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The Mayor of Argenteuil, Philippe Doucet, and the Deputy Mayor take part in the opening of a new business by two Ismaili families, who received advice and support through a programme organised by the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for France.

A global economic downturn is hitting hard in many parts of the world, making it difficult to find jobs and risky to invest in new business opportunities. But in France, the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board has been on a mission to improve employability and enhance professional opportunities for the Jamat, and its early efforts have met success.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers acceptance remarks after being awarded the 2011 UCSF Medal at the University’s Founders Day Banquet.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers his acceptance remarks at a banquet in San Francisco on 26 April 2011, after being presented with the University of California San Francisco Medal, the University’s highest honour.

Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal, the University’s highest honour.

At a banquet in San Francisco on 26 April, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal. The prestigious recognition builds on existing collaborations between the UCSF and AKDN, and particularly the University’s support for training and research programmes at the Aga Khan University.

Mawlana Hazar Imam, Prince Amyn, Prince Hussain and senior Jamati leaders applaud the young Ismailis who performed during the dinner hosted by the Jamati institutions in France.

Mawlana Hazar Imam granted the final Darbar of his Golden Jubilee in Paris, and was joined by Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya. Hazar Imam also met with senior government and Jamati leaders in France, and signed an agreement between the AKDN and the French Republic.

The Ismaili football team <em>United France</em> poses for a team photograph.

The Golden Jubilee Games in Kenya will provide a platform for Jamati athletes from France, Belgium, Switzerland and Ivory Coast to demonstrate their athletic talent and enthusiasm on a global stage. 

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