Following is a transcript of a conversation between His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and Don Cayo of The Vancouver Sun. The interview took place Nov. 23 in Toronto.
2008, November 22: CANADA VISIT - . The Aga Khan presided with Honourable Beverly J. Oda over the signing in Toronto of a Memorandum of Understanding between McMaster University and the Aga Khan University (AKU), which has campuses and programmes in eight countries in South Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Mr Firoz Rasul and Dr Peter George signed on behalf of their respective institutions. [Photo]. Later that morning, The Aga Khan meet with The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario [Photo].
2008, November 19: CANADA VISIT - OTTAWA
2008, November 18: CANADA VISIT - Ottawa and surrounding Jamats gathered at Ottawa Civic Center and Mowlana Hazar Imam directly came from the airport to the parking area of the Civic Center in Ottawa to see the Jamat waving the Canadian and MyFlag as Hazar Imam's motorcade passed slowly and though the temperature was a chilling minus 8c, The Imam opened his window and blessed the Jamat. More Information.
H. H. The Aga Khan Visited Canada From November 18th to the 25th. During His visit, He met with the ismaili community and met with officials in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.
2008, November 17: Prince Karim Aga Khan, delivered a speech on November 17, 2008 at the Palais des Papes in Avignon, southern France during a forum on the topic 'Culture, a growth factor' to be held until November 18. The Forum brings together 250 key players from the economic, cultural and media sectors, along with public authoritiy representatives of different countries .
2008, November 17: Aga Khan Pays Tribute to Zarkava at the 2008 Cartier Racing Awards 18/11/08 - The Aga Khan last night (Monday, November 17) elaborated on why Zarkava meant so much to him when collecting the filly's prizes as Cartier Horse Of The Year and Cartier Champion Three-Year-Old Filly at the 2008 Cartier Racing Awards in London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Avignon Forum: The value and importance of cultural diversity and its role in promoting peace and development
2008, November 6. Kyrgyzstan's foreign minister Ednan Karabaev met with Prince Aga Khan. During the meeting, E.Karabaev welcomed him on behalf of President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev and thanked the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for rendering material assistance to quake victims in the republic' south. The parties discussed the results of implemented projects and perspectives of cooperation between AKDN and Kyrgyzstan. It was also raised issues about projects, which reflect tasks that set by the President of Kyrgyzstan in his message to the people of Kyrgyzstan.
2008, November 6. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Igor Chudinov and Prince Aga Khan have arrived in Naryn town. The goal of their visits is to familiarize with construction process of the University of Central Asia. The Prince Aga Khan arrived in Kyrgyzstan on three-day visit at the invitation of the republic's government. He had already visited Kazakhstan and Tajikistan within the framework of his tour to Central Asia.
November 4, 2008, Asia-Plus - On Monday November 3, His Highness the Aga Khan attended the groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the Ismaili Cultural-Educational Center, Jamatkhana, in Khorog, Gorno Badakhshan. Speaking at the ceremony, the Aga Khan said that the Center should promote combining efforts to develop mutual understanding and stability in the region.
SPEECH BY H.H. PRINCE KARIM AGA KHAN at the FOUNDATION STONE LAYING CEREMONY OF THE THE ISMAILI JAMATKHANA AND CENTRE, KHOROG, TAJIKISTAN
2008, November 2. Prince Aga Khan Prince arrived to Tajikistan on October 31 at the invitation of the Tajik Government. On November 5 Prince Aga Khan will arrive in Kyrgyzstan to visit construction of Aga Khan University in Naryn oblast. kabar.kg
Aga Khan arrives in Dushanbe today
Author: Victoria Naumova
DUSHANBE, October 31, 2008, Asia-Plus -- His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is arriving in Dushanbe today afternoon on a six-day official visit.
2008, October 30: Prince Aga Khan pays visit to Kazakhstan - One of the World famous patrons of art, Prince Karim Aga Khan VI has paid a visit to Kazakhstan. He is one of the descendants of the Prophet Mohammed and he is also the Imam of the Muslim and Shiite community of the Ismaili. His Excellency was welcomed to the Ak Orda residence by Nursultan Nazarbayev. The Prince is also the founder and one of the sponsors of many charity projects carried out in many countries including the CIS and some Central Asian states.
2008, October 29: President Nazarbayev, Prince Karim Aga Khan meet. ASTANA. October 29. KAZINFORM. /Aigul Tulekbayeva/ The AKDN plans to continue its cooperation with Kazakhstan. Prince Karim Aga Khan, arriving in Astana, said at a briefing. This visit opens his 10-day Central Asian tour. 'We discussed development of the Central Asian universities and issues regarding economic recession with the Kazakh President. I expressed hope for further cooperation with Kazakhstan in all spheres', the Prince said.
2008, Ocober 23: : Kazakhstan General Newswire - Astana. October 23. Interfax-Kazakhstan - Prince Aga Khan IV, visits Kazakhstan on October 28-31, according to the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan. The prince plans to meet with leaders of Kazakhstan, the ministry said in a Thursday. According to the statement, Aga Khan will attend a groundbreaking ceremony that marks start of construction of a branch of Central Asian University in Tekeli (in Almaty oblast, southeast Kazakhstan).
His Highness the Aga Khan, will arrive in Tajikistan on October 31 for a five-day visit - 2008-10-22Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
2008, October 22: Asia-Plus - His Highness the Aga Khan, will arrive in Tajikistan on October 31 for a five-day visit.
October 21, 2008, Asia-Plus -- Prince Amyn Aga Khan, younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, is arriving in Dushanbe today afternoon for a short visit, according to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Dushanbe Office. During his stay in Dushanbe, Prince Amyn Aga Khan is expected to review AKDN programs in Tajikistan, including project for construction of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel. http://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/16/40764.html [Author: Victoria Naumova]
$1.5 Million Goes To Bangladeshi NGO
Hilton Humanitarian Prize Of $1.5 Million Goes To Bangladeshi NGO
The world's biggest humanitarian prize has been awarded to BRAC, the largest non-profit organization in the developing world. The 2008 Hilton Humanitarian Prize of $1.5 million honors BRAC, a Bangladeshi-based NGO, for its achievements in helping to eradicate poverty in nine Asian and African countries. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from Geneva where the award was announced.