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AGA KHAN RECIEVES CARNEGIE MEDAL</I> - 2005-10-04

Date: 
Tuesday, 2005, October 4
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The Aga Khan received the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy 2005. The Aga Khan, the Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, has been working to improve living conditions in the developing world, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central Asia and the Middle East. The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh played host to more than 400 guests from around the world for the awards.

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H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

Speech

Speech - AGA KHAN RECIEVES CARNEGIE MEDAL</I> - 2005-10-04

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akdn.org

Presiding OfficerFirst Minister
My Lords and Ladies
Fellow Recipients
Ladies and Gentlemen

My sincere thanks to the Scottish Parliament for welcoming us here today in this magnificent building, in the homeland of Andrew Carnegie.

Dr. Robinson, thank you for your most generous remarks. It is especially humbling to hear these kind words from an individual of such great accomplishment, who has served not only her own country with distinction, but also the global cause of human rights.

Press Release

Press Release - AGA KHAN RECIEVES CARNEGIE MEDAL</I> - 2005-10-04

Source: 
akdn.org

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was today among six recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
At a ceremony held in the Debating Chamber of Scotland?s Parliament at Holyrood, Edinburgh, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and now Director of the Ethical Globalisation Initiative, presented the Medal to the Aga Khan..

Recent Articles

Carnegie awards for philanthropy handed out at Holyrood - 2005-10-05

Source: 
www.theherald.co.uk/48244.shtml

THE Aga Khan, the billionaire racehorse owner, and Sir Tom Farmer, the Kwik-Fit founder, were yesterday presented with a prestigious award for philanthropy.
They joined four others who were handed the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy during a ceremony at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Also honoured in the awards were Agnes Gund, chairwoman of the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Cadbury chocolate family and the Hewlett and Packard families.

Speech - AGA KHAN RECIEVES CARNEGIE MEDAL</I> - 2005-10-04

Source: 
akdn.org

Presiding OfficerFirst Minister
My Lords and Ladies
Fellow Recipients
Ladies and Gentlemen

My sincere thanks to the Scottish Parliament for welcoming us here today in this magnificent building, in the homeland of Andrew Carnegie.

Dr. Robinson, thank you for your most generous remarks. It is especially humbling to hear these kind words from an individual of such great accomplishment, who has served not only her own country with distinction, but also the global cause of human rights.

Press Release - AGA KHAN RECIEVES CARNEGIE MEDAL</I> - 2005-10-04

Source: 
akdn.org

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was today among six recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
At a ceremony held in the Debating Chamber of Scotland?s Parliament at Holyrood, Edinburgh, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and now Director of the Ethical Globalisation Initiative, presented the Medal to the Aga Khan..

BBC - AGA KHAN RECIEVES CARNEGIE MEDAL - 2005-10-04

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news.bbc.co.uk

Sir Tom Farmer was among the award recipients Leading philanthropists have received prestigious awards for their good works in a ceremony at Holyrood. Among the six recipients of the international Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy was the Aga Khan, one of the world's wealthiest men.
The Scottish founder of Kwik Fit, Sir Tom Farmer, received his medal from First Minister Jack McConnell.

This is the first time the awards - meant to be similar to the Nobel prize - have been presented outside the US.

Mkapa lauds micro-finance institutions - AGA KHAN RECIEVES CARNEGIE MEDAL - 2005-10-04

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www.ippmedia.com/ipp/guardian/2005/10/04/51057.html

President Benjamin Mkapa has applauded micro-finance institutions for improving the livelihood of the poor who are usually left out by big banks in provision of credit facilities.
''The very small loan of only a few dollars can assist a rural resident to acquire farming implements like, say a water pump to improve the productivity of his land,'' President Mkapa said.

Speaking yesterday in Berlin, the president paid glowing tribute to Aga Khan Development network at a function to award His Highness The Aga Khan Die Quadriga, a United We Care Award.

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