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During a two-day visit to Bangladesh commencing 16 September 2013, Mawlana Hazar Imam held talks with senior government leaders and signed a protocol agreement between AKDN and the Government of Bangladesh. Hazar Imam also paid tribute to freedom fighters at the National Memorial for Martyrs in Savar and the Bangabadhu Memorial Museum.

On 11 July 2010, the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe was the venue for an Imamat Day reception hosted by the Aga Khan Development Network in Tajikistan. The event included a cultural show as well as a three-day exhibition of AKDN’s projects in the country during the past 15 years.

This ring of chairs, shown from the Calgary exhibit of Bridges that Unite, is symbolic of AKFC’s approach to development that empowers the community to determine their own needs.

Bridges that Unite is a bilingual travelling exhibition that explores the 25-year partnership between the Canadian International Development Agency and the Aga Khan Development Network. Powerful images and voices showcase accomplishments enabled by Canadian generosity, and invite visitors to consider Canada’s role in some of the world’s most isolated and impoverished regions.

The Hangu Helpers innovative proposal combining community self-reliance with improved access to health care professionals, earned them first place in the Knowledge Discovery Challenge. Left to right: Rahim Shivji, Anisa Shivji, Anisa Daudji, Zeeshan Hemra

The Knowledge Discovery Challenge was a competition in which Ismailis in Canada were invited to develop solutions to international development problems. The winning team found a way to address inadequate maternal and infant health care in a refugee camp, while fostering economic opportunity for women living there.

At the invitation of Texas State Governor Rick Perry, Mawlana Hazar Imam traveled to Austin to sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the State of Texas and the Ismaili Imamat. During the visit, Hazar Imam and Governor Perry also held talks at the State Capitol on a range of issues of mutual interest.

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