World Bank President and Aga Khan Discuss Poverty Alleviation

London, 8 May 2014 – His Highness the Aga Khan met on Thursday (May 8) with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the 12th president of the World Bank Group, to discuss global development challenges and efforts to end poverty. The meeting, held at the World Bank’s London offices, was the first between the chairman of the…

Canadians Take Steps to End Global Poverty — The Vancouver sun news

Meet Tina: Tina Parbhakar is a Vancouver-based lawyer who is interested in public policy and administration, gender relations and community engagement. She is currently a Board Member of Shanti Uganda, a non-profit that takes a holistic approach to maternal and child health. She is also a Member of the Canadian Bar Association, Lawyers’ Rights Watch…

Boston Marathon, USA: Aga Khan Foundation’s run team-Sulfyna Murji, Amira Valliani and Richard Prevost successfully took part and raised over $61,000 for AKF USA projects in Africa and Asia

THE BOSTON MARATHON The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. was honored to be a partner charity for the 2014 Boston Marathon. The three members of the AKF Run Team inspire us everyday with their dedication to both our work and their training. We want to congratulate Amira Valliani, Richard Prevost, and Sulfyna Murji for not only…

Canada: This year over $7 million raised by 7,000 participants from over 600 teams for the development projects in Asia, Africa and central Asian countries — World partnership walk

Special thanks to our generous sponsors, passionate ambassadors and dedicated volunteers for helping us raise over $7 million this year! The Walks were held over three Sundays this spring and set a new record for participation with more than 7,000 fundraisers and over 600 teams registered. Thanks for taking steps with us and we look…

Woman from Chitral wins “National Mico-Entrepreneur Award” — Pamir Times Net

 Karachi (PR): Qurban Bibi, a client of the The First MicroFinanceBank (an institution of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance) in Pakistan, won the “Best National Micro-Entrepreneur Award Female” at the recent Citi-PPAF Micro-entrepreneurship Awards 2012 ceremony held in Islamabad. Qurban Bibi, from Booni, Chitral, was awarded a cash prize of PKR 225,000. Another FMFB…

Taking steps against global poverty in Saskatchewan — Metro News Canada

Belly dancers perform on Sunday at Wascana Park, as part of the World Partnership Walk celebration. More than 300 people from across Saskatchewan took steps — many of them — in Regina on Sunday to battle worldwide poverty. The World Partnership Walk raises funds for development projects aimed at fighting global poverty with the non-profit…

Hunger Is a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’, says Jean Ziegler — Axis of Logic com

Brussels is unspeakably hypocritical… – photo by mouton-noir.net “Every five seconds, a child under 10 dies of hunger.  – Thirty-five million people die each year from hunger or its immediate aftermath. – One billion people are permanently and severely malnourished and the situation is becoming increasingly catastrophic.” (Jean Ziegler) In his latest book “Mass Destruction…