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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with AKDN Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo and Ismaili Council President Malik Talib at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKDN
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with AKDN Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo and Ismaili Council President Malik Talib at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKDN
Prime Minister Trudeau visits the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
Prime Minister Trudeau visits the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
5 November 2015

Ottawa, 5 November 2015 — Canada's newly sworn-in Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, visited the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on Tuesday evening where he met with the President of the Ismaili Council for Canada and the AKDN Resident Representative in Canada.

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.

With the help of FOCUS, students learn how to prepare a disaster management plan at school. FOCUS
With the help of FOCUS, students learn how to prepare a disaster management plan at school. FOCUS
Prepare for earthquakes and other disasters, says FOCUS
Prepare for earthquakes and other disasters, says FOCUS
15 October 2015

As institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network and Ismaili communities around the world join in the 2015 international ShakeOut earthquake drill, Focus Humanitarian Assistance is placing special emphasis on disaster preparedness to save lives and limit the impact of calamity.

Speaking on the challenges facing democracy, Mawlana Hazar Imam said it must contribute towards helping society achieve a better quality of life. AKDN / Gary Otte
Speaking on the challenges facing democracy, Mawlana Hazar Imam said it must contribute towards helping society achieve a better quality of life. AKDN / Gary Otte
VIDEO: Mawlana Hazar Imam on challenges facing democracy
VIDEO: Mawlana Hazar Imam on challenges facing democracy
15 September 2015

Athens, 15 September 2015 — Democracy faces dire challenges in the world today, says Mawlana Hazar Imam. Its survival depends on how well it can deliver on a promise of human progress.

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.

Athletes take part in the opening ceremonies of Tajikistan's National Sports Tournament. Karam-Ali Talakshi
Athletes take part in the opening ceremonies of Tajikistan's National Sports Tournament. Karam-Ali Talakshi
Ismaili athletes look towards the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai
Ismaili athletes look towards the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai
9 September 2015

Ismaili athletes around the world are preparing to compete in the 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai. Jamats in Canada and Tajikistan recently held National Sports Tournaments that serve as qualifiers for the international games, and other National Sports Tournaments are expected to get underway in the coming months.

AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali with chief guest the Honourable Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak. AKDN
AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali with chief guest the Honourable Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak. AKDN
Anniversary reception for AKDN in Bangladesh
Anniversary reception for AKDN in Bangladesh
13 August 2015

Dhaka, 30 July 2015 — Government leaders and members of the diplomatic corps joined AKDN staff and volunteers for an Imamat Day reception at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre. The event also marked the first anniversary of the establishment of the Office of the AKDN Resident Representative in Bangladesh.

The redesigned IIS website is tablet and mobile-friendly, and continues to be an excellent learning resource. Courtesy of the IIS
The redesigned IIS website is tablet and mobile-friendly, and continues to be an excellent learning resource. Courtesy of the IIS
IIS launches a redesigned website
IIS launches a redesigned website
23 July 2015

The Institute of Ismaili Studies recently launched a major redesign of its website — www.iis.ac.uk. The updated site offers a complete new look and a smooth user experience that is compatible with desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Expanding the Capabilities of a Masters in Nursing Program
Expanding the Capabilities of a Masters in Nursing Program
25 June 2015

The two year Masters in Nursing program at AKU-SONAM is the first of its kind in Pakistan. Thesis defense is one of the most important forms of training within the program. The process requires an External Examiner to review student theses and examine them on the day of their thesis defense. Dr. Salimah Meghani was selected as the External Examiner for 2011 through the Time and Knowledge Nazrana initiative. 

Sharing Knowledge, Improving Lives
Sharing Knowledge, Improving Lives
19 June 2015

Shaahin Sayani has been involved with the QOL’s GED initiative since its early beginnings. “We had a soft launch with two classes in Atlanta in February of 2013 before we launched the full program in the Southeast,” recalls Shaahin. As the head of logistics, Shaahin was responsible for ensuring that facilities and resources were available for the three-hour classes that were held three times a week. 

12 June 2015

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa have kindly shared photographs of Prince Irfan, their first child, who is pictured with his parents and grandfather, Mawlana Hazar Imam.

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