Reconnecting Afghanistan: From Instability to Opportunity — Aga Khan Foundation at European Development Days 2019

For centuries, Afghanistan was integral to connectivity—through the Silk Road’s trade and cultural exchange—between Asia and Europe, and within Asia itself. While decades of conflict have diminished this centrality, collaboration and integration remain critical to regional stability. Building Bridges on the Afghan-Tajik Border On 18 June, AKF hosted a panel discussion at the European Development…

Afghanistan: Agriculture and food security | Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) implements activities in Participatory Governance, and Natural Resource Management among other activities

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been active in Afghanistan since 2002. It implements activities in Participatory Governance, and Natural Resource Management among other activities. The Farmer Field School in a demonstration orchard in Baharak. AKF is working with farmers to increase the number of orchards and improve the quality of produce. Demonstration orchards, along…

Afghanistan: Bamyan hosts Salgirah celebration

A delegation from the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan travelled to Bamyan in December 2018 to join the Jamat there in celebrating the occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 82nd birthday. The President of the Council, Mir Ahmad Joyenda, and members of the delegation were welcomed by the deputy governor of Bamyan and leaders of regional AKDN…

Aga Khan Health Services expands healthcare in Afghanistan’s Bamyan and Badakhshan provinces | Aga Khan Health Services at Glance

Kabul, Afghanistan, 17 February 2019 – In a signing ceremony held at Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) took over management of health care facilities in the Bamyan and Badakhshan provinces on a pay-for-performance basis as part of the “Sehatmandi project”.  Paediatric services at the Bamyan Hospital, which AKHS already…

Video: Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan | "Regional cooperation and a commitment to pluralism are key to a country’s national development and stability", said the Aga Khan.

On 28 November 2018, the Aga Khan joined Afghanistan’s President His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive His Excellency Abdullah Abdullah, Foreign Ministers from numerous countries and heads of development organisations working in Afghanistan who had gathered for the Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan. “Regional cooperation and a commitment to pluralism are key to a…

Mawlana Hazar Imam attends Geneva conference on Afghanistan — Since 2002, AKDN and its partners have committed over US$ 1 billion in development assistance to the country.

At the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan today, Mawlana Hazar Imam reaffirmed his commitment to Afghanistan and its people, underlining the importance of regional cooperation and a commitment to pluralism as key factors in the country’s development and stability. Hazar Imam joined Afghanistan’s President His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive His Excellency Abdullah Abdullah, Foreign…

Afghanistan: Aga Khan Foundation Launches Settlement Programs — TOLO News com

The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) in Afghanistan, which falls under the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), on Sunday launched a settlement program in Afghanistan – which includes construction of housing that meets required standards. Onno Ruhl, the General Manager of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) in Afghanistan said that the program will…

Rebuilding Afghanistan’s health system Midwife education |AKDN operates two hospitals, 22 health centres, 12 sub-centres, two mobile health units and more than 200 health posts in isolated villages

“I am increasingly inclined to define poverty not only as a matter of income, but rather as a state of marginalisation in all of those conditions which contribute to the quality of human life. A sate of poverty is a state of deprivation with respect to health and nutrition, education and security, housing and credit,…

MoU signed between Govts. of Afghanistan, Germany with KFW and Aga Khan Trust for Culture for €18m project along Kabul River

Khaama Press News Agency writes; MoU signed for €18.058m socio-economic project to be implemented along Kabul River A Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the implementation of a project for social, economic, and environmental development in the areas located along Kabul River. According to ARG Palace, the project include renovation and construction of Industrial Machinery…

Afghanistan: Aga Khan Foundation Tourism Promotion in Wakhan

In remote mountain districts, one of the only assets at the disposal of poor communities is the natural beauty of their surroundings.  In Afghanistan’s Wakhan District, AKDN has worked to leverage interest in visiting this narrow valley in Afghanistan that lies at elevations higher than 2000 metres.  About Wakhan on AKDN org Wakhan & the…

Video: The University of Central Asia in Afghanistan | Satellite Learning Centers in cooperation with Teacher Training Colleges of Darwaz, Ishkashim, Shugnan and Badakhshan University Faizabad

The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) established Satellite Learning Centers in cooperation with Teacher Training Colleges of Darwaz, Ishkashim, Shugnan and Badakhshan University Faizabad, Afghanistan in 2014 . More than 5,500 learners (from 2014 to 2018) have been enrolled in high quality entry and intermediate level courses in Applied…

President Ghani met with the Ambassador of H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan in Kabul — Khaama com | German funded new project signed

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Nurjehan Mawani, the Ambassador of High Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan in Afghanistan, to discuss the future of Aga Khan Development Network development projects in Afghanistan. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the meeting was organized in ARG Presidential Palace on Saturday morning. (…)…

Afghanistan: Capacity building for communicators — by Abdullah Iqbal on The Ismaili

The Communications and Publications Committee of the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan launched an audio-visual communications training programme across 10 Jamatkhanas in Kabul. Participants at the training session held at Markazi Jamatkhana, Kabul.PHOTO: ISMAILI COUNCIL FOR AFGHANISTAN The aim of the programme was to train volunteers in the areas of photography, videography, sound engineering, and related…

How the Afghan authorities could get thousands of girls back into school — Their World org | 60% of government schools have no toilets

Giving them separate toilets, recruiting female teachers and addressing security concerns could all help, says a rights worker who talked to hundreds of families. Conflict is preventing many girls from accessing quality education— Photo credit: GPE The number of girls attending school in Afghanistan has fallen by more than 200,000. But simple things such as…

Afghanistan: Jubilee Arts brings Afghan Jamat together in celebration

The Afghan Jamat staged a National Arts Festival to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam. Jubilee Arts celebration in AfghanistanAMIRY ISMAIL Jubilee Arts celebration in AfghanistanAMIRY ISMAIL A national Jubilee Arts festival held on 22 March 2018 brought together 550 artists from across Afghanistan, across 9 categories of creative expression. Months of planning…