Mountaineer Samina Baig appointed as UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan

Islamabad, 26 February 2018 – Renowned mountaineer Samina Baig was appointed the National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this Monday, 26 February. The first Pakistani woman to have climbed Mount Everest, Ms Baig will lead efforts to build national awareness and partnerships around the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those…

Reflections on the Diamond Jubilee —The Ismaili, India- 28 February 2018

Jubilees have traditionally been occasions for Mawlana Hazar Imam to launch new projects and programmes, such as the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in India, which was launched during his Silver Jubilee. As we approach the end of Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to India, we asked Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India Chief Executive…

Bamyan athletes win 6th round of Ski Challenge — Khaama com

The athletes in Bamyan won the 6th round of Ski Challenge, a competition in which athletes from various provinces and foreigners participate. The competition was organized for two days in Chapdara area of Bamyan with the male athletes contesting in the first day of the competition while the second day was organized for female athletes….

Afghanistan’s telecom giant, Roshan receives 5 Stevie Awards — Wadsam com|Amazing to see that women now represent 17% of company management says the judges

Afghanistan’s largest telecommunication provider, Roshan, received 5 Stevie Awards at the 12th Annual International Business Awards in Toronto Canada. The Stevie® Awards are the world’s premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. In short order the…

The EGIS project enables girls to handle the challenges of everyday life using scientific problem-solving skills — Aga Khan Academies

Educating Girls in Science Passion and collaboration filled the Academy’s multipurpose hall as girls from across the Coastal Kenyan region prepared for the presentation of their science project proposals. The girls’ engagement with scientific content before this had been minimal – now, they were about to present on the practical application of scientific principles in…

Commission reveals women’s contribution to global health care|In Pakistan, the Lady Health Workers programme has long been the backbone of the primary health care…-Professor Bhutta

June 5, 2015 ​Published in The Lancet, a major new commission on women and health has found that women are contributing nearly five per cent (around $3 trillion) to global health care, but nearly half of this is unpaid and unrecognised. The Commission, which brought together leading thinkers, heads of programmes, and activists from around…

Women Leading Relief Efforts in Nepal — by Anna Tenuta on Common Dreams org

Women-led groups in Nepal are leading earthquake relief and recovery efforts in the country, including in decision-making where women are often excluded. “We are still reeling in shock, and [many] have slept out of their homes in cars, in the gardens, or in public places,” said Sadhana Shrestha, executive director of Tewa, a Global Fund…

India: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Isabel Bishop pledges funding the Aga Khan Foundation for child nutrition at Nizamuddin Basti

Australian Foreign Minister visits non-profit organisation in Delhi, pledges funding — News video ANI News Australian Foreign Minister Julie Isabel Bishop on Aga Khan Foundation   ANI News Published on 13 Apr 2015 New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Julie Isabel Bishop visited a non-profit organisation in New Delhi on Monday (April 13)…