Regional Conference on Climate Change-Induced Hazards and Coping Mechanisms in Tajikistan
21 July 2015 - Intense heat in Tajikistan has led to an unusually rapid snowmelt this summer, causing floods that have destroyed schools, shops, crops, roads and power lines. To examine the effect of climactic changes on vulnerable Tajik populations, Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), in collaboration with the Government of Tajikistan, will host a regional conference on Climate Change-Induced Hazards and Coping Mechanisms on 26 August 2015, at The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
Toronto's Newest Cultural Hub, the Aga Khan Park, Is Opened
25 May 2015 - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne today officially inaugurated the Aga Khan Park, a landscaped garden that encompasses the green space between and around the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre.
Historic Agreement Signed between Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat
25 May 2015 - His Highness the Aga Khan and Premier Wynne of Ontario signed an agreement between the Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat that sets a blueprint for cooperation in a number of areas including culture and education.
The Aga Khan Receives Canada’s New Representative to the Ismaili Imamat
04 March 2015 - His Highness the Aga Khan today received His Excellency Gordon Campbell, who has been recently appointed as the Representative of the Government of Canada to the Ismaili Imamat. Mr. Campbell is a former premier of British Columbia and Canada’s current High Commissioner in London
Aga Khan Reviews Progress of University of Central Asia’s Naryn Campus
03 November 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the University of Central Asia (UCA) today visited the Naryn campus, the first of UCA’s three new undergraduate campuses spread across the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.
Aga Khan Museum Opens to Public with Inaugural Exhibitions and Performing Arts Programme
18 September 2014 - The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which is dedicated to presenting an overview of the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions that Muslim civilisations have made to world heritage, opened its doors to the public today. It also opened two temporary exhibitions open: The Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan and In Search of the Artist: Signed Drawings and Paintings from the Aga Khan Museum Collection. The Performing Arts programme begins on September 20th with Routes of Andalusia and on 21st with Qalandar: Mugham, Dastgah, and Maqam.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aga Khan Open the Ismaili Centre Toronto and Aga Khan Museum
12 September 2014 - Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and His Highness the Aga Khan formally opened the Ismaili Centre Toronto and Aga Khan Museum today. The Aga Khan Museum is the first museum in North America dedicated to the arts of Muslim civilisations.
Aga Khan Museum in Toronto to Open on 18 September 2014
18 August 2014 - The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which is dedicated to presenting an overview of the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions that Muslim civilisations have made to world heritage, will open its doors to the public on the 18th of September.
“Building for a Better Life” Exhibition Opens at UIA2014 Durban, South Africa
05 August 2014 - The exhibition “Building for a Better Life” opened at International Union of Architects World Congress today. The exhibition includes a survey of programmes of the AKDN that seek to have a positive impact on the built environment.
Aga Khan Urges Innovative Approaches to Maternal and Child Care, Praises Canada’s Leadership
29 May 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan today praised Canada’s global leadership in efforts to improve maternal, neonatal and child health and stressed the importance of innovative and community-based approaches in meeting the challenge which he described as “one of the highest priorities on the global development agenda.”
Aga Khan and Canadian Prime Minister Announce Human Development Partnership
28 February 2014 - More than a million people living in Asia and Africa will have new opportunities within reach, thanks to a five-year, CAD $100-million partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Government of Canada, through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.
Aga Khan Lauds Canada’s Leadership in Advancing Pluralism in the World, Warns Against Rise of Extremism
27 February 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan today praised Canada’s efforts to reduce instability across the world and emphasized the role of strong civil society, education and good governance in fostering development of societies and in mitigating conflict.
Aga Khan Receives Honorary Degree from Trinity College at the University of Toronto
25 November 2013 - His Highness the Aga Khan received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in recognition of the work of the Aga Khan Development Network.
Province of Alberta and Aga Khan Sign Cooperation Agreement
24 October 2012 - Alberta's Premier Alison Redford and His Highness the Aga Khan today 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.
"Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic Arts" at The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
07 December 2011 - A new selection of masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum collections will be on show at the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, from 9 December 2011 to 26 February 2012.The exhibition is the first created from the Aga Khan Museum collections to centre on architecture in the Islamic arts.
Focus Humanitarian Assistance Receives UN Disaster Reduction Award
16 June 2009 - Focus Humanitarian Assistance (Pakistan) was selected by the Jury of the 2009 UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction to receive a Certificate of Merit for enhancing disaster risk reduction.
AKU and University of Alberta Expand Partnership; Aga Khan Receives Honorary Degree and Will Be Granted Honorary Canadian Citizenship
09 June 2009 - His Highness the Aga Khan received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Alberta for his efforts to improve the lives of the world's poorest people and for promoting pluralism and tolerance. The long-standing partnership between Aga Khan University and the University of Alberta was also strengthened.
Inauguration of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, Canada
06 December 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan and the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, inaugurate the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, Canada
McMaster and AKU Sign MOU for Expanded Partnership
22 November 2008 - McMaster University and the Aga Khan University (AKU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to address commonly shared objectives in the health sciences, sciences, the social sciences, humanities and business
His Highness the Aga Khan in Canada to Discuss Development Partnerships, Celebrate Golden Jubilee
18 November 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan arrives in Ottawa today at the start of an 8-day visit to Canada on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee.
Government of Canada and Aga Khan Sign Funding Agreement for Global Centre for Pluralism
25 October 2006 - His Highness the Aga Khan will meet today on Parliament Hill with The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage, to sign a funding agreement for the Global Centre for Pluralism, to be located in Ottawa, Canada.
Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan establishes endowment to leverage the 2005 Alcan Prize for Sustainability
02 March 2006 - The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS, P), today received the US $1 million Alcan Prize for Sustainability for its efforts to improve housing conditions as well as water and sanitation facilities in Pakistan.
Aga Khan Conferred Companion of the Order of Canada
06 June 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan was today invested as an honorary Companion of the Order of Canada in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
Aga Khan and Governor General of Canada initiate Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
06 June 2005 - A window for renewed partnerships in the fight for improved quality of life in the developing world.
Aga Khan welcomes Government of Canada's partnership in new Global Centre of Pluralism
18 April 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan today welcomed the announcement by the Government of Canada of its intellectual, institutional and financial contribution to become a partner in the new Global Centre for Pluralism in cooperation with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
Aga Khan Named Honorary Companion of the Order of Canada
08 February 2005 - Aga Khan Named Honorary Companion of the Order of Canada
Aga Khan Urges a Civil Society Partnership Between Developed and Developing Countries
18 June 2004 - True regime change occurs when liberty is guaranteed by a people free to create or support institutions of their own choosing. True regime change occurs when that strength and that freedom are defined by the depth, breadth and quality of education shared across the society in question.
Aga Khan Speaks on Preventing the Failure of Democracy
19 May 2004 - His Highness the Aga Khan today outlined the need to recognise both the fragility of democracy as a form of governance as well as its virtues in advancing human development.
Aga Khan to Establish Major Academic and Cultural Center and Museum in Canada
08 October 2002 - The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today announced its intention to establish in Toronto a museum housing exceptional collections of Islamic art and heritage as well as a unique academic and cultural center focused on the study and practice of human pluralism.
Canada’s Prime Minister Chretien and Aga Khan Discuss Central Asia, Pluralism and Development
30 January 2002 - Canada’s Prime Minister Jean Chretien and His Highness the Aga Khan today together called for an increased commitment to fostering pluralism in societies across both the developing and developed worlds.
Princess Zahra on Volunteerism in the New Millenium
25 August 1998 - Her Highness Princess Zahra Aga Khan today outlined a concept of volunteerism that can create and sustain healthy civic societies into the next millennium.
His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
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