"Kyrgyzstan is very important for us," says AKDN Representative Shamsh Kassim-Lakha

“Kyrgyzstan is very important for us,” says AKDN Representative Shamsh Kassim-Lakha

This year the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) marks 15 years of its work in Kyrgyzstan. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network in Kyrgyzstan, speaks about AKDN projects, values and many other topics. Continue reading “Kyrgyzstan is very important for us,” says AKDN Representative Shamsh Kassim-Lakha

Synergy: Roza Otunbayeva International Public Foundation, British Embassy & Aga Khan Foundation repair 3 kindergartens

Synergy: Roza Otunbayeva International Public Foundation, British Embassy & Aga Khan Foundation repair 3 kindergartens

The “Initiative of Roza Otunbayeva” International Public Foundation with the support of the British Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic helped in repairing three kindergartens in Batken Oblast through the current Aga Khan Foundation project “Raising potential and improving appropriate local institutions’ infrastructure for the effective management of water and pasture resources.” Renovations were completed first in in Chong-Kara Village in Batken Rayon at the “Altyn … Continue reading Synergy: Roza Otunbayeva International Public Foundation, British Embassy & Aga Khan Foundation repair 3 kindergartens

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Action At University of Central Asia Campuses In Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan

Usually the University of Central Asia (UCA) campus sites in Khorog, Tajikistan; Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic; and Tekeli, Kazakhstan are only buzzing with construction activity, but this past month, they witnessed action of a different nature. UCA organised a media briefing in Khorog, celebrated its topping out (reaching the highest point) construction milestone in Naryn, and design architects visited national partners in Kazakhstan for expertise consultation. Continue reading Action At University of Central Asia Campuses In Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan

University of Central Asia receives Overseas Private Investment Corporation support to complete its campus in Khorog, Tajikistan

University of Central Asia receives Overseas Private Investment Corporation support to complete its campus in Khorog, Tajikistan

Published 2015-10-29 16:47 Bishkek (AKIpress) – The University of Central Asia (UCA) is rapidly progressing to complete the construction of its second campus in Tajikistan, scheduled to be ready by 2017, at a total capital layout of $94.4 million, UCA said. Alongside a $64.4 million commitment from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), including $7.5 million from the Aga Khan Foundation, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the United … Continue reading University of Central Asia receives Overseas Private Investment Corporation support to complete its campus in Khorog, Tajikistan

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University of Central Asia | Shamsh Kassim-Lakha: Education is Not Instant Coffee – Vecherniy Bishkek

Construction of the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) main campus, which opens next year in Naryn, is nearing completion. Thanks to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan will host a world-class University. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, AKDN Diplomatic Representative and Executive Chairman of the Board Executive Committee, UCA spoke to Vecherniy Bishkek (VB) on how this initiative was undertaken. Below are 3 of … Continue reading University of Central Asia | Shamsh Kassim-Lakha: Education is Not Instant Coffee – Vecherniy Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan: Aga Khan Foundation launches project to increase comprehensive reading and analytical skills among children

Kyrgyzstan: Aga Khan Foundation launches project to increase comprehensive reading and analytical skills among children

Bishkek (AKIpress) – Broadcast of 13 programs of total 26 developed and shot has started through the National TV and Balastan channels as a continuation of the “Read Together” talk show initiated by the Aga Khan Foundation in Kyrgyzstan. Participants of the programs are parents and children aged 7-12 from different regions of the country. The program is held in the form of competition on … Continue reading Kyrgyzstan: Aga Khan Foundation launches project to increase comprehensive reading and analytical skills among children

The Challenge of Constructing World Class Universities: The case of University of Central Asia & Aga Khan University

The Challenge of Constructing World Class Universities: The case of University of Central Asia & Aga Khan University

“The perfect recipe for a world class university combines lots of talent, plenty of resources, a touch of governance and a plan to simmer for a long time,” summarised Mr Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert, during a public lecture on The Challenge of Constructing World Class Universities in Emerging Countries at the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Bishkek on 27 July 2015. Salmi explained how world … Continue reading The Challenge of Constructing World Class Universities: The case of University of Central Asia & Aga Khan University

Central Asian researchers receive financial support from $5000 to 20,000 for mountain society development related researches

Central Asian researchers receive financial support from $5000 to 20,000 for mountain society development related researches

August 13, 2015: Bishkek (AKIpress) Fifteen researchers from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan participated in the scientific writing and publishing seminar held on July 6-10 in Chon-Kemin district, Kyrgyzstan, the University of Central Asia said. The workshop is the second in a series of capacity building initiatives organised by the University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (UCA MSRI), under the University’s Research and Public … Continue reading Central Asian researchers receive financial support from $5000 to 20,000 for mountain society development related researches

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Photo galleries: University of Central Asia Summer Camp

22 July 2015, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan – The UCA Summer Camp took place between 17 June and 7 July 2015, providing a unique academic enrichment experience for participants to improve English and maths skills, receive critical support to enter local or international universities and engage in other activities, including sports, drama, debating, science and field trips, which provided opportunities to practice English-language skills, learn and share … Continue reading Photo galleries: University of Central Asia Summer Camp

University of Central Asia Signs Milestone Curriculum Development Agreement with Seneca College, Canada

Kyrgyzstan Speaker of Parliament reaffirms his support for Aga Khan Development Network programs

Speaker of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan Asylbek Jeenbekov received yesterday Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Diplomatic Representative for Kyrgyzstan and Executive Chairman, the Board Executive Committee of the University of Central Asia (UCA), who briefed him on current and planned AKDN initiatives in the country. “The AKDN’s long-term and trusted partnership with Kyrgyzstan has made a significant contribution to development of the … Continue reading Kyrgyzstan Speaker of Parliament reaffirms his support for Aga Khan Development Network programs

University of Central Asia Signs Milestone Curriculum Development Agreement with Seneca College, Canada

University of Central Asia Signs Milestone Curriculum Development Agreement with Seneca College, Canada

The University of Central Asia (UCA) signed a memorandum of understanding on 7 July 2015 with Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, located in Toronto, Canada to develop the English, mathematics and science curriculum for UCA’s first year Preparatory Programme. The programme will begin when UCA admits its first cohort of undergraduate students at its campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic next year. The agreement was … Continue reading University of Central Asia Signs Milestone Curriculum Development Agreement with Seneca College, Canada

Chancellor University of Central Asia, His Highness the Aga Khan Reviews Progress of Naryn Campus

Impact & Relevance: University of Central Asia (UCA) – One University, Three Campuses

“By creating intellectual space and resources, the University will bring the power of education and human ingenuity to the economic and social challenges of mountain societies in Central Asia and elsewhere.” – His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili Muslims Foundation Stone Ceremony for the UCA – Khorog, Tajikistan – July 6th, 2004 World’s first university dedicated to mountain societies … Continue reading Impact & Relevance: University of Central Asia (UCA) – One University, Three Campuses