Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore’s Minster for Information, Communications and the Arts, and Prince Amyn arrive at the inauguration ceremony for “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum”.
Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore’s Minster for Information, Communications and the Arts, and Prince Amyn arrive at the inauguration ceremony for “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum”.
Prince Amyn and Singapore Minister open Aga Khan Museum exhibition
Prince Amyn and Singapore Minister open Aga Khan Museum exhibition
18 July 2012

Singapore, 18 July 2012 – Prince Amyn and Singapore’s Minster for Information, Communications and the Arts, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, opened a new exhibition titled Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum today. The exhibition runs from 19 July – 28 October 2012 at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam was received by the Tanzanian Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Honourable Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, AKDN Resident Representative in Tanzania Amin Kurji and Ismaili Council for Tanzania President Aitmadi Jehang
Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam was received by the Tanzanian Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Honourable Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, AKDN Resident Representative in Tanzania Amin Kurji and Ismaili Council for Tanzania President Aitmadi Jehang
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Tanzania
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Tanzania
18 July 2012

Dar es Salaam, 17 July 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Tanzania for a brief visit to meet with senior government officials and review progress on AKDN projects in the country.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Ambassador Richard Sezibera, Secretary General of the East African Community, meeting at the EAC headquarters in Arusha.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Ambassador Richard Sezibera, Secretary General of the East African Community, meeting at the EAC headquarters in Arusha.
Mawlana Hazar Imam signs AKDN agreement with East African Community
Mawlana Hazar Imam signs AKDN agreement with East African Community
18 July 2012

Arusha, 18 July 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam signed an agreement with the East African Community (EAC) today, that will strengthen and broaden cooperation between the Aga Khan Development Network and the EAC in the areas of economic, social and cultural development throughout East Africa. The agreement highlights the need for improvements in education and healthcare, including efforts to promote the expansion of the Aga Khan University as a regional university for East Africa.

Participants at the Seniors Fair learn new exercise routines to improve their health and wellbeing.
Participants at the Seniors Fair learn new exercise routines to improve their health and wellbeing.
Ismaili Seniors in the UK learn new skills and reconnect at annual fair
Ismaili Seniors in the UK learn new skills and reconnect at annual fair
16 July 2012

Over 900 senior members of the Jamat from around the United Kingdom participated in a Seniors Fair organised by the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board last month. The event, which took place at Watford Colosseum attracted interest from the BBC Asian Network, who reported on how the Ismaili community is helping its elderly members stay up-to-date with technological advancements.

Presidents Mohamed Manji and Karim Sunderji of the Ismaili Councils for Canada and Ontario receive Premier Dalton McGuinty upon his arrival at Headquarters Jamatkhana in Toronto.
Presidents Mohamed Manji and Karim Sunderji of the Ismaili Councils for Canada and Ontario receive Premier Dalton McGuinty upon his arrival at Headquarters Jamatkhana in Toronto.
Ismaili tradition of voluntary service and contributions to Ontario recognised by province’s Premier
Ismaili tradition of voluntary service and contributions to Ontario recognised by province’s Premier
29 June 2012

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty generously praised the Ismaili community at a gathering of Jamati and civic leaders held at Toronto’s Headquarters Jamatkhana in April. Recognising the long-standing relationship and common values shared between the Jamat and the province, he presented certificates to the Presidents of the Ismaili Councils for Canada and Ontario.

Runners Nash Pradhan and Dan McCormack completed the 2012 London Marathon in support of the Aga Khan Development Network. The pair set a Guinness world record for “Fastest marathon dressed as a video games character”.
Runners Nash Pradhan and Dan McCormack completed the 2012 London Marathon in support of the Aga Khan Development Network. The pair set a Guinness world record for “Fastest marathon dressed as a video games character”.
Guinness world record set at London Marathon by runners supporting the AKDN
Guinness world record set at London Marathon by runners supporting the AKDN
20 June 2012

Runners Nash Pradhan and Dan McCormack ran in support of the Aga Khan Development Network. Dressed as characters from the video game Super Mario Brothers, they set a new Guinness world record and achieved their goal of raising funds for the Khorog Diagnostic Unit in Tajikistan.

Jamati leaders bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he prepares to depart Singapore.
Jamati leaders bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he prepares to depart Singapore.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam visits the Far East Jamat in Singapore
25 May 2012

Mawlana Hazar Imam visited the Far East Jamat in Singapore, during which he met with a number of the country's leaders. A Jamati institutional dinner was hosted in Hazar Imam's honour, featuring a performance by Ismaili youth that illustrated some of the cultures of the Far East.

The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Canada
The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Canada
Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa awarded Governor General’s medal
Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa awarded Governor General’s medal
10 May 2012

Ottawa, 9 April 2012 – The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa has been named a recipient of the 2012 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The award recognises outstanding design in projects by Canadian architects, and is administered by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.

His Eminence Dom José Policarpo, Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, and Prince Amyn, Director of the Aga Khan Foundation, sign the renewal of a partnership agreement to improve the quality of life of marginalised groups in Greater Lisbon.
His Eminence Dom José Policarpo, Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, and Prince Amyn, Director of the Aga Khan Foundation, sign the renewal of a partnership agreement to improve the quality of life of marginalised groups in Greater Lisbon.
Prince Amyn signs AKF partnership agreement with the Catholic Church in Portugal
Prince Amyn signs AKF partnership agreement with the Catholic Church in Portugal
10 May 2012

Lisbon, 9 May 2012 – Representing Mawlana Hazar Imam, Prince Amyn signed the renewal of a partnership agreement between the Aga Khan Foundation and the Patriarchate of Lisbon. Programmes implemented under the partnership, which aims to improve the quality of life of marginalised groups in Greater Lisbon, benefited almost 43 000 people in 2011.

Ismaili Council and Kabul City leaders plant the first tree at an event marking Navroz.
Ismaili Council and Kabul City leaders plant the first tree at an event marking Navroz.
“One plant for me and one for my country” — Ismailis in Kabul mark Navroz with a tree planting
“One plant for me and one for my country” — Ismailis in Kabul mark Navroz with a tree planting
9 May 2012

Marking Navroz, some 2 500 Ismaili volunteers gathered on 30 March to plant 5 000 trees in the city’s Afshar area. Organised by the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan, the tree planting took place in the presence of Kabul’s mayor, Eng Mohammad Younus Nawandesh, and was part of an ongoing effort to make the city more beautiful and greener for its inhabitants.

Ismaili Council for Portugal President Amirali Bhanji and AKDN Resident Representative Nazim Ahmad with Ismaili students and volunteers at the World Interfaith Harmony event.
Ismaili Council for Portugal President Amirali Bhanji and AKDN Resident Representative Nazim Ahmad with Ismaili students and volunteers at the World Interfaith Harmony event.
Communities of faith in Portugal share a breakfast in celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week
Communities of faith in Portugal share a breakfast in celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week
19 April 2012

Dedicated to promoting harmony among peoples of all faiths, World Interfaith Harmony Week is observed around the world each year during the first week of February. In Portugal, the UN Alliance of Civilizations sought to present a unique multicultural perspective on the week. The Ismaili Muslim community was among 15 religious traditions represented at the event.

Prince Hussain, Professor Karega Mutahi, and Dr Jacob Ole Miaron PhD, sign a memorandum of understanding for the restoration and rehabilitation of Nairobi's City Park.
Prince Hussain, Professor Karega Mutahi, and Dr Jacob Ole Miaron PhD, sign a memorandum of understanding for the restoration and rehabilitation of Nairobi's City Park.
Prince Hussain signs agreement for rehabilitation of Nairobi City Park
Prince Hussain signs agreement for rehabilitation of Nairobi City Park
16 April 2012

Nairobi, 16 April 2012 – A Memorandum of Understanding was signed yesterday by Prince Hussain on behalf of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture to collaborate in the rehabilitation and restoration of the Nairobi City Park to international standards in terms of architecture, landscape and horticulture.

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