Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to Tajikistan by LIF Member Dr Sharofat Mamadambarova and ITREC Chairman Dr Mamadsho Ilolov, as AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to Tajikistan by LIF Member Dr Sharofat Mamadambarova and ITREC Chairman Dr Mamadsho Ilolov, as AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali looks on.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Tajikistan to open Dushanbe Serena
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Tajikistan to open Dushanbe Serena
30 October 2011

Dushanbe, 30 October 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Tajikistan today for the inauguration of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel. Prince Rahim and Prince Amyn had arrived earlier, and will also participate in the opening ceremony.

Arriving in Delhi, Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by Ruchira Kamboj, Chief of Protocol for the Government of India, as well as Aitmadi Gulam Rahimtoola, President of the Ismaili Council for India and Abad Ahmed, Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation in Indi
Arriving in Delhi, Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by Ruchira Kamboj, Chief of Protocol for the Government of India, as well as Aitmadi Gulam Rahimtoola, President of the Ismaili Council for India and Abad Ahmed, Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation in Indi
Mawlana Hazar Imam in India to review revitalisation of historic Nizamuddin
Mawlana Hazar Imam in India to review revitalisation of historic Nizamuddin
30 October 2011

Delhi, 29 October 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in India today to review progress on the restoration of Humayun's Tomb and the work at Sunder Nursery in the capital region of Delhi. The projects are part of a larger initiative that also aims to preserve and rehabilitate landmark buildings in Nizamuddin Basti, while improving the quality of life for inhabitants of the area.

Mawlana Hazar Imam — His Highness the Aga Khan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam — His Highness the Aga Khan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is awarded the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development
Mawlana Hazar Imam is awarded the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development
28 October 2011

Los Angeles, 28 October 2011 – Describing him as “an unparalleled leader in development, cultural preservation and philanthropy,” the Urban Land Institute has named Mawlana Hazar Imam the 2011 Laureate of the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. The prize recognises an individual whose career demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of responsible development.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the Ismaili Centre, and is received by AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali and Muzaffar Djorubov, Executive Officer of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the Ismaili Centre, and is received by AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali and Muzaffar Djorubov, Executive Officer of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds town hall meeting at Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds town hall meeting at Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe
23 October 2011

Dushanbe, 22 October 2011 – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe today, where she held a town hall meeting to help promote the US-sponsored New Silk Road Initiative. 

Live Event: IIS Graduation Ceremony
Live Event: IIS Graduation Ceremony
20 October 2011

The Institute of Ismaili Studies will hold a live webcast of the 2011 Graduation for the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities on Saturday, 22 October 2011 at 2:00 PM (London time). Professor David Ford of the University of Cambridge will deliver the Commencement Address.

Prince Hussain plants a silver oak tree in the presence of David Boyer, Senior Director, Prince Sadruddin Fund for the Environment; Aziz Bhaloo, AKDN Resident Representative in Kenya; Dr Wing-Kun Tam, Lions Clubs International President; Murtaza Dungarwal
Prince Hussain plants a silver oak tree in the presence of David Boyer, Senior Director, Prince Sadruddin Fund for the Environment; Aziz Bhaloo, AKDN Resident Representative in Kenya; Dr Wing-Kun Tam, Lions Clubs International President; Murtaza Dungarwal
AKDN and Lions Clubs International to plant 1.5 million trees in Kenya
AKDN and Lions Clubs International to plant 1.5 million trees in Kenya
19 October 2011

Nairobi, 19 October 2011 — With 2011 designated the International Year of Forests by the United Nations, the Aga Khan Development Network and Lions Clubs International committed to plant 1.5 million trees in Kenya by June 2012. 

Be prepared to protect yourself during an earthquake: 1. DROP and make yourself small; 2. Take COVER under a shelter; and 3. HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
Be prepared to protect yourself during an earthquake: 1. DROP and make yourself small; 2. Take COVER under a shelter; and 3. HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
Jamats and AKDN institutions around the world to participate in global earthquake preparedness drill
Jamats and AKDN institutions around the world to participate in global earthquake preparedness drill
18 October 2011

On Thursday, 20 October, more than 100 000 Aga Khan Development Network staff and members of the Jamat in locations around the world will DROP to their hands and knees, take COVER and HOLD ON. Together with more than 7.9 million other people around the world, they will be taking part in ShakeOut – a drill that teaches people how to protect themselves during an earthquake.

Children play with everyday food items as they learn about the world in which they live, at the National Council Sparks Early Childhood Development Program in Kabul.
Children play with everyday food items as they learn about the world in which they live, at the National Council Sparks Early Childhood Development Program in Kabul.
Kabul school sparks new opportunities for young people and a brighter future for Afghanistan
Kabul school sparks new opportunities for young people and a brighter future for Afghanistan
14 October 2011

Sparks Academy in Kabul is a catalyst for community development and learning opportunities for people of all ages. When Tahmina Shayan began volunteering with a community-based early childhood development programme of the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan that was supported by the school, she discovered new opportunities for herself and an avenue to make a difference in the lives of other young Afghans.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada delivers the keynote address before the Canadian Club of Vancouver at a luncheon hosted at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada delivers the keynote address before the Canadian Club of Vancouver at a luncheon hosted at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.
The Governor General of Canada addresses the Canadian Club of Vancouver at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
The Governor General of Canada addresses the Canadian Club of Vancouver at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
30 September 2011

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston attended a luncheon with the Canadian Club of Vancouver on Wednesday, hosted at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby. They were joined by members of the diplomatic corps, civil society leaders, public servants, and professionals from diverse fields of social, economic and cultural activity, as well as leaders of the Ismaili community.

His Honour the Honourable Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, addresses Duke of Edinburgh award recipients at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.
His Honour the Honourable Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, addresses Duke of Edinburgh award recipients at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.
Lieutenant Governor of BC presents Duke of Edinburgh awards at Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
Lieutenant Governor of BC presents Duke of Edinburgh awards at Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
2 September 2011

As part of its year-long commemoration of the 25th Anniversary, the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby hosted a Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award ceremony on 4 June with the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. It was the first time a Silver Award ceremony has been held outside of Government House in Victoria.

Spectators from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea cheer on a race at the National Ismaili Sports Tournament held in Sydney, Australia in April 2011.
Spectators from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea cheer on a race at the National Ismaili Sports Tournament held in Sydney, Australia in April 2011.
Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Jamats gather for Sydney games
Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Jamats gather for Sydney games
30 August 2011

The Jamats of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea gathered in Sydney earlier this year for a National Ismaili Sports Tournament.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves as he prepares to depart Nairobi at the conclusion of his Jamati visit to Kenya.
Mawlana Hazar Imam waves as he prepares to depart Nairobi at the conclusion of his Jamati visit to Kenya.
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Kenya; visits Arusha at the end of his East Africa visit
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Kenya; visits Arusha at the end of his East Africa visit
30 July 2011

Nairobi, 28 July 2011 – As Mawlana Hazar Imam prepared to depart Nairobi, senior Jamati leaders bid him farewell. Prior to leaving East Africa, Mawlana Hazar Imam stopped over in Arusha, where he visited the site of the Aga Khan University campus and met with the Secretary General of the East African Community.

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