Improving Infant Feeding & Nutrition Practices: Aga Khan Foundation India's “Buniyaad” Project Offers Model for Policymakers and Public Health Professionals

Improving Infant Feeding & Nutrition Practices: Aga Khan Foundation India’s “Buniyaad” Project Offers Model for Policymakers and Public Health Professionals

Aga Khan Foundation Improves Infant Feeding and Nutrition Practices among 400,000 Mothers in Rural Bihar “Buniyaad” project offers model for policymakers and public health professionals Patna, 21 April 2015: For the past three years, the Aga Khan Foundation (India) and its partners have worked with 400,000 mothers from marginalised communities in rural Bihar, significantly improving…

Minister Paradis Opens Aga Khan Foundation Canada's Exhibition on Global Development

Minister Paradis Opens Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s Exhibition on Global Development

April 21, 2015 – The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will address attendees at the launch of Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s mobile exhibition Together: An exhibition on global development. This innovative, interactive and multi-sensory exhibition is designed to spark a conversation about the role that Canadians can play in reducing…

One truck can take Canadians on a trip around the world: The Together Exhibition launches in Ottawa

One truck can take Canadians on a trip around the world: Developed by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada – The Together Exhibition launches in Ottawa

Developed by Aga Khan Foundation Canada, the truck will travel coast-to-coast, featuring powerful photography, film, and audio; one-of-a-kind objects; an interactive world map of Canadian contributions overseas; and a skills quiz for visitors to discover how they can help in the fight against global poverty. The Together truck is driving change across Canada – and…

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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…

Australia partners with Aga Khan Foundation - Announces grant for child nutrition in Nizamuddin Basti - Humayun Tomb complex project area

Australia partners with Aga Khan Foundation: Announces grant for child nutrition in Nizamuddin Basti – Humayun Tomb complex project area

 “Investing in women is not only the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do”. – Julie Isabel Bishop, Foreign Minister, Australia New Delhi, April 13, 2015 Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop kicked off her three-day official trip to India by visiting an Australian Government-funded project in Nizamuddin Basti here on…

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Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists announce two inaugural International Development Reporting Fellows

OTTAWA, March 25, 2015 /CNW/ – The developing world’s stories are waiting… and two journalists will soon be bringing them home to Canadians. Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists are pleased to announce that Marc Ellison and Mellissa Fung are the inaugural recipients of the Fellowship for International Development Reporting. They will…

Event - March 30 | Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: Lunch and Learn: Ms. Soo-Hyang Choi, UNESCO

Event – March 30 | Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat: Lunch and Learn: Ms. Soo-Hyang Choi, UNESCO

Join AKFC for a “Lunch and Learn” featuring Ms. Soo-Hyang Choi, Director, Division for Teaching, Learning and Content, of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the lead international organization on global citizenship education. EVENT: Lunch and Learn: Ms. Soo-Hyang Choi, Director, Division for Teaching, Learning and Content, of the United Nations Educational,…

Om Habibeh Foundation signs agreement with Aswan University

Om Habibeh Foundation signs agreement with Aswan University

OHF signs Agreement with Aswan University; Aswan Skills Development Programme; OHF Signs Agreement with the Ministry of Education January 2015- The Om Habibeh Foundation (OHF) in Aswan, signed an Agreement with Aswan University to further develop the institutional relationship with the two organisations, specifically around the strengthening of the quality of education at the Faculty…

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Bill Gates and Susan Johnson at the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat for the maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) session (Image screen capture of live webcast)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper pays tribute to His Highness the Aga Khan, his Institutions and Ismailis in Canada and around the world

Dr Eboo, Khalil, all the people who represent this organization, not just the Imamat but the Aga Khan Development Network, and the entire Ismaili Community which has shown, in Canada and around the world, how people can live by faith and make a tremendous contribution to humanity at large. We are very happy that you…

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bill Gates at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

Live stream ~ 2:45 PM EST- In conversation with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bill Gates at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

Aga Khan Foundation Canada is pleased to join a conversation on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bill Gates at the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat  in Ottawa today, Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Live streaming will start at approximately 2:45 PM   Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bill Gates will discuss…

Stephen Harper joins Bill Gates for 'moderated discussion' on maternal health at Delegation of Ismaili Imamat

Stephen Harper joins Bill Gates for ‘moderated discussion’ on maternal health at the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat

Prime Minister Stephen Harper joins billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates for a “moderated discussion” on his government’s focus on maternal, child and newborn health, which will be hosted by the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, the Canadian headquarters of the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada. Before that confab gets underway, however, Gates will pay a visit…

Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society launched with the help of AKDN

Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society launched with the help of AKDN

Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) establishment process is being facilitated by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in partnership with Counterpart International. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing financial support through its Afghanistan Civic Engagement Programme (ACEP) project.   Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, 17 February 2015 – A new Institute promoting Afghanistan civil…

Event - February 9 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada: First Global Nutrition Report

Event – February 9 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada: First Global Nutrition Report

The first-ever Global Nutrition Report, published by International Food Policy Research Institute, tracks the nutrition status of 193 countries. In addition to presenting a wealth of data and analysis, the report is a call to action to governments and civil society to put nutrition at the top of the development agenda. Join Aga Khan Foundation…

Canada launches International Development and Humanitarian Assistance Civil Society Partnership Policy

Canada launches International Development and Humanitarian Assistance Civil Society Partnership Policy

“Canada is uniquely able to articulate and exemplify three critical underpinnings of a quality civil society—a commitment to pluralism, to meritocracy, and to a cosmopolitan ethic.” – His Highness the Aga Khan The International Development and Humanitarian Assistance Civil Society Partnership Policy in part came out of guidance from His Highness the Aga Khan, and…

Project Buniyaad: A social crusade for promoting optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in Bihar

AKF India: Project Buniyaad: A social crusade for promoting optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in Bihar

Abhishek Singh, Aga Khan Development Network Abhishek Singh is Programme Manager, Aga Khan Foundation (India) and is based at AKF’s office in Patna. He is leading project Buniyaad: Reducing infant mortality by using optimal IYCF practices in three districts of Bihar. He has done post-graduation in Rural Management and Development from Dept. of Rural Studies,…