Football Academy President Altaf Hirani's Street Child Team Tanzania wins global title

Football Academy President Altaf Hirani’s Street Child Team Tanzania wins global title

All related Altaf Hirani. Street children win global title After narrowly losing the title during the 2010 event staged in South Africa, the Mwanza-based Tanzania street children this time made no mistake to cruise into the podium, winning the 2014 World Cup edition with scintillating 3-1 comprehensive rout over neighbours Burundi in Rio de Janeiro…

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…

Rashid Alam Hunzai & Team: Invention of Solar and Electric Rickshaw

Rashid Alam Hunzai & Team: Invention of Solar/Electric Hybrid Rickshaw

Karachi (April 1) Rashid Alam is a young engineer hailing from Khairabad Raminji Gojal Hunza who recently completed his bachelors in electronics from Iqra University Karachi. His final year project was ‘Solar and Electrical based hybrid rickshaw (solect) hybrid. In contrast to the conventional rickshaw, Solect works only on solar and electrical charging with a…

Amir Kassam presents at the 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Lusaka, Zambia

Amir Kassam presents at the 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Lusaka, Zambia

Amir Kassam is an adviser in sustainable agriculture intensification with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, and Moderator of the FAO-hosted Global Platform for Conservation Agriculture Community of Practice (CA-CoP). He is a Visiting Professor in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK, where teaches a post-graduate course entitled ‘Rethinking…

Rabia Bana and her team at University of Alberta, placed 3rd out of 24 for 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition

Rabia Bana & team at University of Alberta, placed 3rd out of 24 for 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition

In March 2014, the Emory Global Health Institute hosted its ninth Emory Global Health Case Competition and third international competition. The 2014 international competition brought multidisciplinary teams together from 24 universities to develop reorganizational strategies for the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that it meets the emerging health challenges of the 21st century. Teams…

The Big Interview: Salim Jetha - Bringing Pharmacy Together

The Big Interview: Salim Jetha – Bringing Pharmacy Together

From underpaid prescription payments to a fragmented pharmacy profession, the habitually jovial Salim Jetha often finds himself gasping in frustration. The Avicenna chief executive talks exclusively to Neil Trainis… The headquarters of Avicenna, the independent pharmacy support group, is inconspicuous, embedded in a row of shops dotted along a busy high street in south Croydon.…

NanoWisdoms Archive celebrates its third anniversary and publishes a new interview transcript

NanoWisdoms Archive celebrates its third anniversary and publishes a new interview transcript

Three years ago the NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings was given special permission by Aiglemont to publish Mawlana Hazar Imam’s speeches. Today, as we celebrate our third anniversary, we are happy to report that the Archive is thriving thanks to the Jamat’s support. Our third year was, by all measures, a momentous…

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…

Dr. Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate

“Roshan Thomas – A hero for our times,” by Dr. Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate. Roshan Thomas Scholarship to be established

ROSHAN THOMAS, pioneering educationalist in Afghanistan, “a hero for our times.” A statement from Dr Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate. We mourn one of our own ….an outstanding IB parent who created a better world for children in Kabul The IB community is deeply and immeasurably saddened to hear that Roshan Thomas…

Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer « SIMERG – Insights from Around the World

Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer

Acting in the path of God Eliminates limitations, restrictions, conceptions In pursuit of noble actions To sustain, promote, achieve Enhancement, progress, understanding Amongst God’s most beautiful creation The human being. With clarity of mind Determination against any odds It was but natural That Roshan picked a far-away geography Hoping and pursuing and working towards A…

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…

Dr. Farida Virani appointed Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD

Dr. Farida Virani appointed Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD

MET Schools of Management faculty, Dr. Farida Virani has been appointed as Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) – Empretec Programme for India. In partnership with the Office of the National Director of Empretec’s India, she would be contributing towards the installation and development of Empretec’s national building programmes…

Zulfikar Hirji: Communities in the Modern Era... Is it Necessary to Belong?

Zulfikar Hirji: Communities in the Modern Era… Is it Necessary to Belong?

This event is being presented by the Engaging Jamat Initiative (EJI) of the Council for Ontario. Jamati and non-Ismaili family members aged 35 to 55 will have an opportunity to build personal and professional connections while exchanging ideas in one of Canada’s historic cultural sites on Sunday, April 13 at the Arts and Letters Club…