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The Aga Khan University will build a major new campus here, in Arusha, the city where the East African Community is headquartered. AKU
The Aga Khan University will build a major new campus here, in Arusha, the city where the East African Community is headquartered. AKU
East Africa’s shared destiny brightened by AKU
East Africa’s shared destiny brightened by AKU
10 March 2015

With a major expansion underway, the Aga Khan University is planting institutional and intellectual seeds to produce the leadership that East Africa will require in the years ahead. Dr Farouk Topan discusses some of the ways in which the university hopes to contribute to the East African Community.

After completing the first two years of GPISH at the IIS, students spend their final year earning their Masters degree at a British university like Oxford, Cambridge or the School of Oriental and African Studies. The Institute of Ismaili Studies
After completing the first two years of GPISH at the IIS, students spend their final year earning their Masters degree at a British university like Oxford, Cambridge or the School of Oriental and African Studies. The Institute of Ismaili Studies
IIS graduates making a difference
IIS graduates making a difference
12 January 2015

What do a policy advisor at the US State Department, a lecturer at Oxford University and the Head of Graduate Studies at The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) have in common? All of them have pursued postgraduate studies the IIS.

Surrounded by serviceberry trees and soft gravel, the reflective pools are mirrors that draw the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum into the formal garden. Scott Norsworthy
Surrounded by serviceberry trees and soft gravel, the reflective pools are mirrors that draw the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum into the formal garden. Scott Norsworthy
Video: Opening Ceremony of the Aga Khan Museum
12 September 2014

The opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Museum took place on 12 September 2014, following the opening of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto earlier in the afternoon by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mawlana Hazar Imam. They also marked the opening of the museum, together with Prince Amyn and the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. Among the distinguished guests at the ceremony were Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, and Prince Hussain, former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, government leaders, diplomats, and leaders of Jamati and Imamat institutions.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers remarks on at the North-South Prize award ceremony, which took place in the Senate Hall of the Portuguese Parliament.
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers remarks on at the North-South Prize award ceremony, which took place in the Senate Hall of the Portuguese Parliament.
VIDEO: Mawlana Hazar Imam in Portugal ahead of North-South prize ceremony
12 June 2014

Mawlana Hazar Imam visited the Parliament of the Republic of Portugal, where he was greeted by the President of the Assembly of the Republic. Hazar Imam is in Lisbon at the invitation of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, to receive the 2013 North-South Prize.

 

The purpose-built campus of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad was designed by award-winning Bimal Patel of HCP in Ahmedabad.
The purpose-built campus of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad was designed by award-winning Bimal Patel of HCP in Ahmedabad.
Well-rounded excellence at the core of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
Well-rounded excellence at the core of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
24 September 2013

The recently inaugurated Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad is one of the few schools in India to combine a rigorous academic programme with a rich array of co-curricular activities on a state-of-the-art residential campus. It also benefits from being part of a global network of Academies for which shared values and pluralistic ethos are an inspiration to the school’s students.

Governor of Gaza Province, Raimundo Diomba, receives a donation of food and cooking utensils for flood victims in Chibuto District, delivered by representatives of the AKDN and the Ismaili community.
Governor of Gaza Province, Raimundo Diomba, receives a donation of food and cooking utensils for flood victims in Chibuto District, delivered by representatives of the AKDN and the Ismaili community.
Jamat and AKDN team up in response to flooding in Mozambique
Jamat and AKDN team up in response to flooding in Mozambique
17 April 2013

When heavy January rains caused massive flooding in south and central Mozambique, the Ismaili community and the institutions of the Ismaili Imamat quickly mobilized a response. A donation of food, medicine, tools, and supplies was assembled to help the Government of Mozambique support victims, volunteers and military forces who were providing assistance on the ground.

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.

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.

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