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The Ismaili Magazine 2020: A Year of Extraordinary Service
The Ismaili Magazine 2020: A Year of Extraordinary Service
31 December 2020

Welcome to The Ismaili Magazine 2020: A Year of Extraordinary Service. This digital magazine provides a whistle-stop tour across continents, highlighting the various programmes, initiatives, and events organised by AKDN and Jamati institutions around the world over the past 12 months.

The Crown Room at the Aga Khan Centre, illuminated at night. The Aga Khan Centre in London, inaugurated by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 2018, is the permanent home of The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
The Crown Room at the Aga Khan Centre, illuminated at night. The Aga Khan Centre in London, inaugurated by Mawlana Hazar Imam in 2018, is the permanent home of The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Mawlana Hazar Imam appoints new IIS Board of Governors
Mawlana Hazar Imam appoints new IIS Board of Governors
8 December 2020

On 13 December 2020, the Board of Governors of The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) will pass on the reins to new members, after overseeing a ground-breaking period of development for the Institute.

Global Encounters CONNECT participants from all over the world form a heart shape together to pose for a virtual group photo.
Global Encounters CONNECT participants from all over the world form a heart shape together to pose for a virtual group photo.
Global Encounters virtual camp to be held in December after successful first session
Global Encounters virtual camp to be held in December after successful first session
22 October 2020

CONNECT, a virtual camp that was brought directly to the homes of 1,075 participants during a 10-day period this July, was an effort to bring the global youth together through creativity and exploration. Due to its success, registration is now open for a second session to be held this December.

The Palacete Leitão is located on Rua Marquês da Fronteira in Lisbon, adjacent to the existing Palacete Henrique Mendonça, which on 11 July 2018, was designated by Mawlana Hazar Imam as the Diwan of the Ismail Imamat.
The Palacete Leitão is located on Rua Marquês da Fronteira in Lisbon, adjacent to the existing Palacete Henrique Mendonça, which on 11 July 2018, was designated by Mawlana Hazar Imam as the Diwan of the Ismail Imamat.
The Ismaili Imamat acquires the Palacete Leitão in Lisbon
The Ismaili Imamat acquires the Palacete Leitão in Lisbon
13 October 2020

The Ismaili Imamat has acquired the Palacete Leitão located on Rua Marquês da Fronteira in Lisbon. The site is adjacent to the existing Palacete Henrique Mendonça, which on 11 July 2018, was designated by Mawlana Hazar Imam as the Diwan of the Ismaili Imamat.

Conflict Resolution Day and Mediation Awareness Week programming on The Ismaili TV
Conflict Resolution Day and Mediation Awareness Week programming on The Ismaili TV
13 October 2020

Every year, the third Thursday in October is designated as Conflict Resolution Day, a global event intended to promote the concept of peaceful conflict resolution. Mediation Week is also celebrated during the month of October. 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 2020 is “Access to Justice – The Role of Mediation.”

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Video: Planning for Opportunity
5 October 2020

This year’s theme for World Habitat Day, Housing for All: A Better Urban Future, is an opportunity to reflect on the state of housing in our towns, cities, and communities, exploring how we can build stronger, more resilient settlements.

Secondary Religious Education teachers adapt to new ways of working
Secondary Religious Education teachers adapt to new ways of working
4 October 2020

Since the announcement of lockdowns earlier this year, Bait-ul Ilm centres quickly transitioned to an online learning model. This has significantly impacted the routines of students and teachers as they experiment with new ways of working and communicating. To mark World Teachers’ Day, 5 October, we spoke to IIS-trained secondary Religious Education teachers around the world to find out how they have adapted.

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat volunteers take part in ongoing food distribution activities in Roshtqala, Gorno-Badakhshan.
Aga Khan Agency for Habitat volunteers take part in ongoing food distribution activities in Roshtqala, Gorno-Badakhshan.
FOCUS and Aga Khan Agency for Habitat partner to serve communities in mountainous regions
FOCUS and Aga Khan Agency for Habitat partner to serve communities in mountainous regions
4 October 2020

The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) have been working to ensure that Pakistan and Tajikistan’s most vulnerable communities, volunteers, and patients have access to information, food, and essential supplies needed at this crucial time.

This year, the Lapis Benefit will be a free-to-attend online celebration aiming to reconnect and reinvigorate communities through the arts.
This year, the Lapis Benefit will be a free-to-attend online celebration aiming to reconnect and reinvigorate communities through the arts.
Lighting the way: Aga Khan Museum to hold digital Lapis gala
Lighting the way: Aga Khan Museum to hold digital Lapis gala
21 September 2020

The Aga Khan Museum’s annual fundraising gala will take place online this year, aiming to extend friendship across divides and reach a diverse, global audience. Showcasing performances and on-screen conversations with a wide array of luminaries from the worlds of art, film, literature, music and science, the event will also include a special address from Prince Amyn.

Global Encounters unveils virtual programme for July 2020
Global Encounters unveils virtual programme for July 2020
22 June 2020

In response to extensive travel restrictions and preventive measures being taken due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Global Encounters and Aga Khan Youth and Sports Boards from around the world are joining together to offer a new virtual summer camp for the youth of the global Jamat.

Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 4
Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 4
28 May 2020

The fourth and final issue of AT HOME, a digital magazine presenting the programmes and projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), will shine a spotlight on parks and gardens in the AKTC portfolio.

Ghulomidinov Navruzshoh says he will continue to produce and distribute masks until everyone in his village of Emc has one.
Ghulomidinov Navruzshoh says he will continue to produce and distribute masks until everyone in his village of Emc has one.
The blessing of helping others: Tajikistan’s heroes in action
The blessing of helping others: Tajikistan’s heroes in action
24 May 2020

Members of the Jamat in Tajikistan are helping their communities — which are at high risk of natural disasters — as part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), an integral part of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH)'s emergency management activities.

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