His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, reviewing the master plan and design for a new 42-acre campus on Sam Nujoma Road which will house both the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development serving master’s level students and an Aga Khan Academy for middle and secondary school students. - Photo: AKDN / Zahur Ramji

Knowledge Diplomacy: Aga Khan University expansion in East Africa to transform Arusha into a Regional Intellectual Epicenter

AKU’s ambitious 15 years plan includes a significant commitment of global resources to the East African region though the expansion of the University’s presence in Arusha, transforming the East African Community’s capital into a “regional intellectual epicenter“. This grand vision was shared by the AKU Chancellor, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan; Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of the Social Welfare Department of…

Tanzania's Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal with Prince Karim Aga Khan. On the right is the MP for Tabora North, Mr Shaffin Sumar. Behind His Highness is the Ismaili Council for Tanzania President Aitmadi Jehangir Bhaloo. Photo by VPO

Tanzania’s Vice President shares a light moment with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

THE Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal, shares a light moment with the spiritual leader of the Ismailia Community and Founder of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Prince Karim Aga Khan, who paid a courtesy call on him at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Sunday. The Aga Khan was on a four-day visit to Tanzania, the itinerary for which included…

TSC President Altaf Hirani with the winning Team Tanzania enjoying the SCWC 2014 trophies.

Sports Diplomacy: Altaf Hirani’s Tanzania based team brings home the Street Child World Cup from Rio!

Altaf Hirani’s efforts yield dividends in Brazil as Tanzania Street Children Sports Academy trained team wins the 2014 Street Child World Cup. Hirani was delighted with the outcome and the progress made since the last Street Child World Cup in South Africa. Held ahead of each FIFA World Cup, the Street Child World Cup (SCWC) and Save the…

Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit - Tharani Associates

Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit – Tharani Associates

Healthcare architecture has taken a paradigm shift towards ensuring that patient-care and staff comfort are of paramount and equal importance within the hospital environment. The extension to the Aga Khan Hospital facilities with the additional of the Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit by Tharani Associates lends itself to this  architectural school of…

AKDN with Agence Française de Development to Construct New Aga Khan Hospital facility & 30 outreach centres

AKDN with Agence Française de Development to Construct New Aga Khan Hospital facility & 30 outreach centres

A 132bn/- agreement has been inked to enhance quality of health services in the country through expansion of Dar es Salaam’s Aga Khan Hospital and establishment of a large network of outreach centres across the country. Signed over the weekend in Gouvieux, France between the public development finance institution, Agence Française de Development (AFD) and…

With Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of AKDN Social Welfare, France Sign US $79.8 Million Agreement for the Expansion of Health Services in Tanzania

Gouvieux, France, 9 May 2014 – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Aga Khan Development Network today signed a US$ 79.8 million agreement, in an effort to substantially enhance the quality and reach of the Network’s health programmes in Tanzania. Princess Zahra Aga Khan, who heads AKDN’s Social Welfare Department, attended the signing…

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…

Football Academy President Altaf Hirani's Street Child Team Tanzania wins global title

Football Academy President Altaf Hirani’s Street Child Team Tanzania wins global title

All related Altaf Hirani. Street children win global title After narrowly losing the title during the 2010 event staged in South Africa, the Mwanza-based Tanzania street children this time made no mistake to cruise into the podium, winning the 2014 World Cup edition with scintillating 3-1 comprehensive rout over neighbours Burundi in Rio de Janeiro…

Show and Tell: Children's Reading Day in Tanzania

Show and Tell: Children’s Reading Day in Tanzania

A few months ago, Room to Read Tanzania celebrated their first annual Children’s Reading Day, an event to raise awareness about the importance of reading and also celebrate the progress students have made in improving their literacy skills. In partnership with the Aga Khan University and the Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, the event…

Tanzania Regional Advisory Council begins exploring opportunities

Kabir Jivraj: Tanzania Regional Advisory Council begins exploring opportunities

By Daniela Andrei for University of Calgary UToday: East African nation one of six ‘countries of emphasis’ under university’s International Strategy The Tanzania Regional Advisory Council convened for its first working session recently to discuss the council’s objectives and scope, regional opportunities, and partnerships in the East African region and identify the strategic areas to…