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PRIME MINISTER?S ADDRESS AT THE PRESENTATION OF THE AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 2004-11-27

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pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=5153

The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh gave away the 9th Agha Khan Award for Architecture, here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister hoped that more public private partnership can be evolved to maintain and restore the monuments which often lie in neglected conditions in our cities and towns. The Prime Minister emphasized that every Indian must take pride in his or her legacy and should contribute to ensure that there remains a legacy for which our descendents can be proud.
Following is the text of the Prime Minister?s address on the occasion:

Governor General to invest His Highness the Aga Khan as Honorary Companion of the Order of Canada - 2005-06-03

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www.gg.ca/media/doc.asp?lang=f&DocID=4458www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2005/03/c7493.html

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, will present the insignia of Companion of the Order of Canada to His Highness the Aga Khan during a private ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, June 6, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. The appointment is in effect as of October 29, 2004.
The ceremony is not open to the public.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: POOLED COVERAGE ONLY. For more information, please contact John Waterfield, Press Gallery Manager, in Ottawa, at (613) 992-6517. The citation is the following:
HONORARY COMPANION
His Highness the Aga Khan, C.C.
Gouvieux, France

KENYA TO HOST IPI'S 2005 CONFERENCE - 2004-12-15

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www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/63270/

The International Press Institute (IPI) will hold its 2005 World Congress in Nairobi, Kenya, in May, where it will focus attention on what it calls 'the great strides' the country is making, including press freedom and freedom of expression.Eminent public leaders have been invited to speak at the conference, including Nobel Prize winners Wangari Maathai and Wole Soyinka, His Highness the Aga Khan, Graca Machel Mandela and US Senator Barack Obama. Kenya's President, Mwai Kibaki, will open the conference, which runs from 21 to 24 May 2005.
For more information, visit: http://www.freemedia.at/

La Gouverneure générale et l?Aga Khan participeront aux activités de cl'ture de la Conférence canadienne sur le leadership à Ottawa et Gatineau - 2004-05-18

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www.nouvelles.gc.ca/cfmx/CCP/view/fr/index.cfm?articleid=86309&categoryid=6&category=Public

Son Excellence la très honorable Adrienne Clarkson, Gouverneure générale du Canada, et Son Altesse l'Aga Khan participeront aux séances de cl'ture de la Conférence canadienne du Gouverneur général sur le leadership 2004, du 19 au 21 mai 2004, à Ottawa et Gatineau.Le mercredi 19 mai, à 19 h, Son Altesse l'Aga Khan prononcera l'allocution de cl'ture de la Conférence devant les délégués et les invités réunis au Musée canadien des civilisations à Gatineau.

AGA KHAN'S EXPANDING VISION FOR CENTRAL ASIA LOOKS BEYOND CURRENT TENSIONS IN THE REGION - 2001-09-25

New initiatives, pluralism and a commitment to the future of AfghanistanBishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 25th September, 2001-With the world's attention focused on Central Asia, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, today outlined a development approach sensitive to prevailing concerns about the region.

AKFED to Set Up Afghanistan'sFirst Microfinance Bank - 2003-09-18

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akdn.org

The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) today received a banking licence for The First MicroFinanceBank (FMFB). The institution, with an initial capital of
US$ 5 million, will be the first of its kind to be established under the country's new regulatory structure.

AKFED-Led Consortium Wins Afghan Telecom Licence - 2002-10-07

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akdn.org

Afghanistan?s second Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) licence was awarded on Saturday to an international consortium with strong regional connections led by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) and comprising Monaco Telecom International (MTI), U.S.-based MCT Corp. and worldwide telecommunications leader Alcatel. The award of the tender to AKFED will now proceed for ratification by the Council of Ministers chaired by President Hamid Karzai.

AGA KHAN OUTLINES EXPANDEDDEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES FOR TANZANIA - 2001-08-20

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akdn.org

Consideration of the marine and maritime dimensions of Zanzibar's history and culture, broader tourism opportunities and major education projects were among the expanded development initiatives agreed by His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims during a three-day visit to Tanzania.

AGA KHAN SPEAKS ON IMPORTANCE OF CIVIL SOCIETY INSTITUTIONS IN RESPONDING TO CRISIS Emphasises the Desperate Need for Education beyond National Boundaries - 2005-12-03

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www.akdn.org/news/2005Dec02_Pakistan_AKU2.htm

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Chancellor of Aga Khan University (AKU), today emphasised the importance of civil society institutions such as AKU, in providing the rapid and effective response to those affected by the 8 October earthquake disaster.

AGA KHAN SPEAKS ON UNIVERSITIES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MORAL REASONING - 2001-04-22

How can leading research universities better serve society? Is access to information technologies alone sufficient to enable institutions to improve the quality and reach of education?

AGA KHAN TO ESTABLISH MAJOR ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM IN CANADA - 2002-10-08

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today announced its intention to establish in Toronto a museum housing exceptional collections of Islamic art and heritage as well as a unique academic and cultural center focused on the study and practice of human pluralism.The museum, which will be the first of its kind in the English speaking world, is expected to include artefacts from renowned private collections including those of His Highness the Aga Khan and of the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.

Aga Khan and Musharraf Discuss Regional IssuesNew microfinance and tourism initiatives focus on poverty and economic development - 2002-03-12

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akdn.org

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, and Pakistan?s President Pervez Musharraf yesterday launched two major initiatives: one to address the problem of endemic poverty, and the other to realise more fully the potential of an underdeveloped sector of Pakistan?s economy. These were also amongst topics discussed between the two leaders in private meetings.

Aga Khan arrives in Dubai today - 2003-12-10

His Highness the Aga Khan, arrives here today for a visit to Dubai.During the course of his stay, the Aga Khan is expected to meet with the Rulers of Dubai. The Aga Khan, who has been visiting the Middle East and Gulf region earlier will brief them on the range of activities being undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in the region.

AGA KHAN OPENS FIRST MICROCREDIT LENDER IN TAJIKISTANAGA KHAN OPENS FIRST MICROCREDIT LENDER IN TAJIKISTAN - 2004-07-09

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www.eurasianet.org/resource/tajikistan/hypermail/news/0006.shtml

Prince Aga Khan IV, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili movement, opened the first microcredit bank in Dushanbe on 5 July, Asia Plus-Blitz reported. Noting that the bank is intended to combat poverty in Tajikistan, Prince Aga Khan said that it will have an investment fund of $3 million and will provide loans to small businesses at 18 percent annual interest. The bank is only the third of its kind in the region; others are located in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Prince Aga Khan also met with Tajik President Rakhmonov on 5 July, Tajik Radio reported.

HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN TO RECEIVE U OF T HONORARY DEGREE - 2004-06-17

His Highness the Aga Khan will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University of Toronto's spring convocation Friday, June 18, at 2:30 p.m. in Convocation Hall, 31 King's College Circle.Media must register in advance by calling 416-978-2105 or e-mailing jessica.whiteside@utoronto.ca by Monday, June 14. Tickets will not be available to the public for this convocation as the Hall is reserved for the members of the graduating class and their guests.

President Musharraf and Aga Khan Launch the First MicroFinanceBank - 2002-03-11

His Highness the Aga Khan in conversation with President Pervez Musharraf.  2002-03-11
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akdn.org

President Pervez Musharraf today inaugurated The First MicroFinanceBank Ltd. in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Ismaili Muslims and Chairman of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.
The Bank, the country?s first private financial institution dedicated to addressing the problems of endemic poverty, starts out with a capital of Rs.500 million contributed by the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme and the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development

PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN'S FUNERAL CEREMONIES IN GENEVA - 2003-05-13

Funeral ceremonies for Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan who died in Boston on 12th May, will be conducted in Geneva, Switzerland.Arrangements have been made for members of the diplomatic corps, government officials and close friends to pay their last respects to Prince Sadruddin at the Chateau de Bellerive, 25 Chemin du Milieu, 1245 Collonge-Bellerive between 3:00 p.m. (1500 hours) and 8:00 p.m. (2000 hours) on Thursday, 15th May, 2003.

Agha Khan and Karzai sign agreement in Kabul - 2002-03-23

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His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Mr.

Press Release - AGA KHAN TO RECEIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM AWARD</I> - 2005-01-11

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www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/11-19-2004/0002466904&EDATE=

The National Building Museum's fifth Vincent Scully Prize will be presented on January 25, 2005 to His Highness The Aga Khan, in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence and improving the built environment in the Muslim world.
The Vincent Scully Prize was established in 1999 to recognize exemplary practice, scholarship or criticism in architecture, historic preservation and urban design.

Press Release - MONUMENTAL MAGIC AT AGA KHAN AWARDS</I> - 2004-11-28

At the historical Humayun?s Tomb, His Highness the Aga Khan, hereditary spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) together with India?s Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh today announced the seven recipients of the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The announcement marked the completion of the ninth cycle of the programme. The Award, which has a triennial prize fund of US$ 500,000, is the world?s largest architectural award. The seven projects selected by the 2004 Award Master Jury are: ??


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