India: Nagaur Fort in award contention — Deccan Herald.com

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lisbon, Portugal has announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The 20 nominees, including the Nagaur Fort in Rajasthan of India, range from a modern high-rise apartment block to projects showcasing the revival of traditional building techniques. The award entails a prize money…

Luso-American ‘business mission’ heading to Mozambique — The Portugal News com

The American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal and the Portuguese-Mozambican Chamber of Commerce are organising a “business mission” for American companies to visit Mozambique with a view to bringing together players from both sides. “snip” The Ambassador further revealed that the “Luso-American Foundation itself is interested in developing close ties with universities in Mozambique and…

Portugal: Aga Khan Foundation appoints new director – Portugal Daily News com

The Aga Khan Portugal Foundation has appointed Portuguese Karim Merali as director effective 1 August. Merali, who used to be the head of the Mozambique foundation, takes over from  South African Richard Lander. In Portugal since 1983, the Aga Khan Foundation works in social care fighting exclusion and poverty in partnership with public and private entities. Source: Portugal Daily News com  …

Communities of faith in Portugal share a breakfast in celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week – The Ismaili News story

  Ismaili Council for Portugal President Amirali Bhanji and AKDN Resident Representative Nazim Ahmad with Ismaili students and volunteers at the World Interfaith Harmony event. Photo: Courtesy of the Ismaili Council for Portugal Spread across the breakfast table were the colours and flavours of many countries around the world — from Morocco to Turkey; Angola…

Aga Khan Foundation’s International Scholarship Programme for 2012-13 academic year

The 2011-2012 International Scholarship Programme application cycle is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted. Applications for the 2012-13 academic year will be available starting January 2012. Before contacting the AKDN, please read the information below. Addresses and contact information are available under Application Procedures. In case you are looking for information about…

The Ismaili Community in Portugal (via Ismailimail)

How many Portuguese have thought of that makes the Ismaili Centre, right beside the Lodge of the Citizen. How many have imagined the beauty of the room, the taste of the facilities, the functionality of meeting rooms, the type of training courses, initiatives and humanitarian activities that take place there? The Aga Khan Community in…