During a visit to Toronto on 15 January 2012, Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Amyn were at the Wynford Drive construction site to review construction progress and consider design details for the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre.
At a special convocation ceremony held on 13 January 2012 at the University of Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of the University for his service to humanity.
The Opportunity Africa conference took place between 12–13 November 2011 at the Ismaili Centre, London, and was organised by the Aga Khan Economic Planning Boards for the United Kingdom, France and Portugal.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bishkek on 1 December 2011 for the inauguration of the new President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambaev. During the visit, Hazar Imam met with President Atambaev, as well as former President Roza Otunbaeva, to discuss the AKDN’s partnership with the country.
Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Chicago on 4 November 2011, where he and Illinois State Governor Patrick Quinn signed an Agreement of Cooperation between the State of Illinois and the Ismaili Imamat.
On 1 November 2011, Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, inaugurated the Dushanbe Serena Hotel in the heart of the Tajik capital. Prince Amyn and Prince Rahim were also present for the ceremony.
Ismailis, A Celebration of Diversity provides a rich glimpse into the plurality of the global Ismaili Muslim community through vivid, still images. The photographs showcase Ismaili creative talent and to tell a visual story of the diversity reflected by Ismailis today.
Photographs from the first Jamati celebration of Eid ul-Fitr at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe in August 2011.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kenya on 13 July 2011 for the final leg of his three-country Jamati tour of East Africa. Mawlana Hazar Imam is in Kenya to meet with the Jamat, and will also participate in events at the Aga Khan University in Nairobi and visit the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa.
The Jamat in Uganda prepares and celebrates in anticipation of Mawlana Hazar imam’s visit in July 2011.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda on 12 July 2011 for a Jamati visit. The trip marks the second leg in Mawlana Hazar Imam’s three-country tour of East Africa, which also includes Tanzania and Kenya.
On 7 July 2011, Mawlana Hazar Imam attended a dinner with the leadership of the Tanzanian Jamat. President Bhaloo presented Hazar Imam with a gift on behalf of the assembled leadership.
In July 2011, Mawlana Hazar Imam embarked on Jamati visits to Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.
Jamatkhana planning and development efforts in Afghanistan got underway in 2002. Since then, 20 new jamatkhanas have opened and at least nine more are at various stages of construction.
Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with the prestigious University of California San Francisco Medal on 26 April 2011 at the University’s Founders Day Banquet.
Youth Awards for Excellence, 2010, organised by 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 2011 Annual ISC Snooker & Pool Tournament took place on Sunday, 6 February at Riley's in Harrow. The fun, memorable and highly competitive event drew over 100 people.