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Prince Amyn and Museum Director António Filipe Pimentel discuss Sequeira’s “Adoration of the Magi”. The Aga Khan Foundation is supporting the Museum's campaign to acquire the national treasure. José Caria
Prince Amyn and Museum Director António Filipe Pimentel discuss Sequeira’s “Adoration of the Magi”. The Aga Khan Foundation is supporting the Museum's campaign to acquire the national treasure. José Caria
AKF contributes towards Portugal’s cultural heritage
AKF contributes towards Portugal’s cultural heritage
16 March 2016

Lisbon, 17 March 2016 — Prince Amyn was at the National Museum of Ancient Art yesterday, to formalise a donation by the Aga Khan Foundation towards the museum’s acquisition of a national Portuguese cultural treasure. The contribution supports a campaign to acquire a painting by Domingos Sequeira, who is considered one of the best Portuguese artists of his time.

Mawlana Hazar Imam at the plenary session of the Africa 2016 Forum, with Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail seated to his left. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Mawlana Hazar Imam at the plenary session of the Africa 2016 Forum, with Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail seated to his left. AKDN / Zahur Ramji
Africa’s moment is here, says Mawlana Hazar Imam
Africa’s moment is here, says Mawlana Hazar Imam
20 February 2016

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 21 February 2016 — A new spirit of African confidence is drawing the continent together, allowing it to move forward with impressive progress, said Mawlana Hazar Imam today. He was speaking at the Africa 2016 Forum, which brought together African heads of state, government and business leaders to advance opportunities in regional investment and trade.

Horse breeding is a 250 year old tradition in Mawlana Hazar Imam's family; many of the horses "are old friends," says Princess Zahra. Ritsuko Naito
Horse breeding is a 250 year old tradition in Mawlana Hazar Imam's family; many of the horses "are old friends," says Princess Zahra. Ritsuko Naito
Time honoured family tradition to continue, says Princess Zahra
Time honoured family tradition to continue, says Princess Zahra
16 February 2016

“Success breeds success” declares the well-known motto of Aga Khan Studs. Speaking in Mumbai at the end of January, Princess Zahra looked back on her family’s history with horses, and considered the future.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with AKDN Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo, Global Centre for Pluralism Secretary-General John McNee, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKDN / Safiq Devji
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with AKDN Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo, Global Centre for Pluralism Secretary-General John McNee, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKDN / Safiq Devji
UN Secretary-General visits the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
UN Secretary-General visits the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
11 February 2016

Ottawa, 11 February 2016 — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was the guest of honour at a private luncheon at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat today. The event underscored the importance of accommodating and valuing diversity around the world.

Mawlana Hazar Imam pledged to increase AKDN's Syria commitment to $200 million over the next four years.
Mawlana Hazar Imam pledged to increase AKDN's Syria commitment to $200 million over the next four years.
VIDEO: AKDN seeks to sustain hope in Syria says Hazar Imam
VIDEO: AKDN seeks to sustain hope in Syria says Hazar Imam
3 February 2016

London, 4 February 2016 — Deploring the devastation in war-ravaged Syria, Mawlana Hazar Imam called for the establishment of “islands of stability” to provide areas of relative safety in the midst of conflict. Hazar Imam pledged $200 million towards achieving peace, stability, and reconstruction in the country.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Yoweri Museveni on the land granted in Nakawa for the new Aga Khan University Hospital, Kampala. AKDN / Will Boase
Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Yoweri Museveni on the land granted in Nakawa for the new Aga Khan University Hospital, Kampala. AKDN / Will Boase
Mawlana Hazar Imam announces teaching hospital for Uganda
Mawlana Hazar Imam announces teaching hospital for Uganda
16 December 2015

Kampala, 17 December 2015 — The Aga Khan University will build a world-class teaching hospital in the heart of Kampala on land granted by the Government of Uganda, announced Mawlana Hazar Imam today. Together with the President and Prime Minister of Uganda, he took part in ceremonies marking the granting of land and initiation of the new University Hospital in Kampala.

Ismaili Council President Minaz Jamal and AKDN Representative Mahmood Ahmed accompany Mawlana Hazar Imam and Minister Tumwesigye Elioda from the plane. AKDN / Will Boase
Ismaili Council President Minaz Jamal and AKDN Representative Mahmood Ahmed accompany Mawlana Hazar Imam and Minister Tumwesigye Elioda from the plane. AKDN / Will Boase
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Uganda ahead of hospital announcement
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Uganda ahead of hospital announcement
15 December 2015

Entebbe, 16 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda today ahead of an expected event announcing plans for a new Aga Khan University Hospital to be established in Kampala.

Arriving for Jamhuri Day celebrations at State House, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Aziz Islamshah
Arriving for Jamhuri Day celebrations at State House, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Aziz Islamshah
Mawlana Hazar Imam celebrates Jamhuri Day in Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam celebrates Jamhuri Day in Kenya
11 December 2015

Nairobi, 12 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Nairobi this evening after participating in Jamhuri Day celebrations at the invitation of the President of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by an 8-year-old girl, who presents him with a bouquet upon his arrival in Nairobi. Aziz Islamshah
Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by an 8-year-old girl, who presents him with a bouquet upon his arrival in Nairobi. Aziz Islamshah
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Kenya for Jamhuri Day
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Kenya for Jamhuri Day
10 December 2015

Nairobi, 11 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kenya today, where he will participate in Jamhuri Day celebrations at the invitation of His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Institutional leaders meet with affected communities in Phadar, Ghizer following a devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake. FOCUS
Institutional leaders meet with affected communities in Phadar, Ghizer following a devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake. FOCUS
Imamat and Jamati institutions respond to Central Asian quake
Imamat and Jamati institutions respond to Central Asian quake
1 November 2015

2 November 2015 — The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Jurm District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan on 26 October has affected large parts of Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan. Many populations in the region of the Hindu Kush mountain range have suffered the consequences of this calamity, including Ismaili communities.

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, Patron of ICOMOS-UK receives Mawlana Hazar Imam for the organisation's 50th anniversary conference. AKDN / Anya Campbell
His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, Patron of ICOMOS-UK receives Mawlana Hazar Imam for the organisation's 50th anniversary conference. AKDN / Anya Campbell
Committing to cultural heritage is more critical than ever before, says Hazar Imam
Committing to cultural heritage is more critical than ever before, says Hazar Imam
22 October 2015

London, 22 October 2015 — Cultural heritage is a powerful tool that can be harnessed towards improving the quality of human life, says Mawlana Hazar Imam, which is a central objective of the Ismaili Imamat. He was speaking at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of ICOMOS — the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers a keynote speech at the 2015 Athens Democracy Forum held in the Stoa of Attalos. AKDN / Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers a keynote speech at the 2015 Athens Democracy Forum held in the Stoa of Attalos. AKDN / Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Athens Democracy Forum
Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Athens Democracy Forum
14 September 2015

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered a keynote speech at the Athens Democracy Forum on 15 September 2015. Speaking on “the challenges facing democracy in our world,” Hazar Imam drew a link between the progress of democracy and improvement in the quality of human life.

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