India/Pakistan: Thought leaders try to build a bridge to peace

Originally posted on Journeys to democracy:
Just a few of the hundreds putting their weight behind the resolution. Collage by Farhan Ahmed Without expecting overnight transformation, over 500 eminent signatories from both countries are hoping to create a ripple effect that changes how citizens and governments view each other. My piece in The Wire about the recent citizens’…

Uganda: Strengthening School Leadership — Video

Olive Kyohere, Secretary General of Association of Secondary School Head Teachers of Uganda and Head Teacher at Luzira Secondary School, speaks about the impact the school management training in Uganda, in a programme run by the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development, and supported by the World Bank. Source: Aga Khan University ->>>>><<<<<-

Raiyaan World Partnership Walk Video 2017 Educating Girls

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
HELP RAIYAAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential. Audery Hepburn! Did you…

Germany: “kulturweit” international cultural volunteer programme | Since 2009, 2700 volunteers has been awarded the QUIFD (Agency for Quality in Volunteer Services) quality seal

“kulturweit” is an international volunteer programme devoted to cultural relations and education policy and is aimed at everyone aged between 18 and 26. The programme gives young people a tangible and practical insight into their global responsibility. They work in cultural and educational institutions across the world as part of the volunteer service of the…

Paderborn as Silicon Valley of OWL within three years as the High-tech Industrie is growing rapidly |The Future vision is ‘Garage33’

University of Paderborn, City of Paderborn and IT companies are adopting the Garage33 project and are marching toward making Paderborn as top address in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. Recently a concept was introduced by Paderborn Mayor Michael Dreier, University vice President Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kabst and Chairman of “Paderborn überzeugt” (Convinced by Paderborn) at The Technologiepark (IT and…

Emancipation in Afghanistan: Breaking down cyber barriers — Report by Jennifer Collins and Storay Karimi on Qantara de

By teaching girls programming and computer literacy, two sisters in Afghanistan have triggered something of a digital revolution. Report by Jennifer Collins and Storay Karimi Groups of teenage girls huddle around computers in a bright blue classroom, some typing furiously, others browsing blogs with the latest fashion trends. Just outside, people go about their daily…

UK: How the Conservatives stole the British Indian vote from Labour — By Rakib Ehsan on Conversation com | Watch video Ex-PM David Cameron speaking to British Indians at Packed Wembley Stadium

As the 2017 UK general election nears, Labour is facing a probable loss of seats for the fifth consecutive time. It may also suffer further disintegration of its historical relationship with British voters of Indian origin. The 2015 election saw the Conservatives receive 1m ethnic minority votes for the first time in its electoral history….

Seine Hoheit Karim Aga Khan über die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Deutschland und AKDN und zum Thema Pluralismus bei der Jahreskonferenz der deutschen Botschafter am 06. Sept 2004

(…) Deutschland und das AKDN arbeiten bereits umfassend und in immer stärkerem Maße in gefährlichen und schwierigen Gegenden wie Pakistan, Afghanistan und Mittelasien zusammen. Über eine Vielzahl von Organisationen auf Dorf- und Gemeindeebene ermutigen wir die Menschen, ihre Antagonismen zu überwinden und zusammenzuarbeiten, um Lösungen für gemeinsame Probleme in ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben…

Germany to digitalise Africa with start up with 100 Million Euro | After Minister Gerd Müller’s “Marshall Plan with Africa”, Minister Brigitte Zypries Bringing in Digitalisation Programme

Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy 2017 could be the year of the African continent. Many countries have launched programmes with which they hope to support Africa. For example, Africa is one of the focal points of the German G20 Presidency in 2017. At the beginning of the year, German Federal Minister…

NRW Election: Merkel’s CDU unseats ruling SPD in crucial German state election

Chancellor Merkel’s party has beaten its rival Social Democrats in their stronghold in North Rhine-Westphalia, projections showed. NRW is seen as a test of national mood ahead of Germany’s federal election in September. Historic defeat for SPD in state elections German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) won 32.9 percent of the vote in…