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Speech at the opening of the Rufaiday-al-Islamia

Hazar Imam inaugrauting the Rufaiday Building
Source: 
ismaili.net

Chairman of the Board of the Trustees, members of the Board of Trustees, members of the Firashta Family and the Soneri Bank and welcome guests.

This is a singularly important occasion in the history of the Aga Khan University and I would like to share with you right at the beginning of these few comments, a very deep sense of happiness and elation at the way in which the School of Nursing at the Aga Khan University has progressed.

Speech at the opening of the Hadi Building, Karachi, Pakistan

Hazar Imam inaugrauting the Hadi Building
Source: 
ismaili.net

Mr. Chairman, Board of The Trustees, Trustees, members of the Hadi Family, and honoured guests.

This is an occasion of real happiness for Me, because over the years, I have observed in the developing world, some really severe problems in the quality of diagnosis and the risk to which sick people are exposed through poor diagnosis or worse.

All Jamat Khanas in Ontario closed till further notice 2020-03-13

Ismaili Centre Toronto
Source: 
theismaili Ontario

A sad event in our Ismaili history - all Jamat Khanas were announced closed till further notice in Canada and other places in the world due to the pandemic outbreak of CO-VID 19. The official announcement is as below.

Urgent Announcement from the Jamati Institutions for Ontario: All Jamatkhanas in Ontario Jurisdiction are now closed

The Government of Ontario has announced additional steps to limit large gatherings to reduce the risk of infection from the spread of COVID-19.

AKU & Columbia U announce dual master’s degree 2020-03-12

The MoU was signed by Ira Katznelson, Columbia University’s interim provost and Carl Amrhein, AKU’s provost and vice president,
Source: 
The Pie News

Columbia University’s Middle East Institute in New York and the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London have signed an agreement at Columbia University to mark the launch of their dual master’s degree.

The unique degree brings together two of the world’s leading universities and gives students the opportunity to study a topic of global significance while based in London and New York.
“At this moment in history, such an endeavour is especially important”

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We can have confidence in our future -- a confidence given to us by the certainty that our traditions and our religion will always inspire the creations of our hands and minds.

US Ambassador unveils refurbished Qutub Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad 2020-03-10

U.S. Ambassador to India, Kenneth I. Juster (centre) with US Consul General from Hyderabad Joel Reifman and Aga Khan Trust for C
Source: 
Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: The Qutb Shahi Tombs are now sporting a new look after the refurbished tombs of Taramati and Premamati were unveiled on Tuesday by US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster.

The US Consulate General Hyderabad financially patronized the Aga Khan Foundation for the conservation and preservation of two tombs under the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

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The mainly European or Asian businesses cannot exist in isolation from the main political and social trends of the country. They must become part of it. That calls for considerable imagination, perseverance and patience but please do not imagine that I under-estimate the difficulties. I simply believe they have to be overcome."

Wiladat Day of Hazrat Ali celebrated 2020-03-10

Image of Hazrat Ali
Source: 
thenews.com.pk The News International

A large number of people participated in various programmes and rallies held to celebrate the birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali (RA).

The Jaffria Allience Pakistan organised a majlis at the Nishtar Park. The programme was presided over by Syed Razi Jaffer Naqvi. Provincial local government and information minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Sindh Assembly opposition leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi and Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar were among the guests. The programme was moderated by Haider Abbas.

Prince Rahim & Princess Salwa visit Kenya and Tanzania 2020-03-05

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit Serena Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania  2020-03-05

Prince Rahim accompanied by Princess Salwa visited the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa on March 4, 2020. They also visited the Serena Lodge in Arusha on March 5, 2020

Princess Zahra arrives in DaresSalaam 2019-03-08

Princess Zahra at Darkhana Jamat Khana, DaresSalaam, Tanzania  2019-03-08
Source: 
ismaili.net

2019, March 8: Princess Zahra Aga Khan has arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (here near Darkhana JK) for the Inauguration of the Phase II of the Aga Khan Hospital, tomorrow around 10 AM. Yesterday she had meetings in Nairobi , Kenya at the Aga Khan University Hospital.

MoU signed between Daanish Schools and AKU Examination Board 2020-03-03

Source: 
nation.com.pk The Nation

LAHORE - Punjab Daanish Schools and Aga Khan University-Examination Board on Monday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing cooperation for inculcatinag creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, inter personal skills and team work. Punjab Daanish Schools and Centres of Excellence Authority Vice Chairperson Sumaira Ahmad and Manager Academics Seema Hasan Khan and AKU-EB Director Dr Shehzad Jeeva, associate directors Dr Naveed Yousaf and Hanif Sharif attended simple but impressive ceremony.

University of Central Asia and Cambridge to promote new academic partnership 2020-03-02

A landscape in the Naryn province, where the first of UCA's campuses was opened in 2016 Makalu
Source: 
varsity.co.uk Varsity

Cambridge will share resources, conduct joint research and exchange resources with the University, which was founded by an international treaty in 2000

The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the University of Cambridge have agreed to partner to promote academic cooperation, collaboration in areas of joint research, student exchange, and to share educational materials.

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Everywhere we seem to find rising inequities in societies, an emerging urban under-class, homelessness, and strife between neighbours, as well as growing environmental degradation, the sense of alienation in mega-cities that are no longer humane, and the avalanche of images that destroy identity.

University of Central Asia Signs Historic Partnership Agreement with University of Cambridge 2020-02-25

At the signing of the Partnership Agreement (L to R): Mr. Naguib Kheraj (UCA Trustee), Princess Zahra Aga Khan (UCA Trustee), Pr

The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the University of Cambridge signed a Memorandum of Understanding on February 25th 2020 to promote academic partnership, and collaborate in areas such as joint research, faculty and student exchange, as well as sharing of academic and educational material. The signing ceremony, at Cambridge’s Old Schools Building, was attended by Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Members of UCA’s Board of Trustees, the Rector and Deans of UCA, and senior representatives from Cambridge.

A Kenya Hospital Merges Quality and Efficiency with Mission 2017-04-27

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, which has Joint Commission International accreditation, is used as a benchmark by other h
Source: 
globalhealth.com

What does it take to become an effective healthcare facility in Africa, where much of the continent is marked by extraordinary needs and limited resources? In a series of profiles, GHCi’s Alex Freedman looks at operations and management strategies at three standout Africa hospitals, in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. This profile is the first in the series.

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When I speak of a vital Civil Society I think of path breaking efforts in the field of education, from early childhood to advanced post-graduate programs. I think of health-related innovators, whether they are extending quality maternal and natal care or creating new tertiary care facilities

Visits of Turkish President & UN Secretary General-a whiff of fresh air with AKRSP

Mawlana Hazar Imam joins children for a group photograph at the Gilgit airport   2017-12-10
Source: 
dailytimes.com.pk

Despite Indian claims of having isolated Pakistan, Islamabad continues to receive regular visits by high dignitaries, belying the hollow Indian brag.

Each visit is like a whiff of fresh air, since it addresses different issues and brings laurels for Pakistan. The Royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Pakistan in October 2019 raised focus on climate change but equally importantly, it showcased that local communities have tremendous potential to plan and manage their own development, once they are organized and provided access to necessary skills and capital.

Milk processing workshop opened in Naryn by UCA and the Aga Khan Foundation 2020-02-20

From L to R: The milk processing workshop was officially opened by Nurbek Moldokadyrov, Mayor of Naryn town, and Emilbek Alymkul
Source: 
AKIPress.com

AKIPRESS.COM - The University of Central Asia and the Aga Khan Foundation established a milk processing workshop at Naryn State University for its new undergraduate programme on “Production Technology and Processing of Agricultural Produce”.

The workshop will provide students with practical experience, help prepare qualified experts in milk-processing in Naryn region, as well as allow for commercial sale, enabling the workshop to become fully self-sustainable, UCA said.

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It is obvious, however, that the work of the Office of the High Commissioner is basically palliative, since, as you are aware, it cannot take action on the actual causes of refugee problems


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