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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.

Members of the Diplomatic Community in Bangladesh
Members of the Diplomatic Community in Bangladesh
AKDN celebrates Diamond Jubilee in Bangladesh
AKDN celebrates Diamond Jubilee in Bangladesh
26 July 2017

A special event was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam, a 60-year period during which the Imam has dedicated efforts to improving the quality of life around the world.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with Aga Khan Award for Architecture Director Farrokh Derakhshani and 2004 laureate Diébédo Francis Kéré.
Mawlana Hazar Imam with Aga Khan Award for Architecture Director Farrokh Derakhshani and 2004 laureate Diébédo Francis Kéré.
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives President’s Medal from Architectural League of New York
Mawlana Hazar Imam receives President’s Medal from Architectural League of New York
19 May 2017

Yesterday evening, the Architectural League of New York accorded Mawlana Hazar Imam its highest and most important honour.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Governor General David Johnston unveil a plaque marking the opening of the international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Governor General David Johnston unveil a plaque marking the opening of the international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Governor General open Global Centre for Pluralism headquarters
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Governor General open Global Centre for Pluralism headquarters
17 May 2017

Ottawa, 16 May 2017 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada officially opened the new international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism today.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Aly Muhammad at the Global Centre for Pluralism, accompanied by Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib and Farhad Mawani, Project Manager for the renovation of 330 Sussex Drive.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Aly Muhammad at the Global Centre for Pluralism, accompanied by Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib and Farhad Mawani, Project Manager for the renovation of 330 Sussex Drive.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada ahead of Global Centre for Pluralism opening
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada ahead of Global Centre for Pluralism opening
14 May 2017

Ottawa, 15 May 2017 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ottawa this afternoon, accompanied by Princess Zahra and Prince Aly Muhammad. Tomorrow Hazar Imam will be joined by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada for the official opening of the international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

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