PM and the Aga Khan Sign Protocol of Understanding on the Creation of a Strategic Partnership

PM and the Aga Khan Sign Protocol of Understanding on the Creation of a Strategic Partnership

Ottawa, Ontario 27 February 2014 Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper and His Highness the Aga Khan today signed a Protocol of Understanding, committing both sides to regular, high-level consultations on a range of global and regional issues. The announcement took place during an official visit to Canada by the Aga Khan from February 27 to…

Canada's PM Harper with the Aga Khan during a meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

Protocol of Understanding on the Creation of a Strategic Partnership | Prime Minister of Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to enhancing relationships with key partners in order to further promote issues of common interest. To this end, on February 27, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and His Highness the Aga Khan signed a Protocol of Understanding committing both sides to regular, high-level consultations on a range of global…

Epic moment in Ismaili history - Canada and Ismaili Imamat work on a new transformative agreement

Epic moment in Ismaili history – Canada and Ismaili Imamat work on a new transformative agreement

February 27, 2014 – Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper announces a new Protocol of Understanding with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan recognizing the Ismaili Imamat contributions to humanity. The Ismaili Imamat is a 1400 year old institution representing the spiritual office of the Ismaili Imams stretching back to the time of Hazrat Ali the…

The AKDN most valuable resource

The AKDN’s most valuable resource …

With about 80,000 employees across 30 countries – the majority of whom are based in poor areas of Asia, Africa and the Middle East – the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)’s most valuable resource is its employees. Given its large global workforce and the diversity of its non-profit institutions and project companies (which operate on commercial models), AKDN has a…

AKDN Ethical Framework Overview

AKDN Ethical Framework Overview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiFerqV64gk The Aga Khan Development Network is a contemporary endeavour of the Ismaili Imamat to realise the social conscience of Islam through institutional action. It brings together, under one coherent aegis, institutions and programmes whose combined mandate is to help relieve society of ignorance, disease and deprivation without regard to the faiths or national origins…

ShakeOut – AKDN

Since 2011, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has been participating in the Great ShakeOut, a global earthquake drill designed to educate people on how to protect themselves during an earthquake, and how to get prepared. In 2011 more than 137,000 people, including AKDN staff, volunteers, students, organizations, community members, men and women participated in…

Amin Kurji becomes a member of the Légion d’Honneur – France in Tanzania

The Ambassador of France to Tanzania, His Excellency Marcel ESCURE, bestowed his country’s highest decoration on Mr. Amin KURJI who is the Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network in Tanzania on Tuesday the 24th of September 2013. This ceremony was the opportunity to pay tribute to a development network, which, working as a…

Aga Khan Development Network Representative in Tanzania wins French award – The East African

The French government last week bestowed its country’s highest decoration of Legion of Honour on Tanzanian Amin Kurji for his outstanding contribution to the development of the country. The award, which is officially known as the National Order of the Legion of Honour, is awarded to French nationals and foreigners who have demonstrated 20 years…

Kabul hosts international conference to address maternal and child health issues in Afghanistan

October 8, 2013 KABUL (TCA) — The French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) organized the Third International Conference, “Moving Towards Quality Healthcare for Mother and Child”, to focus on new and innovative techniques for addressing current issues of maternal and child health in Afghanistan. The two-day conference, held in Kabul on October 5 and 6,…

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…

Aga Khan Development Network’s resident representative in Tanzania Amin Kurji receives France’s Legion of Honour award

Dar es Salaam. France has bestowed the Legion of Honour award on the resident representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Tanzania, Mr Amin Kurji, in recognition of his outstanding and imminent services in promotion of the French culture, education and arts between the country and Tanzania The award, tracing its origin to…

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…

How can financial services work best for the poor? | Guardian

Financial services can help transform livelihoods and economies in developing countries. Our panel offers 10 points key to reaching universal financial inclusion -snip- Joanna Ledgerwood, senior advisor, Aga Khan Foundation, Geneva Switzerland Governments play complex roles: For helpful information on the role of government in financial inclusion, see chapter 3 (on the role of government…

Dr. J. Robert Buchanan: Aga Khan University’s Board of Trustees – Nominated for The ‘Power of Age’ Challenge

People across our nation are achieving remarkable things in later life. Many older adults are experts in their fields, have years of valuable experience, and are using that knowledge to improve the lives of others. The “Unleash the Power of Age in Your Community Challenge” is an opportunity to recognize these individuals and share their…

Hakim Feerasta: AKDN seeks development and harmony among countries

It may be said that the Agha Khan development Network (AKDN) programs are being promoted in Muslim resident regions of the world. But Hakim Feerasta, former Chief Executive Officer of the Aga Khan Foundation (Tajikstan and Pakistan), says that’s not an accurate assessment. “There are several programs in India, for example, where the minority beneficiaries…

New Aga Khan Development Network diplomatic representative Nurjehan Mawani start work in Afghanistan

The new Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), in Afghanistan, Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, presented her credentials to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Mrs. Mawani succeeds Mr. Aly Mawji who represented AKDN in Afghanistan for more than a decade. For the past eight years, Mrs. Mawani has served as the AKDN Diplomatic Representative…

2002: Supporting Innovation in Afghanistan — the Experience of the Aga Khan Development Network

The fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan opened up myriad opportunities to redevelop the social and physical infrastructure of this devastated country. A major player in its rehabilitation is the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN — http://www.akdn.org), an entity so large, multifaceted and influential that in some countries it has its own embassy and diplomatic…

Prospects of cooperation between Tajikistan and AKDN discussed in Dushanbe

DUSHANBE, February 22, 2013, Asia-Plus  — Issues related to state and prospects of further expansion of cooperation between Tajikistan and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) were the focus of a meeting of Tajik Minister of Finance Safarali Najmiddinov with AKDN Resident Representative for Tajikistan Ali Akbar Pesnani that took place here on February 19,…