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Princess Zahra Aga Khan meet Zanzibar minister in Lisbon 2023-07-28

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan attends Banquet at Versailles in honor of King Charles III

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan attends Banquet at Versailles in honor of King Charles III on 20 September 2023

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Inside lavish banquet at Palace of Versailles as royals and celebs dine on blue lobster
King Charles and Queen Camilla have arrived at the glittering state banquet at Versailles after meeting with Emmanuel Macron and his wife in Paris as they embark on their three-day tour of the country.


By Lauren Welch, Royal Reporter based in London, Maria Ortega, Richard Palmer, Royal Correspondent, Sophia Papamavroudi
08:28, Thu, Sep 21, 2023 | UPDATED: 09:04, Thu, Sep 21, 2023

The couples were joined by celebrities from Britain and France, including Charlotte Gainsbourg Hugh Grant, Mick Jagger, Arsene Wenger and Didier Drogba.

Also in attendance were David de Rothschild, and his daughter Louise, as well as Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.

Earlier this afternoon, the royal pair met with the French President, Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte and the two couples attended a ceremony of Remembrance and wreath laying at the Arc de Triomphe.

he King and Queen visited the Elysee Palace where the monarch held a bilateral meeting with the French President.

Later, King Charles and President Macron were all smiles as they left the presidential palace for a walk to the British ambassador to France's residence, following their meeting.

The King and Queen arrived today in Paris for the start of their three-day state visit, with the couple preparing to make stops in Paris and Bordeaux.

This is a rescheduled trip from March, with the couple having to cancel their original planned visit amid violent protests souring across the country.

The couple have flown into Orly this afternoon and will conclude the trip from Bordeaux on Friday, September 22.

Officials rolled out the red carpet and workers were seen sweeping the pathway ahead of the King and Queen's arrival by royal jet. Greeting the couple on behalf of the French government was Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, who happened to wearing matching pink with Camilla.

The trip will also include a grand dinner at Versailles in the presence of over 150 guests in the Hall of Mirrors.

All events over the coming three days are set to remain broadly similar as they would have done in March.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement announcing the rescheduled trip: "The King and Queen will undertake a state visit to France, visiting Paris and Bordeaux, from Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd September 2023.

“The visit will celebrate the shared history, culture and values of the United Kingdom and France."

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More than 150 guests who reflect the breadth of the France-UK relationship at grand state banquet

The glittering state banquet hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron in the Palace of Versailles' Hall of Mirrors in honour of King Charles's first state visit as monarch featured a wide array of guests from Britain and France.

It included personalities from the worlds of business, sport and the arts including singer Mick Jagger and actor Hugh Grant, as well as British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.

The guests were chosen to reflect the breadth of the France-UK relationship as well as notable national achievements, according to French officials.

Among those in attendance were actresses Charlotte Gainsbourg and Emma Mackey, chef Raymond Blanc as well as known faces of football, including former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and Patrick Vieira.

Welsh novelist Ken Follet, writer Kate Elliott, playwright Sir Christopher Hampton and the former French tennis player Amélie Mauresmo were also invited.

The guest list included business leaders like Brian Moyniham, the president and chief executive of Bank of America, and Comte Edouard de Guittaut, the co-founder of Energy Future, as well as Xavier Niel from Illiad, Leena Nair from Chanel, Luc Remont of EDF, Axel Dumas from Hermès and Jean-Dominique Sénard from Renault.

Bernard Arnault, the LVMH boss and France’s richest man, was also expected to attend, as well as Princess Zahra Aga Khan.
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Princess Zahra Aga Khan and AKU at U. Michigan

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U-M President Santa Ono presents Princess Zahra Aga Khan with a gift of a Motawi tile during her recent visit to the Ann Arbor campus.

The University of Michigan welcomed Princess Zahra Aga Khan and representatives from Aga Khan University‘s campuses in Pakistan and Kenya on Oct. 30.

Senior leadership from both universities formally signed a memorandum of understanding to expand ongoing collaborative efforts.

“Partnership is powerful,” Princess Zahra Aga Khan said. “The AKU/U-M Collaborative Platform for Improving Health builds on what is already a highly successful partnership between two institutions with common values and unique strengths. I look forward to seeing our faculty members continue to work together to deliver new tools and insights that can improve health in Africa, Asia and beyond.”
U-M President Santa Ono (center) welcomed the delegation from Aga Khan University to the Ann Arbor, Michigan campus. From L to R, Carl Amrhein, Provost of AKU; Sulaiman Shahabuddin, President of AKU; Princess Zahra Aga Khan; Joe Kolars, U-M Center for Global Health Equity.U-M President Santa Ono (center) welcomed the delegation from Aga Khan University to the Ann Arbor, Michigan campus. From L to R, Carl Amrhein, Provost of AKU; Sulaiman Shahabuddin, President of AKU; Princess Zahra Aga Khan; Joe Kolars, U-M Center for Global Health Equity.

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Princess Khan is the daughter of the Aga Khan, a spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. The U-M Center for Global Health Equity organized the delegation’s visit.

“The visit of Princess Zahra Aga Khan and the distinguished AKU delegation is a testament to the enduring bond between our institutions, founded on shared values and a common vision for a better world,” said U-M President Santa Ono. “This historic celebration is not only an opportunity to honor our past achievements but to set a course for an even brighter future of partnership and collaboration.”

The visit builds on a collaborative effort to use data science to improve health outcomes in under-resourced settings in sub-Saharan Africa that started in 2019 and was formalized with a signed Memorandum of Understanding in 2021. Their joint efforts have already yielded significant strides in strengthening health systems, informing health policy, utilizing technology to promote health equity and empowering women.

In the early stages of the formal partnership, U-M and AKU joined together to launch the UZIMA-DS data hub. This Kenyan-led initiative is developing a scalable and sustainable platform to apply novel data assimilation and advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning-based tools to address two pressing health issues among African youth: poor health outcomes in mothers and children, and depression and suicide ideation among adolescents and young adults.

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Members of the delegation from the Aga Khan University— including (L to R) Sulaiman Shahabuddin, President of AKU; Princess Zahra Aga Khan; and Carl Amrhein, Provost of AKU—listening to presentations by researchers from the University of Michigan at the Michigan League.Members of the delegation from the Aga Khan University— including (L to R) Sulaiman Shahabuddin, President of AKU; Princess Zahra Aga Khan; and Carl Amrhein, Provost of AKU—listening to presentations by researchers from the University of Michigan at the Michigan League.

UZIMA-DS, or the Utilizing Health Information for Meaningful Impact in East Africa through Data Science program, aims to empower African researchers by providing them with the necessary support, resources and training to further their efforts in enhancing the health and well-being of people throughout the African continent. Funded by a $6.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the initiative is now in its third year and recently received a second NIH grant to leverage AI models to improve colorectal cancer diagnoses in Africa.

Since UZIMA’s launch, the AKU/U-M partnership has expanded to include several other large, population-level research initiatives, including the Longitudinal Study of Health and Aging in Kenya.

“As we witness the evolution of our partnership, it becomes clear that this collaboration is being led by African researchers, who are taking the lead in addressing the pressing health challenges within their own communities,” said Joe Kolars, director of the U-M Center for Global Health Equity.

The AKU delegation included Princess Zahra Aga Khan; Sulaiman Shahabuddin, president; Carl Amrhein, provost; Salim Virani, vice provost for research and graduate studies; Zahra Somani, chief advancement officer; Shaukat Ali Khan, global chief innovation officer; Amina Abubakar, director of the Institute of Human Development; and Fareena Feroze, director of global engagement.

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan & AKU at U. Michigan

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University of Michigan welcomes Princess Zahra Aga Khan and AKU delegation

United States of America · 1 November 2023 · 3 min

Michigan, USA, 1 November 2023 - The University of Michigan (U-M) welcomed Princess Zahra Aga Khan and representatives from Aga Khan University (AKU) campuses in Pakistan and Kenya on October 30. Senior leadership from both universities formally signed a memorandum of understanding to expand ongoing collaborative efforts.

“Partnership is powerful,” Princess Zahra Aga Khan said. “The AKU/U-M Collaborative Platform for Improving Health builds on what is already a highly successful partnership between two institutions with common values and unique strengths. I look forward to seeing our faculty members continue to work together to deliver new tools and insights that can improve health in Africa, Asia and beyond.”

The visit of Princess Zahra Aga Khan and the distinguished AKU delegation is a testament to the enduring bond between our institutions, founded on shared values and a common vision for a better world,” said U-M President Santa Ono. “This historic celebration is not only an opportunity to honour our past achievements but to set a course for an even brighter future of partnership and collaboration.”

The visit builds on a collaborative effort to use data science to improve health outcomes in under-resourced settings in sub-Saharan Africa. The collaboration started in 2019 and was formalised with a signed Memorandum of Understanding in 2021. The joint efforts have already yielded significant strides in strengthening health systems, informing health policy, utilising technology to promote health equity and empowering women.

In the early stages of the formal partnership, U-M and AKU joined together to launch the UZIMA-DS data hub. This Kenyan-led initiative is developing a scalable and sustainable platform to apply novel data assimilation and advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning-based tools to address two pressing health issues among African youth: poor health outcomes in mothers and children, and depression and suicide ideation among adolescents and young adults.

UZIMA-DS, or the Utilizing Health Information for Meaningful Impact in East Africa through Data Science programme, aims to empower African researchers by providing them with the necessary support, resources and training to further their efforts in enhancing the health and wellbeing of people throughout the African continent. Funded by a $6.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the initiative is now in its third year and recently received a second NIH grant to leverage AI models to improve colorectal cancer diagnoses in Africa.

Since UZIMA's launch, the AKU/U-M partnership has expanded to include several other large, population-level research initiatives, including the Longitudinal Study of Health and Aging in Kenya.

“As we witness the evolution of our partnership, it becomes clear that this collaboration is being led by African researchers, who are taking the lead in addressing the pressing health challenges within their own communities,” said Joe Kolars, director of the U-M Center for Global Health Equity.

The AKU delegation included Princess Zahra Aga Khan; Sulaiman Shahabuddin, President; Carl Amrhein, Provost; Salim Virani, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies; Zahra Somani, Chief Advancement Officer; Shaukat Ali Khan, Global Chief Innovation Officer; Amina Abubakar, Director of the Institute of Human Development; and Fareena Feroze, Director of Global Engagement.
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Princess Zahra Aga Khan arriving at AKU for the Board of Trustees meeting:

Princess Zahra attended a tree planting ceremony on the ground of the AKU Karachi, Pakistan. The next day she acknowledged the inauguration of the Hashoo building.

VIDEO: on ground of AKU: https://ismaili.net/timeline/2023/2023-11-29-aku.mp4

VIDEO 1 - Tree Planting ceremony: https://ismaili.net/timeline/2023/2023- ... anting.mp4

VIDEO 2 - Departure of Princess Zahra from AKU: https://ismaili.net/timeline/2023/2023- ... arture.mp4


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Princess Zahra Aga Khan speech 2023-11-30 Donors AKU Karachi

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2023, November 30: Princess Zahra spoke at the Diner in honour of the Donors of the AKU.

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AKU Board of Trustees confident of the University’s growth

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Dec 5, 2023

Distinguished leaders from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America assembled this week at Aga Khan University’s (AKU) Stadium Road campus as the University’s Board of Trustees met in Karachi for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The presence of Princess Zahra Aga Khan and other globally eminent leaders from academia, health care, finance and law strikes a hopeful note and signals AKU’s unshakeable commitment to Pakistan.

The 13 members of AKU’s Board of Trustees are appointed by AKU’s Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan. They include current and former leaders of institutions such as Habib Bank, Standard Chartered, Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, Wake Forest University, the University of Calgary, and the Supreme Court of Tanzania.

“Throughout its four-decade journey, the vigilance, foresight and integrity of the Board of Trustees has been one of the University’s most valuable assets,” President Sulaiman Shahabuddin said. “The wise counsel and strategic guidance they have provided have enabled AKU to navigate changes in higher education, health care, technology, politics, the economy, and more. They have shaped its evolution and made AKU the university it is today.”

In Pakistan, AKU has awarded 14,500 diplomas and degrees in the health care and educational development sectors. These will be accompanied soon by degrees from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which AKU opened earlier this year. The University’s Hospital cares for 1.4 million patients annually and provides US$ 21.1 million (PKR 4.3 billion) in patient welfare annually to make world-class care – including surgeries and other advanced procedures and diagnostics – available to low-income patients. During last year’s floods, it established medical camps in flood-affected communities across Pakistan and provided free basic health services to more than 400,000 people.

Representatives of the Government of Sindh, diplomats, AKU donors and partners and representatives of Pakistan’s business and legal communities joined AKU’s senior leadership at a dinner Thursday evening in honour of the Trustees. Princess Zahra Aga Khan paid tribute to the contributions of her fellow Board members and the University’s supporters and senior leaders, thanking them on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan for “fueling AKU’s ascent to new heights of distinction and impact.”

“AKU’s success is above all due to the vision and generosity of His Highness the Aga Khan,” said Chairman of the Board of Trustees Zakir Mahmood. “It is an honour for the Board to have the opportunity to help to fulfill that vision alongside the diverse members of the AKU community around the world.”

“As AKU celebrates its 40th anniversary, it possesses a greater capacity for impact in a greater number of fields and geographies than ever before,” Trustee Naguib Kheraj said. “Our goal is to ensure that it continues to thrive and to respond to the challenges faced by the people it serves in an era of accelerating change and significant uncertainty.”

“As a nursing scholar and leader, it has been deeply satisfying to witness and contribute to the evolution of AKU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery,” said Trustee Afaf Meleis. “Its contribution to nursing in Pakistan and beyond is only one element of the University’s impact, but it is a powerful demonstration of what it can achieve.”

Princess Zahra offered a preview of a new report by a commission of globally eminent leaders from academia and other fields handpicked by His Highness the Aga Khan to develop recommendations that can guide AKU’s evolution in the years ahead. She noted the Commissioners’ optimism that AKU “will continue to thrive and contribute to a more peaceful, prosperous, and pluralist world in the decades ahead.” Echoing that optimism, she said: “With the continued guidance of its Chancellor, the wise oversight of its Trustees, the deft management of its senior leaders, and the generous support of its friends, AKU will continue to stand as a creative source of education and enlightenment in the decades ahead.”
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Princess Zahra Aga Khan in Nairobi 2024-02-15

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<b>2024, February 15: Princess Zahra Aga Khan arrived in Nairobi, Kenya this evening. on 16th she will be visiting the AKUH as well as institutions of the Aga Khan Health Services and the Aga Khan Schools. She will be attending in person the Global AKU Convocation Ceremony in Nairobi on 17th Feb 2024. Note that the AKU Convocation will be webcast.</b>

Announcement was read in Nairobi Jamatkhana as follow:

The Council for Kenya and the AKDN Office are pleased to inform the Jamat that Princess Zahra Aga Khan will be visiting Kenya for work related to the Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Health Services, and the Aga Khan Schools from 16th February to 21st February 2024. We take this opportunity to convey mubaraki to the Jamat as well as to humbly request the Jamat to respect Princess Zahra’s privacy during her visit, and observe appropriate decorum during this period. We thank the Jamat for its understanding and cooperation at this time.
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Princess Zahra Aga Khan at AKU Global Convocation 2024=02-17

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024, February 15: Princess Zahra Aga Khan arrived in Nairobi, Kenya this evening. on 16th she will be visiting the AKUH as well as institutions of the Aga Khan Health Services and the Aga Khan Schools. She will be attending in person the Global AKU Convocation Ceremony in Nairobi on 17th Feb 2024. Note that the AKU Convocation will be webcast.

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan met today with the First Lady of Kenya, Her Excellency @MamaRachelRuto, at the Serena Hotel Nairobi, and later called on the President of the Republic, His Excellency @WilliamsRuto, at @StateHouseKenya.

Princess Zahra today met with the First Lady of Kenya, Her Excellency Rachel Ruto, at the Serena Hotel Nairobi, and later called on the President of the Republic, His Excellency William Samoei Ruto, at State House in Nairobi.

The meetings offered an opportunity to discuss the decades-long partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network and the Government of Kenya to improve the quality of life of all Kenyans, and areas of future cooperation.

Kenya and AKDN agencies have closely collaborated in the fields of industry, tourism, financial services, clean energy, media, health, education, community development, and infrastructure. President Ruto recognised AKDN’s significant contributions to Kenya’s development and offered his Government’s support to strengthen the collaboration.

Princess Zahra is on a six-day visit to Kenya to attend the global convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University, and to visit a number of AKDN projects. The current longest-serving member of AKU’s Board of Trustees, she will speak at the ceremony on behalf of AKU’s Chancellor, Mawlana Hazar Imam, and its Board. More than 730 students across four countries will graduate this year.

The ceremony in Nairobi will be attended by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ezekiel Machogu, representing President Ruto. Princess Zahra will also attend the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, and will visit a number of health and education institutions across the country.
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Princess Zahra Aga Khan in Nairobi 2024-02-16

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2024, February 16: Princess Zahra meets with Kenya’s President and First Lady

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Princess Zahra today met with the First Lady of Kenya, Her Excellency Rachel Ruto, at the Serena Hotel Nairobi, and later called on the President of the Republic, His Excellency William Samoei Ruto, at State House in Nairobi.

Princess Zahra and Her Excellency Rachel Ruto pose for a group photograph with guests and leaders of the Aga Khan Development Network. Photo: AKDN / Akbar Hakim

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The meetings offered an opportunity to discuss the decades-long partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network and the Government of Kenya to improve the quality of life of all Kenyans, and areas of future cooperation.

Kenya and AKDN agencies have closely collaborated in the fields of industry, tourism, financial services, clean energy, media, health, education, community development, and infrastructure. President Ruto recognised AKDN’s significant contributions to Kenya’s development and offered his Government’s support to strengthen the collaboration.

Princess Zahra is on a six-day visit to Kenya to attend the global convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University, and to visit a number of AKDN projects. The current longest-serving member of AKU’s Board of Trustees, she will speak at the ceremony on behalf of AKU’s Chancellor, Mawlana Hazar Imam, and its Board. More than 730 students across four countries will graduate this year.

The ceremony in Nairobi will be attended by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ezekiel Machogu, representing President Ruto. Princess Zahra will also attend the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, and will visit a number of health and education institutions across the country.

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan in Nairobi 2024-02-16

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan meets Ruto, First Lady Rachel
Friday, February 16, 2024

VIDEO 1: https://youtu.be/mkKXa9bCDKI

VIDEO 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac8Dd4RD-20

VIDEO 3: https://youtu.be/Ek52x69g8Q8

VIDEO 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YXR12YGLgs

By Daniel Ogetta, Reporter
Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

The AKDN agencies and Kenya have closely collaborated in the fields of industry, tourism, financial services, clean energy, media, health, education, community development, and infrastructure.
President Ruto recognised AKDN’s significant contributions to Kenya’s development and offered his Government’s support to strengthen the collaboration.

President Ruto recognised AKDN's significant contributions to
Kenya's development and offered his Government's support to
strengthen the collaboration.

"We look forward to more collaboration in other sectors as we
enhance public-private partnerships in our development agenda,"
President Ruto said.

In her meeting with the First Lady, Princess Zahra Aga Khan delved
into a wide range of topics, including the advancement of women's
economic empowerment, healthcare, and education -topics that
are the core of AKDN's longstanding history of collaboration with
the government.

Mrs Ruto also shared insights from the various programmes in her
office where she noted that private investment was "an
indispensable component" for Kenya's development journey, as it
complements Government efforts.

She explained that it drives economic diversification, creates
employment opportunities, enhances infrastructure, and promotes
innovation and knowledge transfer, ultimately contributing to
sustainable and inclusive growth.

"I discussed with Princess Zahra the advancement of women's
economic empowerment, healthcare, and education, sharing
insights from the various programs in my office. The visit to Kenya
will reinforce cooperative efforts and explore new opportunities for
mutual benefit," the First Lady said on social media site X.
Princess Zahra is on a six-day visit to Kenya to attend the global
convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University, and to visit
various AKDN projects.

The current longest-serving member of AKU's Board of Trustees,
Princess Zahra will speak at the ceremony on behalf of AKU's
Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan, and its Board.
More than 730 students across four countries will graduate this
year.

The ceremony in Nairobi will be attended by Kenya's Cabinet
Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu, representing President
Ruto

Princess Zahra is expected to also attend the 20th anniversary
commemoration of the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, and will
visit a number of health and education institutions across the
country.

The AKDN is a global network that brings together a number of
development agencies, institutions, and programmes in many
countries and across numerous social and economic sectors to
improve the quality of life of the populations where the AKDN is
present.

With over 100 years of contributing to the development of East
Africa, the Network has the largest regional presence of agencies
with development institutions, programmes, and initiatives
designed to create opportunities to improve the quality of life and
engender self-reliance for all beneficiaries.
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Princess Zahra Aga Khan in Nairobi 2024-02-16

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan holds talks with First Lady Rachel Ruto
By KBC Digital - February 16, 2024

First Lady, Mama Rachel Ruto, met with Princess Zahra Aga Khan, daughter of His Highness the Aga Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), in Nairobi on Friday.

The meeting aimed at exploring opportunities for collaboration and mutual support in advancing various initiatives across Kenya.

The First Lady and Princess Zahra Aga Khan delved into a wide range of topics, including the advancement of women’s economic empowerment, healthcare, and education.

The First Lady also shared insights from the various programs in her office.

The Aga Khan Development Network has a longstanding history of collaboration with the Government of Kenya across various sectors such as industry, tourism, financial services, clean energy, media, health, education, community development, and infrastructure.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan is currently in Kenya for a six-day visit to attend the global convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University, where she is a trustee, and to visit several projects undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network in Kenya.
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Princess Zahra Aga Khan at AKU Convocation 2024-02-17

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2024, February 17: Princess Zahra Aga Khan attended in person the Global AKU Convocation Ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya, as she arrived at the Pavillion, she was welcomed with a bouquet of flowers by Kaisan Lakha, a BUI students.

The AKU Global Convocation was live webcast.

Here is the youtube link: https://youtu.be/h1nbPyOXf9o

Here is the VIDEO of Princess Zahra Speech: http://ismaili.net/timeline/2024/2024-0 ... speech.mp4

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan speaking on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan - thanking Governments for the enabling environment and the commitment of @akdn @AKUGlobal towards a more pluralistic & peaceful world
More at this link and more posts below on X - formally Twitter

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan at AKU Convocation 2024-02-17

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Convocation caps historic year for Aga Khan University
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More than 700 students on Saturday graduated from various Aga Khan Universities globally, capping a historic 40th anniversary for the institution.Education CS Ezekiel Machogu and Princess Zahra Aga Khan presided over the graduation of 159 students at Aga Khan University Nairobi.“2023 was an exceptional year in which AKU’s growth was evident through multiple initiatives. We launched undergraduate medical education in Nairobi and undergraduate nursing education in both Nairobi and Dar es Salaam to educate the healthcare leaders who are needed throughout East Africa,” said Princess Zahra.

The graduates, more than 60 per cent of whom are women, were awarded degrees in nursing, medicine, education and journalism.“On graduating, you return to a world that is full of daunting challenges but also of endless possibilities,” said Princess Zahra. “Continue to strive with courage and optimism to grasp opportunities to serve your communities and contribute to a more pluralistic and peaceful world,” she added.CS Machogu said he had "great faith" in the graduating class.“The reason for my faith is simple: I know what the Aga Khan University stands for. It stands for high standards, access based on merit and service to society," CS Machogu said.AKU's President and Vice-Chancellor Sulaiman Shahabuddin termed the day a “crowning moment” for the graduates, noting that the learning institution has awarded nearly 20,000 diplomas, degrees and postgraduate certificates since its inception.He outlined the university’s plans for the future in its new five-year strategic plan, which includes launching close to a dozen new degree programmes in fields ranging from data science to teacher education.AKU also plans to enhance research capacity in mental health, climate change and other disciplines; expand the AKU health system; deepen the university’s partnerships with public and private institutions at home and abroad; and continue to earn new forms of academic and health care accreditation from leading international organisations.

“That AKU has been able to achieve so much across its four decades is above all thanks to its founder, Chancellor and chief benefactor, His Highness the Aga Khan,” said Dr Shahabuddin.“His Highness’s vision continues to guide us and continually inspire us with the strength to make bold decisions that keep AKU at the forefront of innovation, quality and impact.”AKU celebrated its 40th anniversary On March 16, 2023. Princess Zahra detailed some of the many achievements that have made the facility’s anniversary year one of the most consequential in its history.She said four new academic programmes welcomed their first students, increasing total enrolment to more than 3,600 for the first time in the University’s history. These are the Bachelor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Surgery programme in Nairobi, the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing programmes in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Karachi.In Nairobi, the Aga Khan University Hospital implemented East Africa’s first integrated electronic health records system.

In Uganda, construction began on the University’s new 60-acre campus, which will feature an academic centre, student housing and a new Aga Khan University Hospital.In Tanzania, the University launched the Arusha Climate and Environmental Research Centre.The School of Nursing and Midwifery conferred its Award of Excellence on Beatrice Njeri Kabura, from the Post-RN Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Teresiah Ngendo Gachimu, from the Post-RN Bachelor of Science in Midwifery.Among those who graduated with Masters in Digital Journalism included NMG's Harry Misiko, Zeynab Wandati, Caroline Wafula, Brian Ocharo and other media personalities.The Valedictorian, Susan Cheruiyot, said AKU had instilled in the graduates the value of service."There's a reason and season for everyone who crosses our path. Seasons will certainly change, rejection might just be redirection. Be prepared and focused," she said.dogetta@ke.nationmedia.com Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info
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The Aga Khan University (AKU) stands as a beacon of excellence in education, particularly renowned for its commitment to nurturing top-tier journalists.

On Saturday, February 17, the University held a graduation ceremony where 159 students graduated in its Nairobi Campus, among them some renowned journalists in the country.

Among those that graduated today are Nation Media Group journalists including, Harry Misiko, Brian Ocharo, Caroline Wafula and Zeynab Wandati all of whom now hold master’s degrees in digital journalism.

Others are Citizen TV’s Sam Gituku, Yvone Okwara, Yusuf Ali, John Allan Namu of Africa Uncensored and former Citizen TV’s editor Francis Gachuri.

Faith Sudi (BBC), Macharia Wamugo of TV47, and Mildred Chebet Wanyonyi of BBC Africa were also conferred with the master’s degrees.

Education Cabinet Secretary, Ezekiel Machogu and Princess Zahra Aga Khan were among the chief guests who graced the event as the students celebrated the fruits of their labor in pursuit of the degree.
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734 graduands receive their degrees, diplomas from Aga Khan University

At least 730 graduates have received their degrees and diplomas from Aga Khan University in a major celebration that united four of the institution's campuses – Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Pakistan – in a virtual ceremony. In Uganda's campus, 122 graduates received honors at a function where the European Union Ambassador to Uganda applauded Aga Khan University's contribution towards improving the well-being of Ugandans through education. The Ambassador tasked the graduates to use the knowledge acquired at the University to serve others diligently.

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Citizen TV's Yvonne Okwara & Sam Gituku Graduate With Masters

by Loise Lenser on Saturday, 17 February 2024 - 7:36 pm

Citizen TV anchors Yvonne Okwara and Sam Gituku have today, February 17, graduated with masters at the Aga Khan University.

Both Gituku and Okwara received honours from the Graduate School of Media and Communication.

Other media personalities who graduated from the convocation included former Citizen TV anchor Francis Gachuri, investigative journalist and Africa Uncensored co-founder, John Allan Namu, and Nation Media Group Editor Zeynab Wandati.

"Congratulations to the Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation Graduates! We look forward to your continued success," the university congratulated them after conferring their honours.

Zeynab Wandati received the Global Award for Sustainability from the School of Media and Communication while Nation’s digital editor Harry Misiko graduated top of the class.

Cape Media Group Editorial Director Macharia Wamugo also graduated with a Master’s degree in Media Leadership and Innovation. Cape Media manages TV 47, Cape Media Africa and Radio 47.

Other notable graduates were former Kenyans.co.ke editors Ken Macharia and Anthony Irari.

Nancy Booker, an Associate Professor and the Dean at the Graduate School of Media and Communications celebrates graduates from the school's Master of Arts in Digital Journalism Programme, and the Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation Programme.

Among the key guests at the event were Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, Princess Zahra Aga Khan and the President of the Aga Khan University, Sulaiman Shahabuddin.

The convocation follows a night gala on Friday, February 16, with dinner at the Graduate School of Media and Communications' compound to honour the incredible achievements.

"Last night marked a historic celebration at the inaugural student awards dinner was a momentous occasion, honoring the incredible achievements of the graduands from this year's convocation.

"We celebrated our graduands from our Master of Arts in Digital Journalism Programme, and the Executive Masters in Media Leadership and Innovation Programme," AKU Graduate School of Media and Communications stated.
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Princess Zahra Aga Khan in Mombasa 2024-02-18

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2024, February 18: Princess Zahra Aga Khan visited Tudor Jamatkhana and cut the cake with the Ismaili Jamat before heading at Serena Hotel Mombasa . Tomorrow 20 years celebration AK Academies webcast on ismaili.tv at 10am Mombasa time (2am Toronto time).

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The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa: 20 Years of Excellence in Education
The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is the first in an integrated, global network of Aga Khan Academies established in 2003 by Mawlana Hazar Imam. A residential and day school, the Academy in Mombasa provides exceptional students from all backgrounds across East Africa - and other countries around the world - with an education of the highest international standard. The Academies' programmes aim to prepare students for leadership, service and lifelong learning, all of which are needed to succeed in a globally competitive world. Join and watch the celebration!
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Princess Zahra at 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa 2024-02-19

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Princess Zahra will be attending the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa.

19 February 2024 at 10 am (East Africa Time) commemoration of the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa’s 20th anniversary. Watch the event live on www.ismaili.net main page or any of the following links:

• Facebook: https://fb.me/e/hauT91wy9
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19 February 2024 at 10 am (East Africa Time) commemoration of the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa’s 20th anniversary. Watch the event live on www.ismaili.net main page or any of the following links:

• Facebook: https://fb.me/e/hauT91wy9
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• The Ismaili: https://tv.ismaili

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Princess Zahra at 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa 2024-02-19

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VIDEO SPEECH OF PRINCESS ZAHRA AGA KHAN: http://ismaili.net/timeline/2024/2024-0 ... speech.mp4

VIDE OF EXTEMPORE SPEECH BEFORE LEAVING: : http://ismaili.net/timeline/2024/2024-0 ... empore.mp4

VIDEO DEPARTURE: http://ismaili.net/timeline/2024/2024-02-19-leaving.mp4

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan in Mombasa 2024-02-20

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2024, February 20: Princess Zahra Aga Khan visited the newly renovated AK Hospital in Mombasa before leaving for Kisumu.

The renovation was recently completed and was supported by the Agence Francaise de Developement. The hospital is serving 1.2 million people.

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Mombasa, Kenya, 18 February 2024 – Completed renovation of the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa marks a milestone in its ongoing commitment to provide quality health care to a population of nearly 1.2 million people. The refurbishment has transformed the 86-bed facility into a state-of-the-art 115-bed secondary hospital, offering comprehensive, integrated health services to the communities it serves.

The renovation project represents a total investment of $12.2 million, with significant support from Agence Française de Développement (AFD).

Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), and Mr Bertrand Willocquet, Country Director of AFD, visited the hospital today and expressed their satisfaction with the renovation and the enhanced capacity it has brought about.

Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, with its outreach centres, stands as the premier healthcare service provider in the coastal region, consistently expanding its reach and diversifying services to meet the evolving needs of the community. Since the inauguration of a 4-bed maternity home in the Ganjoni area of Mombasa in 1944, the integrated health network has grown into a central hub serving over five counties in the region through purpose-built facilities and highly skilled doctors and nurses committed to delivering quality care.

The hospital has been awarded the prestigious SafeCare Level 5 certification, an international benchmark for safe and quality patient care. It is the first AKHS hospital in Kenya to achieve such accreditation, with eight of its outreach health centres also attaining the highest level of SafeCare certification – Level 5.

The newly renovated Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa is poised to provide enhanced healthcare services to the people of the coastal region and Kenya at large. The facility now features a dedicated Accidents and Emergency Unit, a larger Intensive Care Unit, the region's first private-sector Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the inaugural Sleep Lab utilising cutting-edge technology for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. Holding Level 5 certification from SafeCare Health Standards, the hospital is well-equipped to offer specialised care in cardiology, oncology, neurology, psychiatry, advanced surgeries, and more.

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan in Kisumu 2024-02-20

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2024, February 20: Princess Zahra Aga Khan visited the Jamat of Kisumu at the Jamatkhana premises. Before coming to the Jamatkhana coumpound to cut the cake with the Jamat, she visited the extension of the Hospital. She will also be visiting the Aga Khan Outreach Center in Kisii.

Enjoy the Kisumu images and the video.

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan in Kisumu 2024-02-20

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2024, February 20: Princess Zahra Aga Khan visited the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu where she was warmly welcomed. She participated with the staff in the celebration, here are two videos that will warm your heart!

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan in Kisii 2024-02-21

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2024, February 21: Princess Zahra Aga Khan has arrived in in Kisii to visit the Aga Khan outreach Center.

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan at Comonweath Service 2024-03-11

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2024, March 11: The Commonwealth Service was held at Westminster Abbey and was televised on BBC1 at 2.15pm.

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan was representing Mowlana Hazar Imam

VIDEO CLIP 1: http://ismaili.net/timeline/2024/2024-03-11-zahra.mp4

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