Young Ismailis continue long-standing musical tradition

Music has always been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Muslim societies. From Fatimid Cairo to the Iberian Peninsula, music has long brought people together, fostering a sense of identity and community. Around the world, young Ismaili musicians are continuing this rich tradition. Ismaili musicians Junayde Alam from Pakistan, Naira Sidi from North…

University of Central Asia Campus Tour | World standard University on the mountains of Tajikistan, Kirgizstan and Kazakhstan

The University of Central Asia offers undergraduate programmes in Computer Science, Communications and Media, Earth and Environmental Science and Economics at its residential campuses in Naryn (Kyrgyzstan) and Khorog (Tajikistan). Erik Krauss, Manager of Student Affairs at UCA takes us on a tour of the Naryn campus. Source: ucentralasia 20 Jan 2020 See also: Channel…

Channel 5 TV: Interview with Shaukat Ali Khan, Chief Information Officer at University of Central Asia | UCA unique as a residential and research oriented university

Shaukat Ali Khan, Chief Information Officer at the University Central Asia, was interviewed on Channel 5 on January 28th 2020. Watch the full interview to learn more about the University and its three schools, as well as what makes UCA unique as a residential and research oriented university. He also spoke about UCA’s partnership with…

Tajikistan: Government sends agreement on construction of new Tajik-Afghan bridge for ratification to parliament — Asia Plus News

The Government of Tajikistan has sent an agreement concluded with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) on construction of a new Tajik-Afghan bridge across the Panj River for ratification to the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Tajikistan’s lower chamber of parliament). One of Tajik-Afghan brdiges across the Panj River; photo / nm.tj (…) To-date, seven bridges across the…

‘A gift like no other’ —By Sabrina Natasha Habib | During the Diamond Jubilee year, Khudododova Tursunmo established 60 Community Based Savings Groups for Ismaili women

Seated in a Pamiri home in Khorog, Tajikistan, 73-year-old Khudododova Tursunmo listened intently to a presentation on Nazrana. She learned that Ismailis worldwide would have the opportunity to pledge a Diamond Jubilee gift of time and knowledge to Mawlana Hazar Imam. A retiree and grandmother of five, Khudododova wondered what gift she could give the…

A world-class University on the Mountains of central Asia | Undergraduate schools are located at Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, and Khorog, Tajikistan | Tekeli campus in Kazakhstan is expected to start classes in 2021/2022 | Watch Videos on the University of Central Asia

About the University of Central Asia РУССКИЙ One University, Three Schools “It is important to know that what we are doing here will be a valuable example of international cooperation for the future not only here in the region, but also for people far beyond the region. -“His Highness the Aga Khan UCA Naryn Campus…

Video: University of Central Asia – A Development University | UCA’s mission is to promote the social and economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain communities

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 as a private, not for profit, secular university through an International Treaty signed by the Presidents of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan; ratified by their respective parliaments, and registered with the United Nations. The Presidents are the Patrons…

"Gemeinschaften können ihre Entwicklung selbst in die Hand nehmen" – Michael Kocher, General Manager der Aga-Khan-Stiftung (AKF) — KfW Entwicklungsbank

Meldung vom 12.03.2018 / KfW Entwicklungsbank Michael Kocher, General Manager der Aga-Khan-Stiftung (AKF), erläutert den Entwicklungsansatz seiner Organisation Michael Kocher, General Manager der Aga-Khan-Stiftung (AKF): “Wir werden uns weiterhin auf die ärmsten und am stärksten benachteiligten Bevölkerungsgruppen konzentrieren.” Herr Kocher, die Aga-Khan-Stiftung (AKF) ist seit mehr als fünfzig Jahren in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit tätig. Was sehen…

Videos: BBC News Story – University of Central Asia’s Inaugural Campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic and "Creating Opportunity on the Roof of the World"

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) visited the University of Central Asia’s inaugural campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic in anticipation of the launch of UCA’s undergraduate programme in September 2016. UCA offers an international standard of education rooted in the Central Asian context with the aim of promoting the social and economic development of the region…

220 Students Graduate from School of Professional and Continuing Education in Tajikistan |Photos, Videos and more on University of Central Asia

The University of Central Asia (UCA)’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) provides post-secondary, short-cycle education, giving young people and adults professional and vocational qualifications that enhances employment and income generation opportunities. On 21 October 2017, SPCE celebrated the graduation of 220 students from its Khorog centre in accounting, business planning, small and medium…

EU funds project to build a bridge at Tajikistan-Afghanistan border

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Source: Times of Central Asia The project will be implemented by Aga Khan Foundation and PATRIP Foundation. DUSHANBE — A High-Level EU mission has paid an official visit to Tajikistan. The mission consisted of Mr. Stefano Manservisi, Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation, and Mr. Peter Burian, EU…

Save water for 75.000 people, in rural Tajikistan: Big number of Ismailis took part in fundraising of Aga Khan Foundation’s ‘Walk & Run’ at ESF Nottingham Festival| View Photos

14-16 April 2017, European Sports Festival,University of Nottingham The Project: £5 million water & sanitation project primarily funded by the Swiss government Every £1 we raise from the Walk & Run results in £10 going to the project Constructing pumps & latrines for 75,000 people Will reduce child mortality & empower women by maximising their…

Articles and Photos on Aga Khan’s plan to create a new model for Higher Education in Central Asia, The ‘UCA’ on Devex Com by Michael Igoe

University  of Central Asia: Part Three  “The future leaders of Central Asia”—  By Michael Igoe on Devax com Students from the University of Central Asia’s inaugural class during the inauguration ceremony in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. Photo by: Michael Igoe / Devex EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a Devex series that examines the Aga Khan’s plan…

A three part report on Devex com: How the Aga Khan is changing the Mountain towns of ‘Naryn’ ‘Tekeli’ and ‘Khorog’ in Central Asia by creating world Class university in three countries

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a three-part Devex series that examines the Aga Khan’s plan to create a new model for higher education in Central Asia, where the opportunity to achieve academic excellence is usually found somewhere else. (…) The Aga Khan — who, as founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development…

Watch videos on University of Central Asia: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic’s Campus Aerial View and Shams Kassim-Lakha Explaining in London on this World First Mountain University

The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) first undergraduate campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic is on schedule to open in September 2016. UCA’s centralised, phased strategy harnesses the talent of award-winning designers, a multi-national construction management team and specialised regional and local contractors. Phase I in Naryn includes an academic building, housing classrooms, laboratories, the library…