Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim unveil a plaque to mark the inauguration of the Aga Khan Medical Centre in Gilgit. Rizwan Jamil Jaffery
Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim unveil a plaque to mark the inauguration of the Aga Khan Medical Centre in Gilgit. Rizwan Jamil Jaffery
Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim visit Gilgit
Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim visit Gilgit
25 May 2016

Islamabad, 25 May 2016 — Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim were in Gilgit yesterday, where they inaugurated a 50-bed medical centre that will serve as a healthcare hub for the surrounding region. They also visited other AKDN programmes and a Jamatkhana in the area.

Justice Albie Sachs presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the South African Bill of Rights at the 2016 Annual Pluralism Lecture of the Global Centre for Pluralism. GCP / Tom Sandler
Justice Albie Sachs presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the South African Bill of Rights at the 2016 Annual Pluralism Lecture of the Global Centre for Pluralism. GCP / Tom Sandler
South African story carries lessons on pluralism
South African story carries lessons on pluralism
20 May 2016

Toronto, 20 May 2016 — Justice Albie Sachs, a heroic activist, freedom fighter and a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, delivered the Annual Pluralism Lecture yesterday evening. A flagship event of the Global Centre for Pluralism, this year’s talk gave a riveting recount of how South Africa’s constitution was created.

Richard Alway, Praeses of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies congratulates Mawlana Hazar Imam upon the conferring the honorary degree. Zahur Ramji
Richard Alway, Praeses of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies congratulates Mawlana Hazar Imam upon the conferring the honorary degree. Zahur Ramji
Canada’s oldest humanities research institute awards Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree
Canada’s oldest humanities research institute awards Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree
20 May 2016

Toronto, 20 May 2016 — At a special ceremony held this evening, the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies awarded Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree for his service to humanity. The Chancellor of the Institute, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto conferred the degree at St Basil’s Collegiate Church.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Zahur Ramji
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Zahur Ramji
VIDEO: Prime Minister welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to Canada
VIDEO: Prime Minister welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to Canada
17 May 2016

Ottawa, 17 May 2016 — This afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was at Parliament Hill, where he received a warm welcome from the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau. The pair met in the Prime Minister’s office at Centre Block.

Ismaili Imamat Representative Nazim Ahmad and Portuguese Minister Professor Manuel Heitorsign an agreement that will strengthen research capacity and improve quality of life in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries. AKDN / Luis Filipe Catarino
Ismaili Imamat Representative Nazim Ahmad and Portuguese Minister Professor Manuel Heitorsign an agreement that will strengthen research capacity and improve quality of life in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries. AKDN / Luis Filipe Catarino
Ismaili Imamat and Portugal agree to boost research
Ismaili Imamat and Portugal agree to boost research
12 May 2016

Lisbon, 12 May 2016 — The Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education and the Ismaili Imamat signed an agreement today that will strengthen research capacity and improve quality of life in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries. Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his delegation, as well as Ministry staff were present at the signing ceremony. The Ismaili Imamat is supporting the agreement with a €10 million grant over 10 years.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam at Belém Palace, the official residence of the President of Portugal. AKDN / Luis Filipe Catarino
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam at Belém Palace, the official residence of the President of Portugal. AKDN / Luis Filipe Catarino
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Portugal for official visit
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Portugal for official visit
12 May 2016

Lisbon, 12 May 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam is in Portugal for his first official visit since a landmark agreement establishing the global Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal came into effect. Yesterday evening he attended a dinner hosted in his honour by the President of the Portuguese Republic.

His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada delivers the opening keynote at the Smart Global Development conference held at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKFC / Patrick Doyle
His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada delivers the opening keynote at the Smart Global Development conference held at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKFC / Patrick Doyle
Higher education must play greater role in development
Higher education must play greater role in development
14 April 2016

Canada’s Governor General opened a two-day conference at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa that aims to raise the profile of higher education on the global development agenda. Attendees from more than 20 countries and a dozen universities gathered to discuss how tertiary education can improve quality of life.

Mawlana Hazar Imam, together with leaders from the Nation Media Group, reviews the quality of the newspaper product produced by the new press. Aly Z. Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam, together with leaders from the Nation Media Group, reviews the quality of the newspaper product produced by the new press. Aly Z. Ramji
VIDEO: Reliable media and accurate information critical
VIDEO: Reliable media and accurate information critical
18 March 2016

Nairobi, 17 March 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press for the Nation Media Group today, marking an important new milestone for the East African media house that he founded more than half a century ago. He also reaffirmed its critical role in what he described as a “post-fact society.”

Prince Amyn and Museum Director António Filipe Pimentel discuss Sequeira’s “Adoration of the Magi”. The Aga Khan Foundation is supporting the Museum's campaign to acquire the national treasure. José Caria
Prince Amyn and Museum Director António Filipe Pimentel discuss Sequeira’s “Adoration of the Magi”. The Aga Khan Foundation is supporting the Museum's campaign to acquire the national treasure. José Caria
AKF contributes towards Portugal’s cultural heritage
AKF contributes towards Portugal’s cultural heritage
17 March 2016

Lisbon, 17 March 2016 — Prince Amyn was at the National Museum of Ancient Art yesterday, to formalise a donation by the Aga Khan Foundation towards the museum’s acquisition of a national Portuguese cultural treasure. The contribution supports a campaign to acquire a painting by Domingos Sequeira, who is considered one of the best Portuguese artists of his time.

Founded by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 1959, the Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa. Arthur Buliva
Founded by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 1959, the Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa. Arthur Buliva
Mawlana Hazar Imam to visit Kenya next week
Mawlana Hazar Imam to visit Kenya next week
12 March 2016

11 March 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam is due to visit Kenya next week for the opening of a new press for the Nation Media Group.

Mawlana Hazar Imam at the plenary session of the Africa 2016 Forum, with Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail seated to his left. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam at the plenary session of the Africa 2016 Forum, with Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail seated to his left. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Africa’s moment is here, says Mawlana Hazar Imam
Africa’s moment is here, says Mawlana Hazar Imam
21 February 2016

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 21 February 2016 — A new spirit of African confidence is drawing the continent together, allowing it to move forward with impressive progress, said Mawlana Hazar Imam today. He was speaking at the Africa 2016 Forum, which brought together African heads of state, government and business leaders to advance opportunities in regional investment and trade.

Horse breeding is a 250 year old tradition in Mawlana Hazar Imam's family; many of the horses "are old friends," says Princess Zahra. Ritsuko Naito
Horse breeding is a 250 year old tradition in Mawlana Hazar Imam's family; many of the horses "are old friends," says Princess Zahra. Ritsuko Naito
Time honoured family tradition to continue, says Princess Zahra
Time honoured family tradition to continue, says Princess Zahra
17 February 2016

“Success breeds success” declares the well-known motto of Aga Khan Studs. Speaking in Mumbai at the end of January, Princess Zahra looked back on her family’s history with horses, and considered the future.

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