Leave Wholesome Planet Better than You Found it for Our Successors #ImamatDay2019

By AZIM LAKHANI, Diplomatic Representative of the @akdn in Kenya

In Islam, the Holy Quran says that man is God’s noblest creation to whom He has entrusted the stewardship of all that is on earth. Each generation must leave for its successors a wholesome and sustainable social and physical environment. His Highness the Aga Khan- Washington, D.C., in January 2005, on receiving the National Building Museum’s Vincent Scully Prize.


There is a photograph of a tree in my office, taken by Prince Hussain Aga Khan and used in a campaign where the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) planted more than 10 million trees in Kenya to support the government’s pledge to increase forest cover.

Read more about AKDN’s stewardship role in Kenya’s sustainability sector at the source:


Giving Nature a Voice is an environmental documentary series made by East African filmmakers and executive produced by Andrew Tkach (8 News and Documentary Emmys winner) director of AKU GSMC’s environmental reporting program. It airs every Sunday on Kenya’s NTV and won the recognition as the best non fiction series at the 2018 Zanzibar International Film Festival. Series Promo edited by Mercy Adundo.




Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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