DUSHANBE, November 16, 2015, Asia-Plus — Prince Hussain Aga Khan, son of His Highness the Aga Khan, arrived in Dushanbe on November 15 for a three-day working visit, according to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Tajikistan. During his visit, Prince Hussain will be attending the Workshop on the establishment of the new agency for Habitat – Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) in Dushanbe. … Continue reading Prince Hussain Aga Khan visits Tajikistan – Workshop on the establishment of new agency for Habitat | Asia-Plus
The Muslim world could also really benefit from some kind of overarching and truly multinational institutions, independent and well-funded organizations dedicated to discussing our differences and productively and deliberatively addressing ongoing challenges. The point of the caliphate was to unite Muslims … … elections, accountability, representation. The model of an Islamic state has never worked. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation is governmental, and doesn’t reach … Continue reading We need institutions that accept our global diversity – We are Sunni and Shia, Ismaili and Ibadi, religious and secular – the outstanding work of the Ismaili Aga Khan Development Network
November 6 & 9, 2015 – Three years ago, award-winning freelance journalist May Jeong packed up her life in Canada and moved to Kabul, to uncover untold stories from Afghanistan. Since then, May’s work has been published in The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, and The New York Times, illuminating hopeful stories of people and organizations contributing towards progress in Afghanistan. Join us for this … Continue reading Carleton University’s Norman Patterson School of International Affairs presents Journalist May Jeong’s story, “Afghanistan Uncovered” – Today at 3 pm ET
Pre-Event announcements During the Event Post-Event Accelerate your Awareness – Discover, Explore and Learn More More Pre-Event announcements Continue reading Twitter Report: Roshan’s CEO Karim Khoja, shares Canada’s Legacy in Afghanistan at Delegation of Ismaili Imamat
Spur and Aga Khan Foundation Canada presents Roshan’s CEO and Canadian native, Karim Khoja, to a discussion of the mobile tech sector in Afghanistan. The live webcast of this event is now on! Join the live webcast from at 7:00 pm EST. Watch the webcast here. The event will be moderated by May Jeong, an award-winning freelance writer based in Afghanistan. Background About Karim Khoja: Karim … Continue reading AKFC – Delegation of Ismaili Imamat: Karim Khoja, Roshan CEO shares Canada’s Legacy in Afghanistan
Sunday, November 1, 2015 – 01:35 Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan immediately deployed its response team to the Northern Areas in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Pakistan. The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Jurm District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan on the 26th of October, which affected large parts of Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan. Many populations in the region of the Hindu … Continue reading FOCUS Pakistan responds to the devastating earthquake providing relief to thousands in the affected area
Ahram Online , Thursday, 29 October 2015 The band Egyptian Project will perform at El-Geneina Theatre joined by students from Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School (DAAS), the outcome of a four day music workshop the band held at the school. An electronic-folk band that merges electro, classical and trip hop sounds to underlying Egyptian tunes, Egyptian Project has been known from their first hit single titled … Continue reading Egyptian Project group, featuring students from Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School performs at El-Geneina Theatre in Al-Azhar Park
Quotes from His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s Keynote Address What Conference Participants shared Pre-Event Continue reading Twitter Report: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan at ICOMOS Conference
Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves during earthquakes. Even if earthquakes are rare where you live, they may happen where you or your family travel. Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools, and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes, and to improve preparedness. Prepare for earthquakes and other disasters, says FOCUS As institutions of the … Continue reading What will you do in an earthquake? #DropCoverHoldOn!
“For many years, I have felt that traditional music played such a critical role in the cultures of Central Asia that it deserved attention and assistance…..The need became all the more apparent after the countries of the region achieved independence and began the process of redefining themselves. When Jim Wolfensohn introduced me to Yo-Yo Ma, I realised that here was someone whose work the Aga … Continue reading AKMICA was established to preserve the musical traditions of Central Asia
Extensive flooding across Tajikistan this summer has highlighted a need to implement measures that can better protect at-risk communities. Many mountain villages are ill-equipped to deal with the climate chaos that scientists believe is awaiting as temperatures rise and glaciers in Central Asia melt.
Meteorological authorities in Tajikistan say summer temperatures have been anomalously high for the best part of the last decade. Barsem residents spoke in unison about the intensity and duration of the weather in early July, leading to a confluence of events that resulted in the flash flooding.
Much of the work being done in Tajikistan’s Pamirs to mitigate the fallout from such events is being done by Focus Humanitarian Assistance, which is part of the Aga Khan Development Network. Barsem villagers said readiness programs administered by Focus were a factor in preventing any fatalities during the flooding.
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Watch at Simerg … “[the] Aga Khan and his network have done such remarkable development work across the world …” — Sam Hawgood, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Discover, Explore and Learn more via Simerg | A UCSF Video Introduction to His Highness the Aga Khan: “He Does Good Work and Moves Quickly” Continue reading A UCSF Video Introduction to His Highness the Aga Khan: “He Does Good Work and Moves Quickly” | Simerg
AKDN has mobilised over US$ 1 billion for economic, social and cultural development in Afghanistan AKDN has a strong footprint that spans Afghanistan, Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and further, to Pakistan, India and hopefully in the future, also to China. – Nurjehan Mawani, AKDN Diplomatic Representative, Afghanistan 04 September 2015: Statement delivered by Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, AKDN Diplomatic Representative, Afghanistan Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Honoured colleagues, On … Continue reading AKDN Statement at the Sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan delivered by Nurjehan Mawani
NEW YORK — India-based micro-irrigation firm Jain Irrigation Systems is the sole company from the country named in Fortune magazine’s inaugural “Change the World” list of companies making significant progress in addressing major social problems as a part of their core business strategy. Jain Irrigation ranks seventh on the list of 50 companies on Fortune’s new “Change the World” list that has been topped by … Continue reading Companies from India, Bangladesh & Afghanistan top Fortune’s Change the World 2015 List
While tourism may not be the first thing you associate with Afghanistan, the country does have much to offer to an avid traveller. And for those who call this country their home, have to often meet the contradictions of common stereotypes with the famous Afghan hospitality. Bamiyan, the former home to the majestic Buddhas, is one such province in Afghanistan, that has opened its doors and … Continue reading Vacation in Afghanistan: The land of Bamiyan Buddhas is a beautiful tourist haven
Our history, our interpretation of our faith is anchored in the intellect and we rejoice in investing in the human intellect. Published on Sep 4, 2015 May 25th, 2015: Queens Park, Toronto. His Highness the Aga Khan and Premier Wynne signed an agreement between the Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat that sets a blueprint for cooperation in a number of areas including culture … Continue reading Video: Agreement between Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat
Trust in people. Trust in people. It’s an extraordinary phenomenon of development that the most powerful force is people changing their own environment. What they need in many cases is the wherewithal to change. – His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, Aga Khan Agency For Microfinance inauguration – February 22nd, 2005 Geneva, Switzerland Watch the YouTube video below to see and hear His Highness speak … Continue reading His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the most powerful force – Trust in People
THEISMAILI.ORG 13 August 2015: Dhaka, 30 July 2015 — Government leaders and members of the diplomatic corps joined Aga Khan Development Network staff and volunteers for an Imamat Day reception at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre. The event also marked the first anniversary of the establishment of the Office of the AKDN Resident Representative in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. “This reception helps to raise awareness and provide … Continue reading Imamat Day reception marks first anniversary of AKDN representative office in Bangladesh | The Ismaili
Footage shown on Portuguese Cable News Channel, SIC Noticias, of the signing ceremony that took place in Lisbon establishing the Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal. sicnoticias.sapo.pt/pais/2015-07-30-Lisboa via simerg.com All related Ismailimail: https://ismailimail.wordpress.com/tag/portugal-june-2015/ Related TheIsmaili.org – AKDN Continue reading Video of the Signing Ceremony Establishing “Seat of the Ismaili Imamat” in Portugal
The Daily Star – August 03, 2015: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) on Thursday celebrated the first anniversary of the establishment of its resident representative’s office in Bangladesh, said a press release. AKDN Resident Representative Munir M Merali hosted an Imamat Day reception. State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak attended the function at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Bashundhara. … Continue reading AKDN Resident Representative Munir M Merali: Aga Khan Development Network celebrates 1st anniversary in Bangladesh