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Aga Khan Development Network works in Third World

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Frequent Questions

Brief answers to some of the most common questions asked about His Highness the Aga Khan and the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) are as follows:

Q: What is the AKDN?

201003 - Treasures of the Aga Khan Exhibit in Germany

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The exhibition includes 215 items from a collection of 1,000 pieces. It will run until June 6th. And eventually move to a permanent home in Toronto, in mid 2013.

2010-03 - Nation NMG marks 50 years

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The Nation Media Group is exactly 50 years today(Thursday) and the highlight of the celebrations, the Pan Africa media Conference was opened on Thursday morning by president Mwai Kibaki. At the opening ceremony, the president lauded the role played by the media in opening up the democratic space.

2010-30 - Nation Media Group dinner.flv

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As part of marking its 50th anniversary Nation Media Group on Thursday night hosted a dinner for delegates and dignitaries at the KICC. Vice president Kalonzo Musyoka lauded NMG for its bravery attitude of exposing vices like corruption and nepotism.

196x - Prince Sadruddin at a Jamati Dinner

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2006 - Ya Ali Madad - Sung By Abida Parvin

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Abida Parvin Sings "Ya Ali Madad"
Video contains scenes of the Kaaba, Hazrat Ali's Birthplace.

20090727 - Addressing the Brain-Drain in Kenya

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Prime Minister Raila Odinga has called on professionals trained locally to commit a fraction of their careers to serve the country. Raila said the government incurs losses through migration of professionals abroad. He was speaking at his office when he met his Highness the Aga khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili community.

20090609 - Canada To Grant Aga Khan Honorary Citizenship

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Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, announces during Question Period that the government will be seeking to grant the Aga Khan honorary Canadian Citizenship.

REMARKS BY PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER OF CANADA IN PARLIAMENT IN REPONSE TO A QUESTION FROM A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT PAUL CALANDRA

September 9, 2009
Mr. Speaker
First off I think I speak on behalf of all members in congratulating His Highness the Aga Khan in receiving an Honorary Doctorate today from the University of Alberta today.

2012-Malaysia-islamic arts museum.flv

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Video of H.H. The Aga Khan leaving the Islamic Arts Museum in Malaysia.
Exclusive to Heritage.

2008-12 - Delegation Center of Ismaili Imamat Slideshow

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Musical Slideshow about the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, Canada

2010-03 - Nation staff get piece of the pie.flv

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Earlier in the morning, the company announced a special share offer for its employees as part of the celebrations. The announcement came as the staff met the Groups founder His Highness the Aga Khan at a breakfast session.

2010-03 - A Nation breakfast.flv

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Nation media group staff were treated to a sumptuous breakfast as Celebrations to mark 50 years continued. Long serving members of staff were also awarded at the function held at the KICC by His Highness the Aga Khan.

196x-Prince Sadruddin with the Jamat - 01

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20090727 - Aga Khan Tours Kenya Centre for Heart

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His highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, today visited the construction site of the $50 million heart and cancer centre of the Aga khan university hospital (Nairobi), which is expected to be completed in 2010. The centre will be the first in the region to provide high quality cardiac and oncology care to patients using state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and will be a part of the aga khan universitys faculty of health sciences, east Africa first premier private medical school.

20090609 U of A Honorary Degree - Edmonton

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University of Alberta Convocation Webcast. The Aga Khan's speech starts around 25 minutes into the webcast. Here is the link:
http://qtss.srv.ualberta.ca/convocation/Convocation09-June9-3-5.h.mov



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