AKFC - CAJ - 2 fellows

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,…

Event/Webcast - February 12 | Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat - Leading educational change: Best practices in school improvement

Event/Webcast – February 12 | Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat – Leading educational change: Best practices in school improvement

Join Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) to explore how research and policy changes in developed countries can be translated to the developing world, improving the way that students learn and apply new knowledge. This “Lunch & Learn” continues AKFC’s Making the Grade in Global Education event series, which launched last fall. A light lunch will…

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Matt Reed, CEO Aga Khan Foundation India introduces former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at Jaipur Literature Festival

Day four of Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 saw fans thronging in great numbers to hear Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam speak at Ford Samvad. The afternoon’s Ford Samvad session with administrator, scientist and former Indian president , Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam possibly hosted the largest audience gathering ever seen at  Jaipur Literature Festival. Dr APJ Abdul…

Power for the Afghanistan - Tajikistan border region

Power for the Afghanistan – Tajikistan border region

New cross-border power lines improve access to energy The people in a remote region in the border area between Afghanistan and Tajikistan are finally slated to receive a reliable electricity supply. To achieve this goal, new transmission lines will be built in Tajikistan to supply 4 Tajik villages and 17 Afghan villages with reliable, cross-border…