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Speech by Mr Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, 2019-04-13

Mr Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, delivering the keynote address in Lisbon, 2019
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akdn

Your Highness the Aga Khan, thank you very much
Princess Zahra Aga Khan
My dear friend, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Paulo Portas
Chairman Haile Debas
President Firoz Rasul, thank you for your introduction
My dear friend, Ambassador Nazim Ahmad, always a great friend for a long time and a great man
Honourable Trustees of the Aga Khan University

Dear Friends

Thank you so much for inviting me tonight. I have, let me tell you, a huge admiration, a huge admiration for your community, Your Highness, and for your leadership.

WCLA organises session to study Lahore Fort’s picture wall with experts from Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)

Students and faculty members from all universities of Lahore attend ‘Meet the Expert’ organised by WCLA & AKTC  2019-04-08
Source: 
www.pakistantoday.com.pk

LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) on Tuesday organised another session of ‘Meet the Expert’ during which conservationists and architects briefed participants on conservation methodologies of the picture wall of Lahore Fort that also happens to be the world’s largest picture wall, Pakistan Today has learnt.

WCLA had invited students and faculty members from all universities of Lahore which have architecture, history, fine arts and social sciences departments. Almost 200 participants were present in the session which was held here at the summer palace of Lahore Fort.

‘There’s hope.’ Princess Yasmin Aga Khan opens up about her mother Rita Hayworth and Alzheimer’s disease

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan poses for a photograph at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Ont. on March 29, 2019. Cole Burston/The Glob
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www.theglobeandmail.com

When Hollywood star Rita Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1981 at the age of 62, her daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan took on the role of her conservator.

In addition to caring for her mother, Princess Yasmin, who is a half-sister of the Ismaili Muslim spiritual leader, the Aga Khan, also became an early spokesperson for those with Alzheimer’s, bringing public attention to a neurodegenerative disease that few openly discussed.

Aga Khan Music Awards, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon review: Impeccably organised and presented

Badiaa Bouhrizi, laureate in the domain of Social Inclusion, performing at the gala concert on 31 March ( AKDN / Bruno Colaço )
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independant.co.uk

The awards draw on the inspirational work of the Aga Khan Music Initiative, which was originally created to revive the traditional musics of Central Asia

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Lisbon Aga Khan Music Awards 2019-03-31

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers remarks at the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards, held at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portuga
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the.ismaili

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency, President of the Republic, Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,


Your Excellency, Vice-President of the Parliament, Mr. Jorge Lacão,

Madame Isabel Mota, President of the Gulbenkian Foundation,


Members of Government and of Parliament,


Diplomats, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,


Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure - and a great honour - to welcome all of you who have come to this exceptional venue tonight, on this extraordinary occasion.

Speech by Prince Amyn Aga Khan at the Aga Khan Music Awards in Lisbon 2019-03-29

Prince Amyn Aga Khan delivers his remarks at the inauguration of the Aga Khan Music Awards AKDN / Akbar Hakim
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akdn.org

Madame President of the Gulbenkian Foundation, Ms. Isabel Mota,
Honorable members of the Government, of Parliament, State Authorities, and Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen

Aga Khan Music Awards 2019-03-29

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gulbenkian.pt

When
29 March 2019 – 31 March 2019
All Day
Where
Edifício Sede – Grande Auditório
Av. de Berna, 45A , Lisboa
217 823 700
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Tickets
Access for ticket holders only. Tickets are free and will be distributed from 10:00 of the same day (max. 2 tickets per person and limited to the capacity of the hall

Germany promises Rs 41.5 lakh for heritage ‘baoli’ 2019-03-27

The German Ambassdor Martin Ney, signs the Financial Agreement Treat with AKF  2019-03-27
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

New Delhi: The Aga Khan Foundation on Tuesday partnered with the German embassy, which will provide Rs 41.5 lakh for rebuilding of a traditional ‘baoli (water stepwell) in the Humayun Tomb’s complex here.

It was announced during the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Aga Khan Trust for Culture Chief Executive Ratish Nanda and the German envoy Martin Ney in the Mughal-era Arab Ki Sarai premises.

The Arab Ki Sarai, an Archeological Survey of India (ASI) protected monument, houses an out-of-use stepwell.

Forbes Portugal - Major Fundacoes de Portugal

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
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Forbes Portugal

Aga Khan IV, the spiritual leader of the Nizari Ismailis, brought his millions to Portugal, where he now lives without paying taxes. The Aga Khan Foundation Portugal, the 24th largest nationwide, is just one of the ends of his philanthropic empire that spends more than 500 million Euros per year.

By David Almas

Sacred millionaire

Aga Khan IV, 82, is a multimillionaire and a philanthropist. The Aga Khan Foundation Portugal, which he established in 1996, was valued at over 31 million Euros in 2017.

Aga Khan Museum exhibit features giant moon sculpture 2019-03-24

The moon is featured at Aga Khan Museum in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing. - Aga Khan Museum image
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www.toronto.com

April highlights include jazz sextet, standup comedy, qawwali performance

This April, the Aga Khan Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with The Moon: A Voyage Through Time. The exhibition, which runs until Aug. 18, explores the moon’s influence on faith, science and the arts across the Muslim world and beyond.

Aga Khan Music Awards laureates, finalists announced

Afghan rubâb player Homayoun Sakhi (center) percussionist Salar Nader, and Chinese pipa player Wu Man, at the Aga Khan Music Ini
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www.dhakatribune.com

Laureates will share a $500,000 prize fund, and will also collaborate with the music awards to expand the impact of their work and develop their careers

The Master Jury of the Aga Khan Music Awards has announced laureates and finalists for the Awards’ inaugural cycle.
The music awards were established by His Highness the Aga Khan to recognize creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance.

Laureates will share a $500,000 prize fund, and will also collaborate with the music awards to expand the impact of their work and develop their careers.

Syria’s ancient Aleppo souk poised to regain its bustle 2019-03-11

Restoration works began on the Aleppo souk after Syrian authorities signed a partnership agreement with the Aga Khan Foundation
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gulfnews.com

Aleppo: On the domed roof of a historical market in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, architect Bassel Al Daher moves between workers painstakingly working to erase the scars of war.

Men wearing vests and helmets repair parts of the roof still bearing visible traces of the four-year-long battle for the former rebel stronghold.

They cover its charred surface with a fresh coat of white paint as part of a wider effort to rehabilitate the Saqatiya market, or souk in Arabic.

Govt., Aga Khan trust to digitise Anganwadi services data 2019-03-17

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thehindu.com

Anganwadi teachers to collect info on food habits of families

The Department for Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens (DWCD) will soon have a project monitoring unit (PMU) to monitor the data of children, pregnant and lactating mothers served by the Anganwadi centres across the State.
The DWCD has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Aga Khan Foundation which has agreed to support the PMU. Currently, the department’s internal IT Cell is digitising the data uploaded by Anganwadi supervisors.

Teachers roped in

Afghanistan- MoU Signed on $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan 2019-03-20

Afghanistan- MoU Signed on $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan   2019-03-20
Source: 
MENAFN

(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KABUL - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace on power supply to northeastern Badakhshan province and construction of a hydroelectric dam there at a cost of $631 million.

A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said the MoU was signed between acting energy and water minister Mohammad Gul Khulami and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) head Eng. Amanullah Ghalib and representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Yawm-e-Ali

Calligraphic rendering of “Ali” in Arabic - Image The Institute of Ismaili Studies
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the.ismaili

This week, Ismailis and other Muslims mark Yawm‐e Ali, which commemorates the birthday of Hazrat Ali. The cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family), Hazrat Ali is recognised as the most important spiritual and intellectual authority in Islam after the Holy Prophet, who, in accordance with the Shia tradition of Islam, designated him under Divine Command, as the first in the line of hereditary Imams from the Prophet’s own progeny.

Address to the International Colloquium ‘Word of God, Art of Man: The Qur’an and its Creative Expressions'

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iis

Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim.

Your Excellencies,
Your Worship,
Distinguished Scholars and Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Speech at the Opening ceremony of the Aga Khan School in Osh

His Highness the Aga Khan making his inaugural remarks in the central courtyard of the Aga Khan School, Osh. | AKDN
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akdn.org

Your Excellency Governor Kasiev
Your Excellency Minister Aitmatov
Honourable Mayor Satibaldive
Your Excellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a great pleasure to be here in Osh today and to participate in the opening ceremony of this new Aga Khan School. I thank you for being here to share this important moment with us. It is an occasion of great significance in many ways. It is significant because of the cooperation many organisations and individuals who have made the establishment of the school and construction of this complex of buildings possible.

Speech by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan "Is sustainable sustainable?"

Source: 
Al-Ahram Weekly

Ahead of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, later this month, Sadruddin Aga Khan questions the very notion of sustainable development. The following is the text of a recent speech he delivered:

It will be my thesis today that the dogma of "sustainable development" is inherently misleading, and is now deluding our mindsets in much the same way as the flat earth theory once did -- but with implications which are infinitely more dangerous to our future survival.

AGA KHAN ANNOUNCES US$75 MILLION FOR AFGHANISTAN - 2002-01-21

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akdn.org

Delivered by Mr. Aly Mawji, Aga Khan Development Network Country Co-ordinator for Afghanistan on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan IV

Mr. Chairman,
Our hosts Japan,
Distinguished delegates,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Africa: Aga Khan Building Capacity for E. Africa Healthcare Professionals 2019-03-12

Princess Zahra with Prime Minister Majaliwa for Phase 2 of DaresSalaam Hospital   2019-03-09
Source: 
allafrica.com

There is need for capacity building Tanzania health sector to increase the number of healthcare practitioners as well as the quality of medical equipment and facilities as well. Short of increasing and improving the number of healthcare providers, then the country will continue to suffer grave loss of manpower due to pervasiveness of otherwise treatable diseases.


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