Institutional News

Empowerment of women is one of the core objectives of the Programme’s interventions.
Empowerment of women is one of the core objectives of the Programme’s interventions.
Reflections on the Diamond Jubilee
Reflections on the Diamond Jubilee
28 February 2018

Jubilees have traditionally been occasions for Mawlana Hazar Imam to launch new projects and programmes, such as the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in India, which was launched during his Silver Jubilee. As we approach the end of Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to India, we asked Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India Chief Executive Officer Apoorva Oza to share with us his reflections on the Programme.

20 February 2018

Sunder Nursery, a 90-acre city park situated in the heart of the nation’s capital, incorporates distinct heritage and ecological and botanical zones as part of a wider urban renewal initiative in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi.

Mawlana Hazar Imam poses for a photograph at the newly inaugurated Sunder Nursery in New Delhi, India.
Mawlana Hazar Imam poses for a photograph at the newly inaugurated Sunder Nursery in New Delhi, India.
Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurates Sunder Nursery
Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurates Sunder Nursery
20 February 2018

Earlier today, Mawlana Hazar Imam presided over the inauguration of Sunder Nursery in Delhi, together with Vice-President of India and guest of honour Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu.

Mr Ferid Nandjee, Diplomatic Representative of AKDN West Africa, delivers a Diamond Jubilee commemorative speech.
Mr Ferid Nandjee, Diplomatic Representative of AKDN West Africa, delivers a Diamond Jubilee commemorative speech.
AKDN West Africa celebrates Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee in Abidjan
AKDN West Africa celebrates Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee in Abidjan
10 January 2018

AKDN West Africa commemorated the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam with a diplomatic reception in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 8 December, 2017.

2017 Year in Review

Video: 2017 Year in Review
30 December 2017

Wishing everyone across the world a very happy new year and all the best for 2018.

Left to right: Dr Haile T. Debas, Chairman pro-te​m, Princess Zahra Aga Khan Member, AKDN Board of Directors, and Hafiz Sherali, Ismaili Council for Pakistan President, applauding the performance at the institutional dinner held at Serena Hotel Islamabad
Left to right: Dr Haile T. Debas, Chairman pro-te​m, Princess Zahra Aga Khan Member, AKDN Board of Directors, and Hafiz Sherali, Ismaili Council for Pakistan President, applauding the performance at the institutional dinner held at Serena Hotel Islamabad
Princess Zahra Aga Khan attends institutional dinner in Pakistan
Princess Zahra Aga Khan attends institutional dinner in Pakistan
26 December 2017

On 11 December, 2017, during Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to Pakistan, the Ismaili Council for Pakistan hosted a dinner in honour of the Board of Trustees of the Aga Khan University. The dinner was attended by Princess Zahra along with other trustees and leaders of the Aga Khan Development Network and Jamati institutions.

Professor Saulat Fatmi shares how a low-cost innovation introduced by the Aga Khan University’s faculty is helping students learn about the inner workings of the heart.
Professor Saulat Fatmi shares how a low-cost innovation introduced by the Aga Khan University’s faculty is helping students learn about the inner workings of the heart.
Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurates Centre for Innovation at AKU
Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurates Centre for Innovation at AKU
15 December 2017

Mawlana Hazar Imam inaugurated the Aga Khan University (AKU) Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME), a state-of-the-art facility for technology-based learning for health professionals, on 15 December.

Video: The IIS celebrates 40 years
26 November 2017

Forty years ago, Mawlana Hazar Imam sent a message to the global Jamat announcing the establishment of The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Chief Justice Beverly Mclaughlin join the inaugural Global Pluralism Award recipients for a group photograph.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Chief Justice Beverly Mclaughlin join the inaugural Global Pluralism Award recipients for a group photograph.
Inaugural Global Pluralism Award recognises advocates of social justice
Inaugural Global Pluralism Award recognises advocates of social justice
15 November 2017

Mawlana Hazar Imam presided over the inaugural Global Pluralism Award on 15 November 2017. The Award, presented biennially, is designed to seek out those, “… who explore and investigate, and who then reflect on the difference that pluralistic commitments can make in specific contexts, at specific moments, in specific places,” Hazar Imam said. The Global Pluralism Award highlights what a commitment to pluralism can look like in practice.

Artefacts on display at the Ethics in Action exhibition
Artefacts on display at the Ethics in Action exhibition
Ethics in Action Exhibition showcases AKDN impact
Ethics in Action Exhibition showcases AKDN impact
4 November 2017

Ethics in Action: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) held inaugural launch events in Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan. Taking the form of an interactive exhibition, Ethics in Action provides a glimpse into the human dimension of the Ismaili Imamat’s efforts to improve quality of life.

8 October 2017

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan, youngest son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, yesterday arrived in Pakistan for a private visit.

Official Representative of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, Vice Minister of Education and Human Development, Professor Armindo Ngunga, delivers remarks to guests.
Official Representative of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, Vice Minister of Education and Human Development, Professor Armindo Ngunga, delivers remarks to guests.
Celebrating progress in Mozambique
Celebrating progress in Mozambique
26 September 2017

A reception was hosted by the Aga Khan Development Network at the Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee year of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

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