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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…

Jane Devji, Al Jina to present on B.C.'s Continuing Care Sector, April 27, 2015, Vancouver

Jane Devji, Al Jina to present on B.C.’s Continuing Care Sector, April 27, 2015, Vancouver

Jane Devji, CEO, Delta View Campus of CareCare To Chat – April 27th, 2015 – Terminal City Club Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions of BC’s Continuing Care Sector Jane Devji, RN immigrated to Canada in 1975 and, since 1976, has owned and operated several residential care facilities across British Columbia. She served for many years on…

Sadat Naderi pledges a comprehensive urban development system | Khaama Press Afghan News

Sadat Naderi pledges a comprehensive urban development system | Khaama Press Afghan News

The minister-designate for the Ministry of Urban Development Affairs and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi on Wednesday pledged to develop and plan a comprehensive urban development system. Naderi was presenting his work plans to the lawmakers in the Lower House of the Parliament – Wolesi Jirga after he was nominated and introduced for the Ministry…

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…

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The Hill Times: Power & Influence: Big City Mayors with Big Challenges – Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Ismailimail is proud to share Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi featured on the front cover of the Spring 2015 edition of Power & Influence. Mayor Naheed Nenshi becomes the third Canadian Ismaili to be featured in The Hill Times‘ edition of Power & Influence. Previously, Khalil Shariff, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Arif Lalani, Canadian…

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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…

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Kam Shams to present at Alliance Conference Canada, April 17-19, 2015, Vancouver

Kam Shams works at the epee-center of Healthcare, Information Technology and Entrepreneurship. His experiences include transforming healthcare organizations in Illinois and California before he launched his own consulting and software firm 25 years ago. Since then The Shams Group has grown and served over 400 healthcare organizations across USA, Canada, Middle East and Asia with…

Raheem Merali to present at Alliance Conference Canada, April 17-19, 2015, Vancouver

Raheem Merali to present at Alliance Conference Canada, April 17-19, 2015, Vancouver

Raheem Merali – Vice-President Sales, Go Direct Supply Chain Solutions Inc. Having served as a CEO for a manufacturing company for five years, Raheem is highly effective at leading teams to develop creative solutions based on sound market and consumer data. Raheem brings with him unique energy and insight, combining his work ethic, humour and passion…

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Farhan Thawer to present at Alliance Conference Canada, April 17-19, 2015, Vancouver

As Vice President of Engineering, Farhan is responsible for engineering and client engagements in Pivotal Labs Toronto office where the company’s clients work closely with Labs to deliver mobile and server applications using highly disciplined agile development processes. Farhan joined Pivotal Labs through the acquisition of Xtreme Labs in October, 2013 where he was the…

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Dr. Awiti of the Aga Khan University – East African Institute on ‘Made in Kenya’ and ‘Make in Kenya’

The reason there are no jobs is because on average, 56 per cent of graduates from East African universities lack basic and technical skills needed for the few jobs that exist. Moreover, our schools are not places for forging curiosity, critical thinking, complex reasoning, creativity and innovation. – Dr. Awiti, Director, East African Institute &…

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Student reflections: University of Toronto Medicine Student Ali Damji

Ali Damji To say that Faculty of Medicine student Ali Damji is a busy person is an understatement. As the Canadian Federation of Medical Students Representative, Ontario Medical Students’ Association Executive Councillor, U of T American College of Physicians chapter coordinator and a volunteer for Kids2Hear (a program which coordinates early-detection hearing tests for young children),…

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Daredia family’s Sky Garden building project to feature 96 apartments in Secundarabad, Hyderabad, India

  Builder: Sikander Daredia, Daredia Construction Company Architect: Altaf Virani, T. V. Virani & Co. Hyderabad, India Daredia’s Sky Garden will be a new marvel in the heart of Hyderabad that will set unparalleled benchmarks of luxury, convenience and comfort. It is surrounded by the daily necessities of life, the proposed Jamatkhana in the vicinity…

Dr Farouk Topan is the Director of the recently launched a Kiswahili Centre that is part of AKU's new Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “We are just at the very beginning of our journey,” he says.(PHOTO: AKU)

East Africa’s shared destiny brightened by Aga Khan University: A conversation with Dr Farouk Topan

With a major expansion underway, the Aga Khan University is planting institutional and intellectual seeds to produce the leadership that East Africa will require in the years ahead. Dr Farouk Topan discusses some of the ways in which the university hopes to contribute to the East African Community. Fifteen years ago, the Aga Khan University…