Educating women, developing society — By SALIMAH SHIRAJ AMIRALI on The Ismaili

Over a century ago, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah had an unprecedented vision for the region of South Asia: to provide exceptional, educational opportunities to students, particularly girls, to help spur development. Students at the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan.PHOTO: AKDN / NOOR FAREED AKDN agencies work with partners to build schools, train teachers,…

Photos: Sustainable Development Goals through Partnerships — Aga Khan Development Network org

Revitalisation work on the Quli Qutb Shah Archaeological Park in Hyderabad, India. Partners who have supported the programme: Government of Telangana Department of Archaeology and Museums, Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority (Hyderabad), Tata Trusts for the Conservation of Ten Major Monuments, US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation for Archaeological Excavations.-AKDN / AKTC This hairdresser…

Germany: Minister Müller gives send-off to 20,000th volunteer, launches South-North exchange|All about “weltwärts”- (translates as "world-wards")

New South-North component of volunteers service weltwärts: Minister Gerd Müller together with Jan Wenzel, the chair of the German association “Ventao”, and the Ambassador of Mozambique, Amadeu Paulo Samuel de Conceiçao, welcomes the first volunteers from Bolivia, Chile, Cameroon, Columbia, Mexico und Mozambique.Images© Thomas Köhler/photothek 20.02.2014 | Berlin – Today, Minister Gerd Müller gave an…

Meet the Speakers dedicated volunteers from across Canada that promotes discussion and learning on global issues — Aga Khan Foundation Canada

The Speaker Bureau is a group of dedicated volunteers from across Canada that promotes discussion and learning on global issues and inspires Canadians to get involved in international development. Learn More Are you looking for a dynamic speaker to inform and motivate your audience about global issues and international development? Do you want to learn…

Surgery Could Save Millions of Lives in Developing Countries — The World Bank Org

STORY HIGHLIGHTS A new book, “Essential Surgery,” says greater access to surgical care in developing countries could avert 1.5 million deaths a year. Basic surgeries such as setting broken bones or delivering babies via Caesarean section are among the most cost-effective health interventions in developing countries. “Essential Surgery” is the first of nine volumes in…

Aga Khan Development Network Egypt Documentary video

PPFmediaproductions Published on 15 Apr 2014 A documentary for the Aga Khan Development Network, Egypt Directed by Rami Jabbar – A Picture Perfect Films Production 2014 Category Non-profits & Activism Licence Standard YouTube Licence ->>>>><<<<<-

Video: Building Climate Resilience-Aga Khan Development Network

  Noorun Mubeen Published on 13 Jan 2013 This film was shown at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit (3) in California in 2010. Current scientific predictions suggest that the greatest burden of climate change will fall on poor and developing countries. In the poor areas where the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) works, however, the…

The Canadian Association of Journalists and Aga Khan Foundation Canada announce two inaugural International Development Reporting Fellows — News Wire Canada

Mellissa Fung Marc Ellison OTTAWA, March 25, 2015 /CNW/ – The developing world’s stories are waiting… and two journalists will soon be bringing them home to Canadians. Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists are pleased to announce that Marc Ellison and Mellissa Fung are the inaugural recipients of the Fellowship for…

Nairobi,Kenya: Aga Khan University launches Institute for Human Development

Aga Khan University’s Institute for Human Development February 13, 2015 More than 200 people gathered in Nairobi, Kenya on February 12 to mark the official launch of the Institute for Human Development. The Institute is an initiative of Aga Khan University, and the wider Aga Khan Development Network, to expand and drive innovation in research…

India: Modi meets Aga Khan Foundation delegation — Siasat com

New Delhi, July 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met a delegation from the Aga Khan Foundation which briefed him on various activities it was undertaking in the country. “The delegation members briefed the prime minister on various development activities being undertaken by the foundation in India,” said a statement. AKF vice chairman Gulam Rahimtoola…

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…

Aga Khan has done good for many — Medicine Hat News com, Letter to the editor

Re: “Rich getting better treatment from PM,” March 6 By trying to make her case, Nellie Spicer broke the basic fundamental about advancing one’s own causes. I believe that you cannot advance your cause by totally misrepresenting other people’s achievements or their philanthropic contribution to the poor and needy. Spicer describes the Aga Khan “extremely…

Aga Khan and Canadian Prime Minister Announce Human Development Partnership

Please also see: Related material on AKFC website Backgrounder on the Prime Minister of Canada’s website Toronto, 28 February 2014 — More than a million people living in Asia and Africa will have new opportunities within reach, thanks to a five-year, CAD $100-million partnership between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Government of…