Welcome to Global Encounters

Global Encounters is an international programme for adolescent Ismaili Muslim youth focused on service, leadership development, culture, and global citizenship.


2 January 2018 | Article

Global Encounters is a programme for Ismaili students from around the world to participate...

Artefacts on display at the Ethics in Action exhibition
5 November 2017 | Article

Ethics in Action: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) held inaugural launch events in...

Ziana Nathoo dressed in traditional clothing
4 April 2017 | Article

When Yasmin Rajwani visited a government school in Hyderabad in July 2016, she saw a large...

Based at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, Global Encounters campers from Jamats around the world engaged in community service, explored Kenyan culture and visited AKDN projects in the surrounding region.
8 October 2015 | Article

This summer, 160 Ismaili students and volunteers gathered in Mombasa to take part in Global...

Diamond Jubilee

The Ismaili Muslim Community is commemorating 60 years since His Highness the Aga Khan became the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims on 11 July 1957.