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At the Aga Khan Academies, students learn innovative ways to address the climate crisis and better care for the natural world.
At the Aga Khan Academies, students learn innovative ways to address the climate crisis and better care for the natural world.
Nurturing environmentally responsible leaders of tomorrow
Nurturing environmentally responsible leaders of tomorrow
26 June 2021

As the impact of climate change intensifies over time, it is the young people of today who will face the worst consequences. To address this urgent issue, the Aga Khan Academies recently held its inaugural Climate and Environment Conference, featuring students from across the Academies network, along with alumni and prominent guests.

A close-up of Olga Prinku’s dried-flower wall in the exhibition.
A close-up of Olga Prinku’s dried-flower wall in the exhibition.
Interview with Esen Salma Kaya, curator at Aga Khan Centre Gallery
Interview with Esen Salma Kaya, curator at Aga Khan Centre Gallery
24 June 2021

Making Paradise: Exploring the Concept of Eden through Art and Islamic Garden Design is the latest exhibition at the Aga Khan Centre Gallery in London, UK. In this interview, its curator Esen Salma Kaya gives an insight into the multi-sensory show, the diverse artists involved, and planning it “from the heart.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family pose for a group photograph on the occasion of the University of Central Asia’s inaugural convocation, hosted on 19 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family pose for a group photograph on the occasion of the University of Central Asia’s inaugural convocation, hosted on 19 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam expresses confidence in UCA graduates to fulfil ‘special responsibility’
Mawlana Hazar Imam expresses confidence in UCA graduates to fulfil ‘special responsibility’
17 June 2021

Against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, the University of Central Asia celebrated the achievements of its inaugural cohort of graduates: the Class of 2021. A live-streamed convocation brought together students, family members, faculty, and well-wishers across multiple countries and time zones around the world.

Students enjoying the outdoor landscaping at the UCA Khorog Campus.
Students enjoying the outdoor landscaping at the UCA Khorog Campus.
University of Central Asia to celebrate first graduating class during virtual ceremony
University of Central Asia to celebrate first graduating class during virtual ceremony
15 June 2021

Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver a virtual address at the University of Central Asia’s first-ever convocation on 19 June. The ceremony will honour the first class of undergraduate students at the School of Arts and Sciences and will be livestreamed from the University campuses in Khorog, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.

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Music video: Survivors
14 June 2021

This production features three music artists from different backgrounds, all sharing a common passion for music. The fusion of poetry, piano, and song lyrics symbolises that the bonds of togetherness endure, despite whatever may come our way.

Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts a newly granted charter for Aga Khan University in Kenya via a video message during a special ceremony held in Nairobi on 11 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts a newly granted charter for Aga Khan University in Kenya via a video message during a special ceremony held in Nairobi on 11 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts newly granted Charter for AKU in Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts newly granted Charter for AKU in Kenya
11 June 2021

President Uhuru Kenyatta presented the Aga Khan University with a newly granted charter at a special ceremony held in Nairobi yesterday. The event also included the inauguration of AKU’s University Centre, and featured an address by Mawlana Hazar Imam.

On 11 June 2021, the Aga Khan University will inaugurate the University Centre — its new main campus in Kenya's capital city.
On 11 June 2021, the Aga Khan University will inaugurate the University Centre — its new main campus in Kenya's capital city.
Mawlana Hazar Imam to deliver virtual address during historic ceremony at Aga Khan University in Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam to deliver virtual address during historic ceremony at Aga Khan University in Kenya
9 June 2021

In a momentous occasion, the Aga Khan University will receive its Charter from Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and will inaugurate a new state-of-the-art University Centre in the heart of Nairobi. The event will air live on The Ismaili TV tomorrow, 11 June, and will feature an address by Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott poses with members of the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US and a number of Ismaili volunteers at the Texas State Capitol on 26 May 2021.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott poses with members of the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US and a number of Ismaili volunteers at the Texas State Capitol on 26 May 2021.
Texas leaders recognize Ismaili community’s service during challenging year
Texas leaders recognize Ismaili community’s service during challenging year
7 June 2021

Over the past year, the challenge of Covid-19 in Texas has been compounded by a winter storm that left millions throughout the state without power and water, and Hurricane Laura, which caused extensive property damage and displaced many. In the face of these challenges, members of the Ismaili community came together to assist those in need, staffing vaccine mega-sites, volunteering to distribute food and water, donating large amounts of PPE to first responders and communities in need, and organizing dozens of drives, including to collect blood, food, and books.

The film 7 Seas is shot in Sataya Reef, along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, where Prince Hussain spent time swimming with and photographing spinner dolphins, against a backdrop of crystal clear waters.
The film 7 Seas is shot in Sataya Reef, along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, where Prince Hussain spent time swimming with and photographing spinner dolphins, against a backdrop of crystal clear waters.
New films by Prince Hussain released on World Environment Day
New films by Prince Hussain released on World Environment Day
3 June 2021

To coincide with World Environment Day, The Ismaili is pleased to present two short films produced by Prince Hussain, demonstrating the natural beauty of the oceans and the delicate ecosystems they support.

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Music video: Ya Imami Haqq
31 May 2021

This week, The Ismaili presents a rendition of Ya Imami Haqq by Ambarkhan Sarojkhan from Tajikistan. The song’s lyrics express gratitude for the grace of the Imam-of-the-Time, while the video illustrates that one’s generosity may be returned in the most unexpected way.

Ismaili youth have been serving on the frontlines during the public health crisis.
Ismaili youth have been serving on the frontlines during the public health crisis.
Ismaili youth on the Covid frontline
Ismaili youth on the Covid frontline
31 May 2021

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues through 2021, Ismaili youth from around the world have been playing their part on the frontline. From travelling to remote areas to provide healthcare access, to stepping in at short-staffed hospitals, to holding down the fort in Covid wards, young members of the Jamat have stepped up to support citizens and families impacted by the pandemic.

As the field of cyber security grows, it presents new career opportunities in a variety of different roles.
As the field of cyber security grows, it presents new career opportunities in a variety of different roles.
Paving a path in a new cyber era
Paving a path in a new cyber era
29 May 2021

As technology advances and the realm of cyberspace becomes more central in our personal and professional lives, understanding the landscape of cyber security and technological policy will become ever more important.

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