Tajik and Afghan officials Inaugurate Vanj Bridge Built by AKDN as Part of Cross-border Initiatives – Relief Web News report

Khumrogi, Vanj District, Tajikistan, 16 August 2011 – The Vanj Bridge, the fourth in a series of bridges funded by the Aga Khan Development Network, was inaugurated today by Tajikistan’s President H.E. Emomali Rahmon. The bridge connects Tajikistan’s Vanj District with Mohi-May Vulusvoli in Afghanistan and is expected to enhance cross-border humanitarian assistance delivery, infrastructure…

Road connection between Pak-Tajikistan discussed – Pakistan Observer News

Islamabad—Dr Arbab Alamgir Khan, Federal Minister for Communications paid a three-day successful visit to Tajikistan from Aug 8. Dr Arbab visited Ishkashim, a border city from where the road between Pakistan and Tajikistan from Chitral is planned. Along with his Tajik counterpart, Hakimov Nizom, Dr. Arbab Alamgir Khan had an aerial view of the site…

Mountain Societies Research Centre: A New Initiative of the University of Central Asia – UCA News

The University of Central Asia recently announced the establishment of the University’s first research centre, the Mountain Societies Research Centre (MSRC). The official announcement was made by UCA Director General Dr Bohdan Krawchenko during the opening of an International Symposium on Pastoralism in Central Asia: Status, Challenges and Opportunities in Mountain Areas, co-hosted by UCA…

University of Central Asia: Designed for Learning – UCA Org

  UCA campuses are located at the crossroads of the Pamir, Tien- Shan, Kunlun-Shan, and Hindu-Kush mountain ranges in three campus sites, with a Central Administration Office in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic: Khorog, Tajikistan Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic Tekeli, Kazakhstan Historical meeting points for the cultures and travellers of the ancient Silk Road, these communities will once…

Germany’s (DAAD) and the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) scholarship programme for graduates and doctoral students of Central Asia – Daad News

DAAD/UCA-Programme (UCA=University of Central Asia) ***** Objective The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) are carrying out a joint scholarship programme for graduates and doctoral students for the countries of Kasachstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as well as for countries in the catchment area of the UCA, such as Uzbekistan,…

University of Central Asia, Central Asian Faculty Development Programme PhD scholarship programmes for the 2011-2012 academic year

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is pleased to announce its Central Asian Faculty Development Programme’s (CAFDP) scholarships for PhD studies in Ethnomusicology and in Mountain Tourism at its partner institution, the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). The partnership comes under the aegis of the agreement between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the…

Kyrgyz Parliament Speaker, Aga Khan Development Network Representative discussed education cooperation prospects (via Ismailimail)

Kyrgyz Parliament Speaker Ahmatbek Keldibekov met with the Head of the Aga Khan Development Network Representation Nurjehan Mawani on February 11, 2011. The parties discussed development of cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Aga Khan Development Network including in the education sector. The opening of the Aga Khan Academy in Bishkek first was discussed…

Khorog, Capital of Tajik Badakhshan – by Zulfiqar Ali Khan in Parmir Times

Nestled between rugged mountains at the confluence of the famous Panj, Gunt and Shakhdara rivers, Khorogh is the administrative center of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous region of Tajikistan. It became the capital of Gorno-Badakhshan in 1925 after the grip of USSR tightened on areas rights bank of the Panj River. It hosts about 30,000 people at…

Tajikistan, AKDN to continue bilateral cooperation – Asia Plus News

Author: Zarina Ergasheva DUSHANBE, December 18, 2010, Asia-Plus  — Issues related to bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) were discussed here on Friday at a meeting of Tajik Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi with the AKDN Resident Representative in Tajikistan Munir Merali. According to the Tajik MFA information department, the sides…

AKDN and the International Baccalaureate Team Up to Improve Access to Quality Education in Developing World – Press release by AKDN

Gouvieux, France, Thursday, 28th October 2010 – The Aga Khan Development Network Foundation (AKDN Foundation) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) agreed today to intensify joint efforts to broaden access to quality education for students across the developing world and provide richer and more global perspectives to those in the industrialised world. The Memorandum of Understanding, signed…

Canada: Carleton University Launches Partnership with University of Central Asia

Source: Carleton University ***** (Ottawa) –   Carleton University and the University of Central Asia (UCA) have established a partnership to pursue academic development and research, a move that will help public management training and socio-economic development in the mountainous societies of the former Soviet Union. Aga Khan Foundation Canada, which supports sustainable improvement in the quality…

Journey to Khorog (via Dappled Things)

This is the plane we took to Khorog. Behind it is the more impressive plane I thought we were taking. No such luck. For those of you following, I made it back from Khorog to Dushanbe safely. I’ll be headed to Khujand tomorrow. I’ll post about the steps in this journey incrementally as I get…

Tajikistan: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Source: TOL.Org ***** In Tajikistan, the Aga Khan’s philanthropy and investment has raised hospitals, hotels, colleges, crops – and in some quarters, suspicion. Fifth in a series. by Sarvinoz Akram 22 September 2010 This is the fifth story in a series of articles on philanthropy in TOL’s coverage area. DUSHANBE | On a sunny day…