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Prince Amyn and Portuguese President inaugurate NOVA University’s Westmont Hospitality Hall
Prince Amyn and Portuguese President inaugurate NOVA University’s Westmont Hospitality Hall
24 October 2021

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was joined by Prince Amyn earlier today for the inauguration of the Westmont Hospitality Hall at NOVA University in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture plays an important role in influencing global architectural discourse and promoting innovative solutions to problems faced by many societies.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture plays an important role in influencing global architectural discourse and promoting innovative solutions to problems faced by many societies.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture events to air live on The Ismaili TV
Aga Khan Award for Architecture events to air live on The Ismaili TV
22 October 2021

Join us live from Lisbon, Portugal, for two special events featuring lectures from Aga Khan Award for Architecture Steering Committee members, Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Al Khalifa and Meisa Batayneh. The lectures will take place on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 October, and will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV.

Conflict Resolution Day and Mediation Awareness Week
Conflict Resolution Day and Mediation Awareness Week
14 October 2021

This month gives us an opportunity to reflect on how we can each play a part in creating a more peaceful, generous, and hopeful world, especially during these challenging and stressful times. The theme for Mediation Week 2021 is “Confronting Conflict with Resilience and Courage.”

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Civil Society organisations and Jamat in USA promote peace, health, and unity
Civil Society organisations and Jamat in USA promote peace, health, and unity
14 October 2021

Mawlana Hazar Imam’s guidance on building bridges to understand and learn from one another, and his emphasis on local participation in the promotion of peace and pluralism served as an inspiration for two recent initiatives held in Georgia, USA.

Pakistan ranks among the top ten countries affected by climate-induced disasters in the last two decades.
Pakistan ranks among the top ten countries affected by climate-induced disasters in the last two decades.
Improving quality of life in remote communities
Improving quality of life in remote communities
27 September 2021

In Pakistan, the Ismaili community is scattered all over the country, with a substantial number residing in the mountainous valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. These valleys are known for their beauty and splendour, but also bear many socio-economic and environmental issues. Jamati and AKDN institutions continue to provide access to basic services in the region.

More than 30 countries will participate in the Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, with thousands of volunteers engaged in over 240 activities across the weekend.
More than 30 countries will participate in the Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, with thousands of volunteers engaged in over 240 activities across the weekend.
Worldwide Jamat unites for Global Ismaili CIVIC Day
Worldwide Jamat unites for Global Ismaili CIVIC Day
22 September 2021

Thousands of members of the Jamat are busy making final preparations ahead of the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, to be held this weekend in more than 30 countries around the world.

The Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) began operating the Bamyan Hospital in 2004. Today it is a state-of-the-art 141-bed facility: over half of the building's power is supplied by solar panels located on a hilltop behind the hospital.
The Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) began operating the Bamyan Hospital in 2004. Today it is a state-of-the-art 141-bed facility: over half of the building's power is supplied by solar panels located on a hilltop behind the hospital.
AKDN calls for compassion and cohesion in Afghanistan
AKDN calls for compassion and cohesion in Afghanistan
12 September 2021

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) participated in and delivered a statement at the High-Level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, at the invitation of the United Nations Secretary-General earlier today, 13 September 2021.

The Aga Khan Academies are ideal places to make lifelong friendships.
The Aga Khan Academies are ideal places to make lifelong friendships.
Striving for a bright future
Striving for a bright future
5 August 2021

High school student Aimaan Sayani has lived in Pakistan and Canada, and spent five years studying at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya. “When I used to hear Aga Khan Academies students talk about studying there, and when I read about the school, I was so intrigued,” she said.

Through the ‘Darakht se Hayat’ initiative, members of the Jamat worked with community partners to plant over 162,000 trees across Pakistan.
Through the ‘Darakht se Hayat’ initiative, members of the Jamat worked with community partners to plant over 162,000 trees across Pakistan.
Environmental sustainability: Restoring the natural world
Environmental sustainability: Restoring the natural world
29 July 2021

In a recent poem by Jordan Sanchez, Reimagine, Recreate, Restore, she reminds us, “We are a fraction of a second in Earth’s lifetime, yet she is our only lifeline.” In an effort to align with this thinking, Ismaili youth, governmental and civil society institutions, and AKDN agencies in Pakistan are working hand-in-hand to reimagine our lifestyles, recreate our approaches, and restore our ecosystems.

Global Stem Festival: Real life solutions for real life problems
Global Stem Festival: Real life solutions for real life problems
25 July 2021

The Global STEM Festival 2021 is an opportunity for youth aged 5-18 to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), by creating and showcasing projects to the global Jamat — virtually.

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Imamat Day 2021 celebrations on The Ismaili TV
Imamat Day 2021 celebrations on The Ismaili TV
6 July 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to announce an Imamat Day programme to be aired on The Ismaili TV, 9-11 July, featuring various content to entertain and inspire the Jamat while commemorating the 64th Imamat Day of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott poses with members of the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US and a number of Ismaili volunteers at the Texas State Capitol on 26 May 2021.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott poses with members of the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US and a number of Ismaili volunteers at the Texas State Capitol on 26 May 2021.
Texas leaders recognize Ismaili community’s service during challenging year
Texas leaders recognize Ismaili community’s service during challenging year
7 June 2021

Over the past year, the challenge of Covid-19 in Texas has been compounded by a winter storm that left millions throughout the state without power and water, and Hurricane Laura, which caused extensive property damage and displaced many. In the face of these challenges, members of the Ismaili community came together to assist those in need, staffing vaccine mega-sites, volunteering to distribute food and water, donating large amounts of PPE to first responders and communities in need, and organizing dozens of drives, including to collect blood, food, and books.

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