AKDN Resident Representative for Tajikistan Munir Merali addresses the Navroz gathering at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe. Photo: TheIsmaili.org/ AKDN Tajikistan

Newly appointed AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali presents credentials to Bangladesh Foreign Minister

New AKDN representative presents credentials to FM Diplomatic Correspondent The newly appointed The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Resident Representative to Bangladesh Munir M Merali presented his credentials to Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali at the ministry yesterday. Prior to this appointment, Merali served as AKDN resident representative to Tajikistan and as the CEO…

Bangladesh: Aga Khan IV inks deal with govt to operate its organs

Bangladesh: Aga Khan IV inks deal with govt to enhance collaboration in the areas of social, cultural and economic development

DHAKA, Sept 16, 2013 (BSS) – The Aga Khan Development Network, one of the world’s biggest private development groups, today signed a protocol with the government to operate its 10 organs in Bangladesh as Imam of the Ismailia Imamat Prince Karim Aga Khan arrived here on a two day tour in Dhaka. A private jet…

TheIsmaili.org: Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Bangladesh

TheIsmaili.org: Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 September 2013 — Concluding a two-day visit to Bangladesh, Mawlana Hazar Imam departed from Dhaka this afternoon. The Honourable Foreign Minister, Dr Dipu Moni, and Mohammad Ziauddin, Ambassador at Large from the Prime Minister’s Office, bid Hazar Imam farewell on behalf of the Government. Before leaving, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Jamat of Bangladesh at…

Bangladesh and Aga Khan Development Network sign Protocol of Cooperation

Bangladesh and Aga Khan Development Network sign Protocol of Cooperation

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16/09/2013 – A Protocol Agreement signed in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, by the Foreign Minister, Dr Dipu Moni, and His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the AKDN establishes an enhanced framework for collaboration in…

Prince Karim Aga Khan arrives in Dhaka

Prince Karim Aga Khan arrives in Dhaka

bdnews24.com Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Dhaka on Monday morning on a two-day visit. Foreign minister Dipu Moni received him at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on his arrival by private a jet to a red carpet reception. From there, he will go to…

Global community urged to stay engaged with Bangladesh – Foreign Minister held talks with AKDN Representatives

Jun 28, 2013: The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr Dipu Moni urged the international community for enhanced engagement during the first OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business in Paris. –snip– In the morning, Leader of the Ismailia Community His Highness Aga Khan and the Foreign Minister discussed possible engagements of Aga Khan Development Network in Bangladesh…

Dr. Shafique Pirani – UBC clubfoot treatment in Bangladesh gains $4.3M federal boost

Thousands of Bangladeshi infants born with clubfoot – in which the feet are turned inward and downward – will be cured of the debilitating condition, thanks to a project led by two University of British Columbia professors, and supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The Hon. Alice Wong, the federal Minister of State…

Training early childhood development teachers in Sylhet, Bangladesh – a blogpost by AKFC Fellow Madeleine Hamilton

Since I returned back to Dhaka in January, I’ve switched gear (a positive change from working on the Organizational Development component of the project!) and have been working with the Program Development Team. For the month of January, our focus was preparing for a 3-week long early childhood development teachers and supervisors training (i.e. the…