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Prince Rahim and British Columbia Premier John Horgan sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of British Columbia on 29 September 2022.
Prince Rahim and British Columbia Premier John Horgan sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of British Columbia on 29 September 2022.
Ismaili Imamat and British Columbia sign Agreement of Cooperation
Ismaili Imamat and British Columbia sign Agreement of Cooperation
28 September 2022

Prince Rahim and Princess Zahra represented Mawlana Hazar Imam at a special ceremony and luncheon today in Vancouver to sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of British Columbia.

Toronto Mayor John Tory, Prince Amyn, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveil the ceremonial plaque for Generations Toronto at the Ismaili Centre Toronto on 27 September 2022.
Toronto Mayor John Tory, Prince Amyn, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveil the ceremonial plaque for Generations Toronto at the Ismaili Centre Toronto on 27 September 2022.
Generations project breaks ground in Toronto
Generations project breaks ground in Toronto
26 September 2022

Prince Amyn attended the groundbreaking ceremony today for Generations Toronto, a multi-generational housing development close to the Ismaili Centre in Toronto. Distinguished guests included Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Toronto’s Mayor John Tory and local and national leaders of the Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam awarded Municipal Honours in Toronto
Mawlana Hazar Imam awarded Municipal Honours in Toronto
24 September 2022

The Key to the City of Toronto was awarded to Mawlana Hazar Imam at a special ceremony hosted today at the Ismaili Centre in Toronto, during which a segment of Wynford Drive was ceremonially named Aga Khan Boulevard.

Prince Amyn accepted the honours on behalf of Hazar Imam and thanked Mayor John Tory and the City of Toronto for the special gesture.

Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen at the UK launch event for the photography exhibition The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty at The Ismaili Centre, London.
Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen at the UK launch event for the photography exhibition The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty at The Ismaili Centre, London.
Photography exhibition aims to inspire admiration and protection of sea life
Photography exhibition aims to inspire admiration and protection of sea life
6 September 2022

Featuring almost a decade’s worth of photos, Prince Hussain’s exhibition The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty finally arrived in the UK. Entering the social hall of the Ismaili Centre, London yesterday, visitors found themselves in a dazzling underwater world.

Prince Rahim in conversation with Abdulla Shahid, President of the United Nations General Assembly, as Prince Hussain and Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal, look on.
Prince Rahim in conversation with Abdulla Shahid, President of the United Nations General Assembly, as Prince Hussain and Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal, look on.
Turning the tide in favour of action
Turning the tide in favour of action
28 June 2022

An Ismaili Imamat delegation led by Prince Rahim is attending the Ocean Conference in Lisbon at the invitation of the United Nations (UN). The conference aims to raise awareness and action around the alarming degradation of the planet’s oceans – which not only provide us with oxygen, food and livelihoods, but act as a giant carbon sink.

Prince Rahim in conversation with Monsignor Edgar Peña Parra, the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican.
Prince Rahim in conversation with Monsignor Edgar Peña Parra, the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican.
Prince Rahim meets with the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican
Prince Rahim meets with the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican
12 May 2022

Yesterday, 12 May, Monsignor Peña Parra, the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican, was welcomed to the Ismaili Centre Lisbon by Prince Rahim, accompanied by Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal, and Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal.

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal (left), and Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal (right), enjoy a light moment at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal (left), and Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal (right), enjoy a light moment at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
Honouring shared values this Ramadan
Honouring shared values this Ramadan
22 April 2022

An Iftar dinner was hosted at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, earlier this week, attended by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Princess Zahra, and Prince Hussain. Representatives of fellow faith communities, diplomats, and government officials were invited to break the fast alongside leaders of the Jamat and the Aga Khan Development Network.

Princess Zahra (left) and Honorable Ummy Ally Mwalimu, Minister of Health of the United Republic of Tanzania (right), lay the foundation stone of the cancer care centre at the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam, on 10 April 2022.
Princess Zahra (left) and Honorable Ummy Ally Mwalimu, Minister of Health of the United Republic of Tanzania (right), lay the foundation stone of the cancer care centre at the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam, on 10 April 2022.
Princess Zahra lays foundation stone for cancer care centre in Tanzania
Princess Zahra lays foundation stone for cancer care centre in Tanzania
13 April 2022

The Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project is a first-of-its kind initiative addressing the impact of non-communicable diseases in the country and wider region.

Princess Zahra welcomes Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President of Greece, to the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, as Prince Hussain and Nazim Ahmad look on.
Princess Zahra welcomes Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President of Greece, to the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, as Prince Hussain and Nazim Ahmad look on.
Greek President visits Ismaili Centre, Lisbon
Greek President visits Ismaili Centre, Lisbon
3 April 2022

The President of Greece, Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou, visited the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, during her three-day trip to Portugal last week. She was welcomed to the Centre by Princess Zahra and Prince Hussain.

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Video: Statement by Prince Rahim on Afghanistan
30 March 2022

Speaking today at the Afghanistan Conference 2022 on behalf of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Prince Rahim urged the international community to act with generosity and speed “at a time when so many Afghans are in peril.” The meeting was convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and co-hosted by the Governments of Qatar, the United Kingdom, and Germany. 

Prince Hussain (centre) joins Jamati, AKDN, and Government leaders (L to R): José da Câmara, President of the local parish of São Domingos de Benfica; Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal; Dr Maria Antónia Escoval, President of the Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation (IPST); Dr Marta Temido, Minister for Health; Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal; and Dr Eugénia Almeida.
Prince Hussain (centre) joins Jamati, AKDN, and Government leaders (L to R): José da Câmara, President of the local parish of São Domingos de Benfica; Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal; Dr Maria Antónia Escoval, President of the Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation (IPST); Dr Marta Temido, Minister for Health; Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal; and Dr Eugénia Almeida.
Giving blood, gifting life
Giving blood, gifting life
25 March 2022

Ismaili CIVIC Portugal hosted a blood donation campaign today at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon. The Portuguese Minister for Health and Prince Hussain attended the pop-up clinic, organised to boost blood reserves in the country.

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Prince Rahim addresses guests gathered for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo on 19 March 2022.
Prince Rahim addresses guests gathered for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo on 19 March 2022.
Shaping the leaders of tomorrow
Shaping the leaders of tomorrow
19 March 2022

At a special celebratory event, the Aga Khan Academy Maputo was inaugurated by Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique, and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, in the presence of Prince Rahim.

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