Aga Khan Academy Bags 5 Gold Medals — Coast Week com Kenya

Coastweek– Aga Khan Academy students at the Golden Climate Science Fair awards ceremony. Seen [from left] Godfrey Kokeyo, Yasin Ghani (10), Maxwin Omondi (DP1), Shivam Vyas (DP1), Cindy Makau (10), Magdalena Gakuo (10), Karishma Bhagani (DP1) and Mrs. Alice Ndungu. Coastweek– 26 countries, 146 projects, over 200 participants, 5 categories, and 6 students. These are…

How to elevate community philanthropy — By Michael Igoe on Devex com

A donation box. Local giving is inherent in many cultures but squashed by donors, according to Natalie Ross, program officer for civil society. Photo by: Kathryn Harper / CC BY-NC-ND What happens to development efforts when donor money dries up? Normally, they are discontinued, but that could be a thing of the past if local…

India can Build Competitive and Sustainable Cities, Says new World Bank Report —World Bank Press Release

NEW DELHI, September 23, 2013 – Rural areas adjacent to India’s major metropolitan cities are witnessing faster economic growth and higher employment generation than the mega-cities themselves, says a new World Bank report. Examining the phenomenon of rapid “suburbanization” that India is undergoing, the report offers options to city planners and policymakers to ensure that…

“Sustainable Development of Walled City Lahore” — Skyscraper City com. Public Private Partnership with Aga Khan Trust for Culture

“snip” To restore the original fabric of the Walled City, Government of Punjab initiated a Project “Sustainable Development of Walled City Lahore” in 2006 with the World Bank’s funding. The project was established under the Planning and Development Board (P&D). The objective of this Project is to preserve the Culture and Heritage along with providing…

Asia’s Shift to Greener Transport Key to Global Sustainability – ADB Forum

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Asia must scale up sustainable transport development or face a bleak future of congested roads, pollution, ill health and economic damage, which could have ripple effects around the world, a high level transport forum in Manila heard. View infographic in higher resolution. “The choice is to let unsustainable transport become entrenched with…

Afghan youth throw their weight behind efforts to seek sustainable peace: youth below 25 years of age make up about 70 per cent of the country’s over 30 million people – UN

Afghan youth throw their weight behind efforts to seek sustainable peace 5 July 2012 – A day after a three-day national gathering of Afghan youth concluded in the capital Kabul, the youth leaders today marched to the Presidential Palace to submit their recommendations – that sought acceleration of peace efforts, total corruption control and administrative…

India Reaches One Billion Square Feet of Sustainable Project Space – ArchNet Org News

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) records 1.09 billion square feet of small-footprint development area. IGBC’s efforts to foster green building in India started in 2001, through the establishment of rating systems for residential properties, special economic zones (SEZ) and townships. Since its inception, 1’443 companies and institutions joined the organization and 223 buildings were…

Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) (AKFED) is the sole for-profit agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) (AKDN) and works in partnership with international organizations and governments to stimulate the private sectors of developing economies, with the aim of generating capital for investment into long-lasting and sustainable development initiatives. The agency’s…

Energy is central to development – The Guardian UK News Article

Affordable renewable energy needs to be taken seriously as the crucial ingredient of sustainable development, and the Ashden Awards recognise this One of the finalists for the 2011 Ashden Awards is the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, which brings affordable, energy-efficient technologies to families in northern Pakistan. Photograph: Ashden Awards Energy, it seems, is…