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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…

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…

San Antonio is hosting its first Aga Khan Foundation Partnership Run and Walk

Mirza Jahani: A global boost for local philanthropy – NYTimes.com

Mirza Jahani, Washington Regarding “Generosity amid want” (Feb. 14): Bina Shah’s opinion article probably surprised many with the scale of Pakistan’s private philanthropy and its culture of “everyday humanitarianism.” I appreciated her mention of the Aga Khan Foundation’s initiatives and the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy. We at the Aga Khan Foundation have witnessed this tradition…

Synergy: AKDN & Hilton Foundation project to benefit children affected by HIV/AIDS

Synergy: AKDN & Hilton Foundation project to benefit children affected by HIV/AIDS

Children affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa will have a chance for a better start in life and a more promising future because of the educational initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. This new partnership, a joint venture between the two organizations, will train community leaders to…

Aga Khan Foundation: Canada and the Fight to Protect all Children from Polio

Aga Khan Foundation: Canada and the Fight to Protect all Children from Polio

April 8, 2014 – Canada and the Fight to Protect all Children from Polio will explore Canada’s sustained leadership supporting eradication efforts in some of the most inaccessible and conflict-affected regions in the world as well as the most difficult challenges ahead.  A keynote address will be delivered by Canada’s Minister of International Development, the…

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Central Asia: Trying to Give Social Entrepreneurship a Boost | EurasiaNet.org

A non-profit alliance co-founded by organizations including the Agha Khan Foundation, USAID and Ashoka, is aiming to promote social entrepreneurship in Central Asia. On February 11, the Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship presented its initial report, “Mapping Social Entrepreneurship in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan,” in New York. A second presentation, featuring the report’s author, Myrza Karimov, will…

Surviving Cold and Conflict in Syria

“Amal”[1] fled violence in the countryside outside of Damascus with her husband, father, and five children almost two years ago. The family moved to Salamieh, a Syrian town of approximately 100,000 people 33 kilometers southeast of Hama. Salamieh is still under the control of the government armed forces, and many displaced people, mainly Sunnis from…

Human Dignity Foundation in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation for a Project in Andhra Pradesh, India

Enabling Secondary Education and Employability for Out-of-School Adolescents in Minority Slums of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India Grant amount: $249,883 Time frame: Jan 2014 – June 2016 Location: Andhra Pradesh, India Aga Khan Foundation was established in 1967 to provide sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health in poor and marginalised regions. AKF…

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Aga Khan Foundation: How Canada is Shifting Development Models Through Innovative Partnerships

When: March 27, 2014 – Time: 4:00 PM – Location: The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) in partnership with the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH) present: AKFC Seminars on Nurturing Maternal and Child Health: Global Health and The World of Business –…

Aga Khan Foundation India: Sustainable Community-Based Approaches to Livelihood Enhancement

Aga Khan Foundation India: Sustainable Community-Based Approaches to Livelihood Enhancement

The European Union funded SCALE (Sustainable Community-Based Approaches to Livelihood Enhancement) project enabled access to safe drinking water throughout the year in Gujarat. This programme, implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, has benefitted more than 125,000 households across 1,250 villages in semi arid regions, and promoted strategies…

Canadians Making a World of Difference: AKFC International Fellowship Alumni Tracey Clark, Karim Harji, Sarah Gauthier, Nikhil Agarwal

Canadians Making a World of Difference: AKFC International Fellowship Alumni Tracey Clark, Karim Harji, Sarah Gauthier, Nikhil Agarwal

Canadians Making a World of Difference For 25 years, Canadians have participated in Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s International Fellowship Program – then gone on to make a difference both at home and abroad. Some alumni have continued their career in the international development sector, while others have brought their global experience and perspectives to work…

Function held to mark International Women Day

Function held to mark International Women Day

ISLAMABAD: Women from different walks of life participated in the function held here Friday to commemorate International Women Day, acknowledging the contribution of unsung heroines. The event was arranged by French Embassy to Pakistan and attended by prominent Pakistani women including human rights activists, scholars and independent workers. Addressing on the occasion, Ambassador of France,…