Dr. Rafik Hirji, World Bank, presents at World Wildlife Fund Symposium

Senior Water Resources Management Specialist Environment Department and the Africa Water Resources Management Initiative, World Bank Dr. Rafik Hirji is currently leading the preparation of the World Bank’s global sector analysis on groundwater governance. His extensive experience includes leading the Sustainable Development Network’s agenda on water and environment by promoting operational tools for sustainable utilization…

Aga Khan Rural Support Program: First community-based Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project – Carbon Expo in Germany

Least developed countries & community access to CDM/climate finance/adaptation funds: Pakistan case study This side event session is co-sponsored by the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) & World Bank This session will highlight the community engagement aspect in climate finance and CDM. Not only will it highlight the potential of community contribution/benefits to climate…

Harvard Associate-Professor and former AKF Scholar Alnoor Ebrahim invited to testify before U.S. House of Representatives on reform, accountability efforts at World Bank

Testimony of Alnoor Ebrahim, Associate Professor Harvard University Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives September 10, 2009, Washington, D.C. On The World Bank’s Disclosure Policy Review, and the Role of Democratic Participatory Processes in Achieving Successful Development Outcomes Chairman Frank, Ranking Member Bachus, and members of the Committee: Thank you for…

World Bank Grant Competition Awards to Grassroots Initiatives to Address Undernutrition in South Asia

Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan and Aga Khan Health Services, India among the winners. Dhaka, August 5, 2009 ─ Twenty-one civil society organizations from across South Asia won grants today from an $840,000 award pool funded by the South Asia Region Development Marketplace (DM). The winners received up to $40,000 each to implement innovative ideas…

Prince Amyn Aga Khan speaks at the 10th German World Bank Forum in Frankfurt

Statement by Prince Amyn Aga Khan at the 10th German World Bank Forum “The Asian Century: Challenges in the Economic Crisis” (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 20: Prince Amyn Aga Khan, chairman of the Aga Khan Fund for economic development executive committee, speaks at the 10th German World Bank Forum…

IFC to assist the First Microfinance Bank to pioneer access to Housing Finance in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan, October 7, 2008—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed an agreement with the First MicroFinanceBank, Afghanistan (FMFB) to strengthen the bank’s capacity to introduce a product line that will address the housing needs of low- and middle-income Afghans. Most microfinance institutions and banks in Afghanistan do not offer housing loans,…

World Bank Provides Additional Funding to Support Sustainable Operation of the Pamir Power Plant

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2008 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$2.5 million grant in additional financing for the Pamir Private Power Project. The additional financing will help cover the costs associated with a financing gap caused by the unexpected need to restore and repair equipment and facilities damaged by flooding…

Pakistan: International Conference on ‘School Safety’ concludes

ISLAMABAD, May 17 (APP): The three-day, International School Safety Conference concluded here on Saturday. International participants presented a set of practical recommendations for submission to the Federal Government as well as to private stake-holders to build Safe Schools to ensure protection and safety of our future generations. The conference was organized as part of Golden…

Pakistan’s Secretary MINFAL and AKRSP at Launch of World Bank’s World Development Report 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger and poverty by 2015 with a focus on achieving sustainable food security through increasing productivity, encouraging entrepreneurial agriculture and introducing income diversification interventions at the farm level. Secretary Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock (MINFAL) Ziaur Rahman said…

Pakistan’s Secretary MINFAL and AKRSP at Launch of World Bank’s World Development Report 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger and poverty by 2015 with a focus on achieving sustainable food security through increasing productivity, encouraging entrepreneurial agriculture and introducing income diversification interventions at the farm level. Secretary Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock (MINFAL) Ziaur Rahman said…

1 Million Dollar World Bank Administered Japanese Grant for Northern Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan, 17 January 2008 ─ A US$959,239 grant was signed with Aga Khan Foundation today to alleviate economic and social poverty in Northern Pakistan through improvement in housing and living conditions. This initiative will be implemented by Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, (AKPBS, P) under their Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP). AKPBS,…

Aga Khan Foundation, World Bank ink accord for poverty alleviation

ISLAMABAD (January 18 2008): A $959,239 grant was signed with Aga Khan Foundation on Thursday to alleviate economic and social poverty in Northern Pakistan through improvement in housing and living conditions. This initiative will be implemented by Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, (AKPBS, P) under their Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP). AKPBS, P…

Aga Khan to officiate at the inauguration of hydro project

Story by STEPHEN OUMA, Nation Correspondent, Kampala Publication Date: 8/19/2007 The long-awaited building of the Bujagali hydro-power dam finally becomes a reality on Tuesday when the groundbreaking ceremonies take place. The $750 million World Bank assisted multinational hydro-power project, the biggest investment in sub-Saharan Africa, is a public-private partnership with the Government of Uganda as…

Lahore Walled City Project to Benefit from a Public-Private Partnership between Government of Punjab and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture

http://www.akdn.org/news/2007July2.htm Press Release For Immediate Release Lahore Walled City Project to Benefit from a Public-Private Partnership between Government of Punjab and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Lahore, Pakistan, 02 July 2007 – The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) joined the Government of the Punjab and the World Bank today in support of a…