The Aga Khan: From an Ismaili Muslim Imam to a Global Citizen and Virtual Head of States — BY Nizar A. Motani, Ph.D on Barakah com

On December 13, 2016, His Highness Prince Karim al-Hussaini Aga Khan IV, henceforth the Aga Khan, celebrated his 80th birthday. Inshallah, his Ismaili Muslim followers, henceforth the Ismailis, will be joined by the Aga Khan’s many well-wishers across the world to commemorate his Diamond Jubilee starting July 11, 2017. The Aga Khan receiving the symbolic…

New energy for Uganda and Rwanda— Deutschland de | Germany’s KfW Bank is one of the lender to AKDN’s 900 Million Bujagali Hydro Project | Videos

A reliable supply of water and electricity cannot be taken for granted in East Africa. Germany is committed to changing this. © dpa – Bujagali Wasserkraftwerk, Ugandas Nilkraftwerk Gregory Tayi is proud of what he has achieved. He is the first private entrepreneur to build a small-scale hydroelectric power station in Rwanda. Ever since, the…

Articles and Photos on Aga Khan’s plan to create a new model for Higher Education in Central Asia, The ‘UCA’ on Devex Com by Michael Igoe

University  of Central Asia: Part Three  “The future leaders of Central Asia”—  By Michael Igoe on Devax com Students from the University of Central Asia’s inaugural class during the inauguration ceremony in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. Photo by: Michael Igoe / Devex EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a Devex series that examines the Aga Khan’s plan…

University of Central Asia – One University, Three Campuses |Watch the Webcast from Ismaili Centre–London

“By creating intellectual space and resources, the University will bring the power of education and human ingenuity to the economic and social challenges of mountain societies in Central Asia and elsewhere.”His Highness the Aga Khan Foundation Stone Ceremony for the UCA (Khorog, Tajikistan – 6 July 2004) WEBCAST: UCA’s Kassim-Lakha’s “Creating Opportunity on the Roof…

Afghanistan: Each year 60,000 Children are treated at French Medical Institute for Children run by Aga Khan University and partners | No patients are denied due to lack of funds

The French Medical Institute for Children treats 60,000 patients each year from all 34 provinces in Afghanistan. The hospital is run by the Aga Khan University in partnership with the Government of France, the French NGO La Chaine de L’Espoir, the Government of Afghanistan and the Aga Khan Development Network. ->>>>><<<<<-

London:Prince Hassan of Jordan delivers Ismaili Centre International Lecture|An on-stage discussion with journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown followed the lecture|watch Video

(Click Image to watch Video) His Royal Highness Prince Hassan El Talal speakiing at the Ismaili Centre London. Ismaili Council for the UK His Royal Highness Prince Hassan El Talal of Jordan delivered an Ismaili Centre International Lecture on 2 November 2015 at the Ismaili Centre, London. An on-stage discussion with journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown followed…

Official videos: Aga Khan delivers 2015 Jodidi lecture at Harvard University and Conversation with Harvard Professor Diana Eck — AKDN org

Aga Khan and Harvard Professor Diana Eck in conversation Source: Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) ***** Also see earlier posts on PBSJ Blog: “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World” — His Highness the Aga Khan’s Speech at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts Conversation between His Highness the Aga Khan and Professor Diana L. Eck…

University of Central Asia Receives Long-term OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation) Support to Complete its Second Campus in Khorog, Tajikistan

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 29 October 2015 – The University of Central Asia (UCA) is expected to complete the construction of its second campus in Tajikistan by 2017, at a total capital layout of US$94.4 million. Overall masterplan for the University of Central Asia’s Campus in Khorog, Tajikistan. Photo: UCA Alongside a $64.4 million commitment from…

Aga Khan sees safeguarding of cultural heritage as a springboard for human development — AKDN Press Release| Photos and full Speech

London, 22 October 2015 – His Highness the Aga Khan, today hailed restoration and preservation of cultural heritage as “a development resource of immense, potential value” in the overall improvement of the quality of human life. In a keynote address to a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the International Council on Monuments and Sites…

Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) Signs Agreement for further Collaboration on Regeneration of Penang’s George Town World Heritage Site

AKTC and the Malayisan delegation signing the Management Collaboration Agreement in the presence of Penang’s Government Chief Minister, H.E. the Right Honorable Lim Guan Eng, and His Highness the Aga Khan. Photo: AKDN Gouvieux, France, 16 October 2015 – Malaysia’s state of Penang, Think City SDN Berhad and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)…