The Time and Knowledge Nazrana (TKN) represents a combination of two cherished Ismaili traditions: (i) submitting to the Imam of the time an unconditional Nazrana (gift) in commemorating epochal events, as a gesture of love and homage, and (ii) offering one’s intellectual capacity to assist the Imamat’s efforts for the progress of the Jamat, and the communities within which the Jamat lives. We invite you to explore the various sections of this website. Here, you will obtain an understanding of the philosophy and significance of TKN and discover how the knowledge and skills offered by TKN volunteers have substantially contributed to the work of the AKDN and Jamati Institutions for the progress and development of the Jamat and the wider societies in which the Jamat lives.

Volunteers in Action

By participating in the design of an education app, volunteers have helped AKF leapfrog quality teaching and learning through technology, including in Mombasa, Kenya.
Aga Khan Foundation’s TKN volunteer pools make global impact
24 January 2019 | Article

How can someone on one side of the world affect an initiative on the other side? Or...

Breast surgery experts undertake assessment at AKU Pakistan
4 December 2018 | Article

Dr Anees Chagpar and Dr Farin Amersi served on a TKN assignment with the Aga Khan...

Playing a key role in the establishment of the UCA Library
6 November 2018 | Article

Karim Marani’s TKN journey with the University of Central Asia (UCA) began in March 2013...

Denmark TKN volunteer undertakes assessment of AKAH Afghanistan IT infrastructure
24 September 2018 | Article

Denmark-based Information Technology (IT) professional, Shaukat Khan, heads global IT...

Video Clips

7 May 2018 | Video

Dr. Mahmoud Eboo


Leaders' International Forum...

6 May 2018 | Video

Firoz Rasul


Aga Khan University

5 May 2018 | Video

Zamira Kurbonbekova


Mediation and Conciliation Trainer


4 May 2018 | Video

Safia Abji


Communications Advisor

Aga Khan Foundation