Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, discusses the origin and evolution of the Award, and Mawlana Hazar Imam's ongoing work to encourage excellence in architecture as a means of improving quality of life.
Safiqa Kara talks with Dr. Gijs Walraven, AKDN Director of Health, about the response of Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unique challenges faced in supporting the global Jamat and the communities in which they live.
A look into the restoration of the Mughal Emperor Humayun’s 16th-century garden tomb, the jewel of Mughal architecture that predates the Taj Mahal, and the inauguration ceremony.
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers a keynote address to the 2015 Athens Democracy Forum, where he says that improving the quality of human life is the most important component of a successful democracy.
Today, on World Cancer Day, we look back on Mawlana Hazar Imam's visit to East Africa in 2011, where the Heart and Cancer Centre in Nairobi was inaugurated.
In Revitalising the Citadels of Syria, we looking into the AKTC's conservation work on the citadels of Aleppo, Salah ad-Din, and Masyaf. World of the Fatimids gives us an insight into the historical world of the Fatimids in Cairo and its significance in modern-day Islam.
The National Building Museum Washington, DC USA 25 January 2005, 15 years ago today, Mawlana Hazar Imam receives the Vincent Scully Award in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence, urban and rural revitalization, and historic preservation in countries where Muslims have a significant presence.
On 15th January 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke at an event entitled, “Fragile States ‘Weiterdenken’ (‘Thinking Ahead’) – Utilising Experiences from Stabilisation Measures for the Future”, which brought together leaders from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and German development partners. We then go back through the years to when Mawlana Hazar Imam was awarded the Die Quadriga prize in recognition of his life’s work in helping people in the poorest regions of the world.
AFRICA 24 MEDIA and CCTV NEWS, as part of CCTV NEWS’ “Faces of Africa” series, present "THE AGA KHAN: CREATING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR AFRICA”. Republished with permission from Africa24 Media. First aired on 8 March 2015.
In a 45-minute documentary, narrated by David Attenborough, Earth report explores Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, and the dramatic changes that followed in the area after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent civil war.
A panel discussion with AKU’s leadership, including Trustees Princess Zahra Aga Khan and Naguib Kheraj, President Rasul, and Provost Amrhein, on the university’s future growth and its aspirations to become a liberal arts institution - United Kingdom 29 September 2018.
An insight into the historical world of the Fatimids in Cairo and its significance in modern-day Islam, followed by series of short films giving us glimpses into some of the work the AKDN has carried out in Cairo over the years.

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