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Global Encounters is a programme for Ismaili students from around the world to participate in a transformative service learning experience in areas of the world where Imamat institutions have made a significant impact.

Artefacts on display at the Ethics in Action exhibition

Ethics in Action: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) held inaugural launch events in Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan. Taking the form of an interactive exhibition, Ethics in Action provides a glimpse into the human dimension of the Ismaili Imamat’s efforts to improve quality of life.

Ziana Nathoo dressed in traditional clothing

When Yasmin Rajwani visited a government school in Hyderabad in July 2016, she saw a large mural that depicted the world with the Soviet Union...

Based at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, Global Encounters campers from Jamats around the world engaged in community service, explored Kenyan culture and visited AKDN projects in the surrounding region.

This summer, 160 Ismaili students and volunteers gathered in Mombasa to take part in Global Encounters 2015. Now in its third year, the programme brought together youth and young professionals from 24 countries to renew a tradition of global citizenship and experience living as part of an international community.

Participant group shot from Global Encounters 2013.

Memories of the Global Encounters 2015 camp, which took place in East Africa.

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