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The following links lead to videos made both by AKDN and by external institutions. The views expressed in these videos do not necessarily reflect those of the Network and are provided here only as a public service.

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies and consists of the following organizations: Aga Khan Academies (AKA), Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), Aga Khan Planning and Building services (AKPBS), Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), Aga Khan University (AKU), Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) and University of Central Asia (UCA).

 

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aga Khan Open the Ismaili Centre Toronto and Aga Khan Museum
Toronto, Canada - 12/09/2014 - The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and His Highness the Aga Khan formally opened the Ismaili Centre Toronto and Aga Khan Museum today.

 

Spirit, Art and Nature
Toronto, Canada - 12/09/2014 - Unveiling the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto.

 

Aga Khan Receives 2013 North-South Prize
Lisbon - 12/06/2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan today received the Council of Europe’s annual North-South Prize for his commitment to furthering a more pluralistic society as well as his achievements in improving the quality of life of vulnerable populations through the work of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

 

Aga Khan addresses Parliament of Canada and signs protocol
Ottawa, Canada - 27/02/2014 - The Aga Khan made the remarks in a historic address to a joint session of parliament at the invitation of the Right Honorable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.

 

Aga Khan and Canadian Prime Minister Announce Human Development Partnership
Ottawa, Canada - 27/02/2014 - 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.

 

Canada and AKDN : Partnership for Advancing Human Development in Africa and Asia
Ottawa, Canada - 27/02/2014 - The Partnership for Advancing Human Development in Africa and Asia builds on more than three decades of cooperation between Canada and the Aga Khan Development Network, which has touched millions of lives through programming to alleviate poverty and promote human development.

 

Canada et AKDN: Partenariat pour le développement humain en Afrique et en Asie
Ottawa, Canada - 27/02/2014 - Le Partenariat pour le développement humain en Afrique et en Asie s’appuie sur plus de trois décennies de coopération entre le Canada et le Réseau Aga Khan de développement.

 

Aga Khan awarded the 2013 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal
Ottawa, Canada - 27/11/2013 - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) presented its 2013 Gold Medal to His Highness the Aga Khan this evening.

 

Aga Khan Awarded the 2013 Gold Medal
Ottawa, Canada - 27/11/2013 - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada awarded His Highness the Aga Khan the 2013 Gold Medal.

 

Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad Inaugurated
Hyderabad, India - 20/09/2013 - The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, a new, not-for-profit school situated on an impressive 100-acre campus, was officially inaugurated today.

 

Ethical, Effective, Pluralistic: The Aga Khan Academies
20/09/2013 - The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad is part of a global network of schools that produces future leaders, who are ethical, effective and pluralistic.

 

Humayun's Tomb: Reviving History, Rebuilding Lives
Delhi, India - 18/09/2013 - As part of a public-private partnership, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture restored Humayn's Tomb in Delhi, created a city park conserving some 30 monuments, and improved the quality of life of the community living in the the adjacent Nizamuddin Basti.

 

2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture recipients and the process of selection
Lisbon, Portugal - 06/09/2013 - Watch the film on the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture recipients and the process of selection.

 

Nairobi City Park Revitalisation Agreement Signed
Nairobi, Kenya - 29/11/2012 - On 29 November 2012, Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga joined His Highness the Aga Khan at the signing of an agreement to rehabilitate Nairobi City Park.

 

Province of Alberta and Aga Khan Sign Cooperation Agreement
Edmonton, Canada - 24 October 2012 - Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Aga Khan sign 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.

 

Aga Khan Receives Synergos' David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award
London, United Kingdom - 22 October 2012 - Aga Khan Receives Synergos' David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award

 

A Brighter Future for Uganda
Jinja, Uganda - 8 October 2012 - The Bujagali Hydropower Project, established through a unique public-private partnership between AKFED, Site Global and the Government of Uganda, provides a clean and reliable source of electricity and is already powering the country's economic growth.

 

Inauguration of the Bujagali Hydropower Plant
Jinja, Uganda - 08/10/2012 - President Yoweri Museveni inaugurates the 250 megawatt Bujagali Hydropower Plant in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, in Jinja, Uganda.

 

Bujagali : Powering Uganda's Future
Jinja, Uganda - 8 October 2012 - Bujagali Hydropower Project will drive economic growth and provide clean, reliable power for Uganda.

 

Aga Khan Museum Collection on Display in Southeast Asia for the First Time
Kuala Lumpur - 31/03/2012 - An exhibition of artefacts from the Aga Khan Museum collection opened in Kuala Lumpur today at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, marking the first time the collection is being shown in Southeast Asia.

 

His Highness the Aga Khan receives honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada - 13/01/2012 - His Highness the Aga Khan was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa for his service to humanity.

 

President Rahmon and Aga Khan Inaugurate Dushanbe Serena Hotel
Dushanbe, Tajikistan - 01/11/2011 - His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, and His Highness the Aga Khan today inaugurated the Dushanbe Serena Hotel.

 

President Kibaki and Aga Khan Open Aga Khan University Hospital's Heart and Cancer Centre
Nairobi, Kenya - 25/07/2011 - His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya inaugurated the Aga Khan University Hospital’s Heart and Cancer Centre today, in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

 

Clean Energy Pioneer AKPBS Receives Prestigious Environmental Prize for BACIP Programme in Pakistan
London, United Kingdom - 16/06/2011 - The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service’s (AKPBS) innovative Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP) received the Award for Avoided Deforestation at the 2011 Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy.

 

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan upon receiving the UCSF Medal in San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California, USA - 26/04/2011 - His Highness the Aga Khan today received the 2011 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medal, the University’s most prestigious award.

 

His Highness the Aga Khan, recipient of the 2011 UCSF Medal
San Francisco, California, USA - 26/04/2011 - On 26 April 2011, His Highness the Aga Khan was awarded the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medal, the University’s most prestigious award.

 

Inauguration of the Polana Serena Hotel
Maputo, Mozambique - 16/12/2010 - Mozambique’s president, His Excellency Armando Guebuza, today officially inaugurated the refurbished Polana Serena Hotel, a historic water-front landmark in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo.

 

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony
Doha, Qatar - 24/11/2010 - On 24 November 2010, in Doha, Qatar, five projects selected for the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced at a ceremony held at the Museum of Islamic Art today.

 

Highlights from the Awards Ceremony
Doha, Qatar - 24/11/2010 - On 24 November 2010, in Doha, Qatar, five projects selected for the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced at a ceremony held at the Museum of Islamic Art today.

 

Ipekyol Textile Factory
Edirne, Turkey - 24/11/2010 - The Ipekyol factory, a custom-designed facility for a manufacturer of high-quality textiles, represents a successful collaboration between a client and an architect in developing a spatial strategy that integrates production goals with the well-being of employees.

 

Bridge School
Xiashi, Fujian Province, China - 24/11/2010 - The Bridge School bridges the two parts of the small village of Xiashi that lie on either side of a small creek that runs through the village.

 

Madinat al Zahra Museum
Cordoba, Spain - 24/11/2010 - The tenth-century palace city of Madinat al-Zahra is widely considered to be one of the most significant early Islamic archaeological sites in the world, and the most extensive in Western Europe.

 

Revitalisation of the Recent Heritage of Tunis
Tunis, Tunisia - 24/11/2010 - The nineteenth and early twentieth-century architectural heritage of North African cities embodies an important cultural exchange between the southern and northern Mediterranean.

 

Wadi Hanifa Wetlands
Riyadh, Saudi Ara - 24/11/2010 - Located in the middle of the Najd Plateau of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Wadi Hanifa (or Hanifa valley) is the longest and most important valley near Riyadh, a natural water drainage course for an area of over 4,000 square kilometres and a unique geographical feature in this dry region.

 

Building Climate Resilience
19/11/2010 - Current scientific predictions suggest that the greatest burden of climate change will fall on poor and developing countries.

 

Madagascar Rice Film (1/6)
Madagascar - 01/10/2010 - In 2005, AKF launched the Programme de soutien de la region Sofia pour le développement rural intégré (PSSDRI) with the aim of sustainably boosting rice production in the Sofia region of Madagascar.

 

Madagascar Rice Film (2/6)
Madagascar - 01/10/2010 - In 2005, AKF launched the Programme de soutien de la region Sofia pour le développement rural intégré (PSSDRI) with the aim of sustainably boosting rice production in the Sofia region of Madagascar.

 

Madagascar Rice Film (3/6)
Madagascar - 01/10/2010 - In 2005, AKF launched the Programme de soutien de la region Sofia pour le développement rural intégré (PSSDRI) with the aim of sustainably boosting rice production in the Sofia region of Madagascar.

 

Madagascar Rice Film (4/6)
Madagascar - 01/10/2010 - In 2005, AKF launched the Programme de soutien de la region Sofia pour le développement rural intégré (PSSDRI) with the aim of sustainably boosting rice production in the Sofia region of Madagascar.

 

Madagascar Rice Film (5/6)
Madagascar - 01/10/2010 - In 2005, AKF launched the Programme de soutien de la region Sofia pour le développement rural intégré (PSSDRI) with the aim of sustainably boosting rice production in the Sofia region of Madagascar.

 

Madagascar Rice Film (6/6)
Madagascar - 01/10/2010 - In 2005, AKF launched the Programme de soutien de la region Sofia pour le développement rural intégré (PSSDRI) with the aim of sustainably boosting rice production in the Sofia region of Madagascar.

 

Video of Aga Khan and Canadian Prime Minister Preside Over Foundation Ceremony in Toronto
Toronto, Canada - 28/05/2010 - His Highness the Aga Khan and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper were in Toronto today to mark the Foundation of the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park.

 

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the Pan-Africa Media Conference
Nairobi, Kenya - 18 March 2010 - His Highness the Aga Khan today announced the establishment of the Aga Khan University Graduate (AKU) School of Media and Communications.

 

Music of Central Asia vol.9: In the Footsteps of Babur: Musical Encounters from the Lands of the Mughals
Afghanistan - March 2010 - Inspired by visual images and literary descriptions of exuberant music-making in the Mughal courts, the Aga Khan Music Initiative brought together musicians from Afghanistan, India, and Tajikistan with the aim of merging their talents, traditions, and musical instruments to create new sounds.

 

Music of Central Asia vol. 5: The Badakhshan Ensemble: Song and Dance from the Pamir Mountains (The Badakhshan Ensemble)
Tajikistan - March 2010 - In the majestic Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, poetically called the "Roof of the World", trance-like rhythms and piercing melodies propel these vivid performances of Badakhshani folk songs, dance music, and mystical religious poetry.

 

Music of Central Asia vol. 6: Alim and Fargana Qasimov: Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan (Alim and Fargana Qasimov)
Azerbaijan - 02/03/2010 - "To be a musician, there has to be a fire burning in you," declares Alim Qasimov, Azerbaijan’s most beloved traditional singer.

 

Music of Central Asia vol. 7: In the Shrine of the Heart: Popular Classics from Bukhara and Beyond
Uzbekistan - March 2010 - "Our songs—they don’t grow old!" exclaimed Nodira Pirmatova, the affable young alto from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, whose haunting performance of "Galdir" (Fool of God) opens In the Shrine of the Heart.

 

Music of Central Asia vol. 8: Rainbow, The Kronos Quartet with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi
Central Asia - March 2010 - Rainbow emerged from an ambitious process of collaborative creativity that reached across continents and cultures, and across musical categories and conventions.

 

Music of Central Asia Vol. 1: Tengir-Too: Mountain Music from Kyrgyzstan (Various Artists)
Central Asia - March 2010 - From the mountainous Kyrgyzstan, Jew's harps, fiddles, plucked stringed instruments, and powerful voices transmit the vibrant rhythms of nomadism and the serene atmosphere of the Kyrgyz mountains in a musical language as contemporary as it is ancient.

 

Music of Central Asia vol. 2: Invisible Face of the Beloved: Classical Music of the Tajiks and Uzbeks (Academy of Maqam)
Central Asia - March 2010 - Amid the mosques and minarets of Samarkand and Bukhara, generations of vocalists set the mystical, Sufi-inspired verse of Hafiz and other classical poets to lyrical melodies.

 

Music of Central Asia vol. 3: Homayun Sakhi: The Art of the Afghan Rubâb (Homayun Sakhi)
Afghanistan - March 2010 - From Kabul to California, Homayun Sakhi is admired as the outstanding Afghan rubâb player of his generation, a charismatic virtuoso who has pushed the limits of his instrument.

 

Music of Central Asia vol. 4: Bardic Divas: Women’s Voices in Central Asia (Various Artists)
Central Asia - March 2010 - Sublime bel canto lyrical songs, the guttural recitative of nomadic oral poetry, lively humoresques, and poignant laments of unrequited love comprise this panoramic survey of contemporary women’s music from Central Asia.

 

An Introduction to the Aga Khan Music Initiative
Central Asia - February 2010 - The Aga Khan Music Initiative promotes traditional music as part of a broader programme of development that encompasses the physical, social, cultural and economic revitalisation of communities in the Muslim world.

 

An Urban Park Is Inaugurated in Khorog, Tajikistan
Khorog, Tajikistan - 10 October 2009 - Tajik Government dignitaries and officials from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today inaugurated a US$ 4 million urban park in Khorog, Tajikistan.

 

Inauguration of Forodhani Park's Rehabilitation
Zanzibar - 30 July 2009 - The US$ 2.4 million restoration of Forodhani Park in Zanzibar’s Historic Stone Town has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

 

University of Central Asia
2008 - The University of Central Asia (UCA) was created to offer an internationally recognized standard of higher education in Central Asia.

 

Aga Khan Academies
2008 - In 2000, His Highness the Aga Khan initiated a programme for the establishment of an integrated network of schools, called Aga Khan Academies.

 

Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance
2008 - Since its establishment in 2005, the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM) has taken over 25 years of microfinance activities, programmes and banks that were administered by sister agencies within the Aga Khan Development Network.

 

Aga Khan Education Services
2008 - Today, the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) is one of six agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) supporting activities in the field of education.

 

Aga Khan Foundation
2008 - The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing its objectives.

 

Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development
2008 - The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) is an international development agency dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and building economically sound enterprises in the developing world.

 

Aga Khan Health Services
2008 - Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) is one of the most comprehensive private not-for-profit health care systems in the developing world.

 

Aga Khan Planning and Building Services
2008 - The Aga Khan Planning and Building Services (AKPBS) works to improve the built environment, particularly housing design and construction, village planning, natural hazard mitigation, environmental sanitation, water supplies, and other living conditions.

 

Aga Khan Trust for Culture
2008 - The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) focuses on the physical, social, cultural and economic revitalisation of communities in the Muslim world.

 

Aga Khan University
2008 - Aga Khan University (AKU) provides post-graduate training of health service professionals, teachers and managers of schools, and the development of research scholars. It was granted its charter in 1983 as Pakistan's first private, autonomous university.

 

Focus Humanitarian Assistance
2008 - Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) is an international group of agencies established in Europe, North America and South Asia to complement the provision of emergency relief, principally in the developing world.

 

Revitalising the Citadels of Syria
Syria - August 2008 - 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.

 

Foundation Stone-Laying Ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy, Dhaka
Dhaka, Bangladesh - 20 May 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan laid a foundation stone for Bangladesh's first Aga Khan Academy.

 

Annual Meeting of the International Baccalaureate Organization
Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 18 April 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the 'Peterson Lecture' on Global Education and the Developing World to the Annual Meeting of the International Baccalaureate Organization, which was marking its 40th anniversary. The Aga Khan also met with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue in Atlanta.

 

Aga Khan Development Network
- The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development.

 

His Highness meets with rural communities in Cabo Delgado, one of Mozambique's most vulnerable provinces
Mozambique - 23 November 2007 - Cabo Delgado, the northernmost province, suffers the highest rates of human poverty in the country. In 2003, the percentage of people living below the national poverty line in Cabo Delgado was reported at 63.1% compared to the 54 % reported nationally.

 

Masterpieces of Islamic Art from the Aga Khan Museum
Paris, France - 1 October 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan officially inaugurated the Exhibition "Chefs-d’œuvre islamiques de l’Aga Khan Museum" at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

 

Recipients of the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 4 September 2007 - On 4 September 2007, at a ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, His Highness the Aga Khan announced the nine recipients of the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Founded in 1977, the Award marked its 30th anniversary this year, and the completion of the 10th cycle of the programme.

 

Aga Khan Academy Kampala to be built
Kampala, Uganda - 22 August 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan presides over the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy, Kampala.

 

Uganda's Largest Hydroelectric Power Project Launched
Jinja, Uganda - 21 August 2007 - Uganda's President His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni today laid the foundation stone for the US$ 770 million Bujagali Hydroelectric Power Project, in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan.

 

Aga Khan University Announces the Faculty of Health Sciences in East Africa
Nairobi, Kenya - 13 August 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, accompanied by Professor George Saitoti, Kenyan Minister for Education, inaugurates the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Aga Khan University (AKU-FHS) East Africa's first premier private medical school.

 

Enabling Environment Conference: Africa
Africa - June 2007 - The creation of an enabling environment is expected to move Afghanistan from a climate of fragility to one of confidence in the future, leading to economic development and job creation, social progress and improved quality of life of the Afghan people and a vibrant and engaged civil society.

 

Enabling Environment Conference: Afghanistan
Afghanistan - June 2007 - The creation of an enabling environment is expected to move Afghanistan from a climate of fragility to one of confidence in the future, leading to economic development and job creation, social progress and improved quality of life of the Afghan people and a vibrant and engaged civil society.

 

Enabling Environment Conference: Vietnam
Vietnam - June 2007 - The creation of an enabling environment is expected to move Afghanistan from a climate of fragility to one of confidence in the future, leading to economic development and job creation, social progress and improved quality of life of the Afghan people and a vibrant and engaged civil society.

 

Enabling Environment Conference: Bangladesh
Bangladesh - June 2007 - The creation of an enabling environment is expected to move Afghanistan from a climate of fragility to one of confidence in the future, leading to economic development and job creation, social progress and improved quality of life of the Afghan people and a vibrant and engaged civil society.

 

Inauguration of Kampala Serena Hotel
Kampala, Uganda - 10 November 2006 - President Yoweri Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan inaugurated the new Kampala Serena Hotel on 10 November 2006, which is owned and operated by Tourism Promotion Services (TPS), an arm of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED).

 

CBC Interview of His Highness the Aga Khan
Ottawa, Canada - 28 October 2006 - In a powerful 23 minute interview with CBC's Peter Mansbridge, on "Mansbridge One-on-One", His Highness the Aga Khan discusses politics, relations and bridge-building between the West and the Islamic world.

 

Global Centre for Pluralism
Ottawa, Canada - 25 October 2006 - His Highness the Aga Khan and The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage, signed a funding agreement for the Global Centre for Pluralism in the presence of The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.

 

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
Hyderabad, India - 22 September 2006 - Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and His Highness the Aga Khan lay the foundation stone of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad.

 

His Highness the Aga Khan Visits Earthquake-hit areas of Pakistan
Pakistan - 5 December 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan visits the earthquake-affected areas of Muzaffarabad, capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Balakot, North West Frontier Province. He expressed his solidarity with the people of Pakistan and commended the relief efforts of the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistan Army.

 

Kabul Serena Hotel Inaugurated
Kabul, Afghanistan - 8 November 2005 - The Kabul Serena Hotel was officially inaugurated today by His Excellency President Karzai and His Highness the Aga Khan. The opening of the restored and expanded Kabul Serena Hotel, the former Kabul Hotel, is a milestone in Afghanistan’s post-conflict redevelopment.

 

His Highness the Aga Khan Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy 2005
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom - 4 October 2005 - At a ceremony held in the Debating Chamber of Scotland’s Parliament at Holyrood, Edinburgh, His Highness the Aga Khan was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy 2005.

 

Aga Khan Receives Die Quadriga 2005 Prize
Berlin, Germany - 3 October 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan received the Die Quadriga Prize in recognition of his commitment to development in the poorest regions of the world.

 

His Highness the Aga Khan initiates the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Canada
Ottawa, Canada - 6 June 2005 - The Aga Khan initiates the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, in the presence of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada.

 

IPI World Congress
Nairobi, Kenya - 22 May 2005 - The Aga Khan emphasises the importance of press freedom and of investing in African journalism at the opening ceremony of the International Press Institute (IPI), World Congress and 54th General Assembly.

 

His Highness the Aga Khan visits Norway
Oslo, Norway - 7 April 2005 - The The Aga Khan spoke at the Nobel Institute and signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Norway and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

 

The Azhar Park Project
Cairo, Egypt - March 2005 - Egypt's capital, with a population of 17 million, has one of the lowest ratios of green space to urban population in the world - an area the size of a footprint per inhabitant, according to one estimate.

 

Cairo's Al-Azhar Park Inaugurated
Cairo, Egypt - 25 March 2005 - Egypt's capital, with a population of 17 million, has one of the lowest ratios of green space to urban population in the world - an area the size of a footprint per inhabitant, according to one estimate.

 

Stone Laying Ceremony of Phase II of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - 18 March 2005 - At the foundation stone laying ceremony of Phase II of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, His Highness the Aga Khan underlined Africa's massive needs in healthcare and the growing demand for increasingly sophisticated hospital-based care.

 

Aga Khan Academy, Dar es Salaam Ceremony
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - 17 March 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan joined President Mkapa of Tanzania in laying the foundation stone for the construction of a new Aga Khan Academy in Dar es Salaam.

 

Microfinance Agency Launched
Geneva, Switzerland - 22 February 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan announced the expansion of a new generation of financial products and services to help some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

 

Aga Khan Receives National Building Museum's Vincent Scully Prize
Washington, DC, USA - 26 January 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan received the National Building Museum’s Vincent Scully Prize yesterday, in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence, urban and rural revitalization, and historic preservation in countries where Muslims have a significant presence.

 

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony
Humayun's Tomb, India - 27 November 2004 - At a ceremony to be held in India at the gardens of Humayun's Tomb, His Highness the Aga Khan will announce the seven recipients of the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

 

Aga Khan Award for Architecture - VNR
November 2004 - The selection process emphasises architecture that not only provides for people's physical, social, and economic needs, but that also stimulates and responds to their cultural and spiritual expectations.

 

Aga Khan Interview with Deutsche Welle (in German)
Berlin, Germany - September 2004 - In a 9-minute interview with Deutsche Welle during his visit to Berlin, His Highness the Aga Khan is asked if Islam has two faces, whether there is conflict between Islam and Democracy, and why tolerance and pluralism rank high on the agenda. Interview courtesy of Deutsche Welle.

 

Aga Khan Interview with Deutsche Welle
Germany - September 2004 - In a 9-minute interview with Deutsche Welle during his visit to Berlin, His Highness the Aga Khan is asked if Islam has two faces, whether there is conflict between Islam and Democracy, and why tolerance and pluralism rank high on the agenda.

 

Speech by President Chissano of Mozambique at Foundation Stone Laying for Aga Khan Academy
Maputo, Mozambique - 25 June 2004 - Speaking at the foundation stone laying cermony in Maputo, President Chissano remarked that with "quality education, youngsters would be in a better position to face, with wisdom, intelligence and creativity, the development challenges faced by Mozambique.

 

Aga Khan Urges a Civil Society Partnership between Developed and Developing Countries
Toronto, Canada - 18 June 2004 - Excerpts from His Highness the Aga Khan's address at the convocation of the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

 

Leadership and Diversity Conference, Gatineau, Canada
Ottawa, Canada - 19 May 2004 - Excerpts from the keynote address of His Highness the Aga Khan at the Governor-General's Leadership and Diversity Conference, held in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, 19 May 2004.

 

Berlin Conference on Afghanistan
Berlin, Germany - 31 March 2004 - Following his participation at the conference entitled "Afghanistan and the International Community: A Partnership for the Future," His Highness the Aga Khan highlighted key issues for progress in the country.

 

CNN Design 360 on Aga Khan's Efforts to promote Architectural Excellence and the Revitalisation of Islamic Heritage
February 2004 - esign 360 features initiatives launched by the Aga Khan to recognise excellence in architecture and to revitalise the heritage of the Islamic world in ways that are both innovative and have a wide social and economic impact.

 

The 9th Award Cycle, 2002-2004: Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
January 2004 - The Petronas Towers are the centrepiece of the mixed-use Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) complex, set in the heart of the commercial district of the city.

 

The 9th Award Cycle, 2002-2004: Sandbag Shelter Prototypes
January 2004 - The global need for housing includes millions refugees and displaced persons - victims of natural disasters and wars.

 

Inside Africa: Inauguration of Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya
Mombasa, Kenya - January 2004 - This Inside Africa segment profiles the inauguration of the first in an international network of academic centres of excellence that will provide primary and secondary education in Africa and Asia.

 

The 9th Award Cycle, 2002-2004: Restoration of Al-Abbas Mosque, Near Asnaf, Yemen
January 2004 - Al-Abbas Mosque is a testimony to the living traditions and architectural achievements of one of the world's earliest civilizations.

 

The 9th Award Cycle, 2002-2004: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
January 2004 - The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a revival of the legendary ancient library built in classical Greek times.

 

The 9th Award Cycle, 2002-2004: Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization Programme (OCJRP)
January 2004 - Jerusalem has an extraordinarily long and varied history, but the urban fabric of the old city is threatened by overcrowding, lack of maintenance and poor services.

 

The 9th Award Cycle, 2002-2004: B2 House, Büykhüsun, Ayvacik, Turkey
January 2004 - Two Turkish brothers, Selman and Suha Bilal, wanted to build a house on Turkey's north Aegean coast as a place to spend weekends.

 

The Ninth Award Cycle, 2002-2004: Master Jury Deliberations and Process of Selection
January 2004 - The Jury met for the first time in January 2004 and started by reviewing 378 projects that had been nominated for the Ninth Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

 

The 9th Award Cycle, 2002-2004: Primary School, Gando, Burkina Faso
January 2004 - This school is the result of one man's mission to improve conditions in his village. Not only did he design the school and raise the funds to build it.

 

Milk and Hope, the Education Dairy and Nutrition Programme in Tajikistan
Tajikistan - 2004 - Spanning across four countries, "Milk and Hope" tells the story of the Education Dairy and Nutrition Program (EDNP), a private-public partnership between Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in collaboration with a private firm, Agribusiness Management Company.

 

Crossing the Pyanj: Delivering Milk to Afghan Schools
Tajikistan/Afghanistan - 2004 - "Crossing the Pyanj" River reveals the logistical challenges of delivering milk for the Education Dairy and Nutrition Program to 60 schools in four isolated border districts of Badakhshan, Afghanistan.

 

Inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa
Mombasa, Kenya - 20 December 2003 - The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, the first in an international network of close to 20 academic centres of excellence was inaugurated by Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan.

 

Opening of the Alltex Apparel Plant in Kenya
Athi River, Kenya - 19 December 2003 - President Kibaki and Aga Khan Open State of the Art Apparel Plant in Kenya: Ethical and social context of investing for development; cotton sector revival encouraged.

 

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