Aliyah Kurji selected as Acumen's Global Fellow, 2014

Aliyah Kurji selected as Acumen’s Global Fellow, 2014

Aliyah Kurji will work in Nairobi, Kenya with d.light design, a company that makes low-cost solar lights that provides cleaner, safer, and cheaper lighting to families living at the bottom of the pyramid. Aliya is from Kenya and has worked with Accenture as a Senior Consultant for over six years in the UK. She has…

Safeera Gillani: Cappies review: Curtains

Performing Artist Safeera Gillani: Cappies review Curtains

First performed on Broadway in 2007, Curtains is set in the exclusive Boston’s Colonial Theatre, following Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective as well as musical theatre aficionado. Aspiring to identify the murderer of the Old West musical’s maladroit star, Cioffi sequesters the building and proceeds to question all members of the show. The performance…

McDonald's franchisee Zulfikar Somj

McDonald’s franchisee Zulfikar Somji

Zulfikar Somji became a McDonald’s franchisee in 2001 and since then has expanded his business and now runs seven restaurants in east London. “I’ve always run my own business – a string of shoe shops in London’s West End. Funny enough, I saw how busy McDonald’s were during the last economic downturn. I was impressed…

Agence Française de Développement pledges US$16 million loan for expansions at the Aga Khan University

Agence Française de Développement pledges US$16 million loan for expansions at the Aga Khan University

France has pledged $16 million for the expansion of Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College Foundation, according to a press release. The French finance institution for development, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), will provide the loan to the Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College Foundation to expand infrastructure facilities on its campus. A memorandum of…

Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha & Dr. Mirza Jahani: Philanthropy for Civil Society in Pakistan

Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha & Dr. Mirza Jahani: Philanthropy for Civil Society in Pakistan

Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Chairman of the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy, Founding President of the Aga Khan University, and Former Minister of Education of Pakistan,l discussed the opportunities and challenges facing civil society organizations in Pakistan and how local philanthropy can sustain civil society in a changing landscape of development aid. Dr. Carol Adelman, Director of…

Interview with Sehreen Noor Ali - Chairperson of the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Northeast U.S.

Interview with Sehreen Noor Ali – Chairperson of the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Northeast U.S.

Organization: Noodle Education; EdTech Women Position: Director of Business Development; Founder Country of Residence: USA Country of Origin: USA Sehreen Noor Ali is a community builder and business development strategist who strengthens collaboration between the public and private sectors. She launched her career at the U.S. Department of State where she served on the core…

Muslim-Christian Dialogue on Jesus featuring Sunni, Ismaili, Catholic and Protestant Interpretations

Muslim-Christian Dialogue on Jesus featuring Sunni, Ismaili, Catholic and Protestant Interpretations

On Thursday, March 15, 2012, the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s College hosted “The Christology Symposium” – an academic forum featuring presentations on Jesus from Catholic, Protestant, Sunni Muslim and Ismā‘īlī Muslim perspectives followed by a panel discussion. The presentations consisted of the following: 1. “Roman Catholic Christology” (at 5:50) – Greg Rupik (PhD…

Christian Paradis

Minister Paradis on Canada’s Commitment to Protect & Promote an Enabling Environment for Civil Society – Quotes His Highness the Aga Khan

April 17, 2014 – The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement: “Canada recognizes and supports the vital role that civil society plays in reaching development objectives. Civil society engages citizens in their countries’ decision-making processes that affect them. Empowered by the fundamental rights of freedom of…

Aga Khan Health Service Tanzania to mark Golden Jubilee - 30 New Outreach Centres - Steps Up Fight Against Cancer, Heart Diseases

Aga Khan Health Service Tanzania to mark Golden Jubilee – 30 New Outreach Centres – Steps Up Fight Against Cancer, Heart Diseases

In a bid to support government efforts in improving health and sending services close to wananchi, the Aga Khan Health Service Tanzania (AKHST) plans to open over 30 outreach centres and as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the hospital will set up free camps for cancer screening, diabetes, blood pressure and kidney ailments. The…