Paris, France, 9 November 2010 - The French Republic betowed the title of "Commandeur dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres." To H. H. the Aga Khan as well as "Officier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres" to His Brother Prince Amyn.
New Delhi, Nov.7 : Spending almost an hour at the 16th century Humayun Tomb complex, the Obamas held hands and listened carefully as the officer of the ArchaeologicalSurvey of India (ASI) explained in detail the history of the complex. They asked a few questions about therestoration work that the ASI and Aga Khan Trust were doing.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces Master Jury for 2010
Geneva, 8 January 2010 – The members of the Master Jury of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The Jury, which selects the recipients of the Award, will convene in January to review the 401 nominated projects and select approximately 25 finalists, which will then be subject to on-site reviews by independent experts. The Jury will meet for a second time in June to select the Award recipients from the group of finalists. Recipients will be announced at a ceremony in autumn 2010.
THE Aga Khan Development Network Foundation and the International Baccalaureate have agreed to jointly intensify efforts to broaden access to quality education for students in Uganda and other developing countries. A memorandum of understanding signed at the Aga Khan headquarters in France between the two organisations sets out a framework for strengthened cooperation in the advancement of education.
The structure was inaugurated in 2008 by Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, in the presence of senior UAE officials. A 3,000-square-metre public neighbourhood park was also created on parts of the land based on Islamic garden themes. The architecture is an amalgamation of everything that is beautiful in Islam.
Damascus, (SANA)- The Agha Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the French Embassy in Damascus signed on Wednesday a partnership agreement to lay down a comprehensive framework for cooperation in development projects in Syria which encompasses many vital sectors. The agreement includes a framework for mutual cooperation in micro-finance, tourism, culture, regional planning, health, education, traffic safety, rural and industrial development.
NEW DELHI: This cultural revival project is a part of the vocational training programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's urban renewal project in the Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti and is co-funded by Ford Foundation. The women have been trained by skilled craftsmen. According to officials, the project aims to link heritage with opportunities for economic gain by training both women and men.
Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan was the 48th Imam of the Ismaili community and the grandfather of the present 49th Imam, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. His birthday is celebrated on November 2.
H. H. the Aga Khan delivers the keynote lecture at the 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium - 2010-10-15Posted October 15th, 2010 by heritage
TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), will deliver the keynote lecture at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship's (ICC) 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium, on Friday, October 15, 2010, at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall in Toronto. The ICC was founded by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, in 2005 as her legacy project, and is co-chaired by John Ralston Saul.
Extract: "Too often, democracy is understood to be only about elections - momentary majorities. But effective governance is much more than that. What happens before and after elections? How are choices framed and explained? How is decision-making shared? - so that leaders of different backgrounds can interactively govern-- rather than small cliques rule autocratically.
Birth of Prince Rahim, second child and first son of Mowlana Hazar Imam.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRINCE RAHIM!!
His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network is in Ottawa on the occasion of the inaugural board meeting of the Global Centre for Pluralism. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada welcomed the Aga Khan in the Reception Room at Rideau Hall on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at 7 p.m.
In Tajikistan, the Aga Khan’s philanthropy and investment has raised hospitals, hotels, colleges, crops – and in some quarters, suspicion. This is the fifth story in a series of articles on philanthropy in TOL’s coverage area.
The hope remains in Tajikistan that, like the bridges he and his organization have built between their country and Afghanistan, between philanthropy and profit, the Aga Khan can build a bridge that links different Muslim communities – and benefits both sides.
Prince Rahim meets with Syrian Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdullah al-Dardari - 2010-09-25Posted September 27th, 2010 by heritage
Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdullah al-Dardari met Prince Rahim Aga Khan and heads of health, education, drinking water, tourism and culture departments at the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
The two sides discussed projects the AKDN intends to carry out in Syria, reaching an agreement on developing cooperation between Syria and the AKDN.
The minister for East African Cooperation, Dr Diodorus Kamala, has expressed government satisfaction on the progress recorded in the construction of the Aga Khan University. He said construction of the university is a demonstration of the growing relations and cooperation among East African Community (EAC) member states.
Copyright Lawsuit: CROSS-EXAMINATIONS confirm that the case is not authentic nor filed by Aga Khan - 2010-09-04Posted September 4th, 2010 by heritage
Heritage News has obtained the cross-examination transcripts, and they contain many revelations. First impression from Heritage News is that the three people who allegedly represent the Imam in this case seem to confirm everything that the defendants have been saying! The defendant's position comes out even clearer and stronger! - But you be the judge once the transcripts are available.
Mr Gray's questions show his lack of knowledge of the Imamat, the Ismaili Faith and the Institutions. His questions instead, undermine the Imam!
Worldwide Ismailis perplexed by report of a lawsuit allegedly filed by Aga Khan against two of his own - Can the suit be authentic?
Ismailis find this hard to believe as there is no affidavit by the Aga Khan in the court papers, and as the lawsuit is filed outside of the highly regarded Ismaili Arbitration process that the Aga Khan proudly favours.
Is there more to it than it seems?
The expected outcome of the Bujgali power project will also result into increased supply of improved air quality and jobs for Ugandans (app. 2,000 jobs at the peak of construction).
The executer of the project - Bujagali Energy Limited - is a consortium of American Sithe Global, Kenyan Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) and the Uganda government. IPS is an affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.
The consortium put $190 million into the project while the rest are loans, mainly from the World Bank Group, the European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank.
TORONTO. Michael Brand, the former J. Paul Getty Museum director who stepped down at the Los Angeles institution earlier this year, has been appointed to a consultancy post at the Aga Khan Development Network.
The position places Brand — an expert in Asian art — in line to assume the directorship of the Islamic art and culture museum when it opens in a Fumihiko Maki-designed building in 2013.
On June 21st, the Defendants filed a motion for an order granting summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff's action. The Motion introduces new evidence of forgery and says: "The activities complained of are not infringing the rights of the Aga Khan, who it appears from the forged signatures, has not authorized this action." The motion will be argued 12-JUL-2010 to begin at 09:30, and an affidavit of reply is due from the plaintiff 10 days before this date.
In the attached defenses, the defendants affirm to being devoted followers who will unconditionally abide by the wishes of the Aga Khan, whom they glorify in their defense. They also set out to establish that this lawsuit is not actually filed by the Aga Khan, but instead has been fraudulently initiated by someone close to him in his secretariat.
The Law Times printed a new article with statements from both sides. The Lawyer at Ogilvie Renault admits to dealing with Sachedina, the defense reiterates their cooperation and submission to the wishes of the Imam, and an intellectual property lawyer expands on the difficulties of applying copyright law to such a case.
Since the Defendants are acting on a Farman to them made in 1992, and since this Farman also gives instructions and guidance to continue distributing Farmans, then there is nothing in Ismaili Faith nor in the Canadian Legal system that can force them to stop their actions except the Imam, by giving new instructions Himself.
(Delivered by Prince Amyn Aga Khan on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan)
Extract: "The Aga Khan Development Network remains committed to the stability and growth of this important country and its people and we strongly support a significant acceleration of socio-economic development process. We stand ready to do whatever we can with that objective."
Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya attended the Golden Jubilee Games as well as the Closing Ceremony - 2008-06-23Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
2008, June 23-29: 2008, June 29: : Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya attended the G.J.G. this morning as well as the Closing Ceremony of the Golden Jubilee Games tonight. Prince Amyn arrived in Nairobi yesterday but went to Kigali today. He did not attend the Games in Nairobi. The launching of the Games ceremony was grandiose but the closing was not as powerful. A small fireworks ended the Ceremony. Of course tons of photos uploaded every day...