The Aga Khan Development Network: Advancing development in Mozambique

The Aga Khan Development Network hosted a reception in Maputo, Mozambique, last month, to celebrate Imamat Day with guests and members of the Jamat, and to raise awareness of AKDN’s work in the region. The event, held in the gardens of the Polana Serena hotel, was attended by the Official Representative of the Government of…

The wedding of Prince Hussain and Ms Elizabeth Hoag — The Ismaili

Prince Hussain, second son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, married Ms Elizabeth Hoag in a private ceremony on 29 September 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. Attended by immediate family members, the proceedings took place in accordance with Muslim tradition. Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen were married on 29 September 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Prince Hussain and Princess…

Tajikistan: Government sends agreement on construction of new Tajik-Afghan bridge for ratification to parliament — Asia Plus News

The Government of Tajikistan has sent an agreement concluded with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) on construction of a new Tajik-Afghan bridge across the Panj River for ratification to the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Tajikistan’s lower chamber of parliament). One of Tajik-Afghan brdiges across the Panj River; photo / nm.tj (…) To-date, seven bridges across the…

Countess of Wessex visits AKDN Health project in India

In May 2019, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex visited a health programme run by the Aga Khan Health Services at the Sir Elly Kadoorie School and Junior College in Mumbai, India. The Countess was on a five-day visit to India to see the work of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. The Aga…

Aga Khan Development Network in Kyrgyzstan | For over 15 years the AKDN has supported the establishment of institutions and programmes to improve the quality of life of peoples in this country

For over 15 years the Aga Khan Development Network has supported the establishment of institutions and programmes to improve the quality of life of peoples in the Kyrgyz Republic. The University of Central Asia (UCA) is world class centre for knowledge and learning, connecting isolated rural communities with the global community and building the human…

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…

A world-class University on the Mountains of central Asia | Undergraduate schools are located at Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, and Khorog, Tajikistan | Tekeli campus in Kazakhstan is expected to start classes in 2021/2022 | Watch Videos on the University of Central Asia

About the University of Central Asia РУССКИЙ One University, Three Schools “It is important to know that what we are doing here will be a valuable example of international cooperation for the future not only here in the region, but also for people far beyond the region. -“His Highness the Aga Khan UCA Naryn Campus…

Video: University of Central Asia – A Development University | UCA’s mission is to promote the social and economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain communities

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 as a private, not for profit, secular university through an International Treaty signed by the Presidents of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan; ratified by their respective parliaments, and registered with the United Nations. The Presidents are the Patrons…

How to conserve habitat and grow economy — By Azim Lakhani on Nation co. Kenya

In demonstrating solidarity with the government’s sponsorship of the international Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) hosted an exhibition of Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s marine photographs entitled Fragile Beauty. Guests admire Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s marine photographs at Chatter Hall in Nairobi on November 26, 2018. The exhibition sought to promote…

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…

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit Pakistan — A six-day working visit which included stops in several districts of Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Islamabad and Karachi

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa travelled to Pakistan for a six-day working visit in late October 2018, which included stops in several districts of Gilgit-Baltistan as well as in Chitral district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, along with the capital city of Islamabad and the southern city of Karachi. During their visit, Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa examined…

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…

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,…

Raising food security: The Aga Khan Development Network in Madagascar

October 2018 – About 60% of people in low-income countries are “food insecure”. In Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, some families eat only one meal a day during the “hungry season”. Since 2005, the Aga Khan Development Network has helped 80,000 rice farmers to produce crops of better quality, in less…