Institutional News

Jamati leaders bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he prepares to depart Singapore.
Jamati leaders bid farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he prepares to depart Singapore.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam visits the Far East Jamat in Singapore
25 May 2012

Mawlana Hazar Imam visited the Far East Jamat in Singapore, during which he met with a number of the country's leaders. A Jamati institutional dinner was hosted in Hazar Imam's honour, featuring a performance by Ismaili youth that illustrated some of the cultures of the Far East.

Mawlana Hazar Imam was guest of honour at a dinner reception hosted by the Jamati Institutions in Kenya.
Mawlana Hazar Imam was guest of honour at a dinner reception hosted by the Jamati Institutions in Kenya.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Kenya Jamati Institutional Dinner
25 July 2011

Mawlana Hazar Imam joined Jamati and institutional leaders at a dinner held in Nairobi on 15 July 2011. Hazar Imam was presented with a Qajar manuscript of Nasir Khusraw's Diwan on behalf of those in attendance. Guests were entertained by performances of students from the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi, and well-known Ismaili Bollywood music artists Salim and Sulaiman Merchant.

Mawlana Hazar Imam at the institutional leadership dinner in Kampala, Uganda on 12 July 2011.
Mawlana Hazar Imam at the institutional leadership dinner in Kampala, Uganda on 12 July 2011.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Uganda Jamati Institutional Dinner
20 July 2011

Mawlana Hazar Imam attended a dinner with the Jamati and institutional leaders of Uganda held at the Kampala Serena Hotel. During the evening, President Huzur Mukhi Mohamed Lalani presented Hazar Imam a gift of an incense burner cover from Khorasan shaped in the form of a horse head, on behalf of those gathered.

Nasim Devji is presented with “CEO of the Year” at the Capital Markets Awards 2011.
Nasim Devji is presented with “CEO of the Year” at the Capital Markets Awards 2011.
CEO of Diamond Trust Bank tells of opportunities and growth in East Africa
CEO of Diamond Trust Bank tells of opportunities and growth in East Africa
15 June 2011

Nasim Devji is the Group CEO and Managing Director of Diamond Trust Bank, Kenya – an affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development – and the first woman in the Kenyan banking industry to hold that office. She has garnered numerous career recognitions, including being named Leading African Woman in Business in 2010. Yasmin Madhani recently spoke with her.

The Tajik students together with Les Wilkins, the Head of the Junior School, dressed in traditional Pamiri outfits for the Junior School Assembly celebrating Navroz.
The Tajik students together with Les Wilkins, the Head of the Junior School, dressed in traditional Pamiri outfits for the Junior School Assembly celebrating Navroz.
Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa inspires Central Asian youth while developing their potential
Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa inspires Central Asian youth while developing their potential
27 May 2011

Thousands of kilometres from Khorog, on the other side of the vast Indian Ocean, is the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa. Eight Tajik students were recently given the opportunity to attend the residential school, and are are now benefiting from a multicultural student body, experienced educators and state-of-the-art facilities.

Through “Planting a Tree for Africa”, the Serena Hotels Group has planted over one million trees in the National Parks of Kenya.
Through “Planting a Tree for Africa”, the Serena Hotels Group has planted over one million trees in the National Parks of Kenya.
Climate change, the carbon market and trees
Climate change, the carbon market and trees
16 March 2011

Over the last 25 years, AKDN has planted over 100 million trees in Asia and Africa. Many communities already recognise that sustainable agro-forestry provides dividends in the form of food, fuel and fodder, and the emergence of a global carbon market presents new opportunity.

Climate change and the race to a low-carbon future offer challenges and opportunites
Climate change and the race to a low-carbon future offer challenges and opportunites
16 March 2011

There is near universal scientific consensus that the loading of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases is causing increased global warming and associated climate change, argues Abyd Karmali. Fortunately, he notes, several countries are putting in place policies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, which are resulting substantial new economic opportunities.

Created under a public-private partnership between the Government of Mali and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the 103-hectare National Park of Mali creates a permanent green space in one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.
Created under a public-private partnership between the Government of Mali and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the 103-hectare National Park of Mali creates a permanent green space in one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.
National Park of Mali follows four decades of AKDN investment in West Africa
National Park of Mali follows four decades of AKDN investment in West Africa
22 September 2010

The Aga Khan Development Network’s involvement in West Africa began some 40 years ago, and has included investments in people, culture and enterprise. Last month, Mawlana Hazar Imam joined the President and people of Mali in marking the 50th anniversary of their independence, and inaugurated a National Park developed by AKTC as part of the occasion. Salima Chitalia reviews AKDN’s development efforts in the country.

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada.
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada.
Live Webcast: Former Canadian Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to speak at the Ismaili Centre, London
Live Webcast: Former Canadian Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to speak at the Ismaili Centre, London
19 October 2009

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On 21 October 2009, The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, the 26th Governor General of Canada will present a lecture at the Ismaili Centre, London. Her talk will focus on how Canada’s experience of evolving into a welcoming, pluralistic, post-modern society in the 21st Century can inform the creation of a new global citizenry.

Lifelong learning and the development of new skills is one of the priorities of the European Union.
Lifelong learning and the development of new skills is one of the priorities of the European Union.
Lifelong learning: A priority for the European Jamat
Lifelong learning: A priority for the European Jamat
27 May 2008

The ability to adapt and continue learning is an essential skill in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing world. The Ismaili Council for the European Union has launched a programme which aims to turn learning into a continuous and natural process in the life of every Ismaili in Europe.

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