Dubai Cares’ programme in Kenya harnesses power of technology — Gulf Today AE. | Partnership with Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is set to impact 106,482 students, 1,317 teachers across 100 schools in Kenya

DUBAI: A Dubai Cares delegation, led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has visited Kenya to monitor and evaluate the implementation of its “Transforming Students Learning and Teacher Professional Development through ICT” programme, launched in 2014. The programme, which is being implemented…

New energy for Uganda and Rwanda— Deutschland de | Germany’s KfW Bank is one of the lender to AKDN’s 900 Million Bujagali Hydro Project | Videos

A reliable supply of water and electricity cannot be taken for granted in East Africa. Germany is committed to changing this. © dpa – Bujagali Wasserkraftwerk, Ugandas Nilkraftwerk Gregory Tayi is proud of what he has achieved. He is the first private entrepreneur to build a small-scale hydroelectric power station in Rwanda. Ever since, the…

Germany contributes 24 Million Euros to EAC to support Media relations and Water sector development — East Africa Community Institute

East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 24 June 2014: The Federal Republic of Germany today signed an intergovernmental agreement with the East African Community (EAC) in order to support higher education and training for future journalists and media professionals. Germany makes available a financial contribution of 14 million Euros in support of the Graduate School…

Training nurses to save mothers and babies in East Africa — Rotary org

Rotary scholar Irene Okang’a (second from right) joins classmates at the Aga Khan University graduation ceremony held on the Kenya campus. Okang’a is a neonatal nurse at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. Photo Credit: Jennifer Huxta Josephine Awor doesn’t need statistics to know Uganda struggles to provide adequate health care to expectant mothers and babies….

New telecom launches with cheapest call rate — Daily Monitor co Uganda

In Summary Smart Telecom, which has been running the “Give Us a Name” campaigns launched yesterday in the market, after buying off Sure Telecom license, which had failed to attract subscribers since its launch in December 2012 KAMPALA. The telecom industry could soon witness a new wave of price wars following the launch of a…

Residents laud Bujagali Energy for services — Monitor co Uganda

JINJA. Communities living near the Bujagali hydro power plant have hailed Bujagali Energy Limited [BEL], the producers of power at the facility, for helping them live a better life. This follows the completion of several social projects BEL had promised to set up as it started construction works for the 250 Megawatt power dam in…

Rotary, Aga Khan University announce their first graduating class in scholarship program in East Africa — Africa Science News org

Written by Henry Neondo With more than 50 percent of women in the developing world delivering babies without the assistance of skilled health personnel, Rotary, a global humanitarian service organization; and Aga Khan University (AKU), a private non-denominational university; are together increasing access to trained health professionals for mothers and infants in East Africa. The…

“Universities urged to focus on practical skills” — Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries chief executive officer’s interview with Monitor com Uganda

( In Summary: Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries is a branch of The Aga Khan Development Network. John Tugume talked to Mr Nazeem Mohamed, the chief executive officer, about the sensitive job of producing quality life-saving drugs.) How many people does KPI employ? KPI employs around 270 staff which includes around 140 casuals. Around 45 per cent…

Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) Scholarship Opportunity — AKDN org

The Aga Khan Foundation, in collaboration with the Institute of Education, University of London, is pleased to invite applications for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom. The Scholarships are open to prospective students from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda wishing to undertake the Institute of Education’s…

Evolution of the 250 MW Bujagali Dam – Equities com news on partnership model between the Government, a consortium of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development and US Blackstone affiliates

The 250megawatts (MW) Bujagali hydropower plant started commercial operation on August 1, doubling Uganda’s electricity supply. This was after successful completion of the mandatory reliability tests run for all the five units on June 13, which confirmed that the individual units were capable of delivering the unit contract capacity of 50MW, with five units operating…

2007 Aga Khan Golden Jubilee Flashback: The Launching of the Bujagali Dam; now set to open Monday October 8, 2012 for Uganda’s 50th anniversary – Simerg com

The Daily Monitor of Uganda reports that President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan will formally commission the $860 million (Shs2.1 trillion) Bujagali Hydro Power Project in Jinja on Monday, October 8, 2012. “Construction has come to completion. The new chapter is exciting for us, we are thrilled…” Mr Bill Groth, the Bujagali Energy Ltd’s resident construction manager, said…

Museveni, Aga Khan set to launch Bujagali – The Observer Uganda

Sunday, 23 September 2012 21:29 Written by Edward Ssekika As part of the activities to celebrate 50 years of independence, President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan are expected to officially inaugurate the just-completed Bujagali hydropower project. According to Mahmood Ahmed, the Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network, the 250 megawatt Bujagali…