The Easy Solution to Help Keep Girls in School — Project Syndicate Video

An African proverb says, “If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family – and a whole nation.” So why are girls’ rates of school attendance and literacy still so low in many countries? Source: Project Syndicate Published on 29.05.2018 ->>>>><<<<<-

Video: The Aga Khan Development Network – AKDN in numbers

  Source:The Ismaili 40 years As of 2017, the Aga Khan   Award for Architecture will be 40 years old, making it the oldest major award in the field. AKDN Architecture 9,000 projects Over 9,000 building projects have been documented and are now available on archnet.org.  They range from rural schools to urban water towers, from…

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…

Clean energy, not coal, is the solution to poverty |Many developing countries population are profiting from clean renewable energy says world bank

It is the development conundrum of our era. Extremely poor people cannot lift themselves out of poverty without access to reliable energy. More than a billion people live without power today, denying them opportunities as wide-ranging as running a business, providing light for their children to study, or even cooking meals with ease. Ending poverty…

Bill Gates Drinks Water Made from Poop and Calls It ‘Delicious’ — by Casey Coates Danson on Global Possibilities Org

Environment:  Omniprocessors could provide clean water to millions of people in poorer countries. Always with an eye for invention, former Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is championing a new clean water innovation for those living in third-world countries. And where does all this clean water come from? From human waste, and Gates has called it “delicious”…

Aga Khan Foundation USA’s Mid-year update on the work at developing countries

July Program Update The Foundation’s mid-year update showcases new stories about our work extending health care for mothers and children in Pakistan, a new partnership in West Africa, growing jobs in Egypt, and working with communities to reduce disaster risk in Afghanistan. These programs move many communities from crisis to opportunity. This progress is possible…

West Africa’s newest zoo reopens its doors in Mali capital — The Guardian UK article by Mark Tran on Aga Khan net work and Public Private partners renovated project

A baby elephant takes a stroll. It costs 3.5m CFA a month to feed the animals Mali‘s national zoo reopened with little fanfare after two years of renovation. The facility provides visitors with a refuge from the traffic-ridden streets of the sprawling capital, Bamako, filled with cheap motorbikes imported from Indonesia, and where pavements and…

Raza Rumi on ‘Man in the Hat, Shoaib Sultan Khan’ of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP)- the development model which has been adopted in other parts of South Asia — Read the article on Friday times com,Pakistan

‘Man in the Hat’ is a definitive biography of Pakistan’s living hero Shoaib Sultan Khan (SSK) whose tireless efforts for the last thirty years have resulted in numerous rural development initiatives across the country. Starting with the fabled Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP), the participatory development model has been adopted in other parts of…

What Is Science and What Is Delivery? — by Aleem Walji on Blogs World Bank org

Aleem Walji Having just returned from Dartmouth and meetings with the Center for Health Care Delivery Science, I’ve been thinking about the phrase “Delivery Science.” World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s use of the term in recent speeches is related to using evidence-based experimentation to improve poor health, education, water, and basic service outcomes…

Nallah to Nadi, Sewer to Stream: Transforming Urban Riverscapes in South Asia and the U.S. — The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present James Wescoat Aga Khan Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT In cities around the world, societies seek to transform degraded urban drains into healthy streams. This paper explores catalysts and constraints on riverscape transformation in South Asia…

Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and USAID Launch $60 Million Partnership for Afghanistan’s Development — Partnership in Action Org

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding at the U.S. State Department. Front row (left to right): Alex Thier, USAID Assistant to the Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan; Thomas Nides, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources; and Dr. Mirza Jahani, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. Standing behind them are Ashraf Ramji, Vice Chairman…

Environment: We strive to build and work in harmony with nature to uplift communities in need – Aga Khan Foundation USA

Poor and marginalized communities are on the front lines of climate change. They are at risk from melting glaciers in Tajikistan, salt water intrusion in Bangladesh and prolonged drought in Kenya where food security and famine hang in the balance. Our solutions to environmental problems link natural resource management and alternative energy with community development….

Hotels bankrolled by Muslim spiritual leader eyeing locations in Syria, other conflict zones – The Star com News Article on The Aga Khan

  Billionaire investor and moderate Muslim leader Prince Aga Khan (C) is shown herewith Princess Zara Aga Kahn (R) congratulating Irish jockey John-Patrick Murtagh after winning the 163rd Prix de Diane horse racie with Aga Khan’s horse Valyra (L), on June 17, 2012 in Chantilly, northern Paris. AFP PHOTO. THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Stephanie Findlay Staff…