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Prince Rahim visits UAE

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Prince Rahim is visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the invitation of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Member of the Cabinet and the Minister of Tolerance for the United Arab Emirates.

Prince Rahim met with His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan at Expo 2020, Dubai. Prince Rahim conveyed Mawlana Hazar Imam’s warmest greetings, and congratulated the UAE on the success of Expo 2020. Prince Rahim also met with Her Excellency Reem al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai; and Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth at the UAE Pavilion Majlis. During their meeting they spoke about the successful collaboration between Expo 2020 and Aga Khan Development Network agencies and discussed potential opportunities for partnership beyond Expo 2020, primarily in the fields of education and culture.

Prince Rahim was accompanied by Sultan Ali Allana, Director of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, Senior Officials of the Ismaili Imamat Jane Piacentini-Moore and Nazim Ahmad, as well as Aziz Merchant, President of the Ismaili Council for the UAE.

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Prince Rahim in conversation with Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation. Photo: IPL / The Ismaili

Prince Rahim and His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan (right) at Expo 2020 in Dubai. Photo: IPL / The Ismaili

Prince Rahim poses for a photograph with His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan and a group of schoolchildren at Expo 2020 in Dubai. Photo: IPL / The Ismaili

Prince Rahim and His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan join guests for a group photograph at Expo 2020 in Dubai. Photo: IPL / The Ismaili

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PRINCE RAHIM CONCLUDES VISIT TO UAE

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On the final day of his visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Prince Rahim toured the newly opened Museum of the Future, and met with senior state officials at Expo 2020.

Later in the day, at the Leadership Pavilion at Expo 2020, Prince Rahim met with His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Deputy Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance; His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council; and Her Excellency Reem al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai.

Prince Rahim concluded his visit by meeting with the leadership and volunteers of the UAE Jamat at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.

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2022-03-16-Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed meets Prince Rahim Aga Khan at Expo 2020 Dubai

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Deputy Prime Minister expresses his appreciation for AKDN’s initiatives in various fields
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Dubai: Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, on Wednesday met with Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Chairman of Environment and Climate Committee at the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), at Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Sheikh Maktoum expressed his appreciation for AKDN’s initiatives in various fields including culture, heritage, historic cities, education, community development and the environment. He said the values that drive AKDN’s work in supporting underprivileged communities closely match the UAE’s own humanitarian and development ethos. The UAE’s exceptional contributions to humanitarian causes across the world has seen the country becoming the world’s largest donor of development assistance. The value of foreign aid provided by the UAE from 2010 to 2021 totals $56.14 billion (around Dh billion).

Prince Rahim Aga Khan praised the UAE’s projects and initiatives to support underprivileged communities around the world, which have contributed significantly to enhancing their welfare. He also commended the UAE’s global humanitarian work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting also discussed the collaboration between AKDN and Expo’s ‘Programme for People and Planet’. The AKDN’s wide-ranging partnership with Expo is founded on a shared commitment and recognition that the most pressing challenges facing humanity can best be addressed through cultural, social, environmental and economic initiatives. The AKDN has also contributed to Expo’s ‘Theme Weeks’ on Climate and Biodiversity, Tolerance and Inclusivity, and Knowledge and Learning.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence; and Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau.
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Prince Rahim in Maputo

: It is with immense happiness that the Institutions, Mukhi/Kamadia and Mukhiani/ Kamadiani Saheban would like to share with the Jamat, that Prince Rahim will be arriving in Maputo tonight, to participate in events related to the Ismaili Imamat and the AKDN, in representation of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

A heartfelt and joyous mubarak to all the Jamat.

On Saturday March 19, Prince Rahim will be inaugurating the Aga Khan Academy in Maputo with Their Excellencies, The President of the Republic of Mozambique and The President of the Republic of Portugal.

He will also attend various meetings with several senior dignitaries of the Government of Mozambique.

To mark this occasion and its historic significance for the Jamat in Mozambique and around the world, the Jamat is invited to participate in a dinner on Saturday night after Jamati ceremonies. Interfaith families are cordially invited to attend the celebration.

To ensure a dignified and honorable welcome and stay for Prince Rahim while in Maputo, we kindly request the Jamat’s utmost collaboration to respect Prince Rahim’s privacy. Please only visit those places where you may be invited.

Your cooperation and support is highly appreciated.
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Prince Rahim visits Mozambique

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Following his visit to Dubai, last night, Prince Rahim arrived in Maputo for a three-day visit, during which he will meet senior state officials and leaders of the Jamat, and attend the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo.

Prince Rahim’s visit began at the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Welfare for a meeting with Minister Nyeleti Brooke Mondlane. The Minister congratulated Prince Rahim on the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo, as she fondly recalled her childhood, when she and her siblings attended Aga Khan schools in neighbouring Tanzania.

Prince Rahim also visited the Presidential Palace in Maputo, where he met with President Filipe Nyusi. Prince Rahim conveyed Mawlana Hazar Imam’s greetings and warm wishes to President Nyusi, and acknowledged the long-standing relationship between the Ismaili Imamat and Mozambique.

They discussed matters of mutual interest, including socio-economic development efforts in Mozambique, the presence and activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and plans to strengthen the formal relationship between the Ismaili Imamat and the Republic of Mozambique in the future.

AKDN agencies have been present in Mozambique for over two decades, working to improve quality of life in the country and wider region, through the areas of education, health, tourism, agriculture, civil society, and infrastructure.

Milestone AKDN projects include the rehabilitation of the historic Polana Serena Hotel, one of Africa’s grandest hotels; a Coastal Rural Support Programme that supports entrepreneurship and skills development in the country’s poorest northern districts; and the Moztex garment factory, which employs and trains over 700 staff, more than 90 per cent of whom are women. AKDN’s projects in Mozambique have directly reached over half a million beneficiaries since 2001.

Prince Rahim then travelled to the Parliament building to meet with Esperança Laurinda Bias, President of the Assembly of the Republic. The President thanked Prince Rahim for his visit to Mozambique and praised the work of AKDN in the country, especially in the Cabo Delgado province.

This evening, Prince Rahim will visit the Presidential Palace Ponta Vermelha, official residence of the President, where he will be the Guest of Honour at a state banquet hosted by President Filipe Nyusi in honour of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of Portugal, who is also visiting Mozambique.

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Following his visit to Dubai, last night, Prince Rahim arrived in Maputo for a three-day visit, during which he will meet senior state officials and leaders of the Jamat, and attend the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo.

Prince Rahim’s visit began at the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Welfare for a meeting with Minister Nyeleti Brooke Mondlane. The Minister congratulated Prince Rahim on the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo, as she fondly recalled her childhood, when she and her siblings attended Aga Khan schools in neighbouring Tanzania.

Prince Rahim also visited the Presidential Palace in Maputo, where he met with President Filipe Nyusi. Prince Rahim conveyed Mawlana Hazar Imam’s greetings and warm wishes to President Nyusi, and acknowledged the long-standing relationship between the Ismaili Imamat and Mozambique.

They discussed matters of mutual interest, including socio-economic development efforts in Mozambique, the presence and activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and plans to strengthen the formal relationship between the Ismaili Imamat and the Republic of Mozambique in the future.

AKDN agencies have been present in Mozambique for over two decades, working to improve quality of life in the country and wider region, through the areas of education, health, tourism, agriculture, civil society, and infrastructure.

Milestone AKDN projects include the rehabilitation of the historic Polana Serena Hotel, one of Africa’s grandest hotels; a Coastal Rural Support Programme that supports entrepreneurship and skills development in the country’s poorest northern districts; and the Moztex garment factory, which employs and trains over 700 staff, more than 90 per cent of whom are women. AKDN’s projects in Mozambique have directly reached over half a million beneficiaries since 2001.

Prince Rahim then travelled to the Parliament building to meet with Esperança Laurinda Bias, President of the Assembly of the Republic. The President thanked Prince Rahim for his visit to Mozambique and praised the work of AKDN in the country, especially in the Cabo Delgado province.

This evening, Prince Rahim will visit the Presidential Palace Ponta Vermelha, official residence of the President, where he will be the Guest of Honour at a state banquet hosted by President Filipe Nyusi in honour of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of Portugal, who is also visiting Mozambique.

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Inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo 2022-03-18

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Inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo

Maputo, Mozambique, 18 March 2022 - The Aga Khan Academy Maputo, a new academic centre of excellence situated on a 22-hectare site, will be officially inaugurated tomorrow by the President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi together with the President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, in the presence of Prince Rahim Aga Khan, representing His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network.
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Prince Rahim tours historic Maputo Jamatkhana

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Situated in the heart of Mozambique’s capital, along the Indian Ocean coast, Maputo Jamatkhana stands as a monument to the long history of the Ismaili community in southern Africa.

Since the 1940s, it has served as a central hub for the Jamat in Maputo, and has received many dignitaries over the past eight decades. Its latest guest was Prince Rahim, who toured the building and grounds earlier today.

The Jamatkhana, located a stone’s throw away from the old city’s baixa commercial district, is easily identified by the words Edificio Sua Alteza Aga Khan, or Building of His Highness the Aga Khan, that adorn its central clock tower.

Upon arrival, Prince Rahim was welcomed by Amin Rawjee, President of the Ismaili Council for Mozambique, as the Imamat flag stood raised atop the Jamatkhana. Prince Rahim met with leaders of the Ismaili community and toured the historic Jamatkhana’s spaces, gardens, and religious education classrooms.

The building first opened in 1941 to offer a space for the Jamat who had migrated from South Asia and settled in the port city of Maputo. By the 1960s, the community’s population had grown, and a larger space was needed. Work began on extending the main building in 1963.

The Jamatkhana extension was completed in 1968 and inaugurated by the then Governor General, Dr Baltazar Rebelo de Sousa, father of the current President of Portugal, Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Later in the day, Prince Rahim visited the Aga Khan Academy Maputo ahead of its official inauguration tomorrow. He spent time with teachers and staff of the school and toured the Academy campus and facilities, including the state-of-the-art science building, sports hall, and newly completed commons building.

Yesterday evening, Prince Rahim was a Guest of Honour at a state banquet hosted by President Filipe Nyusi in honour of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, held at the Presidential Palace Ponta Vermelha, official residence of the President.

In their remarks at the banquet, both President Nyusi and President de Sousa paid tribute to Mawlana Hazar Imam and the efforts of the Aga Khan Development Network to improve quality of life in Mozambique and around the world.

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Prince Rahim Aga Khan in Maputo - Testimony 2022-03-18

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Ya ali madad

With my heart full of joy i want to share that my friend lives in Maputo, was all of sudden allowed to come this morning and was asked yesterday to make Samosa, dhokra and junagari kebab. when prince Rahim visited Maputo jamatkhana,he only ate Samosa, and mentioned that he loves samosa so he was introduced to my friend Rozina.

Prince rahim asked Who is Rozina?? She went forward to him and he said.
"Wow! this is amazing I love samosa and my whole family loves samosas too "
He asked if she can make it on saturday to take home?
She replied yes sure.
Primce rahim said with some chutney and piri piri chicken too "

She just phoned me to share her happiness with me and i wanted to share with u all.
(she was very upset 2 days ago that she is in charge of few things in jk and was refused to come on the day, she called this a miracle!!
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Prince Rahim tours historic Maputo Jamatkhana - 2022-03-18

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Prince Rahim tours historic Maputo Jamatkhana

Situated in the heart of Mozambique’s capital, along the Indian Ocean coast, Maputo Jamatkhana stands as a monument to the long history of the Ismaili community in southern Africa.

Since the 1940s, it has served as a central hub for the Jamat in Maputo, and has received many dignitaries over the past eight decades. Its latest guest was Prince Rahim, who toured the building and grounds earlier today.

The Jamatkhana, located a stone’s throw away from the old city’s baixa commercial district, is easily identified by the words Edificio Sua Alteza Aga Khan, or Building of His Highness the Aga Khan, that adorn its central clock tower.

Upon arrival, Prince Rahim was welcomed by Amin Rawjee, President of the Ismaili Council for Mozambique, as the Imamat flag stood raised atop the Jamatkhana. Prince Rahim met with leaders of the Ismaili community and toured the historic Jamatkhana’s spaces, gardens, and religious education classrooms.

The building first opened in 1941 to offer a space for the Jamat who had migrated from South Asia and settled in the port city of Maputo. By the 1960s, the community’s population had grown, and a larger space was needed. Work began on extending the main building in 1963.

The Jamatkhana extension was completed in 1968 and inaugurated by the then Governor General, Dr Baltazar Rebelo de Sousa, father of the current President of Portugal, Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Later in the day, Prince Rahim visited the Aga Khan Academy Maputo ahead of its official inauguration tomorrow. He spent time with teachers and staff of the school and toured the Academy campus and facilities, including the state-of-the-art science building, sports hall, and newly completed commons building.

Yesterday evening, Prince Rahim was a Guest of Honour at a state banquet hosted by President Filipe Nyusi in honour of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, held at the Presidential Palace Ponta Vermelha, official residence of the President.

In their remarks at the banquet, both President Nyusi and President de Sousa paid tribute to Mawlana Hazar Imam and the efforts of the Aga Khan Development Network to improve quality of life in Mozambique and around the world.

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Prince Rahim spent time with students and staff at the Aga Khan Academy Maputo campus on 18 March 2022. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Students at the Aga Khan Academy Maputo present an environmental project to Prince Rahim during his visit to the campus on 18 March 2022. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Prince Rahim speaks with students during a tour of the Aga Khan Academy in Maputo, Mozambique. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Prince Rahim spent time with students and staff at the Aga Khan Academy Maputo campus on 18 March 2022. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

At an official state banquet, Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi and his wife rise for the Mozambique national anthem, flanked by Prince Rahim and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Prince Rahim met with leaders of the Jamat at Maputo Jamatkhana on 18 March 2022. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Prince Rahim surveys an art piece prepared by Bait-ul Ilm students during a tour of the religious education centre at Maputo Jamatkhana. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Prince Rahim tours the Maputo Jamatkhana. The plaque reads that the extension was inaugurated in 1968 by the then Governor General, Dr Baltazar Rebelo de Sousa. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Prince Rahim is greeted by Bait-ul Ilm students upon arrival to Maputo Jamatkhana on 18 March 2022. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Maputo Jamatkhana has served as a central hub for the Jamat in Mozambique's capital since opening in 1941. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

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2022-03-19: At a special event held earlier today, the Aga Khan Academy Maputo was inaugurated by Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique, and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, in the presence of Prince Rahim.
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Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi and Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa unveil the inaugural plaque of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo, as Prince Rahim looks on. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Prince Rahim, Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi join students, staff and other guests for photographs at the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Former President of Mozambique Joaquim Chissano is welcomed to the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy by Prince Rahim. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Prince Rahim addresses guests gathered for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo on 19 March 2022. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Prince Rahim, Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi join students, staff and other guests for photographs at the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi and Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa unveil the inaugural plaque of the Aga Khan Academy Maputo, as Prince Rahim looks on. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi signs the guestbook at the Aga Khan Academy, as Prince Rahim and Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa look on. Photo: Akbar Hakim / IPL

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The Aga Khan Academy in Maputo is part of a network of Academies established by Mawlana Hazar Imam. It is accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and features state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body, and an experienced team of educators and staff.

Hosted at the school’s newly opened Commons building, the inauguration was attended by students and staff of the school; government and state officials; representatives of faith communities, businesses, and civil society; and leaders of the Jamat and AKDN.

In his remarks, Prince Rahim spoke of the vision of the Academy and the Aga Khan Curricular Strands which make the school unique.

“As a centre of excellence,” he said, “this Academy will equip its students with the tools needed to be competitive and to thrive, as they go on to their universities and then enter the arena of adult life. And it will teach them to push themselves to be the best they can possibly be.”

The Aga Khan Academies aim to develop future leaders with the skills and knowledge to support positive development in their societies. To achieve this, they recruit exceptional young people from all backgrounds regardless of socio-economic means, and provide them with the highest international standard of education.

“The wide geographic spread of the Academies is by design,” said Prince Rahim, “to allow students and staff to seamlessly travel to Academies in other countries, see different cultures, and build an appreciation and a love for them.”

Maputo’s Academy comprises 336 students, who represent 23 nationalities from across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. All students are encouraged to become intellectually curious, globally-minded citizens of the world with strong ethical values to complement their academic ability.

“Ethics are taught here not just in theory, but put into practice in elements of service and of leadership in the student's daily lives,” Prince Rahim explained. “The Aga Khan Academies intend for their graduates not to be good at subjects only, but good as individuals.”

President Filipe Nyusi commended the presence of an Aga Khan Academy in Maputo, along with other ongoing AKDN initiatives in the country.

“We have been following the positive impact of various socio-economic projects undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network, which greatly contribute to the progress of Mozambique, in line with our country's own development programme,” he said.

In his remarks, President Rebelo de Sousa commented on the long-term vision and work of Mawlana Hazar Imam to establish the Aga Khan Academies. He also commented on the historical strength of the Jamat in Mozambique.

“In Mozambique the Ismaili community is very strong, very dynamic, and very brave,” the President said. “This Academy is a recognition of the valuable presence of the community here.”

He also addressed the students in the audience. “Being part of this Academy is a unique opportunity and privilege in your lives,” he said.

Prince Rahim joined President Nyusi and President Rebelo de Sousa as they unveiled the inaugural plaque before taking a tour of the Academy campus.

The school’s buildings and grounds are purpose-built to provide world-class facilities for students and staff­. These include classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, well-equipped libraries, extensive sports facilities, and spaces for arts, music, and performance.

The Academy in Maputo joins a network of existing and planned schools of excellence around the world. The first opened in Mombasa, Kenya in 2003, and the second in Hyderabad, India in 2011. The Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh will open later this year.
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Inauguração da Academia Aga Khan de Maputo

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O Presidente da República, acompanhado pelo Presidente da República de Moçambique, Filipe Nyusi, inauguraram a Academia Aga Khan de Maputo, na presença do Príncipe Rahim Aga Khan.

Após a cerimónia onde foi descerrada a placa de inauguração, os dois Chefes de Estado e o Príncipe Rahim Aga Khan efetuaram uma visita às instalações desta instituição de ensino, tendo passado pelos laboratórios, zona desportiva e residências.

Maputo, Moçambique
19 de março de 2022

Créditos: © Mário Ramalho/Presidência da República
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Afghanistan Conference 2022 on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan, Prince Rahim urged the international community to act with generosity and speed “at a time when so many Afghans are in peril”.

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2022, March 31 - Statement by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the virtual Afghanistan Conference 2022

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2022, March 31: Statement by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the virtual Afghanistan Conference 2022

Speaking on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan, Prince Rahim urged the international community to act with generosity and speed “at a time when so many Afghans are in peril”. [AKDN]

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Prince Rahim Aga Khan reaffirms AKDN’s commitment to the people of Afghanistan

Afghanistan Conference 2022, 31 March 2022 – Prince Rahim Aga Khan today affirmed the “unfailing commitment of the Ismaili Imamat and the AKDN to the people of Afghanistan,” at a virtual conference convened by UN Secretary General António Guterres to address the country’s humanitarian crisis.

Speaking on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan, Prince Rahim urged the international community to act swiftly to support the UN’s humanitarian appeal.

“Since August, despite huge challenges, in cooperation with UN agencies, the Aga Khan Development Network has maintained its life-saving work across Afghanistan: keeping its hospitals and clinics open; assisting communities with food, shelter and livelihoods; and continuing to help thousands of children of both genders to access learning,” he said.

“Our experience over the past three decades, along with generous support from many international partners, has taught us to believe deeply in the capacity of Afghans, in their pluralism, and in the strength of their vibrant, diverse communities. They have shown time and again that they are resilient and resourceful, but today, they need help.”

He urged the international community to also address urgently the causes of the current crisis – economic collapse, banking and monetary paralysis, and the strangulation of legitimate Afghan businesses and jobs. Afghanistan’s future will be determined at the community level, Prince Rahim observed: “It is there that Afghans of all backgrounds will come together to address their most urgent needs. ”

The High-level Pledging Event on Supporting the Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan was held, virtually, at the ministerial level. It focused on securing scaled-up resources to address the unprecedented level of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, where more than 24.4 million people require assistance, and raising awareness of other challenges critical to the survival of Afghanistan’s people.
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Prince Rahim Aga Khan SPEECH 2022-03-31

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Statement by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the virtual Afghanistan Conference 2022

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan, I thank the Governments of Germany, Qatar, the United Kingdom, as well as the United Nations, for convening this meeting at a time when so many Afghans are in peril.

Since August, despite huge challenges, in cooperation with UN agencies, the Aga Khan Development Network has maintained its life-saving work across Afghanistan: keeping its hospitals and clinics open; assisting communities with food, shelter and livelihoods; and continuing to help thousands of children of both genders to access learning.

That is a sign of the unfailing commitment of the Ismaili Imamat and the AKDN to the people of Afghanistan. Our experience over the past three decades, along with generous support from many international partners, has taught us to believe deeply in the capacity of Afghans, in their pluralism, and in the strength of their vibrant, diverse communities. They have shown time and again that they are resilient and resourceful, but today, they need help.

That is why we urge the international community to support the UN’s humanitarian appeal with generosity and speed. But it must also address the causes of this crisis – the economic collapse, banking and monetary paralysis, and the strangulation of legitimate Afghan businesses and jobs. These deserve equally urgent and practical attention.

Today, we must send a signal of hope to Afghans across the country, and especially at the community level where Afghanistan’s future will be determined. It is there that Afghans of all backgrounds will come together to address their most urgent needs. Let us act swiftly in solidarity, with foresight and with compassion.

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Prince Rahim meets with the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican, Monsignor Edgar Peña Parra

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Yesterday, 12 May, Monsignor Peña Parra, the Substitute for the Secretariat of State at the Vatican, was welcomed to the Ismaili Centre Lisbon by Prince Rahim, accompanied by Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal, and Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal.

The meeting offered an opportunity to discuss matters of mutual interest, including the international context in regions of the world where the Ismaili Imamat and the Holy See have a strong presence, the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) around the world, and the relationship between the Ismaili Imamat and Portugal. In particular, they discussed pathways of cooperation for the improvement of the quality of life of populations in Lusophone countries and in other regions of the world.

Monsignor Peña Parra is visiting Portugal to inaugurate venues for the celebrations of World Youth Day, due to take place in Lisbon in August 2023, and to lead the ceremonies to commemorate the apparitions at the Shrine of Fátima (Mary). During his visit, he will also meet with the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and Prime Minister António Costa.

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Prince Rahim Aga Khan contributes $10m for Pakistan's flood-hit victims

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Prince Rahim spoke with PM Shahbaz on a call to share about the work being done by AKDN


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Prince Rahim Aga Khan on Sunday announced to contribute $10 million towards flood relief efforts in Pakistan.

The development was announced by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif in a tweet in which he thanked Prince Rahim for the generous contribution.

During a call with Pakistan's premier, Prince Rahim Aga Khan assured him that all Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) institutions will be fully engaged in the relief efforts.

PM Shahbaz expressed gratitude to Prince Rahim for his contribution and acknowledged the role that Aga Khan and Aga Khan the III played in the development of Pakistan.

Taking to Twitter, PM Shahbaz wrote that he is "deeply indebted to His Highness the Aga Khan for the contribution of $10 million for the flood victims in Pakistan".

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Ismaili Imamat to contribute $10m for flood victims in Pakistan

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Prince Rahim assures AKDN institutions will be fully engaged in relief efforts.
Contribution by Prince Rahim is in response to UN’s call.

smaili Imamat Sunday announced to contribute $10 million towards flood relief efforts in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif thanked Prince Rahim Aga Khan for the Ismaili Imamat's contribution towards alleviating the condition of the people affected by the floods in Pakistan.

Taking to Twitter, the prime minister wrote: "Deeply indebted to His Highness the Aga Khan for the contribution of $10 million for the flood victims in Pakistan."

PM Shehbaz, during a telephonic conversation with the prince, requested him to play his role in raising awareness about the flood situation in the international community.

Prince Rahim assured him that all Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) institutions will be fully engaged in the relief efforts.

The United Nations initiated a global flash appeal for $160m after which several influential personalities and organisations have pledged their support for Pakistan’s flood-hit population.

This contribution by Prince Rahim is also in response to the UN’s call.

The death toll from ravaging monsoon floods in Pakistan has neared 1,300, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
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Prince Karim Aga Khan’s son donates $10m for flood victims

Deeply indebted to His Highness the Aga Khan for this contribution, says PM Shehbaz


News Desk September 04, 2022

As unsparing floods cripple the country's infrastructure, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, Prince Karim Aga Khan’s son Prince Rahim on Sunday announced a donation of $10 million to the floods victims.

$5 million will be donated directly to the Government of Pakistan while a further $5m will be provided to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies in the country, which are engaged in the relief efforts.
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The donation comes following a discussion on Sunday between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Chair of AKDN’s Environment and Climate Committee and eldest son of His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

"Deeply indebted to His Highness the Aga Khan for contribution of $10 million for the flood victims in Pakistan," Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif wrote on his Twitter handle.

"In a telephonic chat with Prince Rahim Aga Khan today, I requested His Highness to play his role in raising awareness about flood situation in the international community," he added.

According to details, during their telephonic conversation, Prince Rahim discussed the damages caused by the floods. He expressed his concerns over the loss of lives and property due to the devastating floods.

Prince Rahim said, “I am deeply concerned about the impact of the current floods in Pakistan, which have been intensified by the effects of climate change. These floods, and the many other weather events we are experiencing around the world, require us all—governments, businesses, communities, and individuals—to redouble our efforts to combat the climate crisis which threatens to engulf us. The institutions of the Ismaili Imamat have been mobilised to support the government in its relief and rehabilitation efforts.”

He further said that they had advised development organisations affiliated with the Aga Khan network to take part and assist the government in carrying out relief and rescue operations.

Thanking Prince Rahim for his donation, he admired the Aga Khan network's participation in different development projects.

Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in Pakistan's northern mountains have brought floods that have affected 33 million people and killed at least 1,290, including 453 children. The inundation, blamed on climate change, is still spreading.

Manchar Lake, which is used for water storage, has reached dangerous levels and the increased pressure posed a threat to surrounding areas in southern Sindh province, Sindh Irrigation Minister Jam Khan Shoro said.

Aside from historic rainfall, southern Pakistan has had to contend with increased flooding as a surge of water flowed down the Indus river.

The country has already received nearly three times the 30-year average rainfall in the quarter through August, totalling 390.7 millimetres (15.38 inches). Sindh province, with a population of 50 million, was hardest hit, getting 464% more rain than the 30-year average.

PM Shehbaz on Sunday appealed to UNICEF and other global agencies to help control child deaths. "As Pakistan battles one of the worst climate-induced calamities, among the most adversely affected are children," Sharif said on Twitter.

On Sunday, flights carrying aid from UNICEF, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates landed in Pakistan.
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PM thanks Prince Rahim Aga for $10 mln aid for flood affectees

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PM thanks Prince Rahim Aga for $10 mln aid for flood affectees

Sun, 4 Sep 2022, 10:20 PM

LAHORE, Sep 4 (APP): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a telephonic conversation with Prince Rahim Aga Khan, son of Aga Khan and discussed matters of mutual interest.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan delivered to the PM a message of best wishes from Aga Khan.
Prince Rahim expressed sorrow over the loss of lives and material in the devastating floods in Pakistan and announced financial assistance of 10 million dollars.

The Prince told that instructions had been issued to all the institutions of Aga Khan Development Network to fully take part in the relief assistance and rehabilitation work in the flood-affected areas. The prime minister conveyed a message of best wishes for Aga Khan.
He appreciated the work of Aga Khan Development Network in the fields of health, education, and rural development.

The PM thanked Prince Rahim Aga Khan for the announcement of financial aid for the flood affectees.

He requested Prince Rahim to make the world, especially the European Union member countries, aware of the situation emerging after the floods in Pakistan.
He appealed for financial assistance for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood affectees through international donor agencies.
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Ismaili Imamat donates $10 million to Pakistan Flood Relief Efforts

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2022 September5 Ismaili Imamat donates $10 million to Pakistan Flood Relief Efforts

LISBON, PORTUGAL: The Ismaili Imamat has announced it will be donating US$10 million to support relief efforts following the severe flooding in Pakistan. $5m will be donated directly to the Government of Pakistan while a further $5m will be provided to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies in the country, which are engaged in the relief efforts.

The donation comes following a discussion on Sunday between the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Shahbaz Sharif, and Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Chair of AKDN’s Environment and Climate Committee and eldest son of His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

Prince Rahim said “I am deeply concerned about the impact of the current floods in Pakistan, which have been intensified by the effects of climate change. These floods, and the many other weather events we are experiencing around the world, require us all—governments, businesses, communities, and individuals—to redouble our efforts to combat the climate crisis which threatens to engulf us. The institutions of the Ismaili Imamat have been mobilised to support the government in its relief and rehabilitation efforts.”


During the discussion, the Prime Minister expressed appreciation on behalf of the people and Government of Pakistan for the unwavering support of the Ismaili Imamat and the AKDN institutions. He also expressed his deepest respects for the work that the AKDN institutions have been delivering in Pakistan since its independence.

The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and FOCUS are AKDN’s lead response agencies for relief efforts. To date over 8,000 people have been successfully evacuated from affected areas while more than 4,000 families have been provided with food packages since the start of the flooding. Healthcare camps have been set up in several parts of the country by the Aga Khan University and Aga Khan Health Service where over 2,000 flood affected people have been given assistance.

HBL Bank and Jubilee Life Insurance, both part of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development portfolio, have been active supporters in the relief efforts providing food rations and waterproof tents to over 12,000 families. Additionally, social safety payments by the Government of Pakistan are being disbursed to over 1 million people through HBL’s Konnect platform.

AKDN Helicopter operations have also been assisting in rescue missions and supporting the delivery of food items and medicines to remote areas in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Prince Rahim represents Mawlana Hazar Imam at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

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Following an invitation from Buckingham Palace, Mawlana Hazar Imam requested Prince Rahim to represent him at the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which took place today. Prince Rahim attended the Committal Ceremony held at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

The Committal Ceremony was attended by members of the royal family, individuals from other royal families, close friends, past and present members of the Queen’s household, Governors General, and Realm Prime Ministers.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Her Majesty enjoyed a close and warm relationship, in continuation of that between the British monarchy and the Ismaili Imamat across earlier generations. She bestowed the title of His Highness upon Hazar Imam in 1957.

They shared a deep interest in horses. Her Majesty's first racehorse was a wedding present from Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah in 1947, and her most recent Group One winner was gifted by Hazar Imam on her 80th birthday.

Her Majesty hosted a dinner in honour of Hazar Imam at Buckingham Palace on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee in 2008, and welcomed him to Windsor Castle to commemorate his Diamond Jubilee in 2018.

His Majesty King Charles III and Mawlana Hazar Imam also enjoy a close friendship. His Majesty is aware of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s work and the Jamat’s presence in the UK and the Commonwealth. The King and the Queen Consort accompanied Mawlana Hazar Imam during a tour of development projects in the Northern Areas of Pakistan in 2006. In 2010, Hazar Imam welcomed His Majesty to a reception at the Ismaili Centre, London, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. In 2018, His Majesty graciously opened the Aga Khan Centre in London in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, and paid tribute to the Ismaili community, saying:

“I have always had the greatest admiration for the Ismaili community's emphasis on intellectual and cultural exploration as a means of integration, and your determination to discharge your obligations as citizens of this country while maintaining your own special and distinctive traditions.”

After the church service at Westminster Abbey, the Queen’s coffin travelled in procession to Windsor Castle. Members of the Ismaili Volunteer Corps lined up near the Ismaili Centre in South Kensington, and along the Great West Road near West London Jamatkhana, to pay their final respects as the hearse passed.

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Prince Rahim Aga Khan at Queen Elisabeth's funeral 2022-09-19

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2022, September 19: Prince Rahim Aga Khan at Queen Elisabeth's funeral 2022-09-19

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Following an invitation from Buckingham Palace, Mawlana Hazar Imam requested Prince Rahim to represent him at the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which took place today. Prince Rahim attended the Committal Ceremony held at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

The Committal Ceremony was attended by members of the royal family, individuals from other royal families, close friends, past and present members of the Queen’s household, Governors General, and Realm Prime Ministers.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Her Majesty enjoyed a close and warm relationship, in continuation of that between the British monarchy and the Ismaili Imamat across earlier generations. She bestowed the title of His Highness upon Hazar Imam in 1957.

They shared a deep interest in horses. Her Majesty's first racehorse was a wedding present from Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah in 1947, and her most recent Group One winner was gifted by Hazar Imam on her 80th birthday.

Her Majesty hosted a dinner in honour of Hazar Imam at Buckingham Palace on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee in 2008, and welcomed him to Windsor Castle to commemorate his Diamond Jubilee in 2018.

His Majesty King Charles III and Mawlana Hazar Imam also enjoy a close friendship. His Majesty is aware of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s work and the Jamat’s presence in the UK and the Commonwealth. The King and the Queen Consort accompanied Mawlana Hazar Imam during a tour of development projects in the Northern Areas of Pakistan in 2006. In 2010, Hazar Imam welcomed His Majesty to a reception at the Ismaili Centre, London, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. In 2018, His Majesty graciously opened the Aga Khan Centre in London in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, and paid tribute to the Ismaili community, saying:

“I have always had the greatest admiration for the Ismaili community's emphasis on intellectual and cultural exploration as a means of integration, and your determination to discharge your obligations as citizens of this country while maintaining your own special and distinctive traditions.”

After the church service at Westminster Abbey, the Queen’s coffin travelled in procession to Windsor Castle. Members of the Ismaili Volunteer Corps lined up near the Ismaili Centre in South Kensington, and along the Great West Road near West London Jamatkhana, to pay their final respects as the hearse passed.

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Ismaili Imamat and B.C. government sign climate change agreement
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The Ismaili Muslim community and the B.C. government are working together to share climate change adaptation strategies in the wake of deadly flooding in South and Central Asia.

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Ismaili Imamat (represented by Prince Rahim Aga Khan) and B.C. (represented by Premier John Horgan) today signed an accord of cooperation committing to joint efforts in tackling the effects of climate change. Photo credit: Moez Visram © Provided by Vancouver Sun

Representatives of Ismaili Imamat were in Vancouver Thursday morning to sign an accord of cooperation with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Forests Minister Katrine Conroy.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Princess Zahra Aga Khan attended the event on behalf of the Aga Khan at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

The Ismaili Muslim community and the B.C. government are working together to share climate change adaptation strategies in the wake of deadly flooding in South and Central Asia.

Representatives of Ismaili Imamat were in Vancouver Thursday morning to sign an accord of cooperation with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Forests Minister Katrine Conroy.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Princess Zahra Aga Khan attended the event on behalf of the Aga Khan at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

“British Columbia has been a leading voice in the fight against climate change. Its institutions, companies, and organizations, both public and private, are at the cutting edge of critical knowledge in areas like environment, climate change, and sustainability,” said Prince Rahim Aga Khan, in a statement, released by the Ismaili Council for British Columbia.

“It is our hope that in this spirit of partnership, we can identify new solutions that bring value to British Columbia, Canada, and indeed the world.”

Horgan said B.C. is sharing its Climate Change Adaptation Model with the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat to help assess climate risks in areas of South and Central Asia that are impacted by catastrophic flooding.

“Together, we are building on a long history of collaboration between B.C. and the Ismaili Muslim community, making life better for people around the world,” said Horgan, in a statement.

The signing Thursday was one of a number of events this week marking 50 years of the presence of the Ismaili Muslim community in Canada, according to the council.
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Province of British Columbia and the Ismaili Imamat sign Agreement of Cooperation for strengthened partnership

Thu, September 29, 2022

Thu, September 29, 2022 at 1:00 PM·2 min read

Commitments to improve quality of life of vulnerable peoples, with a focus on climate change announced today

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 29, 2022 /CNW/ - The Ismaili Imamat and the Province of British Columbia today signed an Agreement of Cooperation committing to advance joint efforts for development work in B.C. and around the world.

An immediate project to be implemented will be between the Climate Action Secretariat of British Columbia and the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat to assess climate change adaptation and long-term risks and opportunities in South and Central Asia.

Representing His Highness the Aga Khan, Prince Rahim Aga Khan said: "British Columbia has been a leading voice in the fight against climate change. Its institutions, companies, and organisations, both public and private, are at the cutting edge of critical knowledge in areas like environment, climate change, and sustainability. It is our hope that in this spirit of partnership, we can identify new solutions that bring value to British Columbia, Canada, and indeed the world".

"Fighting climate change requires an all-hands-on deck approach. With this historic agreement, we are sharing B.C.'s Climate Change Adaptation Model with the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, which will help assess climate risks in South and Central Asia regions that are impacted by catastrophic flooding," said Premier John Horgan. "Together, we are building on a long history of collaboration between B.C. and the Ismaili Muslim community, making life better for people around the world."

The agreement with the Ismaili Imamat comes as 50 years of history of the Ismaili community in Canada is celebrated this year. In keeping with the mandate of his role as Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, the Aga Khan has worked to improve the quality of life of all people regardless of their birthplace, background or religious belief.

The signing today in Vancouver is one of a number of events this week marking 50 years of the significant presence of the Ismaili Muslim community in Canada. Additional events are planned across the country to commemorate important partnerships to improve quality of life, both here in Canada and around the world:

September 25, 2022: Global Ismaili Civic Day fostered local civic engagement in communities across Canada with a focus on environmental stewardship including park clean-ups, tree planting, recycling drives and more.

September 25, 2022: In Toronto, Prince Amyn Aga Khan attended the ceremonial street naming of Aga Khan Boulevard and received the Key to the City on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan.

September 27, 2022: In Toronto, Prince Amyn Aga Khan attended the groundbreaking of Generations, a charitable community-based model to support vulnerable individuals, families, and seniors within an intergenerational framework.

September 28, 2022: In Edmonton, the University of Alberta inaugurated the Diwan Pavilion at the Aga Khan Garden housed at the University of Alberta.

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Ismaili Imamat and British Columbia sign Agreement of Cooperation

Prince Rahim and Princess Zahra represented Mawlana Hazar Imam and *Imamat* the constitutional entity of the Ismaili community

A special ceremony and luncheon in Vancouver to sign the Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of British Columbia.

“The agreement reinforces the Imamat’s permanent commitment to this province, and, alongside similar partnerships already in place with Alberta and Ontario, to this great country,” said Prince Rahim in his remarks at the event, hosted along the waterfront in downtown Vancouver.

“First among the challenges and risks that face humanity today is the climate emergency in all its dimensions,” he added. “The recent devastating floods in Pakistan, for example, illustrate the urgency of the situation.”

“British Columbia has become a leader in the fight against planetary breakdown. Its institutions, companies, and organisations, public and private, are creating new knowledge and identifying innovative solutions in the areas of environmental stewardship, climate adaptation, sustainability, and many others.”

Premier of British Columbia John Horgan signed the agreement on behalf of the Province
“Today we talked about the challenges of inequality, we talked about the challenges of climate change and the impact it has on civil society, on families, and individuals,” said Premier Horgan.

“Only by working together collectively, multilaterally, globally, can we address these challenges and what I've learnt in my time in getting to know the Ismaili community here in British Columbia is that all of us stand ready to take on that challenge.”

Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, hosted a luncheon in honour of the signing.

“I’m so pleased to see this relationship developing and deepening, in terms of how we can help to address climate change and adapt for the future,” said Lieutenant Governor Austin. “This accord will surely deepen and endure over time, anchored as it is, in our vision for a better world for all, and our shared commitment to cooperation and mutual learning.”

She also paid tribute to the Ismaili community for playing a full part in the fabric of Canadian society and for making the country its home. “Thank you for all that you have contributed over the past 50 years and for all that we can accomplish together in the next 50,” she said.

Addressing guests at the luncheon, Princess Zahra applauded Canada for accepting Ismailis and other communities “with characteristic warmth, openness, and humanity” after they faced expulsion from East Africa 50 years ago. They were later joined by many others from all parts of the world.

“It would have been easier just to say no. But Canada welcomed those and other refugees with open arms and generosity,” she said to the assembled audience. “I believe that that has contributed to the rich tapestry that defines this country today.”

Princess Zahra also underlined the importance of a commitment to openness and equality of opportunity as the world faces increasing migration due to conflict, natural disasters, climate change, and poverty.

“Canada has shown that with clear intent, intelligent policy, considered leadership, and humility, it is possible to create the right conditions for people to flourish together,” she said. “It is my father’s wish, which I’m sure we all share, that the Ismaili community’s experiences here over the past five decades be an inspiration for other communities around the world.”

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