Ismaili Imamat and British Columbia sign Agreement of Cooperation for strengthened partnership

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

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

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

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

This five-minute film describes and illustrates the impact of His Highness’ work in Canada and around the world. Video source: AKDN (YouTube)

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

News source: Ismaili Council for Canada Press release

Author: ismailimail

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

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