This webinar focuses on the growth and potential opportunities for E-Commerce and Digital Payments in the region.
On the 22nd October 2015, Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered the keynote address at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in London.
Gary Kamemoto takes us through the 16-year journey of Maki & Associates as they design and construct three iconic buildings: the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, and the Aga Khan Centre in London.
A film on the projects and activities of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture depicting ancient villages and historic cities restored, abandoned monuments given new life, old skills relearned, and new discoveries made.
During this global pandemic, members of our community — from kids to seniors — have stepped up to give back and make a difference.

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has a long history in India, dating back to the establishment of the first Aga Khan school in Mundra, Gujarat, in 1905. Eight of AKDN’s 11 agencies are operational in the country, implementing a range of programmes, in diverse fields from water and sanitation to maternal health and family nutrition, sustainable agriculture to disaster risk reduction and response, cultural restoration to school improvement.

You can learn more about AKDN's work in India on the AKDN website »
Dr Laila Halani, Course Director, Head of Graduate Studies at the IIS, provides a useful introduction and insight, for prospective students, to GPISH the IIS's Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities.
Jubilees have traditionally been occasions for the Aga Khan to launch new projects and programmes. In 1983, he launched the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) in India. Decades later, the programme continues to support rural communities across India. This film describes a solar irrigation programme developed to help farmers increase their yields.

From 1999 to 2007, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) undertook conservation work on the citadels of Aleppo, Salah ad-Din and Masyaf in partnership with the Syrian Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums. Work focused in three main areas: conservation of the Citadels; training of antiquities staff, local craftsmen and building professionals in modern conservation practice (while the conservation projects were carried out); and development of re-utilisation plans for the Citadels, including management guidelines and investments in visitor infrastructure such as visitor centres, pathways, signage, etc.

You can read more about AKDN's work in Syria on the AKDN website »

The short documentary "Islamic Gardens: Catalysts for Change" is about the vast network of parks and gardens around the world developed by the Ismaili Imamat, under the leadership of His Highness the Aga Khan.

Gardens bring people of different backgrounds together to enjoy and appreciate nature. They also seek to improve people’s quality of life by providing spaces for reflection, spirituality, education and leisure.

The creation of parks and gardens has been an important part of the AKDN's work, with the objective of using green spaces to catalyse positive economic, social and cultural change. This short documentary "Islamic Gardens: Catalysts for Change" is about the Network’s vast network of parks and gardens. It explores their significance and the reasons for creating and revitalising parks and gardens, including their role as spiritual and communal spaces, in environmental stewardship, their capacity to act as springboards for economic development, and their role as educational spaces to teach about the rich diversity and heritage of Muslim cultures and civilisations.

The film looks at the numerous park and garden projects undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, as well as those found in the Ismaili Centres and many other spaces globally, with special focus on the three projects opened during the Diamond Jubilee year of the Aga Khan: the Sunder Nursery in India, the Islamic Gardens at Kings Cross found in the Aga Khan Centre in London, and the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton.

You can read more about AKDN's Parks and Gardens projects on the AKDN website »
To learn more about the Close to Home film series, visit the Close to Home website »

In October 2017, Prince Aly Aga Khan visited the north of Pakistan to learn more about the effects of natural disasters. During his seven day trip to the region, Prince Aly met with numerous families whose quality of life has been enhanced by the Network. This film, written, directed and voiced by Prince Aly, is his personal account of his discussions with the communities in the region and how the Aga Khan Development Network is partnering with them to find solutions to the problems caused by natural disasters.

Learn more about AKDN's work in Pakistan on the AKDN website »
To learn more about the Close to Home film series, visit the Close to Home website »

Al-Khimyah, written and directed by Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan, explores the work of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in the historic city of Cairo, Egypt.

The film shines a spotlight on the 30-hectare Al-Azhar Park — converted from a mound of rubble — and the stories of local residents of the adjacent Darb al-Ahmar neighbourhood. Since opening in 2005 after 20 years of careful excavation and design, Al-Azhar Park has provided much-needed leisure and recreational space to the inhabitants of the city, and is today often referred to as "Cairo's green lung."

Located in the heart of Egypt’s capital, the urban oasis has become a popular destination for both locals and tourists. Landscaping features include walkways, fountains, lawns, and gardens overlooking a lake in the traditional chahar bagh style. Hundreds of young men and women have found work in the park, in horticulture and park maintenance: The park features over 300 different plant species — many native to Egypt — grown in a special nursery, and an orchard provides shade from the sun.

The park has also proven to be a powerful catalyst for urban renewal, evolving beyond the green space itself to include the restoration of monuments and public spaces, and socioeconomic initiatives including housing rehabilitation, microfinance, crafts apprenticeships, and healthcare.

The film is Prince Aly’s account of a city whose foundations were laid over a thousand years ago, which has seen a 500-year-old rubbish dump rebuilt into a lush green oasis, and a poor inner-city district transformed into a thriving community.

Learn more about AKDN's work in Egypt on the AKDN website »

We were there, standing alongside women and men, transforming lives across Africa and Asia, shaping a million stories. Learn how Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada supported programs are helping dreams take flight with AKF Canada: https://1millionlives.akfc.ca/program/strong-education-systems/

We were there, standing alongside women and men, transforming lives across Africa and Asia, shaping a million stories. Learn how Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada supported programs are helping dreams take flight with AKF Canada: https://1millionlives.akfc.ca/program/strong-education-systems/

We were there, standing alongside women and men, transforming lives across Africa and Asia, shaping a million stories. Learn how Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada supported programs are helping dreams take flight with AKF Canada: https://1millionlives.akfc.ca/program/strong-education-systems/

Khadija Ga'al entered AKFC’s youth fellowship program with the goal of someday becoming a project manager in the development sector. She was placed with Aga Khan Foundation in Kenya, where she worked to support programs in the country’s vulnerable coastal region. Learn how Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada supported programs are helping dreams take flight with AKF Canada: https://1millionlives.akfc.ca/program/strong-education-systems/

Learn more about how AKDN’s support to midwives, like Zahida in northern Pakistan, has led to dramatic improvements in women’s and children’s health. Learn how Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada supported programs are helping dreams take flight with AKF Canada: https://1millionlives.akfc.ca/program/strong-education-systems/

With a stronger education system and opportunities to learn, the sky is the limit for Acidiri. Learn how Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada supported programs are helping dreams take flight with AKF Canada: https://1millionlives.akfc.ca/program/strong-education-systems/

In a speech at the Canadian Parliament in 2014, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke of the contributions made by Time and Knowledge Nazrana (TKN) volunteers and said "The importance of contributing one’s individual energies on a voluntary basis to improving the lives of others is not a matter of philanthropy, but rather of self-fulfilment... their impact has been enormous in helping us to achieve best practice standards in our institutions and programmes"

The Aga Khan Academy Maputo is committed to developing future leaders by delivering Excellence in Education. We offer merit-based admission to our International Baccalaureate (IB) programme at our purpose-built world-class campus in Maputo, Mozambique. Watch our newly released video to learn more about our unique offering, or visit www.agakhanacademies.org/maputo for further information.

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