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Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed to Arusha by the Deputy Secretaries General of the East African Community.

Arusha, 27 November 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Tanzania earlier today, where tomorrow he will join the presidents of the five member states of the East African Community to tour the organisation’s new Arusha headquarters on the occasion of its opening.

The fountain is the central feature of the Centre’s chahar-bagh roof garden.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Open House London took place on the weekend of 22 – 23 September. Buildings such as the Bank of England Museum, the Royal Courts of Justice, the BBC Television Centre, and the Ismaili Centre, London opened their doors, inviting Londoners to to view and celebrate the diverse architecture of their city.

Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the gathering at Government House, as Alberta Premier Alison Redford looks on.

Edmonton, 24 October 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam and Alberta Premier Alison Redford signed an Agreement of Cooperation today between the Ismaili Imamat and the Government of Alberta. The agreement facilitates further collaboration in the areas of health sciences, education, the environment, forestry and natural resources management, culture, and private sector and economic development.

Arriving in Edmonton, Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by Alberta Chief of Protocol Betty Anne Spinks, Minister Ken Hughes, Ismaili Council President Malik Talib, and Vice-President Moez Rajwani.

Edmonton, 23 October 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in the capital of Alberta this evening, where he will meet with Premier Alison Redford to sign an historic Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Government of Alberta. The agreement is the first of its kind in Canada, and marks a special milestone for the Canadian Jamat.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Peggy Dulany, founder of the Synergos Institute, at "University Night" in London on 22 October 2012.

London, 22 October 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award by the Synergos Institute. In a letter that was read before the audience, David Rockefeller commended the Imam’s work through the Aga Khan Development Network for having “leveraged the social conscience of Islam in ways that benefit people of all faiths; promoting tolerance, pluralism, and broad-based development.”

Princess Zahra with the Vice Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament, Asiya Sasykbaeva, and a student of the Aga Khan School in Osh cutting a 10th Anniversary cake for the school in the presence of Kyrgyz government and Osh civic officials.

Princess Zahra was in the Kyrgyz Republic on Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Aga Khan School in Osh. Established in 2002, the school provides close to 500 students with quality learning experiences in an environment which values diversity and responds creatively to the educational needs of children.

With more than six decades of history in Bangladesh, the Ismaili community sees the new Dhaka Jamatkhana as a symbol of renewed hope and confidence in the future of their country.

In a city of nearly 13 million people, the newly opened Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre provides the Dhaka Jamat with a welcome respite from the daily hustle and bustle of life, offering a quiet space for reflection and prayer. But it also testifies to the continued historical commitment of the Ismaili Imamat and the Jamat to the future of Bangladesh.

Traditional dancers welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam, who is in Uganda for the opening of the Bujagali Hydropower Project and to mark the 50th anniversary of Ugandan independence.

Entebbe, Uganda, 8 October 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Entebbe today for the opening of the Bujagali Hydropower Project and to participate in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Uganda’s independence.

RAYS OF LIGHT: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat runs in Kampala between 12 – 16 October 2012. Photo: Courtesy of the Ismaili Council for Uganda

As the Jamat in Uganda – and Ismailis of Ugandan heritage around the world – join in celebrating 50 years of Ugandan independence, RAYS OF LIGHT: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat, will open in Kampala, marking its East African premiere. The exhibition adds a special dimension to the country’s commemoration of this historic occasion.

The hotel “Auberge du Jeu de Paume” was built by Mawlana Hazar Imam as part of a 20-year effort to revitalise the urban area surrounding the Domaine de Chantilly.

Chantilly, a historical 20 thousand-acre princely estate and a jewel of French culture, is undergoing a massive 20-year revitalisation effort led by Mawlana Hazar Imam. At the end of September, four new projects on the estate were inaugurated before a gathering of distinguished guests.

The Chateau of Chantilly.

Situated in the valley of Nonette some 40 kilometres north of Paris, the Domaine de Chantilly records a history that stretches back over six centuries. In 1884, it was bequeathed – complete with its unparalleled collection of art, manuscripts and furnishings – to the Institut de France by the duc d’Aumale, fifth son of King Louis-Philippe I of France.

The circular RAYS OF LIGHT structure, set up in the Social Hall of the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.

Visitors from the Middle East, North Africa and nearby countries had a chance to take in RAYS OF LIGHT: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat earlier this year at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.

High School students and their mentors who take part in the National College Expedition get to visit some of the world’s best schools in Boston.

The National College Expedition is an annual programme organised by AKEB USA for high school students in the USA, Canada, and France that empowers students to select the best colleges or universities in their areas of interest. The expedition takes students on campus tours in Boston, and familiarises them with the American college application process to help them make informed decisions.

Zahra Jessa runs as a torch bearer in the 2012 London Olympics on 25 July.

Today’s opening of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games marks an historic moment for the city and for modern sport gatherings. Approximately 680 members of the Ismaili community registered to help in the Olympic effort, and will take part as drummers, dancers, torch bearers and Olympic Ambassadors.

Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam was received by the Tanzanian Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Honourable Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, AKDN Resident Representative in Tanzania Amin Kurji and Ismaili Council for Tanzania President Aitmadi Jehang

Dar es Salaam, 17 July 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Tanzania for a brief visit to meet with senior government officials and review progress on AKDN projects in the country.

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore’s Minster for Information, Communications and the Arts, and Prince Amyn arrive at the inauguration ceremony for “Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum”.

Singapore, 18 July 2012 – Prince Amyn and Singapore’s Minster for Information, Communications and the Arts, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, opened a new exhibition titled Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum today. The exhibition runs from 19 July – 28 October 2012 at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Ambassador Richard Sezibera, Secretary General of the East African Community, meeting at the EAC headquarters in Arusha.

Arusha, 18 July 2012 – Mawlana Hazar Imam signed an agreement with the East African Community (EAC) today, that will strengthen and broaden cooperation between the Aga Khan Development Network and the EAC in the areas of economic, social and cultural development throughout East Africa. The agreement highlights the need for improvements in education and healthcare, including efforts to promote the expansion of the Aga Khan University as a regional university for East Africa.

Participants at the Seniors Fair learn new exercise routines to improve their health and wellbeing.

Over 900 senior members of the Jamat from around the United Kingdom participated in a Seniors Fair organised by the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board last month. The event, which took place at Watford Colosseum attracted interest from the BBC Asian Network, who reported on how the Ismaili community is helping its elderly members stay up-to-date with technological advancements.