U.S. Government and Aga Khan Foundation to Launch Investment Fund for Afghanistan

Friday, February 8, 2013: Washington, DC: The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) at a private ceremony today that will establish the first investment fund in Badakhshan, Afghanistan to invest in social development projects. When the fund is finalized, USAID…

Aid pours in from Japan, US for Sindh flood survivors | Pakistan Today

ISLAMABAD – In response to the Government of Pakistan’s disaster declaration on September 9, the United States has immediately begun providing a broad range of assistance to Sindh communities affected by this year’s floods including food supplies for more than 50,000 families. “Assistance provided by the US will help thousands of flood-affected families over the…

Providing community-based education in rural Afghanistan : CRS Program Quality

Improving access and equity for marginalized groups is one of CRS’ strategic priorities in education. The agency has made this a priority in Afghanistan since 2002 by supporting an Accelerated Learning program for rural children and youth who had previously missed out on schooling. Today, CRS supports community-based education in villages such as Shah Mohammad’s…

USAID Grants $5.2 Million to AKF USA for Relief & Recovery of the Floods in Pakistan

The Office of the U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) at the U.S. Agency for International Development granted Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) $5.2 million for AKDN’s multi-agency response to the Pakistan floods. AKF USA is contributing $1 million to secure this level of funding in an agreement signed by Chief Executive Officer, Mirza Jahani…

AKRSP distributed Agricultural Units among Flood Affected | GroundReport

CHITRAL: Agriculture inputs were distributed free of cost among the flood affected farmers of the entire district. These items containing on DAP, Urea (fertilization), certified seed of Wheat and vegetable seed were provided free of cost to flood affected farmers by Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) supported by United States Agency for International Development…

U.S. Announces $1.48 million Community Grant to Aga Khan Foundation Mozambique to fight Malaria

October 6, 2009 – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) – Mozambique AKF, in partnership with Progresso and the country’s Ministry of Health (MoH), will implement a three-year, $1.48 million malaria prevention and treatment project targeting nine districts in the Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique. The program will directly reach 400,000 people, including an estimated 110,000 pregnant…

U.S. Announces Community Grant Awards to Fight Malaria – Aga Khan Foundation will implement 3-year project in Mozambique

Tue Oct 6, 2009 WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced over $10.5 million in grants to seven organizations working in six countries in Africa to extend malaria prevention and control activities in communities most affected by the disease, particularly children under age 5 and…

USAID program in Sindh

excerpt: KARACHI: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Sindh Department of Education and Literacy Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand USAID’s nationwide $90 million ED-LINKS program in Sindh province. Also today, education officials launched two workshops for educators in Karachi and Islamabad as part of the…

Aga Khan Foundation to train 400 youths of various areas in Pakistan in the hospitality sector

KARACHI: The Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan (AKF-P), in collaboration with USAID, Education and Employment Alliance (EEA), International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) will train 400 youths of various areas of Pakistan in the hospitality sector. The Livelihood Up-gradation and Development of Youth Programme focuses on building technical and management capacities of…

Kyrgyzstan: Osh Earthquake

On January 1, 2008 three separate earthquakes, of which the largest one had a magnitude of 5.6 occurred in the South of Kyrgyzstan (40.346°N, 72.939°E), in a remote area some 30 kilometres from the city of Osh, causing damage to housing and infrastructure. During the coordination meeting held on 8 January 2008, the Ministry of…

Posted in Opinion section of International Herald Tribune

Pakistan and the U.S. Regarding the article “U.S. hopes to win Pakistani heart and minds” (July 16): Perhaps before the United States distributes any more of the $750 million intended “to win Pakistani hearts and minds” in that country’s tribal areas representatives of Usaid and the State Department ought to consult the Aga Khan. The…

Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya – Project implemented by Aga Khan Foundation

Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya total of U.S. $ 9.39 million has been committed to this project Coastweek – – Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Prof. Karega Mutahi was Chief Guest at the launch of the second phase Of Education For Marginalized Children In Kenya (EMACK) project hosted recently at the Mombasa Polytechnic. A…

New USAID / Aga Khan Foundation project in NE & Coastal Kenya

The United States government and the Ministry of Education have launched a 560 million shilling education programme for marginalized children in North Eastern and Coast provinces. The programme that is set to begin immediately will emphsise the promotion of innovative models and strategies to ensure that all children have access to quality education. The launch…

Capacity Building Programme for members of Northern Areas Legislative Council Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Mar 7 (APP): Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Wednesday said the exchange of orientational visits would help promote understanding and enhance capacity building of the elected representatives. He said while addressing the concluding ceremony held here in connection with the capacity building programme for members of Northern Areas Legislative Council (NALC) at…

Trip shines light on Pakistan – Organized to help teach educational curricula to the faculty at Aga Khan University

Dr. Willie Edwards, assistant professor of teacher education, took a trip to Karachi, Pakistan Dec. 2-14. The trip was to help teach educational curricula to the faculty at Aga Khan University. A country with a population of 166 million people, Pakistan is located in southern Asia, located next to the Arabian Sea and bordering Afghanistan,…

Zanzibar Education Development Programme in association with the Aga Khan Foundation

We must fight to develop education – Mayor 2006-12-27 09:12:56 By Issa Yussuf, Zanzibar Poor learning environment remains a serious setback to the development of science in schools despite massive campaigns to improve students’ understanding of the subjects. Education experts made the observation recently in Zanzibar during a forum that deliberated on education development in…

Education: More efforts needed for education of women: Aga Khan Education Services Pakistan

More efforts needed for education of women: AKESP By Zainab Imam KARACHI: A media workshop was conducted Thursday by the Aga Khan Education Service (AKESP) and the Aga Khan University- Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), in collaboration with the European Commission (EC). AKESP CEO Sughra Chaudhry Khan introduced the organization which celebrated 100 years of…

Aga Khan Foundation sponsors mountaineering training course in Kabul Afghanistan

Afghans hope to use mountains for tourism instead of war Afghanistan has struggled to surmount decades of war and poverty. Now, newly trained trekking guides plan to help visitors climb the country’s majestic peaks in an effort to revive tourism. A total of 22 Afghans from across the country graduated Thursday from an internationally sponsored…

USAID Holds 5th Annual Iftaar Dinner in Washington, D.C. attended by the Aga Khan Foundation

USAID Holds 5th Annual Iftaar Dinner in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Ambassador Randall L. Tobias, Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted an Iftaar dinner on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 with Imam Yahya Hendi, Georgetown University’s full-time Muslim chaplain, at the Ronald Reagan…

USAID – Aga Khan Foundation – Together but worlds appart

Together but worlds appart http://www.boston. com/news/ world/asia/ articles/ 2006/10/10/ together_ but_worlds_ apart/ excerpt: “But far from discriminating, USAID has become a growing source of funds for Christian groups in the Muslim world. USAID spent $57 million from 2001-2005 (out of a total of $390 million to nongovernmental agencies) to fund almost a dozen projects run…

Programme to improve maths, science gains ground – project initiative The Aga Khan Foundation

  Programme to improve maths, science gains ground 2006-09-23 08:55:34 By Issa Yussuf, Zanzibar Majority of ordinary secondary school teachers in the isles are not qualified for teaching science and mathematics, Deputy Minister of Education and Vocational Training Khamis Jabir Makame has said. Closing the induction phase of the Advanced Secondary Teaching Certificate (ASTC) course…