Senator Mobina Jaffer delivers Statement in the Senate Chamber on His Highness the Aga Khan's recent address to parliament

Recent speech delivered in the Senate of Canada on Volunteerism in the Ismaili Community, by Honourable Senator Mobina Jaffer

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, this inquiry has been adjourned in the name of Senator Callbeck. I have requested her permission to proceed before her and then have this inquiry adjourned in her name, if I may. Honourable senators, I rise before you today to speak to Senator Mercer’s inquiry, which calls the…

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Almas Jiwani of UN Women Canada National Committee to Receive Tribute Award for Outstanding Contribution to Gender Equality

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, will be a keynote speaker at the 2012 Immigrant Talk Show Awards Gala and will be presented with an award for her outstanding contributions to gender equality and empowerment. “I am pleased to speak about this important cause and honoured to be recognized for the contributions…

Youth of Gojal discuss modern challenges and empowerment, program organized by Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board Islamabad

Islamabad, October 28: Passu Students Association in collaboration with Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board Islamabad organized an interactive session on “Youth Empowerment and Modern Challenges” for the youth of Gojal in Islamabad today. A large number ofl youth from Gojal based in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore,] Peshawar and Abbottabad participated in the session. via Youth…

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Interview with Rahman Jamal on the World’s first RF Vector Signal Transceiver

26 years ago National Instruments redefined the way we think about instrumentation with NI LabVIEW system design software. This year, NI is doing it again. National Instrument has just announced a new class of instrumentation that frees test engineers from the limitations of vendor-defined instruments: the world’s first RF Vector Signal Transceiver. http://www.embedded-news.tv/all-videos/article/all-videos/3-toolssoftware/409

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Arafat Jamal appointed new Chief of IASC Secretariat to coordinate key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners

Arafat Jamal has been appointed as the new Chief of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Secretariat, starting Monday 20 February 2012. Arafat has extensive humanitarian experience in the field and at headquarters in Geneva. He is currently the Deputy Representative of UNHCR in Jordan. Arafat previously served with UNHCR HQ in Geneva (External Relations) (1993-1996);…

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Faizaan Somani’s Excellent Performance in Annual Science Fair at QSI International School of Bishkek

Faizaan Somani received “Certificate” for Completion of All Required Elements of QSI International School of Bishkek Annual Science Fair 2012. The fair was organized on 9 October 2012 comprising ~15 projects (Elementary). He has also been awarded “A” grade for demonstrating excellence in scientific process as part of his academic evaluation based on his project…

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Tabreek Somani achieved excellence in Annual Science Fair at QSI International School of Bishkek

Tabreek Somani received “Certificate” for Completion of All Required Elements of QSI International School of Bishkek Annual Science Fair 2012. The fair was organized on 10 October 2012 comprising ~20 projects (Secondary). She has also been awarded “A” grade for demonstrating excellence in scientific process as part of her academic evaluation based on her project…

Hashoo Foundation at the Synergos’ 25th Anniversary & Reflection in London – Hashoo Foundation USA

The event was held at The Royal Automobile Club (RAC), and was sponsored by the Hashoo Foundation, David Rockefeller, Kim Samuel-Johnson, Shell Oil and a special support from the Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation. The evening concluded with dinner discussions that brought participants together with members of Synergos’ global networks and other experts from around…

Zohra Ismail Beben receives Kushner Award; has returned from Tajikistan and is working on dissertation

Zohra Ismail Beben is a doctoral candidate in environmental anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington. Her areas of interest include anthropology of disaster, discourses of risk, place and space, natural resource management and anthropology of development. Her dissertation focused on how discourses of risk are formulated in post-Soviet rural Tajikistan.

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Alayka and Liasha Kurani: Sisters will participate in walk to end Global Poverty

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Kurani sisters, Alayka, 7, and Liasha, 6, students of Johns Creek Elementary School, are two bright and energetic young athletes who will participate in the 1K and 100-yard dash at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Their goal is to raise money at the Partnership Walk 2012, a program under the…

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Major Aleem Sajan receives Commander’s Commendation upon ending his tour in Kabul

14 Wing Greenwood’s Major Aleem Sajan recently received a Commander’s Commendation from Major General Jim Ferron, commander Canadian Contribution Training Mission – Afghanistan. As the professions advisor at the Afghan Air University in Kabul from March through to this November, Sajan’s efforts had an “outstanding effect on the success of the Canadian Forces’ training mission in Afghanistan,” the citation read. “Through unwavering dedication, strong cultural acumen, tireless work ethic and while displaying the best qualities…