Ten Years Hence Lecture - Dr. Mirza Jahani

Ten Years Hence Lecture – Dr. Mirza Jahani

Investment for the Poor: A Discussion of How Investments Can Serve Social Development by Dr. Mirza Jahani, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. Dr. Mirza Jahani is Chief Executive Officer of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA). Since joining AKF USA in November 2009, Mirza has focused on widening and deepening partnerships with US-based organizations, strengthening…

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Naeem Razwani, Sitara Merchant present at ‘Inclusive Financing for Housing’ Conference, Washington, DC.

Inclusive Financing for Housing: Exploring Viable Business Models Panelists from the three Housing IGP grantees, USAID, and SEEP gathered in Washington DC for an engaging day of knowledge exchange, sharing findings from their specific project implementation experiences with each other and deepening the conversation around inclusive financing for housing. This video records a final learning session…

Toronto based Ismaili journalist looking for the Partnership/Support in setting up Community Journalism Project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Toronto based Ismaili journalist looking for the Partnership/Support in setting up Community Journalism Project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

By KHALID MAGRAM Tanzania Community Journalism Project is a result of my two passions: community journalism and social justice. I am looking for like-minded organizations or individuals from Ismaili community, who are willing to join hands with their time and knowledge in setting up unique project to empower people, strengthen democracy and promote the voice…

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Grand Challenges Canada | Canada and India Announce Funding for Innovations to Improve Child Health

$2.5 Million Investment Package Through Grand Challenges Partnership Between Grand Challenges Canada and ‘Grand Challenges India’ Initiative of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – April 15, 2015) – Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, and the Grand Challenges India initiative of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, today…

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A Place of Miracles: The Story of a Children’s Hospital in Kabul and the People Whose Lives Have Been Changed by It

Neha Was the Smallest Infant to Ever be Treated and Survive in Afghanistan. An unusual partnership created the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) – two private, non-governmental organizations – the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the France-based humanitarian entity, La Chaine de l’Espoir, and two governments – the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and…

CBC Radio: Aliyah Shivji on Niqabs

CBC Radio: Aliyah Shivji on Niqabs

It’s Thursday and that means time to check-in with listeners’ thoughts on stories of the past week. Our Friday host David Common joined Anna Maria in studio to help get through all the feedback. Click here to listen to Aliyah’s take, at the source: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-march-26-2015-1.3010107/checking-in-on-wearing-niqabs-electric-cars-barrett-brown-more-1.3010165 Aliyah Shivji is a Canadian-born Endodontist who practices in the…

Aga Khan School, Sherqilla Ghizar upgraded to AKHSS

Aga Khan School, Sherqilla Ghizar upgraded to AKHSS

Ghizar: In continuation to providing quality education to the youngsters especially the females, Aga Khan School Sherqilla was upgraded to Aga Khan Higher Secondary School. With this upgradation, the number of AKHS Schools reached up to 4 in Gilgit-Baltistan namely AKHSS Gilgit, AKHSS Gahkuch, AKHSS, Hunza, and AKHSS, Sherqilla. AKHSS Sherqilla is considered one of…

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Dr. Henna Budhwani: University of Alabama Examines Prenatal, Delivery, and Postnatal Care in Pakistan

Dr. Henna Budhwani, assistant professor in the department of health care organization and policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham — in collaboration with Dr. Kristine Ria Hearld, assistant professor in UAB’s School of Health Professions; and Ms. Hanne S. Harbison, nurse practitioner in UAB’s division of infectious diseases — recently examined individual and…

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Al Meghji: Tax guy to the rescue

Tax guy to the rescue – Legal Report: Tax Law Written by Jennifer Brown – January 5, 2015 Who would have thought tax lawyers would be the new superhero in today’s legal landscape, but increasingly they are, often swooping in to save clients from judgment in the global court of public opinion as well as…

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Aziz Dedhar Early Childhood Development Centre opened in Kayunga, Uganda. Teachers to be trained by AKF’s Madrasa ECP

JANUARY 29, 2015 – Kitatya, Kayunga, Eastern Uganda. The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has opened a $100,000 (about Shs 2.8 billion) Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) in Kitatya, Kayunga District with a call to residents to use the facility to improve children’s performance in national examinations. The Aziz Dedhar ECD Resource Centre was…

Support and Vote for Ismaili Centre Toronto for OAA Awards - Peoples choice award

Urban Toronto | Public Invited to vote on OAA’s 2015 Peoples Choice Award – Support & Vote for Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Whether it is a center for sports-fit for an athlete in Downtown Toronto, a lakeside sauna on the secluded shores of an island archipelago in Georgian Bay, or maybe an opera house in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ontario architects are designing some breathtaking structures. In recognition of top accomplishments, the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has…

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DNA | Prince Karim Aga Khan awarded Padma Vibhushan – Event pictures of Princess Zahra & Prince Aly Muhammed in attendance

Known for his philanthropic work, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, was awarded with the Padma Vibhushan on April 8. President Pranab Mukherjee, awarded him for his contributions to social development in India. Direct lineal descendant of Prophet Muhammad, the spiritual leader has carried…