Speeches

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Conference on Central Asia and Europe
13 November 2007
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering a speech at the ceremony celebrating the restoration of the 14th century Umm al Sultan Shabaan mosque and the Kayrebek complex on 26 October 2007.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the inauguration of the restored monuments in Darb al-Ahmar
26 October 2007
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the gathering at the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the presentation ceremony of the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
4 September 2007
Mawlana Hazar Imam talks at a banquet in honour of President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, with President Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic and Joachim Chissano, former President of Mozambique also in attendance.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the banquet hosted in honour of President Museveni
22 August 2007
Mawlana Hazar Imam expresses his vision for the Academies during the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy, Kampala.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the AKA, Kampala
22 August 2007
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Bujagali hydropower project
20 August 2007

"Everywhere in the world today, people are searching for ways to reduce the threat of global warming both by limiting greenhouse gas emissions and by fighting the blight of deforestation. The key to both efforts is to move away from plant and fossil fuels, and to depend instead on renewable energy sources. Hydro electric power fulfills that goal. It is “clean” energy - advancing sustainable development while minimizing its environmental impact."

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaks at the State Dinner held in his honour in the presence of His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of Tanzania.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the State banquet in Tanzania
17 August 2007

Our dream is that the Aga Khan University - as it expands in East Africa and elsewhere - will play a central role in the great Knowledge Society of tomorrow. This vision for the future is important to me personally because it so fittingly honors the past. The great chapters of Islamic history, after all, demonstrate how peoples of a common faith, spread widely throughout the world, have flourished when they embraced and advanced a cosmopolitan Society of Knowledge.

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony for the new campus of the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the residential campus, AKA, Mombasa
14 August 2007
Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Madrasa programme.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Madrasa programme
13 August 2007

“It is striking that modern neuro-sciences have demonstrated that long before the age of 6, children are aware of the different cultural backgrounds amongst each other in their classes. It is thus before that age that pluralism can be instilled as a life value.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the gathering after receiving the Kenyan's highest medal of honour, the Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya, by President Kibaki at the State House, Nairobi.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the State banquet in Kenya
13 August 2007
Mawlana Hazar Imam speaking at the launch of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Aga Khan University.
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the inauguration of the Faculty of Health Sciences of AKU
13 August 2007
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the "Spirit and Life" exhibition
12 July 2007