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The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence. (akdn.org)
Hazar Imam arrives in Kyrgyzstan for inauguration of University of Central Asia’s Naryn campus 2016-10-17Posted October 18th, 2016 by librarian-hd
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Bishkek, 17 October 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kyrgyzstan this evening, ahead of the inauguration of the University of Central Asia’s Naryn campus. He was accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad.
This year's Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe is being held in Chantilly instead of its usual venue at Longchamp where a new grandstand is being built.
Hazar Imam arrived at Chantilly on Saturday October 1st with Princess Zahra and Princess Salwa.
Zarak jockeyed by C. Soumillon came in 3rd in the Qatar Prix Dollar Stakes - Group 2
In the Qatar Prix Du Cadran Stakes - Group 1 Vazirabad came in 2nd with jockey C. Soumillon
Hazar Imam's winning horse Harzand - winner of the 2016 Epsom Derby - was featured in the Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe (Group 1) on Sunday October 2nd.
Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network Calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs 2016-09-05Posted September 6th, 2016 by librarian-hd
September 5, 2016
Kabul - Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met this afternoon with the Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During bilateral meeting, Mrs. Mawani briefed the Foreign Affairs Minister on the projects being carried out in collaboration with the Aga Khan Development Network and Cultural Foundation, and the future programs of this Network.
10,000 Ismaili Muslims from more than 25 countries attend Jubilee Games' opening ceremony
Over 2,000 athletes from different parts of the world took part in the opening ceremony of weeklong Jubilee Games, an intra-community global sports event, held in Dubai on Saturday.
Jubilee Games, organised by the Ismaili Muslim community in association with the Dubai Sports Council, was attended by more than 10,000 people from more than 25 countries.
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Imamat Day
Ottawa, Ontario ‑
11 July 2016
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Imamat Day:
“Today, we join Shia Ismaili Muslims in Canada and around the world to celebrate His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, who on this day in 1957 became Imam—spiritual leader—of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
Islamabad, 25 May 2016 — Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim were in Gilgit yesterday, where they inaugurated a 50-bed medical centre that will serve as a healthcare hub for the surrounding region. They also visited other AKDN programmes and a Jamatkhana in the area.
The new medical centre is equipped to provide high quality diagnostics and secondary healthcare services. It also serves as a digital link between clinics in outlying villages and connects them with state-of-the-art medical resources in Pakistan and around the world.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday morning held talks with Prince Amyn Aga Khan, the younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.
At the meeting, Prince Amyn briefed President Kenyatta on the on-going programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network in the country and the region.
President Kenyatta commended the Aga Khan Development Network for its contribution to the country’s development, especially in areas of education and health.
The Chairman of the Aga Khan Group of Companies, Amyn Aga Khan, visited Kigali Genocide memorial on Wednesday to commemorate Genocide victims buried at the site.
The memorial is home to about 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
The Aga Khan, who was in the country on a two-day private visit, took time to join the staff of Kigali Serena Hotel to pay respect to Genocide victims. According to Denise Omany, the country sales and marketing manager at Serena.
2015 December 24 to 29th - Prince Hussein at Kirawira Lodge in Serengeti Park in Tanzania 2015-12-29Posted January 4th, 2016 by librarian-hd
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Friday, December 11, 2015
The Aga Khan set for Jamhuri Day fete
The Aga Khan who is expected in the country on December 11, 2015 to participate in the 52nd Jamhuri Day celebrations at the invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
By NATION REPORTER
The Aga Khan is expected in the country today to participate in the 52nd Jamhuri Day celebrations at the invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
ADB (Asian Development Bank)
Zhang Wencai, Vice President and Thomas Panella, Afghanistan Country Director
Aga Khan Development Network
HH Aga Khan
Werner Hoyer, President
IDB (Islamic Development Bank)
Sayed Aqa, Vice President, Cooperation and Country Programming
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Peter Maurer, President
Daniela Gressani, Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Dept. and Christoph Duenwald, the Fund's mission chief for Afghanistan
Toronto, 19 September 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam will receive the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on the evening of Wednesday, 21 September in Toronto. As part of the ceremony, Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver a speech that will be webcast live on TheIsmaili.org at 7:30 PM EDT (Toronto time).
Prince Amyn Aga Khan to attend Largest and most diverse Edinburgh international culture summit 2016-08-24Posted August 25th, 2016 by librarian-hd
THE largest and most diverse Edinburgh international culture summit begins today with more than 40 ministerial delegations and over 60 speakers taking part.
Running over three days, the event will see some 42 countries represented, including America, Spain, Singapore, Rwanda, New Zealand, Italy, Bangladesh, Slovenia and Ukraine.
The theme of this year’s summit, the third, is “Culture: Building Resilient Communities” and has three distinct, interlinking strands; culture and heritage, economics and participation.
Your Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan,
Distinguished leaders from the UAE,
Excellencies and leaders of the Ismaili Muslim community
Athletes, volunteers and staff of the Jubilee Games,
Ladies and Gentlemen:
First and foremost, I wish to thank His Highness Sheikh Nahyan for both his patronage of the Jubilee Games, and for having taken the time to travel from Abu Dhabi to be with us today.
Thank you, Your Highness.
A warm welcome to you all.
In a way there is nothing more exposing than standing in front of one’s own work but it’s through my passion for photography that I’m also able to share my passion for animals, wildlife and conservation and now with the help of evenings like this I want to take this passion to the next stage by starting a fund called Focused On Nature.
We are decimating these animals!
Losing them to habitat destruction and degradation, to hunting, poaching and many other factors.
Ottawa, 17 May 2016 — This afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was at at Parliament Hill, where he received a warm welcome from the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau.
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome a dear friend to Canada, a dear friend to my family as well,” said Prime Minister Trudeau.
The pair met in the Prime Minister’s office at Centre Block to discuss “pluralism, diversity and all the things that Canada can contribute to offering more peace and stability in the world,” according to the Prime Minister.
Prince Amyn visited Goma in the Democratice Republic of Congo. He met some Ismailis and talked to them
Co-hosts of the Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I thank the co-hosts for organising this much needed initiative to deepen the understanding of, and garner international support for the peoples of Syria, Alongside all those present here today, I am deeply distressed over the indiscriminate and widespread devastation of life and property, including that of irreplaceable cultural assets which are the manifestation of Syria’s stunningly rich pluralistic history.
Marketwired) -- 12/13/15 -- The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:
"Today, we celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, who has dedicated his life to the promotion of peace, pluralism, and compassion around the world.