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20090727 - Addressing the Brain-Drain in Kenya

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Prime Minister Raila Odinga has called on professionals trained locally to commit a fraction of their careers to serve the country. Raila said the government incurs losses through migration of professionals abroad. He was speaking at his office when he met his Highness the Aga khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili community.

20090609 U of A Honorary Degree - Edmonton

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University of Alberta Convocation Webcast. The Aga Khan's speech starts around 25 minutes into the webcast. Here is the link:

20090318- Canada - Minister Offers Navroz Mubarak

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Conservative MP and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney sends Navroz greetings to the Shia Ismaili Muslim community.


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HH the Begum Aga Khan - President of the Princess Inaara Foundation - advocates microfinance as a way to lift the poorest out of extreme poverty, and describes her foundation's successful experiences in microfinance. At the Davos Debates.

2008-11-Canada-Welcoming the Aga Khan to BC

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Premier Campbell welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan, the Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network to Vancouver. The Aga Khan is visiting Canada on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee, celebrating 50 years as Imam.

2007-AgaKhan Award for Architecture-Rudrapur School.flv

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Hand-built in four months by the local community and volunteer architects from Germany and Austria, the School in Rudrapur, Bangladesh, makes use of easily available local materials to create a new model for school construction that is beautiful, simple and humane. The architects Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag will share the Award with the craftsmen and volunteers who assisted in the building, and the Bangladeshi NGO for sustainable rural development, Dipshikha.


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Short tribute slideshow with music by DJDahood

2007-Aga Khan Award for Architecture-Koudougou BurkinaFa

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Koudougou's Central Market introduces simple improvements to a traditional material - stabilised earth - to create an important space for civic exchange and economic opportunity, helping enhance and strengthen a mid-sized town in Burkina Faso. The Award will be shared by the Koudougou Municipality, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and the architects, Laurent Séchaud and Pierre Jéquier.


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His Highness Aga Khan IV receives an Honorary Degree at Harvard University, Boston on June 5th, 2008

20090609 - Canada To Grant Aga Khan Honorary Citizenship

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Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, announces during Question Period that the government will be seeking to grant the Aga Khan honorary Canadian Citizenship.


September 9, 2009
Mr. Speaker
First off I think I speak on behalf of all members in congratulating His Highness the Aga Khan in receiving an Honorary Doctorate today from the University of Alberta today.

2007-Aga Khan Award for Architecture - University of Technology Petronas

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With its emblematic high-tech architecture, the University of Technology Petronas provides an inspiring structure for progressive education in this rapidly developing nation. The Award will be presented to the architects, Foster + Partners and GDP Architects, and the Petronas Corporation (the Petronas Towers won an Award in the 2004 cycle).

20080125-Davos- Princess Zahra Speech

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of the Social Welfare Department, Secretariat of the Aga Khan, was the Keynote Speaker at the launch of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2008-2009: 'Hospitals Safe from Disasters', 25 January 2008, Davos.


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Ismailis celebrate Golden Jubilee in Los Angeles, April 2008.

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Abida Parveen sings the Munaajat at a concert in Pakistan in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan.


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Muslim Spiritual Leader Helps International Baccalaureate Celebrate 40th Anniversary - The Aga Khan heralds the International Baccalaureate's brand of education as an instrument that can help nations in the developing world navigate the challenges of globalization while maintaining their distinct cultural identities.

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