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The Ismaili Nutrition Midlands Launch event took place on 9 February in Leicester, UK.
The Ismaili Nutrition Midlands Launch event took place on 9 February in Leicester, UK.
Nutrition Centre receives accolades from healthcare professionals at Midlands launch event
Nutrition Centre receives accolades from healthcare professionals at Midlands launch event
11 March 2011

Professionals and representatives of leading healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom gathered at Leicester Jamatkhana on 9 February to learn about The Ismaili Nutrition Centre, a unique online resource that offers healthy alternatives to traditional dishes.

Awards highlight young Ismaili achievers across India
Awards highlight young Ismaili achievers across India
3 March 2011

Young Ismailis are increasingly making their mark in all fields – academic and non-academic. Through the Youth Awards for Excellence, 2010, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for India recognised the Jamati youth and honoured high achievers in fields such as sports, the arts, sciences, creative expression, and leadership.

The two-storey Youth, Sports and Social Development Center opened its doors in Kabul, Afghanistan on 16 December 2010.
The two-storey Youth, Sports and Social Development Center opened its doors in Kabul, Afghanistan on 16 December 2010.
New sport facility in Kabul cultivates the spirit of the youth
New sport facility in Kabul cultivates the spirit of the youth
23 February 2011

The Ismaili youth of Afghanistan have a new place where they can play, learn and socialise. The two-storey Youth, Sports and Social Development Center in Kabul, opened its doors in December 2010.

Pandemonium, the Morley Chamber Choir and the Ismaili Community Ensemble perform together at Cadogan Hall.
Pandemonium, the Morley Chamber Choir and the Ismaili Community Ensemble perform together at Cadogan Hall.
Communities of the Abrahamic traditions join their musical voices
Communities of the Abrahamic traditions join their musical voices
16 February 2011

The Ismaili Community Ensemble in the United Kingdom recently collaborated with musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pandemonium and Morley Chamber Choir to present a cornucopia of beautiful music evoking the heritage of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions.

Formation of the floor slab of the Prayer Hall of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on 12 November 2010.
Formation of the floor slab of the Prayer Hall of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on 12 November 2010.
As construction progresses, Torontonians get to peek at plans for the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park
As construction progresses, Torontonians get to peek at plans for the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park
28 January 2011

With the walls of the new Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum beginning to emerge along Wynford Drive, Toronto architectural firm Moriyama & Teshima discussed the projects at a recent event held at the Ontario Science Centre. Their presentation, which took place against the backdrop of an exhibition of images and architectural renderings, was attended by prominent guests including Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

Seniors take part in a theatre performance about mediation and dispute resolution during the Seniors in Movement programme held at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
Seniors take part in a theatre performance about mediation and dispute resolution during the Seniors in Movement programme held at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
Seniors in Portugal challenged to redefine the meaning of being “old”
Seniors in Portugal challenged to redefine the meaning of being “old”
21 January 2011

What defines being old? Is it reaching a particular age? Retiring from the workplace? And what meaningful roles can the elderly play in society today? These and other matters were put forward at a recent gathering of seniors in Lisbon.

The site of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park along Wynford Drive in Toronto on 1 October 2010.
The site of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park along Wynford Drive in Toronto on 1 October 2010.
Wynford Drive projects exhibition starts at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto
Wynford Drive projects exhibition starts at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto
24 December 2010

An exhibition that showcases the images and architectural renderings of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and some of its Collection, and their Park, will be displayed across Canada over the next six months starting in Toronto. The exhibition will also include images of the global Ismaili Centres and various projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

The front facade of the newly refurbished Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo, Mozambique.
The front facade of the newly refurbished Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo, Mozambique.
Restored to its former glory, the “Grande Dame of Maputo” is re-opened in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam
Restored to its former glory, the “Grande Dame of Maputo” is re-opened in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam
16 December 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 16 December 2010 – In the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Mozambique’s president, His Excellency Armando Guebuza, officially inaugurated the refurbished Polana Serena Hotel, a historic water-front landmark in the capital city of Maputo, and one of Africa’s grandest colonial era hotels.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Prime Minister Aires Bonifacio Ali and AKDN Resident Representative Nazim Ahmed at the newly refurbished Polana Serena Hotel.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Prime Minister Aires Bonifacio Ali and AKDN Resident Representative Nazim Ahmed at the newly refurbished Polana Serena Hotel.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mozambique for the inauguration of the Polana Serena Hotel
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Mozambique for the inauguration of the Polana Serena Hotel
15 December 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 15 December 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Maputo this evening on a two-day visit to Mozambique. During the visit, Hazar Imam will participate in the inauguration of the Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo.

Mawlana Hazar Imam interviewed by CNN following Award for Architecture ceremony in Doha
Mawlana Hazar Imam interviewed by CNN following Award for Architecture ceremony in Doha
12 December 2010

Following the Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony held in Doha at the end of November, CNN’s John Defterios spoke with Mawlana Hazar Imam about the pace of social change in the developing world.

Mawlana Hazar Imam meeting with Her Excellency Suzanne Mubarak, the First Lady of Egypt, at the Old Winter Palace in Luxor. Hazar Imam is attending the Luxor International Forum to Combat Human Trafficking.
Mawlana Hazar Imam meeting with Her Excellency Suzanne Mubarak, the First Lady of Egypt, at the Old Winter Palace in Luxor. Hazar Imam is attending the Luxor International Forum to Combat Human Trafficking.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Egypt to participate in forum to combat human trafficking
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Egypt to participate in forum to combat human trafficking
11 December 2010

Luxor, Egypt, 10 December 2010 –Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Egypt today to attend the Luxor International Forum to Combat Human Trafficking. Upon his arrival, Hazar Imam met with Her Excellency Suzanne Mubarak, the First Lady of Egypt.

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Award Ceremony of the 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture held in Doha, Qatar on 24 November 2010.
Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the Award Ceremony of the 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture held in Doha, Qatar on 24 November 2010.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Doha for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Mawlana Hazar Imam in Doha for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
24 November 2010

Doha, Qatar, 24 November 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam, together with His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, presided over the Award Ceremony of the 11th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture today. Five projects were selected as winners of the 2010 Award, and Professor Oleg Grabar received the Chairman's Award.

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