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Technopreneur Zaynah Bhanji, aged 15, spoke of the future potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help improve quality of life in parts of the developing world.

The annual Ignite Summit, organised by the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board in Canada, was held in Calgary earlier this year. Each instalment of the conference is hosted for entrepreneurs to meet, discuss themes of relevance, and exchange ideas. Farkhunda Niazi — an attendee and conference participant — wrote the following article, recounting her experiences at Ignite.

An Ismaili volunteer prepares Thanksgiving pumpkin pie as part of Operation Turkey to deliver meals for people in need in Dallas. Sara Maherali

Thanksgiving in the United States is when family and friends gather to share a meal in their homes. But the national holiday is also an opportunity to join with neighbours in offering service, and across the country, American Ismailis did exactly that.

Preparing to plant trees at Silvaasa to mark the anniversary of India's independence. Ismaili Council for India

Across India this 15 August, Ismailis celebrated their nation’s independence through acts that contributed to the wellbeing of society. Members of the Jamat planted trees, cleaned up local monuments and put on street plays to educate about traffic safety.

Aga Khan Scouts and Guides and volunteers from Oxygen Management Consultants prepare to spread smiles at the Rashid Hospital Trauma Center on the New Year's Eve. Habib Hussain

To help everybody usher in 2016 on a positive note, a group of Ismaili volunteers in Dubai visited the Rashid Hospital Trauma Center to bring new year festivities to the patients.

Nick Boles, MP speaking at the Ismaili Centre, London on the United Kingdom's new National Living Wage initiative. Ismaili Council for the UK / Farhan Suchak and Sarfaraj Khorasi

London, 13 January, 2016 — Nick Boles MP, Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, was at the Ismaili Centre in London to discuss the new National Living Wage and why it is good for business and the economy. The discussion addressed a number of aspects, including the policy's likely impact on businesses at large, and also certain sectors relevant to members of the UK Jamat.

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