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Prince Hussain’s photo exhibit highlights the beauty of the living sea

In Lisbon last month, Prince Hussain inaugurated his photo exhibition entitled The Living Sea at Portugal’s National Museum of Natural History and Science. Prince Hussain was joined by Ms Elizabeth Hoag (now Princess Fareen), Prince Amyn, Prince Rahim, and Princess Salwa.

The exhibition features over 100 photos depicting the beauty, fragility, and diversity of marine life, reflecting Prince Hussain’s ecological and environmental concerns. It represents a collaboration between the Museum, the University of Lisbon, and Focused on Nature, an organisation created by Prince Hussain in 2014 to share his passion and personal mission of conservation, and to raise awareness and encourage actionable initiatives on global issues negatively impacting the environment.

Director of the Museum of Natural History and Science, Marta Lourenço, welcomed guests to the exhibition, saying that, “Raising awareness of citizens towards nature and science in a broad historical, social, and cultural context is our core business.” Representatives of government, academia, and civil society were in attendance to witness the opening of the exhibition, which will run until December 2019.

In his speech at the event, Prince Hussain brought attention to the necessity and urgency to protect, conserve, and manage our oceanic heritage and resources. He also spoke of the subject matter of the exhibition, saying, “What you see in the show represents nothing but frozen time. Incredible, fantastically joyous moments and encounters with miraculous creatures; some horrifically rare, and some more mischievous, playful, and intelligent than you could imagine.”

“As a wildlife photographer, one wonders which of our subjects will remain in twenty years time, ten years, or five,” he said.

Commenting on the photographs on display, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal, Rahim Firozali remarked, “The exhibition shows the amazing work of Prince Hussain over several years, portraying his passion for wildlife and marine life, and it shows the beauty and the creatures of the sea.” He went on to suggest that humanity should leave this beauty in place for the next generation.

Cristina Brazio, of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “The pictures are magnificent and they speak to our concerns these days about the ocean, about the environment. Prince Hussain Aga Khan does a good job of raising awareness of these issues, and we all have a small part to play.”

Since a young age, Prince Hussain has been interested in marine life, and began SCUBA diving at the age of 14, which further developed his keen interest in nature conservation. His photographs have been featured in multiple exhibitions in the USA, France, Switzerland, and Kenya.

Prince Hussain’s photographs have been published in two books, Animal Voyage in 2004 (a new edition was printed in 2007) and Diving into Wildlife in 2015. Prince Hussain's recent photographs have also featured in several National Geographic Blogs. For more information on The Living Sea exhbition, visit the Focused On Nature website.

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Video: Inauguration of The Living Sea photo exhibition

The Living Sea exhibition features over 100 photographs depicting the beauty, fragility, and diversity of marine life, reflecting Prince Hussain’s ecological and environmental concerns. It represents a collaboration between Portugal’s National Museum of Natural History and Science, the University of Lisbon, and Focused on Nature; an organisation created by Prince Hussain in 2014 to share his passion and personal mission of conservation, and to raise awareness and encourage actionable initiatives on global issues negatively impacting the environment.

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2019, Nov 7: H.H. The Aga Khan IV and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa enjoying a tour of Prince Hussain’s photo exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History and Science in Lisbon.

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The Living Sea Exhibition - Prince Hussain Aga Khan with Prince Lorenzo de’ Medici at San Juan de los Caballeros - Webcast this Saturday at 13:30 Toronto time.

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2020, September 19: IE University: Committed conservationist Prince Hussain Aga Khan presents his photographic exploration of the world underwater in his exhibition The Living Sea, which is part of the visual arts programme during the festival and can be visited at San Juan de los Caballeros. The extraordinary collection acts as a point of departure to raise social awareness of the sublime beauty, complexity and fragility of life in the oceans. The eloquent narrative of the images inspires dialogue on the global impact oceans have on science, the overarching environment and contemporary society. He will speak with Prince Lorenzo de’ Medici – author of historical novels and thrillers who has taken part in several television programmes about his distinguished family – about the motivation behind the exhibition, how it came about and his association, Focused on Nature.

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Aga Khan finances mass test research also in Robbio; history
robbioA mass test in Robbio, especially on volunteer rescuers, to study the spread of the virus.A study by the University of Milan Bicocca and with an excellent funder. Prince Hussain, of the Aga Khan dynasty. "He donated the funds to us, he wants to help research especially to prevent contagion among medical personnel - explains virologist Francesco Broccolo, head of the research to be conducted by the Milanese university -. Robbio will be part of this research, there are many volunteers who have potentially come into contact with the virus. But we will also do analyzes on people from Milan. ”Broccolo is finishing the protocol for the mass test financed by Prince Hussain, 46, born and resident in Switzerland.

In the accompanying letter it is explained that the study of the Bicocca University wants to understand how to best prevent the infection among health workers. "I was told that the prince met Robbio also seeing the serological tests, which ended up on the organs of information from around the world in April. Furthermore, the prince has always seen the heavy situation that involved the doctors of Milan and Lombardy in recent months and so he wanted to make his contribution to the research - explains the mayor Roberto Francese -. The credit for everything goes to Professor Broccolo who is making this possible. The details of how the checks will take place will be announced shortly when the university mass test protocol is ready ". intent in English it is explained that Robbio was also chosen "for having been among the first centers to have mass tracking with serological in recent months". --S.BAr.
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New films by Prince Hussain to air on World Environment Day

The film 7 Seas is shot in Sataya Reef, along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, where Prince Hussain spent time swimming with and photographing spinner dolphins, against a backdrop of crystal clear waters.

To coincide with World Environment Day, The Ismaili is pleased to present two short films produced by Prince Hussain, demonstrating the natural beauty of the oceans and the delicate ecosystems they support.

We know that climate change is affecting life across our seven continents, but might sometimes forget about the seas and oceans that cover over 70 per cent of our planet. Through his organisation, Focused on Nature, Prince Hussain is hoping to change that.

Prince Hussain has brought attention to the plight of our world before through his books, and as seen in his recent photo exhibitions The Living Sea and Fragile Beauty, his attention is currently focussed on our oceans.

In the film Beacons of Hope, which he co-produced with Simone Piccoli, the focus is on bottlenose dolphins, clarion angelfish, manta rays that can grow as wide as seven metres, whales swimming with their young, and four species of sharks.

Prince Hussain appears in the film in a series of interviews that highlight the interaction between ecosystems and species found in the waters off the Revillagigedo Islands in Mexico. He speaks about his encounters with a variety of sea creatures there — sharks in particular — and refers to Fins Attached, one of the charities he helps fund. “We need to do everything we can to save sharks,” he said, speaking of the 100 million sharks that are killed by human activities every year.

His other film, entitled 7 Seas Episode 1 — Egypt, is shot in Sataya Reef, along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, where Prince Hussain spent time swimming with and photographing spinner dolphins, against a backdrop of crystal clear waters.

“Our oceans are teeming with stunning, playful, and intelligent wildlife, but a great many species are sadly at risk of extinction,” said Prince Hussain.

“These films aim to offer a glimpse into the underwater ecosystem and raise awareness of the threats it currently faces. Through caring for our planet as a whole, I hope we can preserve the beauty, biodiversity and health of our oceans for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.”

As with his exhibitions and books, both films explore our relationship with nature and increase understanding of the underwater world. Through his work, Prince Hussain illuminates and advocates for what is often called the last great unexplored frontier: our oceans.

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The films Beacons of Hope and 7 Seas will premiere on The Ismaili TV http://tv.ismaili/ on World Environment Day, 5 June, at the following times: 4 am, 10 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm (London); 7 am, 1 pm, 6 pm, and 10 pm (Dubai); 5 am, 10 am, 2 pm, and 7:30 pm (Toronto).

For more information on Prince Hussain’s work, visit the Focused On Nature website https://focusedonnature.org/.

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7 Seas: A Film by Prince Hussain

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We know that climate change is affecting life across our seven continents, but might sometimes forget about the seas and oceans that cover over 70 per cent of our planet. Through his organisation, Focused on Nature, Prince Hussain is hoping to change that.

The film, 7 Seas Episode 1 — Egypt, is shot in Sataya Reef, along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, where Prince Hussain spent time swimming with and photographing spinner dolphins, against a backdrop of crystal clear waters.

As with his exhibitions and books, the film explores our relationship with nature and increases understanding of the underwater world. Through his work, Prince Hussain illuminates and advocates for what is often called the last great unexplored frontier: our oceans.

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PRINCE HUSSAIN AGAKHAN @ blood donation 2022-03-26

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Ismaili CIVIC Portugal hosted a blood donation campaign today at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon. The Portuguese Minister for Health and Prince Hussain attended the pop-up clinic, organised to boost blood reserves in the country.


Service and volunteering have long been part of Ismaili tradition, as has the recognition of the sanctity of human life. In the Qur’an, it is stated that “Whoever saves a life, it will be as if they saved all of humanity.” (5:32)

With blood reserves in Portugal running at their lowest level in many years, Ismaili CIVIC identified an unique opportunity to contribute to society in a meaningful way. A pop-up clinic in the Ismaili Centre’s social hall could offer members of the Jamat and the general public a space to donate blood in a safe and serene environment, and the chance to save a life.

In partnership with the Portuguese Institute for Blood and Transplantation (IPST) and the local parish of ​​São Domingos de Benfica, the event was organised to coincide with National Blood Donor day, held on 27 March every year. IPST’s medical staff donated their time on a voluntary basis to be part of the project.

Dr Marta Temido, Portugal’s Minister for Health was welcomed to the Ismaili Centre by Prince Hussain, and spoke of her admiration for Ismaili CIVIC volunteers.

“Today, we are marking an initiative of the Ismaili Community in Portugal and the IPST in order to appeal for donation and to mark tomorrow's Blood Donor day,” she said.

As part of the campaign, Dr Marta joined 75 others on the day by donating blood herself, and appealed for further eligible donors to do the same.

A consistent supply of blood is essential to any nation’s health system. In Portugal, hospitals request 800-1000 units of blood for transfusion every day for childbirth, surgeries, and the treatment of diseases like sickle cell anaemia, some cancers, and for accidents and injuries.

“Today I met many health professionals, volunteers, and donors,” Dr Marta continued, “and I thank those who continue to support the blood reserves in Portugal.”

For patients who rely on regular transfusions, a disruption to the supply can be a matter of life and death. According to the Red Cross and Red Crescent, one blood donation can save as many as three lives.

“Giving blood is giving life,” said Marco Marques, who visited the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon to give blood for the first time.

“It was a pleasure to participate - something I've been thinking about for a few years,” Mr Marco continued. “The medical team were attentive and informative, and the process was quite tranquil and painless.”

“This feeling of sharing made me come here and I think it's important that we are all concerned with building a better world and saving as many lives as possible.”

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an escalating demand for blood, along with a reduced supply, due to remote working and learning negatively impacting regular blood drives. In addition, growing numbers of regular donors testing positive for Covid-19 have had to cancel scheduled donation appointments. More than 60 per cent of today’s donors were offering blood for the very first time.

For these reasons, Portugal’s health service representatives were grateful to Ismaili CIVIC and its partners for organising today’s initiative.

“Thank you for your strong support,” said Dr Maria Antónia Escoval, President of IPST. “We need more blood, more young people. The patients are thankful as this helps save more lives.”

Anyone is eligible to give blood, provided they are fit and healthy, and within a particular age and weight group, depending on country guidelines. It is safe to donate approximately every 12-16 weeks.

Volunteer Karim Rahimo has donated blood on separate 3 occasions in the last year.

“I am a regular donor because I feel it is my civic duty, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” he said. “It feels very good to donate as part of a global initiative via Ismaili CIVIC - I usually donate in other contexts but it feels even better to do so with my community.”

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Prince Hussain and Nazim Ahmad welcome Dr Marta Temido, Portugal’s Minister for Health, to the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon on 26 March 2022. Photo: Luis Filipe Catarino / IPL

Prince Hussain (centre) joins Jamati, AKDN, and Government leaders (L to R): José da Câmara, President of the local parish of São Domingos de Benfica; Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to Portugal; Dr Maria Antónia Escoval, President of the Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation (IPST); Dr Marta Temido, Minister for Health; Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal; and Dr Eugénia Almeida. Photo: Luis Filipe Catarino / IPL

Alida Visram, Chairman of the Aga Khan Health Board (Portugal) and Dr Marta Temido, Portugal’s Minister for Health. Photo: Luis Filipe Catarino / IPL

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Virtual tour of “The Living Sea”

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Show THE LIVING SEA
Underwater photography by Hussain Aga Khan
Videography by Simone Piccoli

9 June - 11 September 2022

Venice, Museum of Natural History of Venice Giancarlo Ligabue

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The Living Sea presents the gaze of two friends: Hussain Aga Khan and Simone Piccoli in the extraordinary diversity of the underwater world of three countries: Tonga, Mexico and Egypt. Both born in 1974, Hussain Aga Khan, photographer, author of books and exhibitions, and Simone Piccoli, director of underwater documentaries, met in November 2014 during a dolphin expedition led by Simone in Sataya, in the Red Sea where gigantic groups swim. of dolphins with a long rostrum and where, nearby, the strange and peaceful dugong can be seen grazing. In the following years, Hussain and Simone set their sights on Vava'u, one of Tonga's two main islands in whose deep waters, every summer, whales go to give birth and on the Revillagigedo Islands, off the coast of Mexico, where megafaunas proliferate. such as oceanic manta rays, hammerhead sharks and gigantic whale sharks: the largest fish in the sea that also feed only on plankton. To guide us in these three fascinating and different places, Hussain Aga Khan's large-format prints, accompanied by the author's comments, dialogue with Simone Piccoli's award-winning films, shot during their expeditions together. For this exhibition Marevivo Onlus and Marevivo Veneto Ets have collaborated with Focused on Nature , the Swiss association created by Hussain Aga Khan to promote, through photography, awareness of environmental causes and to finance some of the best charities in the world for particular species and ecosystems of interest.

The visit to the exhibition is included in the museum entrance ticket.

Visit the exhibition with the virtual tour created by Simone Piccoli 3S Production

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The Living Sea" Exhibition by Prince Hussain Aga Khan and Simone Piccoli makes its second stop at the Bahrain National Museum

Bahrain News Agency 02 Nov 2022

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Manama, Nov.2 (BNA): The Bahrain National Museum hosted the opening ceremony of the exhibition "The Living Sea", showcasing fascinating underwater photography by Prince Hussain Aga Khan and documentaries by Simon Piccoli, on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

After its successful opening in Venice, Italy, the "The Living Sea" makes its second stop in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The opening ceremony was attended by Prince Hussain Aga Khan,H.E the President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa and Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage and; in addition to a number of Ministers and Ambassadors.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage, and Focused on Nature, the Swiss association created by Hussain Aga Khan to promote, through photography, awareness of environmental causes and to finance some of the best charities in the world for particular species and ecosystems of interest and marine biodiversity.

The bespoke exhibition features the work of acclaimed artists, photographer Prince Hussain Aga Khan and videographer Simone Piccoli, and brings an awe-inspiring outlook on the maritime biodiversity of Tonga, Mexico and Egypt to Bahraini audiences.

valued collaboration with Prince Hussain Aga Khan, Simone Piccoli and Focused on Nature reveals the commitment of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities towards environmental causes and the safeguard of maritime landscapes.

Prince Hussain Aga Khan, photographer and book author whose photography work has been exhibited worldwide, and Simone Piccoli, award-winning director of underwater documentaries, met in November 2014 on a dolphin expedition that Simone was guiding in Sataya, Red Sea.

Their passion for marine life took them on a fascinating journey to explore the hidden marvels of the deep sea in Egypt, where gigantic groups swim of dolphins with a long rostrum and where, nearby, the strange and peaceful dugong can be seen grazing. In the following years, Hussain and Simone set their sights on Vava’u, one of Tonga’s two main islands in whose deep waters, every summer, whales go to give birth.

A stunning adventure into the hidden wonders underwater

Through his exceptionable vivid pictures, Prince Hussain Aga Khan takes the visitors of the exhibition to the Kingdom of Tonga, where thousands of people from around the world come to watch and swim with humpback whales during the summer.

Indeed, these mammals, especially the adult humpback whales average 15 meters and weigh up to 40 tons. In Mexico, Hussain Aga Khan, accompanied by Simon Piccoli, visited the islands of the Revillagigedo, off the coast of Mexico.

These waters are known to host mega faunas proliferate, such as oceanic manta rays, silver, white-tipped, silky, hammerhead sharks and gigantic whale sharks: the largest fish in the sea that also feed only on plankton, in addition to the oceanic manta fish, whose wings are up to 7 meters.

On the other hand, the "The Living Sea" take visitors on a journey through the Red Sea, Egypt, namely Sataya and Elphinstone coral reefs. Indeed, Sataya is one of the world largest and most beautiful reefs called "Dolphin Reefs", a five- meters long coral reef where several pods of Long Snout Spinner Dolphins come every day to Sataya to rest and play.

The Elphinstone reef is located 12km offshore and about 30km from MarsaAlam, also is famous for being one of the few places on Earth where one can dive with the Hawksbill Turtles.

Awareness-raising activities aimed at protecting and preserving marine life

The "Living Sea" exhibition sheds light on the efforts to conserve marine life, and stresses the importance of protecting the biodiversity of marine organisms from human activities such as overfishing, sea transport, dumping toxic substances and waste into the sea and the ensuing danger of similar activities which leads to to the deterioration of the habitats and livelihood of these marine animals.

In a special section of the exhibition, there is important and detailed information about marine animal species, such as cetaceans, turtles, sharks, and finfish such as seals, sea lions, etc., and their endangered categories, with figures that reveal the significant decline in the numbers of these animals around the world during the past decades.

"Focused on Nature"

A Swiss association created by Prince Hussain Aga Khan to promote, through photography, awareness of environmental causes and to finance some of the best charities in the world for particular species and ecosystems of interest.

FON was born out of the idea that raising awareness and engaging the public with some environmental education might not suffice. Hence the creation of a fund to finance some of the best wildlife charities in the world for particular species and ecosystems of interest. Handpicked and vetted through a process of consultation with FON’s expert, committed advisers and contacts – or by literature review – organizations working on the conservation of sharks, cetaceans, mobulid rays, African elephants, rhinoceroses, rainforests and apes receive yearly donations.

Grantees include the Shark Conservation Fund and Fins Attached, the Manta Trust, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the Wild Dolphin Project, The Rainforest Trust and Re:wild, the Wildlife Conservation Society and Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, as well as Oceana and the Jane Goodall Institute.

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THE maritime diversity of Tonga, Mexico and Egypt are showcased in an awe-inspiring exhibition by two artists.

Making its second stop at the Bahrain National Museum after its successful opening at the Venice Natural History Museum, ‘The Living Sea’ features the work of photographer and author Prince Hussain Aga Khan and director of underwater documentaries Simone Piccoli, who met in November 2014 during a dolphin expedition that the latter was guiding in Sataya, Red Sea.

Their passion for marine life took them on a fascinating journey to explore the hidden marvels of the deep sea in Egypt, and in the following years, the duo set their sights on Vava’u, one of Tonga’s two main islands in whose deep waters whales go to give birth every summer.

Through his exceptionally vivid pictures, Prince Khan takes visitors to Tonga, where thousands of people from around the world come to watch and swim with humpback whales during the summer.

The pair also visited the islands of the Revillagigedo, off the coast of Mexico, where the waters are known to host mega faunas proliferate, such as oceanic manta rays, silver, white-tipped, silky, hammerhead sharks and gigantic whale sharks.

The exhibit also takes visitors on a journey through Egypt’s Sataya and Elphinstone coral reefs.

Sataya is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful coral reefs where several pods of Long Snout Spinner Dolphins come to rest and play daily.

The Elphinstone reef is located 12km offshore and about 30km from MarsaAlam, also famous for being one of the few places on Earth where visitors can dive with the Hawksbill Turtles.

‘The Living Sea’ exhibition sheds light on the efforts to conserve marine life and stresses the importance of protecting the biodiversity of marine organisms from human activities such as overfishing, sea transport, dumping toxic substances and waste into the sea and the ensuing danger of similar activities which leads to the deterioration of the habitats and livelihood of these marine animals.

A special section of the exhibition highlights important, detailed information about marine animal species such as cetaceans, turtles, sharks and finfish such as seals and sea lions, as well as their endangered categories, with figures that reveal their significant decline during the past decades.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (Baca), the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage and Focused on Nature, the Swiss association created by Prince Khan to promote the awareness of environmental causes and finance some of the best charities in the world for particular species and ecosystems of interest and marine biodiversity through photography.

The opening ceremony was attended by Baca president Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage board of directors chairperson Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa; as well as other ministers and ambassadors.

The event is open to the public until March 9.
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The Breakdown – Prince Hussain Aga Khan discusses his underwater photograph ‘Spinner Dolphin Portrait’ 


Arab News - Friday . Updated 17 February 2023
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DUBAI: The Swiss-born photographer talks about his underwater photograph from 2014, which was displayed at Florida's Palm Beach Show, via Galerie Gmurzynska, from Feb. 16-21. 

I'm entirely self-taught, I just picked up a camera at some point and loved it. I've always loved wildlife photography; I’d buy books on it and watch David Attenborough and Jacques Cousteau documentaries when I was younger. I'm living the dream I had as a kid.   

I'm not interested in just taking photographs for photographs' sake. I'm really into wildlife and the environment, and trying to help them. I've kept animals at home since I was eight. I think I know animals better than most people. 

Giraffes and koalas are now endangered — animals that you and I never would have imagined 20 years ago would be endangered. For me, part of what I’m doing is just recording what we're losing.  

What's always important for me is the animals themselves, and some animals are much more curious and interactive than others. I've had turtles stay with me for 45 minutes and I've had whale calves lock eyes with me.  

I took this photograph in Sataya, Egypt. I was running out of breath. I went below the surface a bit and this dolphin was rising up to my feet. My camera wasn't working. Finally, he was at my chest and the camera still didn't shoot. He went just above me and I looked up, arched my back, and I clicked. It worked. I had zero air left in my lungs. 

Swimming back to the boat, I was 100-percent sure that I'd missed it. The fact that I got the whole face and the eye is really fantastic. It was some sort of serendipity — having a camera that didn’t seem to work and all of a sudden it worked with a really beautiful animal.  

You know what I see in the picture? I see the scratch marks and I don't know if they’re from mating or rubbing itself on coral. One of the marks looks like a barcode in a supermarket. I love the image, but I always look at the barcode and think how funny it is.  

The Breakdown – Prince Hussain Aga Khan discusses his underwater photograph ‘Spinner Dolphin Portrait’ 
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PRINCE HUSSAIN AGAKHAN

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He is chair of the board of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, focusing mainly on disaster risk reduction and emergency management in Central Asia, Pakistan and India. He also serves on the board of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), and sits on the AKDN Committee, the oversight body of the Aga Khan Development Network. Involvement with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has centered on the management of the Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment. More recently, Hussain joined his brother, Prince Rahim, and key directors of AKDN agencies as a member of the Environment and Climate Change Committee (ECC) in order to work on environmental issues and the impact of climate change in some of AKDN’s priority countries.

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PRINCE HUSSAIN AGAKHAN - The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty in Canada

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Ya Ali Madad and Mubaraki!

Mubaraki as Prince Hussain Aga Khan will be visiting Canada this May. This coincides with the presentation of his exhibition titled The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty in Canada. While in the country, Prince Hussain will be continuing his efforts for animal and habitat conservation and preservation through various private events.

As a post-secondary student and young leader in our Jamat, we are pleased to invite you to express interest in attending one of two youth-centred events hosting Prince Hussain, in which he will introduce and speak about his exhibition:

Thursday, May 18th at the University of Calgary in Alberta
Tuesday, May 23rd at the University of Waterloo in Ontario


To express interest in attending one of the above two events, please visit https://ikey.iicanada.ca, and login or register a new account. Upon logging in, an Expression of Interest Form will become available for you to fill out on your main dashboard. Limited seats are available and expressing interest does not guarantee an invitation.

We also ask that you please circulate this information with your broader Ismaili post-secondary network and encourage all current Ismaili students and faculty of a university, college, cégep, vocational, or trade school in Canada to complete the form as soon as possible.

We, along with the entire Canadian Jamati institutional teams, are very excited for this opportunity for the youth in our Jamat - mubaraki again!
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PRINCE HUSSAIN AGAKHAN - The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty in Canada

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he Living Sea - Fragile Beauty
April 20, 2023 | Canada
“Over the five decades of my own life, I have been heartbroken to see how our oceans have become so clogged up by plastic and other forms of pollution and waste,” Coastal areas I visited as a child are unrecognisable today – the wildlife is suffocating and the coastal economies are stagnating.”​

Prince Hussain
Ocean Conference, Lisbon, 2022

The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty is an exhibition featuring the work of Prince Hussain Aga Khan, and celebrates the beauty and magic of the ocean. This stunning exhibition also speaks to the devastating impact of plastic pollution and human activity, on marine life and environment.

All Jamati members, multi-faith family members, friends, and members of the public are warmly welcome to view the exhibition.

The exhibition can be viewed as follows:

Admission is free and tickets are available at the
Toronto: May 24 - June 4, 2023
The exhibit will be on display at The Ismaili Centre Toronto by walk-in (no pre-registration required) as follows:

May 24: 8pm - 9:30pm
May 25: 6pm - 7pm; and 8pm - 9:30pm
May 26: 6pm - 7pm; and 8pm - 10pm
May 27 & 28: 10am - 4:30pm
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PRINCE HUSSAIN AGAKHAN - The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty 2023-05-23

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The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty
Humanities Theatre

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 10:45 AM EDT

Event Details

Join us for a presentation by Prince Hussain Aga Khan featuring the work of his exhibition The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty. Following the presentation, Prince Hussain Aga Khan will join in conversation with Vivek Goel, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Waterloo. Guests will also enjoy special artistic performances.

The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty is an exhibition featuring the work of Prince Hussain Aga Khan, which celebrates the beauty and magic of the ocean. This stunning exhibition also speaks to the devastating impact of plastic pollution and human activity, on marine life and the environment. The exhibition will be available for viewing at the Ismaili Centre Toronto, May 24 – June 4, 2023. Please click here for details.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Photo ID will be required upon entry.

University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1
Hagey Hall - Humanities Theatre

There is a great deal of interest in this event. We appreciate your patience and cooperation to ensure the best experience for those attending. The following are important reminders:

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Please ensure ample time for arrival and check in.
Tickets are non-transferable and must be presented upon entry.
All attendees must visit the check in desk on-site.
Seats will not be assigned. Ushers will show you to your seat.
No food or beverages are allowed in the theatre.
No bags are allowed in the theatre.
Due to security needs, all guests must be seated by 10:30 a.m. If your ticket is not presented by 10:30 a.m., it may be released to the waitlist.
Public transit or carpooling is encouraged. If you require campus parking, additional information will be provided prior to the event.

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200 University Avenue West Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 CA

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Reserved tickets are required to visit Glenbow at The Edison.

Please ensure you arrive on time for your 30-minute arrival timeslot so we can manage visitor capacity in the gallery.
You are welcome to stay in the gallery as long as you like.
Final entry time is one hour before closing time.

Glenbow at The Edison is located on the
2nd floor at 150 9 Avenue SW, Calgary.

The Living Sea: Fragile Beauty is being hosted by the Ismaili Council for Canada.

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Re: PRINCE HUSSAIN at Aga Khan Museum in Toronto 2023-05-22

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The Living Sea - Fragile Beauty,
A Conversation with
Prince Hussain Aga Khan

This event provides glimpses into a series of remarkable underwater journeys, bringing to life the stunning beauty and vulnerability of our oceans and seas.

Date:
Monday, May 22, 2023
Formal Program: 12:50 - 2:00 pm
Reception & Exhibition Viewing: 2:15 - 3:30 pm

Location:
Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Drive, North York
Ontario, Canada
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Ismaili Centre, Toronto
49 Wynford Drive, North York
Ontario, Canada


Schedule
May 22, 2023
Monday
11:00am • DOORS OPEN
AGA KHAN MUSEUM
12:30pm • GUESTS TO BE SEATED
AGA KHAN MUSEUM - AUDITORIUM
12:50pm • FORMAL PROGRAM
AGA KHAN MUSEUM - AUDITORIUM
2:15pm • RECEPTION & EXHIBITION VIEWING
ISMAILI CENTRE, TORONTO - TERRACE
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PRINCE HUSSAIN AGAKHAN in Calgary 2023-05-18

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2023, May 18: Prince Hussain as well as Princess Fareen attend the event in Calgary this day.

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VIDEO 2: https://ismaili.net/timeline/2023/2023- ... gary-1.mp4


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Princess Fareen showing Prince Hussain her gift

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PRINCE HUSSAIN AGAKHAN 19 MAY 2023

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On 18 May, Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen attended an event hosted by the University of Calgary. In front of an audience comprising faculty and staff, as well as community and Jamati representatives, Prince Hussain delivered a keynote address.

“It’s a privilege of a lifetime being able to bring to you what is essentially the realisation of my childhood dream and further to ask you to share it with others. Because in the end, the goals for me are awareness, education, and change, not aesthetically pleasing images,” said Prince Hussain. “Some of my best memories, most memorable encounters, and favourite animals are featured [in the exhibition]. But that should perhaps not be the takeaway. Ideally visitors will fall in love with my subjects, stay attached or gain interest in them, learn about their plight and consider ways they might help. Help ecosystems and their inhabitants, the planet itself, and, as a direct consequence - humanity."

Dr Mahmoud Eboo, the Diplomatic Representative of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat to Canada, also spoke at the event, and recalled memories from Prince Hussain’s early years.

“I recall from many years ago in Prince Hussain’s childhood, his first excursions to Kenya where he went on safari, took out his Kodak Instamatic, and simply clicked away at every animal that he could see … In observing him I realised it wasn’t just photographic enthusiasm but he was actually watching to see what they were doing and why they were doing it. So I think that this passion for studying wildlife was very much in his youth.”

Following the event, Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen travelled to the Glenbow Museum at the Edison, where The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty exhibition is on display. There, they attended a reception to engage with business, civil society, and community leaders. Prince Hussain recounted his experiences with marine life and his reflections on the need to protect our planet. As a gesture of appreciation, he presented a signed copy of his book to Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek.

Karim Kurji, one of the tour guides from Calgary commented on the impact the exhibition has had on him and so many others “His passion is immediately apparent and comes through in every word he says about the exhibition and his work with Focused on Nature (FON). Being part of this team has been a life-changing experience and I am so thankful we have been entrusted with sharing his work with the thousands of guests who have visited.”

On 19 May, Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen met with a number of Jamati representatives, where they discussed Prince Hussain’s passion for photography and extensive work in wildlife conservation.

The exhibition is part of Prince Hussain’s work with FON, a not-for-profit organisation he founded in 2009. FON’s mission is to assist in the conservation and protection of threatened and endangered species, as well as habitat conservation efforts when and where possible.

Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen will next travel to Toronto, where The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty will be on display at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. ( TheIsmaili )
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PRINCE HUSSAIN AGAKHAN Waterloo University 2023 May 23

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Prince Hussain Aga Khan visits the University of Waterloo

Prince Hussain was on campus promoting his vision for ecological consciousness and protection of the world’s oceans

By University Relations

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The University of Waterloo welcomed Prince Hussain Aga Khan and Princess Fareen Aga Khan to campus. Prince Hussain visited Waterloo for a special presentation of his exhibition, The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty, which focuses on the beauty and majesty of the oceans and the critical importance of ocean ecology.

An esteemed conservationist, Prince Hussain is a photographer of ocean life and promotes ecological values and consciousness. His exhibitions aim to inspire admiration for wildlife and the desire to protect it.

“The goal of my work in conservation photography is to raise awareness, educate and inspire change,” Prince Hussain said. “Generally, people don’t protect things they don’t care about. In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. And we will understand only what we are taught.”

Prince Hussain Aga Khan (centre) greeted at the University of Waterloo

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L-r: Ameerally Kassim-Lakha, president of the Aga Khan Council for Canada, Princess Fareen Aga Khan, Prince Hussain Aga Khan, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, lieutenant governor of Ontario and Dr. Vivek Goel, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo.

Dignitaries from the University of Waterloo and government officials attended the event, including Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

Following the presentation, Prince Hussain and Dr. Vivek Goel, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, engaged in an on-stage conversation centred on Prince Hussain’s lifelong passion for wildlife and efforts to help protect marine ecosystems through his not-for-profit organization, Focused on Nature.

“For close to 50 years, the Aga Khan Development Network and the Aga Khan University have fostered partnerships with post-secondary institutions in Canada, including the University of Waterloo,” Goel said.

“These partnerships are based on shared values and approaches to sustainable development that includes building economic, social and cultural capacity around the world. One important way that we can build this capacity is by events like today, where we can discuss important issues such as biodiversity and sustainability,” Goel continued.

The event concluded with a heartfelt expression of gratitude from the University’s administration, recognizing Prince Hussain’s unwavering dedication to humanitarian causes and environmental preservation. Dr. Jean Becker, vice-president for Indigenous Relations, presented Prince Hussain with a work of Indigenous art to commemorate the occasion.

Dr. Jean Becker, vice-president for Indigenous Relations, presented Prince Hussain with a work of Indigenous art.

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Dr. Jean Becker, vice-president for Indigenous Relations, presented Prince Hussain with a work of Indigenous art to commemorate the occasion. Photo credit: TheIsmaili / Akber Dewji.

Prince Hussain Aga Khan is the son of His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam and spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community. The event at the University of Waterloo was presented in collaboration with the Ismaili Council for Canada. Most of the audience in the packed theatre was made up of members of the Canadian Ismaili Muslim community, some of whom travelled from across Canada to attend. Many attendees were youth, including Ismaili post-secondary students from Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.

“On behalf of the Canadian Ismaili Muslim community, we would like to thank the University of Waterloo for the warm welcome,” said Ameerally Kassim-Lakha, president of the Ismaili Council for Canada. “It is our pleasure to be here to honour the work of Prince Hussain Aga Khan. The exhibition celebrates the majesty and the magic of the ocean and is a lasting testimony to Prince Hussain’s lifelong commitment to the causes of conservation and environmental stewardship.”

Along with the presentation of Prince Hussain’s documentary, the event also included artistic performances. Kitchener Grand Philharmonic Choir performed a song called “Water: an environmental oratorio,” a new piece centring on the importance of conservation. Further performances were from the Ontario Ismaili Youth Eastern Ensemble, who performed an Eastern Classical rendition of “Child of the Ocean,” a piece composed in honour of Prince Hussain.

Prince Hussain’s visit was an invaluable reminder to those present of the immense responsibility we share in safeguarding our planet and its transcendent beauty.

Dr. Jean Becker, vice-president for Indigenous Relations, presented Prince Hussain with a work of Indigenous art.

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The packed house for Prince Hussain's visit included many Ismaili post-secondary students from Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.
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2023, May 24: Prince Hussain Aga Khan visitd the Museum today again today afternoon for several hours with Princess Fareen. Both were also given a guided tour of the Rumi exhibition by Dr Ulrike Al-Khamis. the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Aga Khan Museum.

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Toronto Visit May 2023

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Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen visited Toronto and Waterloo this week as part of the multi-city Canadian debut of The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty — an exhibition featuring Prince Hussain’s captivating underwater photography with the goal of raising awareness of the critical need to preserve and protect our fragile marine ecosystems.

Their first stop in Toronto was the Aga Khan Museum, where Prince Hussain engaged in an on-stage conversation with Canadian television journalist and anchor Omar Sachedina. During their discussion, Prince Hussain spoke about the motivation and drive that prompted his extensive work in wildlife conservation from a young age.

The following day, Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen attended an event hosted by the University of Waterloo. In his keynote address, Prince Hussain highlighted the urgent need to protect fragile marine ecosystems and the role that youth and technology can play in that effort.

“Setting the stage, so to speak, I need to start out with good news and bad news,” said Prince Hussain, addressing the hundreds of post-secondary students from across Ontario and Quebec in attendance. “Bad news — my generation and those before have left you a planet in chaos, with a myriad of problems from political instability to poverty, hunger, the unforgiving effects of climate change, plastic pollution, overuse of natural resources and unsustainable practices such as overfishing, runaway deforestation and an unhealthy thirst for fossil fuels. For all of this, I would like to say I’m sorry. The good news is that if anyone can save the planet, put a stop to the harm that we’re doing, and bring in a healthy dawn, that would be you.”

Following his speech, Prince Hussain sat down with university president Dr Vivek Goel to discuss the guest of honour’s life-long passion for wildlife and his efforts to protect marine ecosystems through his not-for-profit organisation Focused on Nature. As a gesture of appreciation, President Goel presented Prince Hussain with an indigenous art piece by the renowned Canadian Métis visual artist, Christi Belcourt, on behalf of the University.

“For close to 50 years, the Aga Khan Development Network and the Aga Khan University have fostered partnerships with post-secondary institutions in Canada, including the University of Waterloo,” President Goel said during his remarks. “These partnerships are based on shared values and approaches to sustainable development that includes building economic, social, and cultural capacity around the world. One important way that we can build this capacity is by events like today, where we can discuss important issues such as biodiversity and sustainability.”

Ismaili Council for Canada President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha expressed gratitude to the University of Waterloo for showcasing Prince Hussain's work and invited the audience to visit the exhibition at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto.

“Here in Canada, we have a saying: Canada is a country that stretches from coast to coast to coast. It is easy to forget that we have one of the longest coastlines in the world, bordering three oceans, the Pacific, the Arctic and the Atlantic. One can only imagine what lies beyond the waves that lap at our shores, or marvel at the wonders that lie beneath their depths,” said President Kassim-Lakha. “The ocean has cared and provided for centuries but we are stretching the boundaries of this reliance and placing an extraordinary burden on our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them. This exhibition brings to light how little we know about the world we live in and how much more there is to discover. It highlights the threats: rising sea levels and temperatures, salinity and pollutants, and endangerment of life; and it reminds us of our obligation as stewards to nature, to each other, and to future generations.”

Following his remarks, President Kassim-Lakha presented a hand-painted Iznik vase inspired by the permanent collection at the Aga Khan Museum to President Goel as a symbol of appreciation.

On the final day of their visit, Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen attended an event at the Aga Khan Museum, where Prince Hussain addressed government, civil society, and institutional leaders on the urgent need for environmental conservation.

Following his remarks, Prince Hussain engaged in a conversation with Canadian television journalist and anchor Farah Nasser, delving into the severe repercussions of climate change and plastic pollution on our vulnerable marine ecosystems.

Tamiza Chaagan, one of the attendees at the event, said the programme gave her “a clear understanding of Prince Hussain’s thought process, mandate, and goals of the exhibition.” While another attendee, Adil Samji, said: “This afternoon was the most inspiring event, it was superbly executed and a reminder to all of us of the role that we can play in protecting our natural environment and preserving our marine ecosystems.”

The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty exhibition will be on display at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto until 4 June. To gain further insights into Prince Hussain's photography and his work in marine conservation, be sure to tune in to The Ismaili TV for an exclusive walk-through of The Living Sea – Fragile Beauty with Prince Hussain.(TheIsmaili)
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PRINCE HUSSAIN AGAKHAN at COP28

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COP 28 will take place in Dubai from 30 November until 12 December 2023.

A marine photography exhibition by Prince Hussain Aga Khan will also be hosted at the Sustainability Pavilion. Called Fragile Beauty, all pictures celebrate the magic of the ocean and the need to protect every marine species.
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COP 28 DUBAI
Prince Hussain Aga Khan, Reem Al Hashimy go live at COP28 Green Zone on 8 December

reem Al Hashimy delivers UAE's Statement at UN General Assembly. Image courtesy WAM.

COP28 will host an enlightening discussion on 'Fragile Beauty,' showcasing marine photography by Prince Hussain Aga Khan

Staff Writer, WAM (Emirates News Agency)

December 7, 2023

The COP28 Green Zone is set to host several events aimed at integrating art, education, and environmental actionism on 8th December. These events will spotlight the talents of Prince Hussain Aga Khan and offer insights from Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation.

COP28 will host an enlightening discussion on 'Fragile Beauty,' showcasing marine photography by Prince Hussain Aga Khan. As an accomplished underwater photographer, Prince Hussain's work reveals the extraordinary nature of marine life and emphasises the impact of human actions on endangering these remarkable creatures. Visitors can explore the mesmerising world beneath the waves through Prince Hussain's lens at Terra auditorium from 10:00 – 12:00.

Meanwhile, the second edition of the RewirEd Summit, hosted by Dubai Cares at Connect Conference Center, will take place from 9:00 to 18:00. The summit will bring together global leaders, including Al Hashimy, Irina Bokova, former Director-General of UNESCO, and other high-profile speakers. Panellists from various sectors worldwide will unite in their commitment to global education transformation as a powerful solution to achieve climate ambitions and education goals.

The Mother Earth International event will feature two compelling films: "Better Late Than Never" and "Daily Rituals," addressing the climate and ecological crisis. The films, part of the British Council's Films and Screenings programme, will be screened from 15:00 to 15:30 at The Green Zone Stage.

Avid Learning, the philanthropic arm of the Essar Group, will present an engaging musical celebrating the resilience of Koli fishermen of Bombay, featuring a conversation with climate champions and entrepreneurs. Koli Fishermen Of Bombay: Guardians of CulturalSustainability, taking place from 17:15 to 18:15 at The Green Zone Stage, will explore education's role in climate change mitigation, youth engagement, and the shift to green energy and steel. It is also expected to welcome some very special global guests so be sure to arrive early.

The University of Exeter will present "Bright Light Burning," a theatrical journey blending artistry, storytelling, and environmental actionism. Inspired by the "We Are the Possible: 12 Poems for 12 Days of COP28" anthology, the play aims to shift perspectives, evoke empathy, and inspire meaningful steps toward a sustainable future. Join the event from 19:30 to 20:45 at The Green Zone Stage.

'Teachers for the Planet', held from 14:00 to 13:00 at Impact Hub, level 3, presents a session on crafting ambitious, realistic, and inclusive climate education policies.

The ActNowFilm Showcase at Terra - The Sustainability Pavilion from 15:00 to 16:30 will highlight global climate experts and youth climate leaders.

Additionally, an Education Ministerial Meeting from 19:30 - 20:30 at the Greening Education Hub will result in a greater commitment from nations to address climate education.

The Green Zone is open to the public until 12th December and offers an extended opportunity for attendees to engage in impactful initiatives and discussions.

Visitors can enjoy a variety of food choices with over 90 food and beverage outlets featuring a diverse range of cuisines. There will be a unique 100 percent vegan food truck park and Alkebulan, the world’s first African dining hall.

Selected restaurants in the Green Zone include Assembly Mezze & Skewers, Alif Café, PXB, The Four Food Truck Parks, Q Coffee, Hideaway, Reform Bar & Grill, Tost, and several others. Remember to make a reservation for a restaurant in the Green Zone via Eat App.
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PRINCE HUSSAIN AGAKHAN in Montreal

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In Conversation with Hussain Aga Khan and Dax Dasilva

February 1, 2024 18:30 - 20:00
7049 RUE ST. URBAIN, MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC

Join us for a conversation between Hussain Aga Khan, Founder, Focused on Nature and Dax Dasilva, Founder, Age of Union, as they discuss their passion for conservation, as well as share their experiences around their mission to inspire and educate audiences and to support global conservation efforts.

Through the power of art, Age of Union and Focused on Nature are partnering to showcase the beauty and splendour of our oceans to raise awareness of the urgency and necessity to protect and conserve our natural heritage and resources.

Hussain Aga Khan’s underwater photography exhibition, “Focused on Nature”, is currently installed at the Age of Union Centre until March 2024.

The 45-minute talk will be followed up by a 15-minute Q & A.

Refreshments will be served, and guests will be invited to tour the Centre throughout the evening.

SPEAKERS

Hussain Aga Khan developed a keen interest in conservation at a young age and began scuba diving at 14. He frequently travelled to the tropics after high school and started taking photographs of fauna and flora on a trip to the Brazilian Amazon in 1996.

Through numerous exhibitions, publications and talks, he has created a global platform to raise awareness and inspire and educate audiences to protect and conserve the most threatened places and species on our planet. His exhibitions have been held in Bahrain, Canada, France, Italy, Kenya, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

He chairs the board of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, serves on the board of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network’s Environment and Climate Committee. He is also a board member of Mission Blue, the Shark Conservation Fund, as well as the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation’s Council for Hope.

Dax Dasilva is the Founder of Age of Union and Founder and Executive Chair of tech company Lightspeed Commerce. With its debut as a book in 2019 and its evolution into an environmental alliance in 2021, Age of Union brings together leadership, culture, spirituality, and environmental guardianship to support and inspire the impactful changemakers that our world needs now.

DETAILS

🗓 Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

🎤 Talk in English only

📍 7049 Rue St. Urbain, Montréal, Québec

🎟 Free participation (Reservation required as there are only 70 spots available)

ABOUT FOCUSED ON NATURE

Focused on Nature (FON) was established by Hussain Aga Khan in 2014 to support global conservation, advocacy and research efforts in partnership with some of the world’s leading conservation organizations as well as significant grassroots initiatives.

Projects are handpicked and vetted through a process of consultation with FON’s expert and committed advisors. FON funding, channelled towards the conservation of sharks, mobulids, cetaceans, sea turtles, African elephants and rhinoceroses, rainforests and apes, leads to an immediate and significant impact on the protection and conservation of these species and ecosystems.

Hussain’s passion for wildlife photography is at the heart of FON, which now holds extensive archives accumulated over nearly three decades from his marine and terrestrial expeditions. FON uses the photographic medium to communicate with diverse audiences and to raise awareness around the necessity and urgency to protect and conserve fragile and threatened ecosystems around the world.

Exhibitions, public screenings, illustrated talks, books, and limited-edition print sales are all used to inspire people to fall in love with nature, encourage them to change their consumption behaviours and motivate them to educate others.

“FON is like a dream for me. There is freedom in the work, passion, joy, discovery, a constant renewal of the bonds of friendship and an overarching, unifying goal… FON and my photography and those combined feel like my mission in life.” – Hussain Aga Khan

To learn more, visit https://focusedonnature.org/home.php
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The Council for Kenya and the AKDN Diplomatic Office are pleased to inform the Jamat that Prince Hussain will be visiting Kenya from Monday 5 February for activities related to his work in conservation and the environment. This will include launching the Fragile Beauty Exhibition, which will be installed at the Nairobi National Museum and the Aga Khan University Centre.

The exhibition will be open to the Jamat and the public in due course and further information will be shared with the Jamat.
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Prince Hussain Aga Khan in Nairobi 2024-02-05

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The Council for Kenya and the AKDN Diplomatic Office are pleased to inform the Jamat that Prince Hussain will be visiting Kenya from Monday 5 February for activities related to his work in conservation and the environment. This will include launching the Fragile Beauty Exhibition, which will be installed at the Nairobi National Museum and the Aga Khan University Centre.

The exhibition will be open to the Jamat and the public in due course and further information will be shared with the Jamat.

We take this opportunity to convey mubaraki to the Jamat as well as to humbly request the Jamat to respect Prince Hussain's privacy during his visit, and observe appropriate decorum during this period. We thank the Jamat for its understanding and cooperation at this time.
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Prince Hussain Aga Khan in Nairobi 2024-02-05

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2024-02-05: Prince Hussain Aga Khan arrived on 5th February 2024 at Nairobi Airport at 9pm for a 6 days visit, he was received by Council president Shameera doshmohmed. The read and green MyFlag was proudly waving on Prince Hussain's car.

Today 6 February 2024, he is going for exhibition at National Museum Nairobi at 6pm

Tomorrow 7th Feb he will attend Dinner at AKU

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