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Synergy | Clinton Global Initiative and Aga Khan Development Network

Synergies exponentially multiply results and bring significant impact to the beneficiaries – Clinton Global Initiative and Aga Khan Development Network together with several other partners have joined forces to solve pressing global challenges. Ismailimail shares a few examples for our readers. Click the links to learn more. President Clinton Opened 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Emphasizing “Mobilizing…

Aga Khan Foundation USA to participate in Global Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition

Aga Khan Foundation USA to participate in Global Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition

InterAction, USAID Sign Landmark Agreement on Global Food Security WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In a major effort to accelerate progress in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition, NGO alliance InterAction and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have forged a first-of-its-kind agreement designed to leverage the unique assets of NGOs for greater…

Civilian Aid is in Jeopardy in Afghanistan

Civilian Aid is in Jeopardy in Afghanistan

ARGUMENT: Let Me Down Easy It’s bad enough the United States is slashing military aid to Afghanistan. Don’t shut off the civilian aid spigot, too. BY ANJA MANUEL, JUSTINE ISOLA APRIL 4, 2014 [...] Aga Khan Development Network has been a leader in this area, helping to launch the successful telecom company Roshan in 2003,…

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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…

Second Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Development Alliance for Multi-Input Area Development held in Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, NOVEMBER 7, 2013. On Thursday, senior representatives of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Afghanistan gathered for the second Steering Committee meeting for the Multi-Input Area Development Global Development Alliance (MIAD GDA). The MIAD GDA, launched in March, is an innovative partnership…

International savings groups NGOs aim for 50 million members by 2020 — Oxfam America

Last week, international relief and development organization Oxfam America, along with the Aga Khan Foundation, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, CGAP, Freedom from Hunger, Plan International, the SEEP Network and USAID launched “50 by 2020,” an initiative seeking to expand savings groups to 50 million members globally by 2020.  The announcement was made at a 2-day…

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…

Cuso International is actively seeking American diaspora volunteers with business and entrepreneurship skills to volunteer in Kenya.

Volunteers will provide support to partner organizations in the creation and development of employability and entrepreneurship skills and opportunities. This exciting opportunity is open to all US citizens or permanent residents who are members of the Kenyan diaspora community and others who have a demonstrated relevant connection or experience in the country. Contact Shelina Gwaduri…

Aga Khan University’s Division of Women and Child Health organizes series of seminars on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition

Islamabad, Friday, January 11, 2013 – There was unanimous agreement among health experts, politicians, policymakers and donors attending a health assembly on Thursday that maternal, newborn, child health (MNCH) and nutrition should be declared a national priority. The participants also pushed political groups for including the subject in their manifestoes and advocating at their respective…

Aga Khan Foundation Partner afghanistan.usaid.gov

The Aga Khan Foundation is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building, and the promotion of economic development. It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor, without regard…

Shelina Gwaduri: Cuso International invited to ‘Champions of Change’ event at the White House

Cuso International was invited to a White House event honouring people who have contributed to development in their countries of origin, or their diaspora communities in the US. The ‘Champions of Change’ event was sponsored by the US State Department and USAID (the US Agency for International Development). Cuso U.S. Program Officer Shelina Gwaduri represented…

Children’s Books Focusing on Pluralism and Tolerance to Reach All Schools in Kyrgyz Republic

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 19 January 2012 —The Kyrgyz Republic’s Ministry of Education and Science, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Foundation signed an agreement this morning to reprint 90,500 copies of dual-language children’s books aimed at promoting peace, tolerance and respect for diversity among primary school children. The books…

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…

Roundtable on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Southern Kyrgyzstan

12 July 2011, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic – The University of Central Asia (UCA) convened a “Roundtable on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Southern Kyrgyzstan.” The event marked the release of “Giving Entrepreneurs a Voice in the Future of Southern Kyrgyzstan.” Based on interviews with over 125 entrepreneurs, the USAID-supported report captures perspectives on opportunities and…

Aga Khan Foundation develops multi-language books for children: Embassy of the United States Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

On July 14, 2011 the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), presented a new series of multi-language books for children developed in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation, the Ministry of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Osh and Jalalabad city administrations. Through a series of dialogues and workshops with…

The World through Children Eyes – Program organized by the Aga Khan Foundation « Netkinat’s Blog

Between February and March 2011, children attending Kyrgyz, Russian, and Uzbek schools in Osh City participated in the art contest “The World through Children Eyes” organized by the Aga Khan Foundation through its partner the Aga Khan School. This activity, implemented under the project Supporting Communities in Infrastructure Repair and Building Tolerance: Osh sponsored by…

Usaid donates Sh1.2bn for Mombasa slum

The US government has given out Sh1.2 billion to assist non-formal schools in Nairobi and Mombasa slums. The money was given through the United States Agency for International Development. The money will reach the schools through the Education for the Marginalised Children of Kenya in conjunction with the Education ministry and the Aga Khan Foundation.

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…