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Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex (right) expressed appreciation for the courageous and important work done by AKDN institutions in India.
Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex (right) expressed appreciation for the courageous and important work done by AKDN institutions in India.
Countess of Wessex visits AKDN Health project in India
Countess of Wessex visits AKDN Health project in India
6 July 2019

In May 2019, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex visited a health programme run by the Aga Khan Health Services at the Sir Elly Kadoorie School and Junior College in Mumbai, India. The Countess was on a five-day visit to India to see the work of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

Digital Magazine: Jubilee Arts International Art Gallery
Digital Magazine: Jubilee Arts International Art Gallery
5 July 2019

This day last year, 6 July 2018, the Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival opened in Lisbon, Portugal, where thousands of Ismailis had gathered to commemorate the conclusion of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee. On this occasion, The.Ismaili is pleased to share with the global Jamat a digital magazine looking back at the Jubilee Arts International Art Gallery.

Prince Amyn delivers remarks at the inauguration of the Seeing Through Babel exhibition at the Ismaili Centre, London.
Prince Amyn delivers remarks at the inauguration of the Seeing Through Babel exhibition at the Ismaili Centre, London.
Prince Amyn inaugurates Seeing Through Babel exhibit at the Ismaili Centre, London
Prince Amyn inaugurates Seeing Through Babel exhibit at the Ismaili Centre, London
4 July 2019

Prince Amyn visited the Ismaili Centre, London, on 4 July to officially open the Seeing Through Babel exhibition, the first public exhibit at the Centre’s newly reopened Zamana Space. 

A close-up view of Kevork Mourad's six-metre high, three-dimensional artwork, entitled Seeing Through Babel.

Kevork Mourad artwork at Zamana Space

A close-up view of Kevork Mourad's six-metre high, three-dimensional artwork, entitled Seeing Through Babel.
Video: Seeing Through Babel
4 July 2019

Kevork Mourad's six-metre high, three-dimensional graphic artwork, entitled Seeing Through Babel, is the first public exhibit to be installed at the reopened Zamana Space, and celebrates a partnership between the Ismaili Centre, London and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

Ismaili youth from around the world have been making strides to bring about positive environmental change.
Ismaili youth from around the world have been making strides to bring about positive environmental change.
Young Ismailis work to find green solutions and preserve environment
Young Ismailis work to find green solutions and preserve environment
29 June 2019

Younger generations invariably inherit the earth from those who came before. It is often these youngsters who are leading action to create positive change in their surroundings. Here are some examples of inspiring stories of young members of the Jamat working to introduce sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in their communities.

Students, and volunteer artists paint the walls of the refectory of the Magnificat Centre.
Students, and volunteer artists paint the walls of the refectory of the Magnificat Centre.
A big green step for a better world
A big green step for a better world
27 June 2019

Earlier this year, the secondary Bait-ul Ilm students of Antananarivo in Madagascar gave birth to a project entitled Green STEP, in collaboration with civil society organisations in the country, in order to better serve the physical and social environment around them.

Ismaili CIVIC Youth day was an opportunity for students in Quebec to put their learning into practice.
Ismaili CIVIC Youth day was an opportunity for students in Quebec to put their learning into practice.
Bait-ul Ilm students in Quebec join forces to care for the environment
Bait-ul Ilm students in Quebec join forces to care for the environment
26 June 2019

Last month, the Quebec Secondary Bait-ul Ilm team, in partnership with Ismaili CIVIC, organised its first ever Ismaili CIVIC Youth day. Secondary students between the ages of 12 and 18 from Brossard, Laval, Montreal, and Sherbrooke gathered, rolled up their sleeves, and actively contributed to their communities, serving both the natural and social environments in which they live. 

The Crown Room at the Aga Khan Centre, illuminated at night.
The Crown Room at the Aga Khan Centre, illuminated at night.
The Aga Khan Centre: One year on
The Aga Khan Centre: One year on
25 June 2019

A year ago today, on 26 June 2018, the Aga Khan Centre was inaugurated by Mawlana Hazar Imam and HRH The Prince of Wales at a special ceremony in London’s thriving Knowledge Quarter. Over the past year, the design features of the building and its gardens, as well as its programme of activities, have come to represent the principles of openness, dialogue, and pluralism. 

Webcast: An evening with Onno Ruhl, General Manager of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat
24 June 2019

Join us from the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, on Friday 28 June to learn about the work of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), and its efforts to improve the habitat and resilience of communities in South and Central Asia. Mr Onno Ruhl’s presentation will focus on the strategy and approach of AKAH with real life case studies, providing a glimpse into the agency’s work in action. The event is expected to begin at 8:45 PM UTC+1 and will be webcast at the.ismaili/live.

"Addressing a global challenge such as climate change certainly needs a multiplicity of perspectives to develop appropriate solutions."
"Addressing a global challenge such as climate change certainly needs a multiplicity of perspectives to develop appropriate solutions."
Interview with Abyd Karmali, leader in climate change and sustainable finance
Interview with Abyd Karmali, leader in climate change and sustainable finance
23 June 2019

The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Abyd Karmali, OBE, Managing Director and Climate Financing Executive at a multinational financial institution, and Vice Chair of the Aga Khan Foundation (UK) National Committee. Abyd discusses his perspective on the interaction between humankind and nature, and the implications of climate change in today’s rapidly changing world.

Thousands of people from various cultures came together to celebrate the end of Ramadan at the London Eid Festival in the city’s iconic Trafalgar Square on Saturday 8 June 2019.
Thousands of people from various cultures came together to celebrate the end of Ramadan at the London Eid Festival in the city’s iconic Trafalgar Square on Saturday 8 June 2019.
Ismaili Community Ensemble weave tapestry of sounds at London Eid Festival
Ismaili Community Ensemble weave tapestry of sounds at London Eid Festival
20 June 2019

Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is celebrated on 21 June every year. On this day, musicians around the world are urged to play and listen to music outdoors in their neighbourhoods, or in gardens, parks, and public spaces. In the lead-up to the occasion earlier this month, thousands of people gathered to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr at the London Eid Festival 2019 in Trafalgar Square, where they were treated to a special performance by the UK Jamat’s Ismaili Community Ensemble.

Research highlights that better wellbeing is directly correlated to increased productivity in workplaces, when integrated correctly.
Research highlights that better wellbeing is directly correlated to increased productivity in workplaces, when integrated correctly.
Integrating wellbeing into the workplace
Integrating wellbeing into the workplace
18 June 2019

Wellbeing impacts not just our personal comfort, health, and happiness; but also our work and working environment in a variety of ways. In fact, when levels of wellbeing in organisations increase; turnover, absenteeism, and presenteeism - showing up to work but not being productive - rates decrease significantly. 

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