FOCUS International Coordinator Gulam Juma delivers his presentation at a panel discussion on “Education, Community Preparedness and Capacity Building.”  From right to left: Bernard Chomilier, World Food Programme; Dale Herzog, United Parcel Service and C
FOCUS International Coordinator Gulam Juma delivers his presentation at a panel discussion on “Education, Community Preparedness and Capacity Building.”  From right to left: Bernard Chomilier, World Food Programme; Dale Herzog, United Parcel Service and C
FOCUS strengthens institutional relations at a humanitarian logistics conference in Georgia
FOCUS strengthens institutional relations at a humanitarian logistics conference in Georgia
6 April 2010

As the world continues to face challenges that lead to man-made or natural disasters, the improvement of humanitarian logistics and ultimately the human condition is critical. At a recent conference in Georgia, FOCUS shared its expertise on disaster response, recovery and mitigation.

The Light Within brought an eclectic mix of sounds to the ears — the tabla complimented the trombone, the bansuri flowed with the bass, the kamancha conversed with the clarinet, and the strings argued with the saxophone.
The Light Within brought an eclectic mix of sounds to the ears — the tabla complimented the trombone, the bansuri flowed with the bass, the kamancha conversed with the clarinet, and the strings argued with the saxophone.
The Light Within sparks dialogue between musical traditions
The Light Within sparks dialogue between musical traditions
1 April 2010

A performance at London’s Cadogan Hall by the Ismaili Community Ensemble earlier this year brought an eclectic mix of sounds to the ears – the tabla complimented the trombone, the bansuri flowed with the bass, the kamancha conversed with the clarinet, and the strings argued with the saxophone. Ensemble member Rabiyyah G. Raval shares her reflections.

At the Kabul International Women’s Day event organised by the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan, an audience member asks a question, as a young girl looks on.
At the Kabul International Women’s Day event organised by the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan, an audience member asks a question, as a young girl looks on.
In Lisbon, Kabul and around the world, Ismailis gather for International Women’s Day
In Lisbon, Kabul and around the world, Ismailis gather for International Women’s Day
26 March 2010

International Women’s Day is celebrated by individuals, organisations and governments every year. This year a special recognition event was held for women at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, while the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan hosted an event in Kabul that drew some 900 participants.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Founder’s Address at the Pan-Africa Media conference, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Nation Media Group.
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Founder’s Address at the Pan-Africa Media conference, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Nation Media Group.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Daily Nation
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Daily Nation
18 March 2010

Nairobi, 18 March 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam announced the establishment of a new Graduate School of Media and Communications today, which will be part of the Aga Khan University (AKU) in East Africa. Hazar Imam made the announcement as part of his address at the inaugural Pan-Africa Media Conference, which marks the 50th Anniversary of the Nation Media Group.

 
Young members of the Jamat recite devotional poetry in the form of a <em>qasida</em> as part of the commemoration of <em>Mowlud-e-Sharif</em> in Kabul.
Young members of the Jamat recite devotional poetry in the form of a <em>qasida</em> as part of the commemoration of <em>Mowlud-e-Sharif</em> in Kabul.
Afghan Jamat hosts a successful event commemorating Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
Afghan Jamat hosts a successful event commemorating Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
16 March 2010

Some 800 people gathered at Uranus Hall in Kabul to commemorate Mowlud-e-Sharif, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). The event, which was hosted by the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan, was attended by poets, scholars, Members of Parliament, government officials and representatives of other communities in Afghanistan.

In photographs: Jamat catches the Olympic spirit
In photographs: Jamat catches the Olympic spirit
3 March 2010

Between 12 – 28 February, Vancouver played host to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. In British Columbia and across Canada, the Jamat embraced the spirit of the Games and hundreds of Ismailis got involved as volunteers, performers and organisers. This photographic essay recaptures some of the memories.

Ismaili youth were enthusiastic to volunteer as Olympic Ambassadors and welcome the world to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games.
Ismaili youth were enthusiastic to volunteer as Olympic Ambassadors and welcome the world to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games.
Ismaili volunteers stand front and centre as Olympics get underway in Vancouver
Ismaili volunteers stand front and centre as Olympics get underway in Vancouver
17 February 2010

As the 2010 Winter Olympic Games got underway in Vancouver, hundreds of Ismaili volunteers officially became ambassadors to the world. Donning green-coloured jackets, these Olympic Ambassadors have been welcoming tourists and athletes, providing information and directions, and managing queues and crowds in Vancouver City Centre.

In a kiss of torches, Salim Ahmed receives the Olympic flame in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
In a kiss of torches, Salim Ahmed receives the Olympic flame in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Olympic Torch Bearers from the Ismaili community carry the flame in Vancouver
Olympic Torch Bearers from the Ismaili community carry the flame in Vancouver
8 February 2010

When the Olympic Cauldron was lit at BC Place Stadium, the fire that set it alight came by way of 25 members of the Ismaili community. Like thousands of their fellow Canadians, they were chosen to carry the flame as it made its way across Canada in the months leading up to the Games.

Hussain Rajwani (right) of Sydney, Australia was awarded second prize in a Toastmasters divisional competition.
Hussain Rajwani (right) of Sydney, Australia was awarded second prize in a Toastmasters divisional competition.
Jamati member from Australia earns second prize in Divisional Toastmasters competition
Jamati member from Australia earns second prize in Divisional Toastmasters competition
11 January 2010

Hussain Rajwani of Sydney, Australia was recently placed second in a Toastmasters divisional competition. Toastmasters International is a global organisation dedicated to public speaking and oral communication, enhancing leadership skills and confidence.

California First Lady Maria Shriver converses with Dr Mahmoud Eboo, President of the Ismaili Council for the USA and Dr Shaheen Kassim-Lakha, President of the Ismaili Council for the Western United States, at the Sponsors’ Reception for the Women&rs
California First Lady Maria Shriver converses with Dr Mahmoud Eboo, President of the Ismaili Council for the USA and Dr Shaheen Kassim-Lakha, President of the Ismaili Council for the Western United States, at the Sponsors’ Reception for the Women&rs
Ismaili Council for USA sponsors 2009 Women’s Conference in California
Ismaili Council for USA sponsors 2009 Women’s Conference in California
6 January 2010

The lsmaili Council for the USA was one of the sponsors at the 2009 Women’s Conference held in Los Angeles. The annual event, organised by California First Lady Maria Shriver, seeks to inspire, empower and educate women.

AKDN Representative Nazim Ahmad, Dinah Azevedo Gomes, Ismaili Council for Portugal President Amirali Bhanji, and UN High representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Dr Jorge Sampaio participate in the proceedings of the 2009 Lisbon Forum hosted at th
AKDN Representative Nazim Ahmad, Dinah Azevedo Gomes, Ismaili Council for Portugal President Amirali Bhanji, and UN High representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Dr Jorge Sampaio participate in the proceedings of the 2009 Lisbon Forum hosted at th
Ismaili Centre plays host to the 2009 Lisbon Forum
Ismaili Centre plays host to the 2009 Lisbon Forum
21 December 2009

In November, the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon was the venue of the 2009 Lisbon Forum, an annual event of the North-South Centre. Focused on the “creation of a culture of human rights through education,” the gathering was organised in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the Aga Khan Development Network.

Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra and Prince Hussain joined Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Le Nouvel Economiste award ceremony, where Hazar Imam received the Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009 (2009 Philanthropic Entrepreneur o
Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra and Prince Hussain joined Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Le Nouvel Economiste award ceremony, where Hazar Imam received the Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009 (2009 Philanthropic Entrepreneur o
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives “Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009”
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives “Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009”
21 December 2009

Mawlana Hazar Imam received the Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009 (2009 Philanthropic Entrepreneur of the Year Award) presented to him by Le Nouvel Economiste, at a ceremony held on 17 December at the Cour des Comptes in Paris.

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