Institutional News

Minister Hunter from the Government of Ontario and Amyn Merchant from the Aga Khan Academies renewed the partnership on mutually beneficial education initiatives.
Minister Hunter from the Government of Ontario and Amyn Merchant from the Aga Khan Academies renewed the partnership on mutually beneficial education initiatives.
The Aga Khan Academies and the Province of Ontario renew partnership to collaborate on education initiatives
The Aga Khan Academies and the Province of Ontario renew partnership to collaborate on education initiatives
17 May 2018

On 29 April 2018, the Province of Ontario and the Aga Khan Academies network of schools formally extended their partnership on mutually beneficial education projects, as part of the renewal of initiatives under an agreement between the Province and the Ismaili Imamat.

Shehrose Noormohamed, a Jubilee Heritage participant from Chicago, examines an 18th-century dagger and sheath at the Aga Khan Museum.
Shehrose Noormohamed, a Jubilee Heritage participant from Chicago, examines an 18th-century dagger and sheath at the Aga Khan Museum.
Young adults tour institutional buildings in Jubilee Heritage Programme
Young adults tour institutional buildings in Jubilee Heritage Programme
30 April 2018

Approximately 170 young adults from across the U.S. and Canada participated in the Jubilee Heritage Programme over the weekend of 13-15 April 2018. 

Curator, Dr. Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani, shows an artefact to Prince Amyn, AKDN Resident Representative to Canada Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Trust for Culture General Manager Luis Monreal, and Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib.
Curator, Dr. Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani, shows an artefact to Prince Amyn, AKDN Resident Representative to Canada Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Trust for Culture General Manager Luis Monreal, and Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib.
Prince Amyn attends The World of the Fatimids exhibition opening at the Aga Khan Museum
Prince Amyn attends The World of the Fatimids exhibition opening at the Aga Khan Museum
10 April 2018

The World of the Fatimids, the newest exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum, launched on 12 March in Toronto. Prince Amyn delivered the keynote address for the opening of the exhibition, which explores the Fatimid period through artefacts and objects from the 10th and 11th centuries.

A performance by artists of the Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble – Homayoun Sakhi on the Afghan rubab, Salar Nader on the tabla, and Wu Man on the pipa.
A performance by artists of the Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble – Homayoun Sakhi on the Afghan rubab, Salar Nader on the tabla, and Wu Man on the pipa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam announces new global prize for music
Mawlana Hazar Imam announces new global prize for music
21 March 2018

Today, Mawlana Hazar Imam announced the establishment of the Aga Khan Music Awards.

The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
Students harness creativity for social change at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
Students harness creativity for social change at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
28 February 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam landed in Hyderabad 26 February for the third leg of his Diamond Jubilee trip to India. One of AKDN’s newest projects in India is the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad, which he inaugurated in 2013. In this article we will look at some projects undertaken by students at the Academy that combine creativity and civic responsibility.

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.

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