Members of the ICEU Lifelong Learning team gather for a group photograph at the Ismaili Centre, London.
Members of the ICEU Lifelong Learning team gather for a group photograph at the Ismaili Centre, London.
Lifelong learning graduates empowered by their achievements
Lifelong learning graduates empowered by their achievements
7 August 2009

The idea that learning extends from the cradle to the grave underpins the philosophy of the ICEU Lifelong Learning Programme. The programme’s impact on the lives of participants has been as broad as the range of subjects that they have pursued.

In advance of the inaugural ceremony, Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya, tours Forodhani Park with Luis Monreal, General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
In advance of the inaugural ceremony, Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya, tours Forodhani Park with Luis Monreal, General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits East Africa
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits East Africa
28 July 2009

Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Princess Zahra, is currently on a brief tour of East Africa to review the progress of Aga Khan Development Network initiatives in the region. 

Abyd Karmali, Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, speaking at the Ismaili Centre, London.
Abyd Karmali, Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, speaking at the Ismaili Centre, London.
From Kyoto to Copenhagen: The next step in the fight against climate change
From Kyoto to Copenhagen: The next step in the fight against climate change
29 June 2009

Twelve years ago, Abyd Karmali witnessed the negotiation of the Kyoto Protocol to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Drawing on his experience, he discusses the crucial importance of the upcoming meeting in Copenhagen in addressing the current reality of the climate change crisis.

Launch of Nutrition Centre applauded by UK health community
Launch of Nutrition Centre applauded by UK health community
22 June 2009

Health professionals gathered at the Ismaili Centre, London for the launch of a new website that emphasises the value of preserving traditional dishes. The Ismaili Nutrition Centre will help families factor health and nutrition into the preparation of their daily meals.

University of Cambridge Chancellor, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, and Vice Chancellor Professor Alison Richard with Mawlana Hazar Imam and other honorary degree recipients.
University of Cambridge Chancellor, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, and Vice Chancellor Professor Alison Richard with Mawlana Hazar Imam and other honorary degree recipients.
Eight hundred year-old Cambridge University awards Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree
Eight hundred year-old Cambridge University awards Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree
13 June 2009

In a colourful and historic ceremony held on Friday, 12 June, the University of Cambridge conferred upon Mawlana Hazar Imam an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity. Hazar Imam became the first Muslim to receive the distinction in the University’s long and storied history.

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, with Mawlana Hazar Imam in front of the Prime Minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, with Mawlana Hazar Imam in front of the Prime Minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.
Update: Mawlana Hazar Imam is made an honorary citizen of Canada
Update: Mawlana Hazar Imam is made an honorary citizen of Canada
10 June 2009

19 June 2009 – Today, the Canadian House of Commons gave unanimous consent to a motion granting Honorary Canadian Citizenship to Mawlana Hazar Imam. In a statement, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he looks forward “to welcoming the Aga Khan back to Canada as an Honorary Citizen.”

Keith Mackrell hands a certificate to a
delighted graduate.
Keith Mackrell hands a certificate to a
delighted graduate.
Ceremony marks graduation of the first class of the ICEU Lifelong Learning Programme
Ceremony marks graduation of the first class of the ICEU Lifelong Learning Programme
11 May 2009

Seventy-four learners were joined by their families and senior Jamati leaders from across Europe as they graduated with a Certificate in Lifelong Learning awarded by the London School of Economics. The ceremony marked an important milestone for the graduates as well as the Ismaili Council for the European Union.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives at the Portuguese Ministry of State and Foreign Affairs with Foreign Minister Luis Amado for the signing of the international agreement between the Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat. They are accompanied by AKDN Residen
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives at the Portuguese Ministry of State and Foreign Affairs with Foreign Minister Luis Amado for the signing of the international agreement between the Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat. They are accompanied by AKDN Residen
International agreement signed between the Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat
International agreement signed between the Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat
8 May 2009

8 May 2009 - A historic international agreement was signed between the Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat on matters relating to religion, cooperation, culture and education. The agreement was signed by Foreign Minister Luis Amado and Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

His Highness Sheikh Majid and Noor Ali Rashid  pause at a photograph of the late Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
His Highness Sheikh Majid and Noor Ali Rashid  pause at a photograph of the late Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Exhibition by UAE Royal Photographer inaugurated at the Ismaili Centre Dubai
Exhibition by UAE Royal Photographer inaugurated at the Ismaili Centre Dubai
22 April 2009

Reminiscing Heritage, an exhibition of photographs taken by acclaimed Royal Photographer of the United Arab Emirates, Noor Ali Rashid, is being hosted at the Ismaili Centre Dubai. The exhibition was recently inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Twenty-fifth World Partnership Walk logo.
Twenty-fifth World Partnership Walk logo.
World Partnership Walk to celebrate its 25th year in Canada
World Partnership Walk to celebrate its 25th year in Canada
11 March 2009

In 1985, a small group of Ismaili women wanted to make a difference in the fight against global poverty. Their first steps gave birth to the World Partnership Walk, the largest and most successful event of its kind in Canada..

His Excellency Zainul Abidin Rasheed and Presidentbanoo Karam Bana present a wheelchair to a social welfare group representative.
His Excellency Zainul Abidin Rasheed and Presidentbanoo Karam Bana present a wheelchair to a social welfare group representative.
Donation of 100 wheelchairs to benefit the infirm in Singapore
Donation of 100 wheelchairs to benefit the infirm in Singapore
5 February 2009

The Ismaili Council for Malaysia and Singapore recently donated 100 wheelchairs that will benefit several social welfare groups as well as twin sisters suffering from cerebral palsy. The wheelchairs were presented during a ceremony attended by Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zainul Abidin Rasheed.

Dr Amyn Sajoo and Raficq Abdulla on stage during the book launch at the Ismaili Centre, London.
Dr Amyn Sajoo and Raficq Abdulla on stage during the book launch at the Ismaili Centre, London.
Engaging discussion on modernity accompanies launch of new book
Engaging discussion on modernity accompanies launch of new book
23 January 2009

A new book, recently launched at the Ismaili Centre in London, draws attention to the rich and varied ways in which Muslims have embraced modernity. Dr Amyn B Sajoo discusses the importance of memory in tempering different flavours of modernity influenced by forces such as ideology and the marketplace.

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