Aga Khan Museum director Henry Kim Laud on Pakistan diversity and how the Museum is promoting the culture diversity | Talked at Shamadan hall of Serena Islamabad to the packed audience

Dawn com Writes – Museum director Henry S. Kim delivers a presentation on Friday. — White Star -Photo Dawn com (…) The museum has had a very strong interest in Pakistan since its beginning. He said the museum existed because His Highness, the Aga Khan, wanted people to learn about the history of the peoples…

Indonesia’s Minangkabau culture promotes empowered Muslim women — By Sadiq Bhanbhro on The Conversation com

Though music and dancing are contentious topics in Islam, the Minang people cherish their traditional performing arts in their ceremonies and festivals. Sadiq Bhanbhro, Author provided In most of the Western world, the image of Muslim women is often distorted. Muslim women have been represented as homogeneous, veiled, submissive, helpless, oppressed and powerless victims. Across…

Germany:"What defines us, what unites us" is the name of a series of short films produced by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation on Value of Democracy and human dignity …

“What defines us, what unites us” is the name of a series of short films produced by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. These films deal in a very simple and practical way with the central values of the German democracy. The topics human dignity, equal rights, freedom of expression, freedom of religion and the main pillars of our…

Plov (Pilaf) Rice – King of Meals in Tajikistan – is Now on UNESCO’S Representative List of …

Tajikistan’s “Oshi Palav” and Uzbekistan’s “Palov” (versions of the dish commonly called Plov in Central Asia) were both inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity when UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage met at its 11th annual session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the United…

Telangana IT Minister visits Qutb Shahi tombs — Bihar Praba com on Aga Khan Trust for Culture| Minister appreciated the trust for trying to bring back original glory to seven tombs| Videos

Hyderabad, Jan 03 (ANI): Telangana Urban Development and IT Minister KT Rama Rao on Tuesday visited Qutb Shahi tombs at Golkonda. He also attended an event organised by Aga Khan Trust to mark completion of a tomb conservation work. He later appreciated the trust for trying to bring back original glory to seven tombs. He…

Learning without borders ‑ Conference of German Schools Abroad in Berlin | This Schools are door to German universities and the German labour market

More than 130 school principals are meeting from today (4 January) in Berlin. Their schools do not just ensure that children all over the world can be taught in German. In fact, from Chile to Indonesia, German and local children can together complete their university entrance qualification, the Abitur ‑ an encounter that stays with…

A three part report on Devex com: How the Aga Khan is changing the Mountain towns of ‘Naryn’ ‘Tekeli’ and ‘Khorog’ in Central Asia by creating world Class university in three countries

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a three-part Devex series that examines the Aga Khan’s plan to create a new model for higher education in Central Asia, where the opportunity to achieve academic excellence is usually found somewhere else. (…) The Aga Khan — who, as founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development…

Europe: DIY networking: the path to a more democratic internet — By Panayotis Antoniadis on The Conversation com| Read how the communities are creating independent networks

DIY antennas are often placed in churches for better visibility, longer distance and better quality connections. Freifunk.net, CC BY-SA The refugee crisis has revealed the limitations of the telecommunications market to offer internet connectivity to people in need. As is often the case when the market fails, citizen organisations have stepped in. Freifunk.net, one of…

University of Central Asia – One University, Three Campuses |Watch the Webcast from Ismaili Centre–London

“By creating intellectual space and resources, the University will bring the power of education and human ingenuity to the economic and social challenges of mountain societies in Central Asia and elsewhere.”His Highness the Aga Khan Foundation Stone Ceremony for the UCA (Khorog, Tajikistan – 6 July 2004) WEBCAST: UCA’s Kassim-Lakha’s “Creating Opportunity on the Roof…