History, the arts, and pandemics — By Nazim Karim on The Ismaili

Paintings, literature, and films, amongst other forms of art, are repositories of a society’s collective memory. They have much to tell us about prior pandemics, their impact, and what we can learn from these impressions today. Egyptians boarding boats on the Nile during a cholera epidemic. Charles Auguste Loye 1841-1905.IMAGE: WELLCOME COLLECTION “Ars longa, vitas…

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The Holy Quran says: “It is He who has appointed you viceroys in the earth … that He may try you in what He has given you.” (Surah 6:165) “O children of Adam! … eat and drink: but waste not by excess, for Allah loves not the wasters.” (Surah 7:31 ***** Páramos: Water for Life…

Prince Rahim visits East Africa to evaluate AKDN’s response to environmental sustainability and climate change — The Ismaili, Global – 24 March 2020

In early March, Prince Rahim, accompanied by his wife, Princess Salwa, visited Kenya and Tanzania, to better understand the plans and responses of the various institutions and agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) towards environmental sustainability and climate action. Prince Rahim’s visit to Kenya took place in his capacity as Chair of the…

Experts Discuss Industrial and Technological Priorities in Kyrgyzstan — University of Central Asia’s (UCA)

The fourth in a series of development dialogues gathered leading experts, representatives of international organisations, as well as state ministries and agencies of Kyrgyzstan to discuss “Industrial and Technological Development of Kyrgyzstan”. The half-day development dialogue took place in Bishkek on June 24th, and was co-organised by the United Nations system in Kyrgyzstan and the…

Water project supported by Finland helps adjust to climate change in Tajikistan — Päivi Kari and Johanna Kallio on Ministry for Foreign Affairs

In the harsh conditions of the mountainous Gorno-Badakshan autonomous region (GBAO), providing safe drinking water and proper toilets for the most vulnerable is not enough. People must also know how to prepare for climate change – but how does that happen? The Pamir project includes 10 boreholes. Photo: Saija Vuola/Finnish Environment Institute The GBAO, Gorno-Badakshan,…