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.

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Foundation Ceremony of the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications.
Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Foundation Ceremony of the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications.
Prime Minister of Kenya performs ground breaking of AKU School of Media and Communications in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam
Prime Minister of Kenya performs ground breaking of AKU School of Media and Communications in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam
28 July 2011

Nairobi, 27 July – The Foundation Ceremony of the Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications was held today. Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Right Honourable Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya, presided over the ceremony.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the gathering at the inauguration of the Aga Khan University Hospital Heart and Cancer Centre in Nairobi.
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the gathering at the inauguration of the Aga Khan University Hospital Heart and Cancer Centre in Nairobi.
Kenyan Jamat gathers to witness opening of Heart and Cancer Centre by Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Kibaki
Kenyan Jamat gathers to witness opening of Heart and Cancer Centre by Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Kibaki
25 July 2011

Nairobi, 25 July 2011 – Thousands of Ismailis gathered at the Parklands Complex in Nairobi to witness the opening of a new Heart and Cancer Centre. The Aga Khan University Hospital facility was inaugurated by His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Mawlana Hazar Imam was guest of honour at a dinner reception hosted by the Jamati Institutions in Kenya.
Mawlana Hazar Imam was guest of honour at a dinner reception hosted by the Jamati Institutions in Kenya.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Kenya Jamati Institutional Dinner
25 July 2011

Mawlana Hazar Imam joined Jamati and institutional leaders at a dinner held in Nairobi on 15 July 2011. Hazar Imam was presented with a Qajar manuscript of Nasir Khusraw's Diwan on behalf of those in attendance. Guests were entertained by performances of students from the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi, and well-known Ismaili Bollywood music artists Salim and Sulaiman Merchant.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with His Excellency, President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya at Harambee House in Nairobi.
Mawlana Hazar Imam with His Excellency, President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya at Harambee House in Nairobi.
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President Kibaki in Nairobi
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with President Kibaki in Nairobi
23 July 2011

Nairobi, 22 July 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam met with His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki at Harambee House in Nairobi today. Continuing his Jamati visit to Kenya, Hazar Imam had returned to the capital after spending a few days in Mombasa where he met with the Jamat and visited the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.

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