India: Nagaur Fort in award contention — Deccan Herald.com

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lisbon, Portugal has announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The 20 nominees, including the Nagaur Fort in Rajasthan of India, range from a modern high-rise apartment block to projects showcasing the revival of traditional building techniques. The award entails a prize money…

Luso-American ‘business mission’ heading to Mozambique — The Portugal News com

The American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal and the Portuguese-Mozambican Chamber of Commerce are organising a “business mission” for American companies to visit Mozambique with a view to bringing together players from both sides. “snip” The Ambassador further revealed that the “Luso-American Foundation itself is interested in developing close ties with universities in Mozambique and…

Portugal: Aga Khan Foundation appoints new director – Portugal Daily News com

The Aga Khan Portugal Foundation has appointed Portuguese Karim Merali as director effective 1 August. Merali, who used to be the head of the Mozambique foundation, takes over from  South African Richard Lander. In Portugal since 1983, the Aga Khan Foundation works in social care fighting exclusion and poverty in partnership with public and private entities. Source: Portugal Daily News com  …