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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:09 am    Post subject: Mawlana Hazar Imam in Edmonton Oct 2012 Reply with quote

Mawlana Hazar Imam in Edmonton to sign historic agreement

Arriving in Edmonton, Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by Alberta Chief of Protocol Betty Anne Spinks, Minister Ken Hughes, Ismaili Council President Malik Talib, and Vice-President Moez Rajwani. Photo: Alnoor NathooEdmonton,

23 October 2012 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in the capital of Alberta this evening, where he will meet with Premier Alison Redford to sign an historic Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Government of Alberta. The agreement is the first of its kind in Canada, and marks a special milestone for the Canadian Jamat.

Upon his arrival Mawlana Hazar Imam was received by the Honourable Ken Hughes, Alberta’s Minister of Energy, and Chief of Protocol Betty Anne Spinks on behalf of the Government of Alberta. Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib and Vice-President Moez Rajwani also welcomed Hazar Imam.

http://www.theismaili.org/cms/1397/
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Video: Aga Khan in Edmonton
His Highness the Aga Khan was at Government House in Edmonton to sign an agreement of cooperation with the Alberta government on October 24, 2012. The Aga Khan is the founder and hairman of the Aga Khan Development Network and the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. Video by Larry Wong, Edmonton Journal

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Video+Khan+Edmonton/7440139/story.html

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October 24, 2012
Premier Redford and His Highness the Aga Khan sign Cooperation Agreement

Government of Alberta is the first province to have agreement with the Ismaili Imamat

Edmonton... Today Alberta Premier Alison Redford and His Highness the Aga Khan signed an Agreement of Cooperation to expand collaboration in the areas of health sciences, education, the environment, forestry and natural resources management, culture, and private sector and economic development. The agreement was signed on behalf of the Government of Alberta and the Ismaili Imamat.

His Highness the Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). AKDN is an international network of nine development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalization of historic cities.

“Alberta is seen as a world leader in health, environmental management and energy development on the international stage and partnerships like these give us yet another opportunity to share that expertise with the world,” said Premier Redford. “The Government of Alberta and the Imamat share a commitment to ensuring that the impoverished in our communities have access to the supports they need. This agreement allows us to build relationships beyond our borders in order to combat the problem of poverty not only here at home but across the globe.”

The agreement, which was signed at Government House, notes that the Province and the Imamat share a commitment to confronting persistent, varied and large scale material poverty, recognizing it as one of the great challenges facing the global community. It further stipulates that Alberta and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) will collaborate and learn from each other in fields of mutual interest, so as to further their common goal of equitable human advancement and social justice, based on the principles of mutual benefit and reciprocity.

Calling this a day of magnificent opportunity, His Highness remarked ‘I hope that we will be able to create new opportunities for Canadian Institutions that need global knowledge to work with us to strengthen their ability to perform at home and internationally.’

The Ismaili Imamat and the AKDN have agreements and memoranda of understanding with over 20 states and nations around the world, including the states of California, Texas and Illinois, as well as the East African Community, the Portuguese Republic, the Government of Tajikistan, the Republic of Mali and the Government of Germany. AKDN agencies conduct their programs without regard to faith, origin or gender.


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Media inquiries may be directed to:
Kim Misik
Office of the Premier
780-422-4905
587-985-9856
kim.misik@gov.ab.ca
Nikki Booth
Office of the Premier
780-643-6441
780-619-0421
Nikki.booth@gov.ab.ca


To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.

http://alberta.ca/acn/201210/3316393B897AF-F168-5536-287D07F16CBC8D8E.html
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Premier Redford and Aga Khan sign co-operation agreement
By Emma Prestwich, Edmonton Journal October 24, 2012 6:02 PM

On a day Premier Alison Redford said “she would remember for the rest of (her) life, the premier and His Highness the Aga Khan signed an agreement of co-operation Wednesday at Government House.

The agreement signals a symbolic partnership between the province with the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims. By signing it, the two parties pledged to work together on issues such as health sciences, education, economic development and culture both in Alberta and in countries served by the Aga Khan Development Network, a charitable organization the Aga Khan founded that works to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

“It’s an exciting day because we have the opportunity to sign a memorandum of understanding that is going to allow us to share and learn together, not only for the benefit of people in our province, but more importantly, I believe, for people around the world,” Redford said.

Alberta is the first province to sign such an agreement with the Ismaili Imamat, the office of the Aga Khan.

The Aga Khan said the signing of the partnership made him feel he has another ally in the world.

This day “gives you a sense of hope, a sense of confidence, a sense of not being alone in trying to achieve the goals that one sets oneself as an individual or as an institution.”

Redford acknowledged the Aga Khan’s presence in a city with a large and active Shia Ismaili population.

Around 25 members of the Ismaili community huddled in the cold by the driveway of Government House to catch a glimpse of the spiritual leader.

Farid Damji, a volunteer with the Aga Khan Council for Canada, said he thinks it’s an exciting day, but that this isn’t the first link between the province and the Aga Khan. He cited the University of Alberta’s partnership with Aga Khan University and the organization’s assistance in building a multi-generational housing complex and community centre in Calgary as examples of ongoing work.

“The announcement allows for a framework with which to strengthen partnerships that already exist, and to begin new ones.”

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Premier+Redford+Khan+sign+operation+agreement/7441702/story.html

http://metronews.ca/news/edmonton/414888/government-of-alberta-and-ismaili-imamat-sign-cooperation-agreement/

http://www.ourhometown.ca/edmonton/news/NL0382.php
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Mawlana Hazar Imam signs agreement between the Ismaili Imamat and the Government of Alberta

http://www.theismaili.org/cms/1398/Mawlana-Hazar-Imam-signs-agreement-between-the-Ismaili-Imamat-and-the-Government-of-Alberta

Edmonton, 24 October 2012 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and Alberta Premier Alison Redford signed an Agreement of Cooperation today between the Ismaili Imamat and the Government of Alberta. The agreement facilitates further collaboration in the areas of health sciences, education, the environment, forestry and natural resources management, culture, and private sector and economic development.

Speaking at the signing, Premier Redford noted that the agreement will enable the Imamat and the AKDN “to share and learn together not only for the benefit of people in our province, but more importantly, I believe, for people around the world.”

The Premier acknowledged the AKDN’s commitment to civil society, education, health care, and to improving gender equality in societies and “circumstances that are very difficult.” Closer to home, she also noted important contributions made by members of the Ismaili community in Alberta, particularly towards multi-generational projects.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Alberta Premier Alison Redford sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Government of Alberta in Edmonton. Photo: Alnoor Nathoo

“I must say in my experience in the last five years, people who are members of your faith community are incredible leaders in our community,” said Premier Redford.

Signed at Government House, the agreement notes that the Province and the Imamat share a commitment to confronting persistent, varied and large scale material poverty, recognising it as one of the great challenges facing the global community. Alberta and the Aga Khan Development Network will work together towards equitable human advancement and social justice.

“There are days in one’s life that mark an individual, that mark an institution,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam, “and today is one of those days.” Such days, he noted “open doors to the future, give you a sense of hope, a sense of confidence, a sense of not being alone in trying to achieve the goals that one has set.”
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses the gathering at Government House, as Alberta Premier Alison Redford looks on. Photo: Alnoor Nathoo

Varying circumstances in countries of the world where the Imamat works mean that people are living with hope, but sometimes also sadness and difficulty, Hazar Imam said that the Ismaili Imamat has a duty “to try to convert these countries into countries of opportunity.”

“We can’t do that alone, but we can do it with Canada and we can do it with the province of Alberta,” said Hazar Imam.

The Ismaili Imamat and AKDN have agreements and memoranda of understanding with over 20 states and nations around the world, including the states of California, Texas and Illinois, as well as the East African Community, Germany, Mali, Portugal, and Tajikistan. The agreement with Alberta builds on a long history of cooperation.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Premier Alison Redford and Cal Dallas, Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations at the signing of the Agreement of Cooperation between the Imamat and Alberta. Photo: Alnoor Nathoo


As far back as the 1980s, Alberta Aid supported education, health and rural development initiatives of the Aga Khan Foundation, and in more recent years the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University formalised their own partnership agreement. In 2009, Mawlana Hazar Imam announced plans to gift an Islamic garden to be situated at the University’s Devonian Gardens.

“How do you convince western societies that Islam is a faith of civilisation, and not just a faith?” asked Hazar Imam in his remarks. “Well I hope that the Islamic garden when it comes into place will be able to show a different aspect of our faith.”
Mawlana Hazar Imam speaks with Dr Lee Foote, Director of the University of Alberta; Dr John Kennelly, Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences; Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University; and Malik Talib, President of the Ismaili Council for Canada, at the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden, which Hazar Imam visited immediately following the signing ceremony at Government House. Photo: Phil Musani
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Friends,

Today, the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of Alberta signed an historic ‘Agreement of Co-operation’, the first of its kind for the Ismaili Imamat with a Canadian province.

After the ceremony, His Highness the Aga Khan made a few remarks about the intent of these agreements and on the fragility of governments in the developing world.

Click to read excerpts from the Aga Khan's remarks published in various news sources:
http://www.nanowisdoms.org/nwblog/10258/

Please do share this e-mail with your family, friends and jamats. We thank you for your support and assistance.

Kind regards,

Mohib Ebrahim
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Press release in the web site of the Government of Alberta

http://alberta.ca/NewsFrame.cfm?ReleaseID=/acn/201210/3316393B897AF-F168-5536-287D07F16CBC8D8E.html

October 24, 2012
Premier Redford and His Highness the Aga Khan sign Cooperation Agreement
Government of Alberta is the first province to have agreement with the Ismaili Imamat
Edmonton... Today Alberta Premier Alison Redford and His Highness the Aga Khan signed an Agreement of Cooperation to expand collaboration in the areas of health sciences, education, the environment, forestry and natural resources management, culture, and private sector and economic development. The agreement was signed on behalf of the Government of Alberta and the Ismaili Imamat.

His Highness the Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). AKDN is an international network of nine development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalization of historic cities.

“Alberta is seen as a world leader in health, environmental management and energy development on the international stage and partnerships like these give us yet another opportunity to share that expertise with the world,” said Premier Redford. “The Government of Alberta and the Imamat share a commitment to ensuring that the impoverished in our communities have access to the supports they need. This agreement allows us to build relationships beyond our borders in order to combat the problem of poverty not only here at home but across the globe.”

The agreement, which was signed at Government House, notes that the Province and the Imamat share a commitment to confronting persistent, varied and large scale material poverty, recognizing it as one of the great challenges facing the global community. It further stipulates that Alberta and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) will collaborate and learn from each other in fields of mutual interest, so as to further their common goal of equitable human advancement and social justice, based on the principles of mutual benefit and reciprocity.

Calling this a day of magnificent opportunity, His Highness remarked ‘I hope that we will be able to create new opportunities for Canadian Institutions that need global knowledge to work with us to strengthen their ability to perform at home and internationally.’

The Ismaili Imamat and the AKDN have agreements and memoranda of understanding with over 20 states and nations around the world, including the states of California, Texas and Illinois, as well as the East African Community, the Portuguese Republic, the Government of Tajikistan, the Republic of Mali and the Government of Germany. AKDN agencies conduct their programs without regard to faith, origin or gender.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo Essay: Historic Signing of Agreement in Alberta Between His Highness the Aga Khan and Premier Alison Redford
October 24, 2012

By Malik Merchant, Simergphotos

http://simergphotos.com/2012/10/24/photo-essay-historic-signing-of-agreement-in-alberta-between-his-highness-the-aga-khan-and-premier-alison-redford/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos on Flikr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/premierofalberta/sets/72157631845483138/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AKDN......

http://www.akdn.org/Content/1161/Province-of-Alberta-and-Aga-Khan-Sign-Cooperation-Agreement
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the Agreement signed by Mowlana Hazar Imam with the Government of Alberta. The Agreement is short (5 pages) and to the point.


http://www.international.alberta.ca/documents/AOC-AghaKhan-Final.pdf
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Subject: An account of Hazar Imam's visit to Edmonton.
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Subject:: Hazar Imam's Visit to Edmonton
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:18:08 -0700



Ya Ali Madad,

Hazar Imam visited Edmonton Alberta, Canada.He arrived on 23rd night, Tuesday at 8:30 pm, for an Official visit and proceeded to Hotel MacDonald.

He waved with both hands and smiled to the volunteers on duty,Yasmina got a glimpse of him as she was on duty being the Vice Major. The jamat on the whole was requested not to congregate as this was a private and official visit.

On Wednesday morning he signed an agreement with the Govt of Alberta, a treaty of collaboration-the first of its kind in Canada. Thereafter the same evening before departure, he intended to quickly view the Devonian Gardens (Hazar Imam's gift to Edmonton ) and left on Wednesday evening.

He expressed his wish for a meal of Biryani on day 1, so the seva dharis made chicken samosa, beef biryani and badam paak, and for day 2 his wish was to eat Daal Rice and Fish. He expressed clearly that he be served from the same meal that was cooked for all the volunteers.

On Thursday he had no time for lunch so he expressed his wish to send that food to his flight, he was extremely happy as was expressed to the attending Jamati leaders.

Here is a very short news coverage of the signing ceremony.

http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=791468&playlistId=1.1009116&binId=1.817883

Mubarakis to you,
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