LECTURE- Aga Khan Development Network, March 13, 2007
Posted by: Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Social Conscience in Islam: The Case of the Aga Khan Development Network Tuesday, March 13 – 4:10-6:00 pm – Starr Auditorium (Kennedy School of
Many people believe that development and poverty alleviation are inspired solely by a Western ethic. However, the Islamic faith also offers a similar tradition. The example of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) provides useful insight into the embodiment of this ethic. Working in over 30 countries, primarily in the poorest parts of Asia and Africa, the AKDN 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 to their faith, origin or gender.
Join Qahir Dhanani (MPP1/MBA) and Taufiq Rahim (MPP1), who will speak about the social conscience of Islam, from the perspective of their experiences working for AKDN. This event is part of the MPP Seminar Series. For more information please contact Candace Chin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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