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2020, December 21: SBP Governor, Dr Reza Baqir will host the consultative launch of the Banking on Equality policy with introductory presentation on the policy by SBP Deputy Governor Sima Kamil, and followed by a high level panel discussion around women’s financial inclusion. The panel members would include Princess Zahra Aga Khan Director Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Ceyla Pazarbasioglu from IMF and Dr Reza Baqir Governor, State Bank of Pakistan while Dr Anita Zaidi from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) will moderate the panel discussion. [MORE HERE]

September 24, 2020, 2020 Lapis Digital Benefit at 8pm Toronto time (EST)Broadcast from the Museum: Remarks from Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Chairman of the Board of Directors - Acclaimed Canadian and international artists - Conversations with artists on art in a changing world Breathtaking performances. [More]

2020, September 19: Prince Hussain Aga Khan at The Living Sea Exhibition IE University: Committed conservationist Prince Hussain Aga Khan presents his photographic exploration of the world underwater in his exhibition The Living Sea, which is part of the visual arts programme during the festival and can be visited at San Juan de los Caballeros. The extraordinary collection acts as a point of departure to raise social awareness of the sublime beauty, complexity and fragility of life in the oceans. The eloquent narrative of the images inspires dialogue on the global impact oceans have on science, the overarching environment and contemporary society. He will speak with Prince Lorenzo de' Medici – author of historical novels and thrillers who has taken part in several television programmes about his distinguished family - about the motivation behind the exhibition, how it came about and his association, Focused on Nature. [MORE]

2010, August 10 Letter of Prince Amyn Aga Khan as Chairman of the Aga Khan Museum. During the Museum’s physical closure, our team has worked very hard to bring to you our Museum Without Walls. I hope that our virtual programming of exhibitions, Pocket Performances, and family activities has brought you both comfort and joy. As the Museum has now reopened, we look forward to reconnecting with you to restore a sense of normalcy to our lives through our shared love of the arts. [LETTER] http://ismaili.net/timeline/2020/2020-08-10-amyn-aga-khan-letter-akm.pdf

2020, June 05: Al-Khimyah, the second film in the Close to Home series, will be released on World Environment Day, Friday 5th June 2020. Written and directed by Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan, the film explores the work of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Cairo, Egypt, most notably, the creation of the 30-hectare Al-Azhar Park, which was opened in 2005. [More] [More on Al Azhar Park]

2020, April 9: Prince Amyn Aga Khan sent an encouraging message about the Aga KHan Museum in these Covit-19 crisis about the temporary closing. He said "I look forward to the moment we can re-open and welcome visitors back to our Museum. I do believe that we will play an important role in the rebuilding of the heart and soul of society after such a long period of isolation and worry. Until then, I wish you safety and good health. [More]

2020, March 21: Mawlana Hazar Imam sent a message with blessings for the global Jamat, through Malik Talib, Chairman of the Ismaili Leaders' International Forum. The Talika was put on the internet by The.Ismaili in a partial version on 21 March and than with a couple of more sentences on 28 March 2020. [More]

2020, March 9: H.H. The Aga Khan attends the Annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on special invitation by the Queen. [More photos and videos here!]

2020, March 4: Nairobi, Kenya - Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Princess Salwa have arrived today for a 5 days AKDN projects visit in the region. [More photos and news]

2020, March 5: Prince Rahim is in Arusha, Tanzania and had lunch at the Serena. He will return back to Nairobi tonight around 7pm.

2020, March 6: Prince Rahim is expected in Muranga County where Aga Khan University Hospital has been doing capacity building since years.

2020, February 25 - Aga Khan Centre London, UK: The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the University of Cambridge signed a Memorandum of Understanding on February 25th 2020 to promote academic partnership, and collaborate in areas such as joint research, faculty and student exchange, as well as sharing of academic and educational material. The signing ceremony, at Cambridge's Old Schools Building, was attended by Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Members of UCA's Board of Trustees, the Rector and Deans of UCA, and senior representatives from Cambridge. [More]

2020, February 15 Posta Kenya launches a series of Stamps commemorating the 60th anniversary of AKUH in a ceremony which was attended by AKU President Firoz Rasul and Nyeri Deputy Governor.[More]

2020, February 5: Farah Diba and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended the Installation of Frederic Mitterrand at The Academy of Fine Arts of the Institute of France in Paris, France. Farah Pahlavi and Karim Aga Khan IV were also present at the event. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was received as guest of honor by Frederic Mitterrand in the presence of many personalities from the political, cultural, and economic world. The Academy of Fine Arts (Academie des Beaux-Arts) is one of the five academies of the Institute of France (Institut de France). [More]

2020, January 23 - A week ago in Austria: Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan attended a climate initiative Charity Diner. [More]

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