Opinion: Modi’s India is a bad example for Kashmiris — Deutsche welle de

For almost a year, New Delhi has been trying to pacify angry protesters in Kashmir. DW’s Shamil Shams says an intolerant India under PM Modi’s leadership cannot bring the disgruntled Kashmiri youth under its fold. Since July last year, Indian authorities have been trying to quell unrest in the Kashmir valley. They have used their…

Saving an Afghan symbol, with Afghans only

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
Source: New York Times By Rod Nordland As an exercise in national pride, the project to rebuild the Darulaman Palace — ruined by four decades of war — is currently under way, with no foreign help Nothing symbolises the wrack and ruin of Afghanistan and its four decades of war better…

Women’s cross-border solidarity

Originally posted on Journeys to democracy:
Wrote a short piece last night for the Women’s Regional Network, published on their original content blog. Honoured to be in the company of women like Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal in India, Najla Ayoubi in Afghanistan and others Pakistan taking on issues like how Street Harrassment is Hurting Afghanistan’s Democracy and Development,  Young Pakistani Women…

Telia sells Tajik operations to Aga Khan’s development fund — Nasdag com

The Cofisac packaging factory in Senegal.-Gaël Turine  -AKDN STOCKHOLM, April 26 (Reuters) – Nordic telecom operator Telia Company <TELIA.ST> has agreed to sell its Tajik operations to the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, taking a step closer to withdrawing from its troubled Central Asian business. Telia said it had sold its 60 percent stake…

Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN’s) approach to development

Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) brings together a number of development agencies, institutions, and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Asia and Africa. A central feature of the AKDN’s approach to development is to design and implement strategies in which its different…

New Power Platform to boost electricity generation in Africa and mobilise US$1bn — Aga Khan Development Network-Press Release

Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) and CDC Group plc partner to mobilise over US$ 1 billion to enhance power generation in sub-Saharan Africa. The Azito power facility, Côte d’Ivoire.-AKDN East Africa, 26 April 2017 – The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (“AKFED”), its industrial and infrastructure development arm,…

Dubai: Artworks on Syria’s history and diversity on show — Gulf News com

Dubai: Artefacts and artworks depicting Syria’s history in the ‘And the Conversation Continues, Syria: A Living History From the Atassi Collection,’ art exhibition were on display in the Ismaili Centre Dubai. The exhibition marks the fourth year of partnership between Art Dubai, The Aga Khan Museum, the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai and the…

More on ESF in Nottingham, UK: Ismaili seniors during the Sport Festival

Besides the sport as the ESF Slogan says ‘Meet,Compete,Unite ‘ all ages had their program during those three days. Like youth and children, Seniors also took parts in various events such as sports, Entertainments, Dance, Run and Walk to raise funds for Aga Khan Foundation’s safe water project in Tajikistan and more. Here are some…

Save water for 75.000 people, in rural Tajikistan: Big number of Ismailis took part in fundraising of Aga Khan Foundation’s ‘Walk & Run’ at ESF Nottingham Festival| View Photos

14-16 April 2017, European Sports Festival,University of Nottingham The Project: £5 million water & sanitation project primarily funded by the Swiss government Every £1 we raise from the Walk & Run results in £10 going to the project Constructing pumps & latrines for 75,000 people Will reduce child mortality & empower women by maximising their…

Nottingham, UK: Generosity of Ismaili community

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
European Sport Festival food packing for the Nottinghan homeless During the long weekend of Easter holidays, the Ismaili community of Europe celebrated European sport festival (ESF) under the leadership of Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AYSB) with the cooperation of all the Ismaili Institution at the Nottingham University of Nottingham.…

Science in Iran: ‘Headscarves and nanotech’ — By Patrick Illinger on Qantara de | “That’s the MIT of Iran,” – says the student from Sharif University in Tehran

In recent years Iran has been gripped by a pioneering spirit: under the pressure of sanctions, the nation transformed itself into a powerhouse of innovation. But the rift between religion and high-tech is ever present. Patrick Illinger reports from Tehran “That’s the MIT of Iran,” a student whispers reverently as a laboratory door opens on…