Knowledge Society

So as to help 8th and 9th grade students to make informed decisions about career choices, AKEB organised an event entitled Vocational Guidance.
So as to help 8th and 9th grade students to make informed decisions about career choices, AKEB organised an event entitled Vocational Guidance.
Sharing knowledge across the generations in Portugal
Sharing knowledge across the generations in Portugal
28 October 2019

Selecting a field of study or a career path is one of the most challenging decisions to make. On 25 October, the Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB) for Portugal welcomed various age groups to the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon for two Speed Mentoring events, entitled “New Perspectives, Different Horizons” and “Vocational Guidance.”

According to UNESCO, knowledge societies must build on four pillars: freedom of expression; universal access to information and knowledge; respect for cultural and linguistic diversity; and quality education for all.
According to UNESCO, knowledge societies must build on four pillars: freedom of expression; universal access to information and knowledge; respect for cultural and linguistic diversity; and quality education for all.
Ismaili Youth engage with the Knowledge Society
Ismaili Youth engage with the Knowledge Society
24 October 2019

In today’s world, knowledge is being discovered and shared at a faster rate than ever before. This has made it possible for more people to become members of the Knowledge Society and work together to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

Young learners and their teachers at the Aga Khan Early Childhood Development centre in Khorog, Tajikistan, enjoying a moment of outdoor play.
Young learners and their teachers at the Aga Khan Early Childhood Development centre in Khorog, Tajikistan, enjoying a moment of outdoor play.
Teachers: Shaping the future of humanity
Teachers: Shaping the future of humanity
4 October 2019

We often hear that the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow; that they will shape the future; and that the destiny of humankind lies in their hands. On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, 5 October 2019, we explore the positive impact made by teachers and educators within the Jamat and beyond.

While each of the industrial revolutions were significant in their own right, Industry 4.0 is seen as more profoundly impacting human life, blurring the lines between physical, digital, and biological.
While each of the industrial revolutions were significant in their own right, Industry 4.0 is seen as more profoundly impacting human life, blurring the lines between physical, digital, and biological.
Industry 4.0 and future trends
Industry 4.0 and future trends
24 September 2019

It’s become an oft repeated cliché that we live in times of exponential change, driven by disruptive technologies, shifting global politics, changing human behaviour, and newly emerging social norms. And yet, as we enter the era of the fourth industrial revolution, we may be witnessing the greatest amount of change ever seen in a single human lifetime. 

Originally intended to help with productivity tasks such as email, calendars, and contact lists; mobile apps have expanded into countless other areas.
Originally intended to help with productivity tasks such as email, calendars, and contact lists; mobile apps have expanded into countless other areas.
Converting digital acumen into social capital
Converting digital acumen into social capital
30 August 2019

Originally intended to help with productivity tasks such as email, calendars, and contact lists; mobile apps have expanded into other areas such as games, location-services, purchasing, and countless others. Here we feature three Ismaili entrepreneurs who have ventured into the app space, and are helping others through their technology.

Logical thinking, emotional intelligence, and adaptability to change can help prepare us for the technically advanced world of the future.
Logical thinking, emotional intelligence, and adaptability to change can help prepare us for the technically advanced world of the future.
The future of work: Three skills to acquire
The future of work: Three skills to acquire
29 August 2019

Due to advances in technology, the landscape of work and jobs has changed significantly in the last 30 years. Some industries have progressed rapidly, while others have declined, which has shifted and disrupted standards of living and career aspirations. As the relationship between virtual and real becomes ever more blurred, how can we prepare for the next 30 years?

A keen audience intently listens to Ismaili technology experts at the Principal Jamatkhana in Paris.
A keen audience intently listens to Ismaili technology experts at the Principal Jamatkhana in Paris.
France Jamat looks to key technologies of the future
France Jamat looks to key technologies of the future
22 July 2019

Two emerging technologies we often hear about include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, which have the potential to revolutionise everyday life. Recently, the Aga Khan Education Board, Economic Planning Board, and Youth & Sports Committee of the Ismaili Council for France, invited members of the Jamat to learn about these key technologies from experts in the field.

The redesigned IIS website is tablet and mobile-friendly, and continues to be an excellent learning resource. Courtesy of the IIS
The redesigned IIS website is tablet and mobile-friendly, and continues to be an excellent learning resource. Courtesy of the IIS
IIS launches a redesigned website
IIS launches a redesigned website
23 July 2015

The Institute of Ismaili Studies recently launched a major redesign of its website — www.iis.ac.uk. The updated site offers a complete new look and a smooth user experience that is compatible with desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

A number of Ismaili women are courageously taking the initiative to pave the way for the empowerment of the underprivileged, of which women and girls constitute a substantial portion.
A number of Ismaili women are courageously taking the initiative to pave the way for the empowerment of the underprivileged, of which women and girls constitute a substantial portion.
Empowered women work to improve the lives of other women and their communities around the world
Empowered women work to improve the lives of other women and their communities around the world
4 February 2011

A number of Ismaili women have devoted their careers to elevating the status of women – particularly those who are disadvantaged – by improving the quality of their lives and those amongst whom they live in communities across the globe. By leveraging their own potential and fulfilling a desire to make a difference, they are providing inspiration for others to follow their lead.

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