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Aggregation of News Stories and Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Family from the First Quarter of 2020: Princess Zahra Aga Khan in the UK; Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa in Kenya and Tanzania; and Flashback to Mombasa Visit Photos from 2014
[This piece is an aggregation of stories and photographs pertaining to members of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s family from the first three months of 2020 that Barakah was unable to cover due to the editor’s “nomadic wanderings” during the period.]
Princess Zahra Aga Khan Attends Ceremonies Involving Partnerships Between University of Central Asia and University of Cambridge and Cambridge Trust
On February 25, 2020, the University of Central Asia (UCA) and the University of Cambridge signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote academic partnership, and collaborate in areas such as joint research, faculty and student exchange, as well as sharing of academic and educational material.
The signing ceremony, at Cambridge’s Old Schools Building, was attended by Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Members of UCA’s Board of Trustees, the Rector and Deans of UCA, and senior representatives from Cambridge. The MOU builds on the University of Cambridge’s centuries-old commitment to academic excellence and on the ongoing relationship with the University of Central Asia. The partnership between the two institutions is expected to benefit scholars in the form of opportunities for joint research in areas of importance to Central Asia and globally through the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
On February 26, 2020, the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (Cambridge Trust), and the UCA, extended their partnership agreement to develop faculty across Central Asia for a further three years. The signing ceremony took place at the Aga Khan Centre in London in the presence of Princess Zahra Aga Khan and the Chairman and Trustees of UCA and was attended by over 150 guests. The agreement builds on an earlier collaboration signed in 2017, and will enable outstanding students from UCA, and the surrounding regions of Central Asia, to gain a Masters or PhD degree at the University of Cambridge.
Prince Rahim Aga Khan Makes a 6 Day Visit to Kenya and Tanzania, Accompanied by Princess Salwa
During the beginning of March 2020, Prince Rahim, accompanied by his wife, Princess Salwa, visited a number of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) institutions and projects in Kenya and Tanzania to learn more about what each is doing to mitigate environmental degradation through specific interventions such as adopting renewable energy, harvesting rainwater, recycling waste, and planting trees. Prince Rahim’s visit took place in his capacity as Chair of the AKDN Environment and Climate Committee, which was recently established to develop a policy framework on priorities related to the environment and climate change for implementation by AKDN globally. The captions are descriptive enough to provide the essence of the important visit by Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa.
III. FLASHBACK 2014
Visit by Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Princess Salwa to the Mombasa Aga Khan Academy
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa were married on August 31, 2013. Within 5 months of their marriage, they travelled to Kenya, where they joined in marking the opening of new facilities for the Diamond Trust Bank and Jubilee Insurance, and visited the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa. We are pleased to publish photos of their visit to the Academy.
Date posted: October 3, 2020.
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