Mawlana Hazar Imam at the institutional leadership dinner in Kampala, Uganda on 12 July 2011.
Mawlana Hazar Imam at the institutional leadership dinner in Kampala, Uganda on 12 July 2011.
Mawlana Hazar Imam completes Uganda visit
Mawlana Hazar Imam completes Uganda visit
14 July 2011

Kampala, 13 July 2011 – This morning Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Uganda Jamat at Kampala Jamatkhana, before travelling to inspect the construction of the Bujagali Hydroelectric power dam. Yesterday, Hazar Imam attended a dinner with the Jamati and institutional leaders of Uganda.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives at Kampala Jamatkhana accompanied by Huzur Mukhi Mohamed Lalani, President of the Ismaili Council for Uganda.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives at Kampala Jamatkhana accompanied by Huzur Mukhi Mohamed Lalani, President of the Ismaili Council for Uganda.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Uganda
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Uganda
12 July 2011

Kampala, 12 July – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda this morning for a Jamati visit. Eagerly awaiting the Imam, the Uganda Jamat has been busy making preparations for his visit, and celebrating with traditional festivities.

Mawlana Hazar Imam applauds during the dinner with Tanzanian institutional leaders.
Mawlana Hazar Imam applauds during the dinner with Tanzanian institutional leaders.
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends dinner with Tanzanian Jamati leaders
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends dinner with Tanzanian Jamati leaders
8 July 2011

Dar es Salaam, 7 July 2011 – On the eve of his departure from Tanzania, Mawlana Hazar Imam attended a dinner with the leadership of the Tanzanian Jamat. Hazar Imam is expected to meet with the entire Tanzanian Jamat before concluding the first leg of his East African tour.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a bouquet of flowers upon his arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a bouquet of flowers upon his arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Tanzania
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Tanzania
4 July 2011

Dar es Salaam, 4 July 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived at Dar es Salaam airport this evening, commencing his Jamati visit to Tanzania. Eagerly awaiting the Imam, the Jamat has been busy making preparations for the visit and celebrating with traditional festivities.

Princess Zahra and Hafiz Sherali, Chairman of the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan, accept the Ashden Award from His Excellency Greg Barker, UK Government Minister for Climate Change.
Princess Zahra and Hafiz Sherali, Chairman of the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan, accept the Ashden Award from His Excellency Greg Barker, UK Government Minister for Climate Change.
Aga Khan Planning and Building Service receives prestigious environmental prize
Aga Khan Planning and Building Service receives prestigious environmental prize
17 June 2011

AKPBS’s innovative Building and Construction Improvement Programme has received the Award for Avoided Deforestation at this year’s Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. Princess Zahra, Head of the Social Welfare department of the Aga Khan Development Network, accepted the award on behalf of AKPBS at a ceremony in London.

 

Nasim Devji is presented with “CEO of the Year” at the Capital Markets Awards 2011.
Nasim Devji is presented with “CEO of the Year” at the Capital Markets Awards 2011.
CEO of Diamond Trust Bank tells of opportunities and growth in East Africa
CEO of Diamond Trust Bank tells of opportunities and growth in East Africa
15 June 2011

Nasim Devji is the Group CEO and Managing Director of Diamond Trust Bank, Kenya – an affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development – and the first woman in the Kenyan banking industry to hold that office. She has garnered numerous career recognitions, including being named Leading African Woman in Business in 2010. Yasmin Madhani recently spoke with her.

Aga Khan Planning and Building Service a finalist for Ashden Awards — watch the live webcast on 15 June
Aga Khan Planning and Building Service a finalist for Ashden Awards — watch the live webcast on 15 June
14 June 2011

The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service’s Building and Construction Improvement Programme has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2011 Ashden Awards for sustainable energy. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 15 June 2011, which will be webcast live.

 

The Tajik students together with Les Wilkins, the Head of the Junior School, dressed in traditional Pamiri outfits for the Junior School Assembly celebrating Navroz.
The Tajik students together with Les Wilkins, the Head of the Junior School, dressed in traditional Pamiri outfits for the Junior School Assembly celebrating Navroz.
Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa inspires Central Asian youth while developing their potential
Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa inspires Central Asian youth while developing their potential
27 May 2011

Thousands of kilometres from Khorog, on the other side of the vast Indian Ocean, is the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa. Eight Tajik students were recently given the opportunity to attend the residential school, and are are now benefiting from a multicultural student body, experienced educators and state-of-the-art facilities.

The Ismaili volunteer team took charge of the Water Station at Mile 20, handing out hydration and plenty of encouragement to runners as they passed a critical junction along the course.
The Ismaili volunteer team took charge of the Water Station at Mile 20, handing out hydration and plenty of encouragement to runners as they passed a critical junction along the course.
UK Ismaili volunteers help marathon runners get to the finish line
UK Ismaili volunteers help marathon runners get to the finish line
5 May 2011

Thirty Ismaili volunteers extended a hand of friendship and support – and many bottles of water – to some 8 000 runners at the 2011 Brighton Marathon. The event was an opportunity to get involved and give back to the wider community.

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.

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