Clements GSA students WALK to end global poverty | Fort Bend Southwest Star Newspaper

Embassy of the United States in Kenya: Aga Khan Foundation & US Government Launch Partnership

NAIROBI, KENYA, DECEMBER 11, 2014 – The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a partnership  agreement in Nairobi to support a four-year activity called the Yetu Initiative. Designed to empower Kenyan civil society organizations, the $6 million program will help Kenyan communities and civil society…

AKF Impact - 16 countries 3.5 Million beneficiaries

Aga Khan Foundation – Global Impact: Serving 16 countries & 3.5 Million beneficiaries

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), alongside its sister Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies, has implemented innovative, award-winning and community-driven solutions to development challenges for more than 45 years. It focusses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing its objectives. With a small staff, a…

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AKF USA and Giving Tuesday: Target surpassed by 750% – CEO thanks all supporters

Ismailimail is proud to share the results of the AKF USA’s Giving Tuesday Campaign and we also want to thank all our readers for their outstanding support to all the Aga Khan Foundation Initiatives in Canada, USA and other countries through the years – initiatives such as the Partnership Walk/Golf, PartnershipInAction Walk/Golf/Runs and others. We started…

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Event – December 10 | The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: Celebrating the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 – The Power of Education!

On the day of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo (December 10, 2014), join Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway for a celebration of the 2014 Laureates, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, and their important achievements towards advancing children’s rights and access to education. The evening will…

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Event – December 2 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada: Re-imagining Social Accountability for Results

A robust civil society is key to ensuring governments are responsive and accountable to their population. Civil society is growing exponentially in countries with weak governance to address gaps in service delivery and social protection. But how effective is civil society in achieving its goals? Are there new ways to understand and strengthen civil society?…

Canadian Humanitarian Conference

Event – December 4-5 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada: Adaptation and Innovation: Canada’s contributions to Humanitarian Response

Aga Khan Foundation Canada, in partnership with the Humanitarian Coalition, the International Development Research Centre, the Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian Crisis and Aid, and Government of Canada, invite you to watch a series of webcasts by renowned humanitarian experts at the second annual Canadian Humanitarian Conference. The conference is being held at the Delegation…

The Globe and Mail Interview | Khalil Shariff on the virtue of pluralism

The Globe and Mail Interview | Khalil Shariff on the virtue of pluralism

‘Canada has developed a kind of civic intent to make diversity work’ In this six-part series of interviews, Canadians with a variety of experiences discuss the major challenges our country is facing and how best to address them. This instalment deals with making pluralism work. Khalil Shariff, chief executive officer of the Aga Khan Foundation…

Celebrity Supporters and 15,000 Partners Rally Behind #GivingTuesday, the International Day of Giving

Celebrity Supporters and 15,000 Partners Rally Behind #GivingTuesday, the International Day of Giving

The third annual #GivingTuesday will be celebrated on December 2, two weeks from today, and celebrities and partners are rallying behind the growing movement of social giving. Supporters include actors/activists Edward Norton and Hugh Jackman, actor-mompreneur Jessica Alba, fashion mogul Kenneth Cole and Golden State Warriors’ basketball star Stephen Curry, each of whom offered comments…

Macro Economist, Brett House: Canada Needs to Get Serious About Development Finance | Huff Post Canada

Macro Economist, Brett House: Canada Needs to Get Serious About Development Finance | Huff Post Canada

This past Wednesday, the Aga Khan Foundation convened in Ottawa a compelling meeting to look at adding a commercial lending arm to the Canadian government’s support for international poverty reduction. The gathering came after months of speculation that 2015 might see the announcement of a new Canadian public fund to catalyze private investment in emerging…

Aga Khan Foundation Canada Launches Speaker Bureau

Aga Khan Foundation Canada Launches Speaker Bureau

Aga Khan Foundation Canada announces the launch of its new Speaker Bureau – a group of dedicated volunteers from across Canada that promotes discussion and learning on global issues and inspires Canadians to get involved in international development. Topics range from empowering communities, promoting gender equality, improving rural livelihoods and strengthening access to quality education…

Photo Gallery: Aga Khan Partnership Walk Houston

Thousands Walk to End Global Poverty: Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk in Houston, with Photo Gallery & Video

Farah Lalani for Houston Chronicle: Despite the challenging weather, over 4,000 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual Houston Partnership Walk at Sam Houston Park. The Houston Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in…

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,…

Photos: Aga Khan Foundation, USA Houston PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run 2014

Photos: Aga Khan Foundation, USA Houston PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run 2014

@AnniseParker officiates the Partnership in Action Walk @NeighborHOU Aga Khan Foundation. Cold morning warm hearts. pic.twitter.com/vHkdGhukhe — Sacha (@SachaLazarre) November 15, 2014 Rafiq Maredia Pictures – PartnershipsInAction 2014 – Southwest (Houston, Texas). Sunny Taj Pictures – PartnershipsInAction 2014 – Southwest (Houston, Texas). Suleman Lalani Pictures – PartnershipsInAction 2014 – Southwest (Houston, Texas). Twitter – @svirani97…

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Event – November 16 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: Houston Performance to benefit Aga Khan Foundation Projects

Come enjoy an evening of outstanding musical performance and support a worthy cuase. 100% of net proceeds for the Salim Sulaiman Concert goes directly to projects supported by the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. to end poverty in Africa and Asia. The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. is a private, non-denominational, not-for-profit international development organization committed to…

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Join Aga Khan Foundation, USA & Greater Houston Area Volunteers for PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run at Sam Houston Park

HOUSTON, TEXAS – On Saturday, November 15, 2014, around 7,000 participants will race to end global poverty in the annual Houston Partnership Walk at Sam Houston Park. The Houston Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in…

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Event – November 14 & 16 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: Texas Performances to benefit Focus Humanitarian Assistance & Aga Khan Foundation

Salim and Sulaiman are in Texas this weekend to excite and inspire their fans and thrill Texans with their performance. With sold out performances in virtually every center – Vancouver, San Jose, Calgary and Toronto, the duo are in San Antonio today and Houston on Sunday with a Saturday performance in Atlanta. These set of…

Aga Khan Foundation Press Conference at Houston City Hall

Aga Khan Foundation Press Conference at Houston City Hall

Dr. Bill Flores, President of University of Houston talks about Aga Khan Foundation PartnershipInAction Farah Lalani, Media Coordinator, Aga Khan Foundation USA, Volunteer Team for Southwest Region AKF USA Volunteer Team Southwest Region Chair invites participation in Walk to end global poverty rotunda Houston City Hall Houston Mayor Annise Parker introduces board of Aga Khan…

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Event – November 10 – 11 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada | Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: A Challenge for West Africa

Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) has gained a lot of attention in recent years because of international commitments, spearheaded by the Government of Canada. Learn more about this important global health issue by hearing about the context in West Africa, relevant research and lessons learned from the field. EVENT: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: A…

Article HuffPost Impact | The Emerging Power of Giving in Africa - David Barnard

Article HuffPost Impact | The Emerging Power of Giving in Africa – David Barnard

The Emerging Power of Giving in Africa – By David Barnard, Vice-President: Africa at TechSoup Global, for Huffington Post In many parts of Africa, philanthropic giving is still an underdeveloped practice. Reasons for this include the absence of a vibrant nonprofit sector, active corporate citizens, and institutional mechanisms aimed at encouraging giving practices. Political instability…

Event – November 10 – 19 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada | Inside Afghanistan: Mellissa Fung on Reporting from One of the World’s Most Fragile States

EVENT: Inside Afghanistan: Mellissa Fung on Reporting from One of the World’s Most Fragile States DATE: From November 10 to November 19, 2014 TIME: Multiple. Check source link below. VENUE Multiple. Check source link below. Poster (PDF) Mellissa Fung Award-winning journalist and former CBC correspondent Mellissa Fung has been on the frontlines of a wide…

Mayor Annise Parker Invites Houstonians to the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk

Mayor Annise Parker Invites Houstonians to the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Mayor Annise Parker invited Houstonians to participate in the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk/Run to be held on Nov. 15 at Sam Houston Park. “Partnership Walk is one of the largest activities which we will do during the Citizenship Month,” said Mayor Parker, as she encouraged the Aga Khan Foundation’s efforts in helping…

Giving Tuesday

Aga Khan Foundation USA’s Giving Tuesday Campaign inspires the holiday’s spirit of generosity

WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.…

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1,000 + People, 5 Schools, numerous Corporate Sponsors raise more than $316,000 at San Francisco’s Partnership Walk/Run

“Service to others means courage, empathy, compassion, and respect.” – Michael Collopy, Architects of Peace Foundation SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, October 19, 2014. Nearly 1,000 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual San Francisco Partnership Walk/Run at Central Park – Lake Elizabeth in Fremont, CA. The San Francisco Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan…