Government of Canada announces Partnership with Aga Khan Development Network To Advance Human Development In Africa & Asia

Canada partners with the Aga Khan to Advance Human Development – More than a million people to benefit

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and His Highness the Aga Khan announced $100 million towards the Partnership for Advancing Human Development in Africa and Asia. Our work has always been people-driven. It grows out of the age-old Islamic ethic, committed to goals with universal relevance: the elimination of poverty, access to education, and social peace in…

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Generosity Amid Want – NYTimes.com

Excerpt: Pakistan also has a strong network of philanthropy that includes the Aga Khan Foundation, corporate-sponsored projects and the Edhi Foundation. The latter group runs a vast system of orphanages, air and road ambulances, women’s shelters and drug rehabilitation centers. Mr. Kassim-Lakha attributes the commitment to giving to a regional culture that includes Islam, but…

Canada, Tanzania and AKDN collaborate on Health Programs - Ministerial Deliberations

Canada, Tanzania and AKDN collaborate on Health Programs – Ministerial Deliberations

International Development Minister Christian Paradis meets with the Honourable Dr. Seif Rashid , Minister of Health for Tanzania, and Mr. Amin Kurji, Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network in Tanzania. He participated in a maternal, newborn and child health round table event to discuss innovative approaches in health systems to advance maternal, newborn…

Aga Khan Foundation's Training Modules of Community-based Savings Group Methodology

Aga Khan Foundation’s Training Modules of Community-based Savings Group Methodology

Aga Khan Foundation with the assistance of VSL Associates has prepared a comprehensive set of videos on the training modules of the Community-based Savings Group (CBSG) VSL methodology. Click on the links to watch videos. CBSG Training part I Intro and General Principles Training part II Training Cycle Training part III Groups, Leadership and Elections…

Khalil Shariff, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation Canada presents keynote address at Heritage Canada Conference session hosted by the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

Khalil Shariff, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation Canada presents keynote address at Heritage Canada Conference session hosted by the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

October 31, 2013 – Opening Plenary Session 1: Keynote – Heritage and Social Development Aga Khan Trust for Culture Historic Cities Programme Location: Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat Speaker: Khalil Shariff, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation Canada Over the past 20 years, this path-breaking programme has promoted the conservation and reuse of buildings and public spaces in…

Minister Paradis Travels to South Africa and Tanzania

Canadian Minister of International Development to attend a round table co-hosted by Aga Khan Foundation and the governments of Canada & Tanzania

Minister Paradis Travels to South Africa and Tanzania to deliver opening remarks – February 4, 2014, Dar es Salaam Events in Cape Town, South Africa (February 2-3) On February 2 and 3, Minister Paradis will meet with representatives from the Canadian mining industry, and host a Canada-Africa business networking event. The Minister will also deliver…

Aga Khan Network honors National Reconciliation Minister and Grand Mufti - Syria

Aga Khan Network honors National Reconciliation Minister and Grand Mufti – Syria

Damascus, (SANA) –  The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) honored State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs Ali Haidar and Grand Mufti of the Republic Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun for their efforts in the national reconciliation process. The honoring ceremony took place on Sunday at the AKDN office in Damascus. State Minister Haidar said that this gesture…

Madrasa as an institute of education and growth

Reclaiming the word “Madrasa”

In the twenty first century, the word “Madrasa” is associated with terrorism, fundamentalism and rote learning. In Mombasa, East Africa however, with the help of the Aga Khan Foundation’s Madrasa Resource Centre, located in Mombasa, Kenya, the Madrasas are beginning to take on their original meaning. “Madrasa” is the Arabic word for school. Mombasa is…

Meet Tatu, a Tanzanian woman gaining economic power with help from Canada & Aga Khan Foundation

Meet Tatu, a Tanzanian woman gaining economic power with help from Canada & Aga Khan Foundation

CIDA, Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the NGO Resource Centre in Tanzania have helped a women’s cooperative in Zanzibar gain access to the tools they need to not just succeed in business but also to expand. The members of the Tusife Moyo cooperative learned more about networking, market surveys, leadership, evaluation, book-keeping, planning and resource…

Auswärtiges Amt - Reconstruction and security – Germany's commitment in Afghanistan - Stabilisation Programme Northern Afghanistan

Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan – 37 districts, 200 projects – Stabilisation Programme Northern Afghanistan

Having implemented about 200 projects in 37 districts in northern Afghanistan, the Stabilisation Programme Northern Afghanistan (SPNA) has made a visible contribution towards stability in that part of the country. The SPNA covers a host of small-scale infrastructure measures like roads or bridges which bring about an immediate improvement in the population’s living conditions and thus aim…

AKDN, AKF, Serena Mountain Lodge and Lions Kenya in joint Rehabilitation of Hombe Forest

AKDN, AKF, Serena Mountain Lodge and Lions Kenya in joint Rehabilitation of Hombe Forest

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Serena Hotels, Lions Kenya, local schools and members of the Hombe Community in Nyeri County came together to plant 11,000 trees on the morning of 9th December 2013. This culminated the launch of an initiative that will see the organizations plant 10Million trees in 2014…

Om Habibeh Foundation, Aswan, to evaluate program to strengthen 20 CSOs ( Community Development Associations and Youth Centres)

Om Habibeh Foundation, Aswan, to evaluate program to strengthen 20 CSOs ( Community Development Associations and Youth Centres)

An affiliate of Aga Khan Development Network Introduction OHF will conduct an evaluation of the Sharaka programme, designed to strengthen the capacity of 20 CSOs, the capacity of local government units, and their capacity to operate together, so as to deliver interventions that improve the quality of life of communities in the Aswan governorate. The…

Norway's Centre for Intercultural Communication and Aga Khan Foundation (UK) collaborate on project focused on Afghan children in Norwegian kindergartens

Norway’s Centre for Intercultural Communication and Aga Khan Foundation (UK) collaborate

Norway’s Centre for Intercultural Communication and Aga Khan Foundation (UK) collaborate on project focused on Afghan children in Norwegian kindergartens Pilot study completed: In 2012 SIK collaborated with the Aga Khan Foundation (UK), which is part of the  international community development organization Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The project focused on Afghan children in Norwegian…