equivalent of an honorary degree, by Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH.

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan was honored by the Foreign Policy Association with FPA Medal 2017-05-03

Hazar Imam with John McNee and Adrienne Clarkson at the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa, Canada

John McNee, Secretary General, Global Centre for Pluralism received the FPA Medal on behalf of
His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, founder of Global Centre for Pluralism in
New York, May 3rd, 2017

The Aga Khan Visits UCSF to Strengthen Partnership to Advance Global Health 2011-04-28

Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman presents His Highness the Aga Khan with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal,

UCSF Awards Medals to Three Health Innovators for Outstanding Contributions

April 28, 2011

Three distinguished individuals were recognized on April 26 with the UCSF Medal – the University’s highest honor – to acknowledge those who have made outstanding contributions in areas associated with the University’s mission.

The UCSF Medal was presented at the 2011 Founders Day banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco.

Telia sells Tajik operations to Aga Khan's development fund 2017-04-26

H.H Aga Khan IV

* Telia sells Tajik stake * Says sees lower Uzbek settlement, at $1 bln * Q1 earnings in line with forecasts (Adds CEO comment, detail, shares) STOCKHOLM, April 26 (Reuters) - Nordic telecom operator Telia Company has agreed to sell its Tajik operations to the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, taking a step closer to withdrawing from its troubled Central Asian business.

Speech (in French) by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Bamako Park in Mali 2008-04-25

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses guests at the Inauguration of the Bamako Park.  2008-04-25


Son Excellence Monsieur le Président de la République,
Monsieur le Premier Ministre,
Messieurs les Ministres,
Excellences, Messieurs les Représentants du corps diplomatique et des organisations internationales accréditées au Mali,
Monsieur le Maire de Bamako,
Mesdames et Messieurs,


Princess Zahra attends Bamyan hospital inaugurated with Canada, France and AKDN support

Bamyan Hospital inaugurated by Princess Zahra  2017-04-24

standard hospital was inaugurated in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan after the project was completed with the support of the Canada, France, and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

According to the local government officials, the hospital has been built and equipped with a total cost of $22.8 million. It is a 141-bed state-of-the-art hospital will transform the lives of 450,000 Afghans – many of them are women and children

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