Full field for 2016 Jubilee Games: Members of Ismaili community from across the globe to converge in Dubai for July 22-29 event

At Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) the only limit is your imagination. As the region’s largest events venue, we offer every type of service and support all under one roof.  source: http://www.dwtc.com/en/pages/default Dubai: More than 10,000 athletes and visitors are expected to attend the 2016 Jubilee Games being organised at the Dubai World Trade Centre by…

Heaven on Earth – Hunza Valley

Originally posted on While there is life, there is hope!:
  The Heaven on Earth, Hunza Valley, a region in the Gilgit–Baltistan territory of northernmost Pakistan, is renowned for its spectacular natural scenery of majestic mountains and glittering lakes.  And  for the beauty of its people. People who enjoy long life expectancy.  The rough mountain terrain, clean air and…

Makoko Floating School Nominated For Aga Khan Architecture Award

Originally posted on Architecture & Photography:
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies…

“First time in Kyrgyzstan?”

Originally posted on Weekly Enkyrgyzments :
Its been 4 days since I landed in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. Located in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country bordered by Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and China and this is where I will be spending the next couple of months working with the Aga Khan Foundation on…

Transporting a magnificent edifice back to the 17th century — by Yunus Y. Lasania on Hindu com| Quli Qutb Shah Archaeological Park includes 70 structures, encompassing 40 mausoleums, 23 mosques, five step-wells

Transporting a magnificent edifice back to the 17th century — by Yunus Y. Lasania on Hindu com A view of the tomb of Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf   Like all rulers of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth king and founder of Hyderabad, also built his…

We have invested the best, let Ugandans take charge… and it’s worked — Interview with Outgoing diplomatic representative (AKDN) Mahmood Hussein Ahmed on East African Kenya

Outgoing diplomatic representative Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Mahmood Hussein Ahmed. PHOTO | MORGAN MBABAZI  By JULIUS BARIGABA IN SUMMARY Background Mahmood Hussein Ahmed was born in 1955 in Kampala, then moved to England in 1963. He attended Kent College, Canterbury, and went on to study law at Oxford University from 1973-1976, where he was president…

The best ambassadors 
for a peaceful world — by Sarah Kanning and Clara Krug on Deutschland de|We need to make Young people experts so they can one day rebuild sites like Palmyra.” ▪

Over 300 students, teachers, school principals and representatives of education from 30 countries discovered what cultural relations and education policy achieves during the “Inspiring People” forum in Berlin. Participants with Foreign Minister steinmeier© Sarah Kanning – Forum Menschen bewegen She talks about her flight to BERLIN sitting one row behind TV presenter Anne Will, the…

Aga Khan Foundation UK Congratulates and thanks AKF Run Team who ran in British10K and to all those who sponsored them to alleviate poverty in developing countries

Congratulations and thank you to the AKF Run Team who ran in the British 10K and to all those who sponsored them! On Sunday 9th October 2016 WHY RUN FOR AKF? AKF partners with communities around the world to build better futures together. Committed to breaking the cycle of poverty, AKF makes long term investments, builds reliable institutions and cultivates an active civil society to improve the quality of life for millions of people in the developing world….

It’s Time to Visit the World’s Oldest Library in Morocco — Muftah org|

The ancient al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez, Morocco, was founded in 859 with an endowment by Fatima El-Fihriya, a wealthy Muslim woman from what is today Tunisia. Twelve centuries later, following an extensive restoration program led by architect and Fez-native, Aziz Chaouni, the library has opened its doors with a newly constructed wing for the general…