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.
“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.”
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