His Highness the Aga Khan at the 2014 London Conference on Afghanistan [Getty Images]

His Highness the Aga Khan strengthens continuing support to Afghanistan at the 2014 London Conference on Afghanistan

For the Ismaili Imamat and its Aga Khan Development Network, or AKDN as it is known, it is fundamental that the construction of civil society has been chosen as a national development priority in the Government’s reform agenda. The AKDN has been designed and grown specifically to support that goal, wherever we are present. We vigorously…

Pakistan's Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif praises services of Prince Karim Aga Khan across the world

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif praises services of Prince Karim Aga Khan across the world

LONDON, Dec 4 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday lauded services of Prince Karim Aga Khan across the world, particularly for the people of Pakistan in education and health sectors, poverty eradication, and socio-economic uplift of the poor. A large number of leaders from around the world have gathered in London to attend…

Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan

Women & Leadership | Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

AKDN Statement at the “Heart of Asia” Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan in Beijing, China Delivered by Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Honoured Co-Chairs, Excellencies Mr. Wang Yi and Mr. Zarar Ahmad Osmani, Excellencies, Honoured colleagues, On behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan…

Tajik women teach veiled Afghan women how to bake traditional bread in a tandoor oven in Darvoz, Tajikistan, in June. [Central Asia Online/Nadin Bahrom]

Women & Leadership | Synergy: AKF Projects Empower Women – Tajik Women Teach Afghan Women Life Skills

In 2012 and 2013, as many as 410 women from Darwaz, Afghanistan, learned various house-keeping and business skills from women in neighbouring Darvoz, Tajikistan. The programme is supported by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and has financial backing from international institutions. DARVOZ DISTRICT, Tajikistan – Separated by the Panj River and the vagaries of history,…

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Women & Leadership: Reflection

Inspired by several events this weekend, Ismailimail brings to our readers a special series on Women & Leadership. Ismailimail shares five inspiring stories.  Stories of Tajik women empowering Afghan women in Badakhshan; an Ismaili female mountaineer summiting Mount Everest; an Ismaili Ambassador leading Imamat projects in Central Asia; an artist’s meditative work synthesized into a…

Tajik Badakhshan helps save lives in Afghan Badakhshan

Tajik Badakhshan helps save lives in Afghan Badakhshan

KHOROG, Tajikistan – Afghanistan’s problems are not stopping residents of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), Tajikistan, from helping Afghans who live across the Panj River in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province. In 2010, Tajikistan and Afghanistan sealed a deal enabling Afghans from Badakhshan Province to receive free medical care in Khorog, or to have a Tajik doctor visit…

Aga Khan Development Network's Resident Representative Nurjehan Mawani met with CEO Abdullah Abdullah, reaffirms support to new government

Aga Khan Development Network’s Resident Representative Nurjehan Mawani meets Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, reaffirms support to new Afghan government

The Aga Khan Development Network reaffirmed continued support to Afghanistan and the newly formed national unity government. Nurjehan Mawani, the ambassador of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to Afghanistan met with the Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdulllah on Thursday. The office of Chief Executive following a statement said Aga Khan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Ms.…

The Pamirs, Afghan and Tajik and Ismaili Islam

The Pamirs, Afghan and Tajik and Ismaili Islam

The Pamirs and its people were divided in the later C19th and since then they have been subject to very different administrations. The Tajikistan side were governed by Imperial, Bolshevik Russia and then Soviet administrations from that time until 1992. This continuity permitted road building, educational development, health care provision in this area were per…

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Sports Diplomacy: Roshan unites Afghanistan through Soccer – “Nazdiq Shodhan”

Through football and sports, Roshan is continuing to bring Afghanistan’s various peoples closer … celebrating Afghanistan’s many talents … uniting the country, one match after another. – Nazdiq Shodhan (Bringing You Closer)   Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, has a reputation for excellence, innovation and service. The recipient of more than two dozen international honors, the company has…

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Roshan Recognized for “Social Contribution,” “Best Brand Campaign,” and “Achievement in ICT” With Prestigious Awards

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, announced today that it received awards and special commendations at both the 2014 Asia Communication Awards ACA and the 2014 Financial Times/International Finance Corporation FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards. Roshan received the “Social Contribution Award” at the 2014 Asia Communications Awards for the…

Aga Khan Development Network Supports Relief Effort for the Victims of Afghanistan Landslide

Aga Khan Development Network Supports Relief Effort for the Victims of Afghanistan Landslide

Kabul, 5 May 2014 – In the wake of a disastrous mudslide in Afghanistan’ Badakhshan Province, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) was working closely with the government and other organisations in providing urgent relief supplies, including tents for shelter, food items, and emergency medical care. More http://www.akdn.org/Content/1266 Related: Hundreds killed, thousands missing in Afghan…

Civilian Aid is in Jeopardy in Afghanistan

Civilian Aid is in Jeopardy in Afghanistan

ARGUMENT: Let Me Down Easy It’s bad enough the United States is slashing military aid to Afghanistan. Don’t shut off the civilian aid spigot, too. BY ANJA MANUEL, JUSTINE ISOLA APRIL 4, 2014 […] Aga Khan Development Network has been a leader in this area, helping to launch the successful telecom company Roshan in 2003,…

Role Canada should play in Afghanistan: Canadian Association of Journalists partnering with Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Role Canada should play in Afghanistan: Canadian Association of Journalists partnering with Aga Khan Foundation Canada

The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to partner with Aga Khan Foundation Canada to present CBC journalist Mellissa Fung as a keynote speaker at #CAJ14, which runs May 9-10 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Vancouver. Fung will discuss what role Canada should play in Afghanistan as the fledgling nation develops its own…