Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal, the University’s highest honour.
Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal, the University’s highest honour.
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives the University of California San Francisco Medal, University’s highest honour
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives the University of California San Francisco Medal, University’s highest honour
28 April 2011

At a banquet in San Francisco on 26 April, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal. The prestigious recognition builds on existing collaborations between the UCSF and AKDN, and particularly the University’s support for training and research programmes at the Aga Khan University.

In March 2011, Navroz was celebrated for the first time at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
In March 2011, Navroz was celebrated for the first time at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
Navroz celebrated for the first time at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe
Navroz celebrated for the first time at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe
14 April 2011

In celebration of Navroz, the Aga Khan Development Network hosted a reception at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Over 300 people attended the celebration, which was held on 20 March 2011 and was the first Navroz event ever held at the Centre.

Family Day activities at the Museum included hands-on activities like this Calligraphy Corner.
Family Day activities at the Museum included hands-on activities like this Calligraphy Corner.
Exhibitions of Islamic heritage and artistic expression explore calligraphy
Exhibitions of Islamic heritage and artistic expression explore calligraphy
26 March 2011

From 28 August to 5 December 2010, the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia became a hub of Islamic calligraphic exploration. The Museum presented two complementary exhibitions that explored calligraphy in an interactive context.

In the wake of the Dar es Salaam explosions on 1 February 2011, the Ismaili Council for Tanzania and the Aga Khan Hospital organised a blood drive, as members of the Jamat donated items and volunteered in the relief effort.
In the wake of the Dar es Salaam explosions on 1 February 2011, the Ismaili Council for Tanzania and the Aga Khan Hospital organised a blood drive, as members of the Jamat donated items and volunteered in the relief effort.
Jamat in Tanzania organises blood drive and donates necessities to victims of disaster
Jamat in Tanzania organises blood drive and donates necessities to victims of disaster
24 March 2011

When the Government of Tanzania requested support for the victims of an explosion on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, the Ismailis in the area were eager to help. The Ismaili Council for Tanzania partnered with the Aga Khan Hospital to organise a blood drive, and members of the Jamat donated emergency supplies to victims of the disaster.

Through “Planting a Tree for Africa”, the Serena Hotels Group has planted over one million trees in the National Parks of Kenya.
Through “Planting a Tree for Africa”, the Serena Hotels Group has planted over one million trees in the National Parks of Kenya.
Climate change, the carbon market and trees
Climate change, the carbon market and trees
16 March 2011

Over the last 25 years, AKDN has planted over 100 million trees in Asia and Africa. Many communities already recognise that sustainable agro-forestry provides dividends in the form of food, fuel and fodder, and the emergence of a global carbon market presents new opportunity.

Climate change and the race to a low-carbon future offer challenges and opportunites
Climate change and the race to a low-carbon future offer challenges and opportunites
16 March 2011

There is near universal scientific consensus that the loading of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases is causing increased global warming and associated climate change, argues Abyd Karmali. Fortunately, he notes, several countries are putting in place policies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, which are resulting substantial new economic opportunities.

The Ismaili Nutrition Midlands Launch event took place on 9 February in Leicester, UK.
The Ismaili Nutrition Midlands Launch event took place on 9 February in Leicester, UK.
Nutrition Centre receives accolades from healthcare professionals at Midlands launch event
Nutrition Centre receives accolades from healthcare professionals at Midlands launch event
11 March 2011

Professionals and representatives of leading healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom gathered at Leicester Jamatkhana on 9 February to learn about The Ismaili Nutrition Centre, a unique online resource that offers healthy alternatives to traditional dishes.

Awards highlight young Ismaili achievers across India
Awards highlight young Ismaili achievers across India
3 March 2011

Young Ismailis are increasingly making their mark in all fields – academic and non-academic. Through the Youth Awards for Excellence, 2010, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for India recognised the Jamati youth and honoured high achievers in fields such as sports, the arts, sciences, creative expression, and leadership.

The two-storey Youth, Sports and Social Development Center opened its doors in Kabul, Afghanistan on 16 December 2010.
The two-storey Youth, Sports and Social Development Center opened its doors in Kabul, Afghanistan on 16 December 2010.
New sport facility in Kabul cultivates the spirit of the youth
New sport facility in Kabul cultivates the spirit of the youth
23 February 2011

The Ismaili youth of Afghanistan have a new place where they can play, learn and socialise. The two-storey Youth, Sports and Social Development Center in Kabul, opened its doors in December 2010.

Pandemonium, the Morley Chamber Choir and the Ismaili Community Ensemble perform together at Cadogan Hall.
Pandemonium, the Morley Chamber Choir and the Ismaili Community Ensemble perform together at Cadogan Hall.
Communities of the Abrahamic traditions join their musical voices
Communities of the Abrahamic traditions join their musical voices
16 February 2011

The Ismaili Community Ensemble in the United Kingdom recently collaborated with musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pandemonium and Morley Chamber Choir to present a cornucopia of beautiful music evoking the heritage of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions.

Formation of the floor slab of the Prayer Hall of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on 12 November 2010.
Formation of the floor slab of the Prayer Hall of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on 12 November 2010.
As construction progresses, Torontonians get to peek at plans for the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park
As construction progresses, Torontonians get to peek at plans for the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park
28 January 2011

With the walls of the new Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum beginning to emerge along Wynford Drive, Toronto architectural firm Moriyama & Teshima discussed the projects at a recent event held at the Ontario Science Centre. Their presentation, which took place against the backdrop of an exhibition of images and architectural renderings, was attended by prominent guests including Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

Seniors take part in a theatre performance about mediation and dispute resolution during the Seniors in Movement programme held at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
Seniors take part in a theatre performance about mediation and dispute resolution during the Seniors in Movement programme held at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
Seniors in Portugal challenged to redefine the meaning of being “old”
Seniors in Portugal challenged to redefine the meaning of being “old”
21 January 2011

What defines being old? Is it reaching a particular age? Retiring from the workplace? And what meaningful roles can the elderly play in society today? These and other matters were put forward at a recent gathering of seniors in Lisbon.

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