2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Recipients Announced
06 September 2013 - His Excellency Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic, and His Highness the Aga Khan today presented the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture at the Castle of São Jorge in Lisbon.
20 Projects Shortlisted for US$ 1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture
30 April 2013 - The shortlist of nominees for the 2013 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture was announced today at the Palacio das Necessidades (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in Lisbon, Portugal. The 20 nominees for the US$ 1 million prize range from a modern high rise apartment block to the revival of traditional building techniques.
Patriarchate of Lisbon and Aga Khan Foundation Renew Partnership
09 May 2012 - The Patriarchate of Lisbon and the Aga Khan Foundation today renewed a partnership agreement to improve the quality of life of marginalized groups in Greater Lisbon.
Mozambique’s Historic Polana Serena Hotel
16 December 2010 - Mozambique’s Presdient Armando Guebuza and His Highness the Aga Khan inaugurated the refurbishment of the Serena Polana Hotel to its former glory. The Polana, long-considered the "Grande Dame" of Maputo, underwent a multi-year refurbishment. "World-class travel facilities can be crucial components of what we call ‘an enabling environment,’ a setting in which additional development initiatives can take root and thrive," said the Aga Khan.
The Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) and AKDN Sign Protocol of Co-operation
21 July 2010 - The Executive Secretary of the CPLP, Mr Domingos Simões Pereira, and the AKDN Representative for Portugal and Mozambique, Mr Nazim Ahmad, signed today a Protocol of Co-operation during the Eighth Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP).
Aga Khan in Lisbon for Talks with Cardinal Patriarch and Foreign Minister
08 May 2009 - His Highness the Aga Khan made a one-day visit to Portugal to meet with the His Eminence D. Jose Policarpo, the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon and Chancellor of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), and Portugal's Foreign Minister, Luis Amado.
Aga Khan University and Catholic University of Portugal Sign Agreement of Academic Collaboration
12 July 2008 - Aga Khan University (AKU) and the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) today signed an agreement of academic collaboration as part of their efforts to foster international understanding and scholarly cooperation between diverse cultures and faiths.
“Masterpieces of the Aga Khan Museum” Opens at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon
13 March 2008 - "The Path of Princes: Masterpieces of the Aga Khan Museum Collection" exhibition at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon was officially opened today by Emílio Rui Vilar, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Prince Amyn Aga Khan, who was representing his brother, His Highness the Aga Khan.
Aga Khan Says More Relevant Education, Stronger Civil Society Institutions and renewed commitment to ethical standards are key to stability of modern democracies
12 February 2006 - Awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Évora for "Material and Spiritual Service to Humanity".
Patriarchate of Lisbon and Aga Khan Foundation Portugal Sign Partnership Agreement
20 December 2005 - The Patriarchate of Lisbon and the Aga Khan Foundation Portugal today signed a Partnership Agreement that provides the framework for cooperation in support of an innovative urban community support programme to address problems of social exclusion and poverty alleviation.
Government of The Republic of Portugal and The Ismaili Imamat Sign Protocol of Cooperation
19 December 2005 - The Government of Portugal and the Ismaili Imamat today signed a Protocol of Cooperation signalling their common intent to work toward the improvement of the quality of life of vulnerable populations in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries of Asia and Africa.
Begum Aga Khan Meets Foreign Minister Martins Da Cruz
05 June 2002 - Her Highness Begum Inaara Aga Khan, Honorary President of Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an international emergency relief agency yesterday evening met with Portugal’s Foreign Minister Antonio Martins da Cruz.
Minister of Culture Roseta and First Lady Maria Jose Ritta Join Begum Aga Khan at Concert and Exhibition
05 June 2002 - The Minister of Culture, Dr. Pedro Roseta and the First Lady, Maria Jose Ritta were amongst the distinguished guests who last night joined Her Highness Begum Inaara Aga Khan at a concert and exhibition from Tajikistan at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
Portugal Provides Assistance for Displaced Persons in Afghanistan
31 October 2001 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal today announced a joint collaboration between the Portuguese Institute of Co-operation (ICP), the Aga Khan Foundation (Portugal) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance Europe Foundation (FOCUS) to provide urgently needed food assistance to displaced populations in Afghanistan.
Aga Khan Speaks on Role of Faiths and Minorities in Africa
26 September 2000 - Practical ways in which a shared social ethic can revive hope and create peace. In an address yesterday to a special session on "Africa’s Rebirth" at the XIIIth International Meeting of Peoples and Religions, His Highness the Aga Khan, underlined the need for a stronger basis for civil society to be able to address problems of conflict, corruption and the AIDS epidemic.
Aga Khan and President Sampaio Speak on Faith and Civil Society
11 July 1998 - New Ismaili Centre in Lisbon Creates Innovative Multipurpose Space.
Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Cairo's Al-Darb al-Ahmar district
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