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.
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..
Billionaire racehorse owner the Aga Khan holds his trophy after being presented with a prestigious award for philanthropy, at the Scottish parliament, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday Oct. 4, 2005. The Aga Khan recieved the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, an accolade widely regarded as the philanthropy world's equivalent of the Nobel Prize. The ceremony was the first time the event, inaugurated in 2001 and held every two years, had taken place outside the United States.