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The new AKDN website sports a fresher look, an enhanced user experience, and better supports visual imagery.
The new AKDN website sports a fresher look, an enhanced user experience, and better supports visual imagery.
AKDN launches new website
AKDN launches new website
19 September 2022

The Aga Khan Development Network is excited to announce the launch of its new website, which features a redesign and new visual identity.

Prince Amyn presented with Honorary Citizenship of the City of Houston
Prince Amyn presented with Honorary Citizenship of the City of Houston
8 August 2022

Shortly after his arrival in Houston yesterday, Prince Amyn met with Houston Mayor, the Honorable Sylvester Turner at City Hall. During their meeting, the Mayor bestowed Prince Amyn with an Honorary Citizenship of the City of Houston.

Ismaili Center Houston: Address by Prince Amyn
Ismaili Center Houston: Address by Prince Amyn
7 August 2022

Join us for a live presentation today from Houston, USA, featuring reflections on the upcoming Ismaili Center from Prince Amyn and Mayor of the City of Houston Sylvester Turner.

The IIS invites readers to explore the new website and its improved user experience.
The IIS invites readers to explore the new website and its improved user experience.
IIS launches new website
IIS launches new website
11 May 2022

The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) is delighted to announce the launch of the new IIS website, which benefits from a complete redesign and the addition of several exciting new features.

Ismaili Center Houston design preview to air live on The Ismaili TV
Ismaili Center Houston design preview to air live on The Ismaili TV
9 November 2021

Join us for an exclusive presentation from Houston, Texas, USA, on Monday 15 November 2021, featuring the design architect Farshid Moussavi and landscape architect Thomas Woltz, to preview the design of the upcoming Ismaili Center.

The Conciliation and Arbitration Boards transcend the pandemic
The Conciliation and Arbitration Boards transcend the pandemic
22 October 2021

Mediation Week is commemorated every year during the third week of October, and is an ideal time to reflect upon the impact that mediation and other peaceful dispute resolution processes can have, to bring peace and solace to individuals and families during difficult times.

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.”

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.

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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Students enjoying the outdoor landscaping at the UCA Khorog Campus.
Students enjoying the outdoor landscaping at the UCA Khorog Campus.
University of Central Asia to celebrate first graduating class during virtual ceremony
University of Central Asia to celebrate first graduating class during virtual ceremony
15 June 2021

Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver a virtual address at the University of Central Asia’s first-ever convocation on 19 June. The ceremony will honour the first class of undergraduate students at the School of Arts and Sciences and will be livestreamed from the University campuses in Khorog, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts a newly granted charter for Aga Khan University in Kenya via a video message during a special ceremony held in Nairobi on 11 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts a newly granted charter for Aga Khan University in Kenya via a video message during a special ceremony held in Nairobi on 11 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts newly granted Charter for AKU in Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts newly granted Charter for AKU in Kenya
11 June 2021

President Uhuru Kenyatta presented the Aga Khan University with a newly granted charter at a special ceremony held in Nairobi yesterday. The event also included the inauguration of AKU’s University Centre, and featured an address by Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family pose for a group photograph on the occasion of the Aga Khan University’s first ever global convocation, hosted on 22 May 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family pose for a group photograph on the occasion of the Aga Khan University’s first ever global convocation, hosted on 22 May 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam congratulates AKU graduands for embarking on a path of service
Mawlana Hazar Imam congratulates AKU graduands for embarking on a path of service
21 May 2021

Graduation ceremonies often signify moments of avid hope and possibility. The Aga Khan University’s first ever global convocation was no different, as hundreds of graduands — all dressed in green convocation robes — celebrated with faculty, trustees, and guests, while a worldwide audience participated in the virtual festivities.

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