By Rufo Roba for Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. Published October 19, 2015. 25% of Kitui’s populace has no formal education, this according to excerpts captured in Kitui County’s integrated development plan. The trend is attributed to low literacy levels recorded due to high school dropout rates, inadequate education facilities, inadequate staff, low enrollment and low transition rates. This in turn affects their ability to read and … Continue reading Promoting Literacy in Communities | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
NAIROBI, KENYA, DECEMBER 11, 2014 – The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a partnership agreement in Nairobi to support a four-year activity called the Yetu Initiative. Designed to empower Kenyan civil society organizations, the $6 million program will help Kenyan communities and civil society organizations jointly tackle the country’s most pressing challenges. “Yetu,” which … Continue reading Embassy of the United States in Kenya: Aga Khan Foundation & US Government Launch Partnership
Synergies exponentially multiply results and bring significant impact to the beneficiaries – Clinton Global Initiative and Aga Khan Development Network together with several other partners have joined forces to solve pressing global challenges. Ismailimail shares a few examples for our readers. Click the links to learn more. President Clinton Opened 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Emphasizing “Mobilizing for Impact” Partners: The Aquaya Institute; Aga Khan Development Network … Continue reading Synergy | Clinton Global Initiative and Aga Khan Development Network
By Kathy Sweeney – Amida Taqieva lives with her children—4-year-old Elvira and 2-year-old Safarmamad—in the tiny and remote village of Deh, Tajikistan. Until two years ago, only outdated, broken down textbooks in Russian were available in the school library, the only library in the village. In Tajikistan, books in Russian don’t serve much purpose for most children, who learn Tajik before Russian. During the long winter months, there is no electricity to power televisions, radios, computers, or even a light to read by. Without power, in a village without quality books in a language most children can easily understand, winter evenings are dark, cold and dull.
[…] In 2012, USAID established the Reading for Children project in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation to support pre-primary literacy in Tajikistan. Pre-primary literacy is considered a critical building block for success during subsequent stages of schooling, and a critical step to ending extreme poverty.
The importance of reading to children is taking center stage in Tajikistan, giving rise to more libraries, trained librarians and actively involved parents.
Sost-Gojal, August 06: To preserve wildlife and protect the ecology at Khunjerav National Park, in the far north of Pakistan, the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund Program awarded a grant worth USD 94,354 in Feb 2014 to Gojal Rural Support Organization. GRSO will use the funds to build a micro hydro power station that will benefit the village of Gircha, and plant trees at Seer and Ghilbishi, a forest reserve.
Khunjerav National Park is located in Gojal, near the borders of China and Afghanistan. Gojal is the largest tehsil of District Hunza Nagar, Gilgit-Baltistan. There is a buffer zone between the national park and various settlements in the area.
The forest department has recognized the area of upper Gojal as a community conservation area.
USAID in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation.
Continue reading “Lamu’s Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya Reading Competition”
InterAction, USAID Sign Landmark Agreement on Global Food Security WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a major effort to accelerate progress in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition, NGO alliance InterAction and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have forged a first-of-its-kind agreement designed to leverage the unique assets of NGOs for greater impact. via InterAction, USAID Sign Landmark Agreement on Global Food … Continue reading Aga Khan Foundation USA to participate in Global Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition
ARGUMENT: Let Me Down Easy It’s bad enough the United States is slashing military aid to Afghanistan. Don’t shut off the civilian aid spigot, too. BY ANJA MANUEL, JUSTINE ISOLA APRIL 4, 2014 […] Aga Khan Development Network has been a leader in this area, helping to launch the successful telecom company Roshan in 2003, which has since become Afghanistan’s largest taxpayer. Most importantly, if … Continue reading Civilian Aid is in Jeopardy in Afghanistan
A non-profit alliance co-founded by organizations including the Agha Khan Foundation, USAID and Ashoka, is aiming to promote social entrepreneurship in Central Asia. On February 11, the Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship presented its initial report, “Mapping Social Entrepreneurship in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan,” in New York. A second presentation, featuring the report’s author, Myrza Karimov, will take place February 12 in Washington, DC. “There is no … Continue reading Central Asia: Trying to Give Social Entrepreneurship a Boost | EurasiaNet.org
via thenews.com.pk – The early childhood education system has still not been introduced in the schools of Sindh although its syllabus has been approved by the government. The early childhood programme is facing lots of difficulties because concrete steps have not been taken to implement it in the primary schools of the province. The programme entitled ‘Releasing Confidence & Creativity (RCC) – Building’ and aimed … Continue reading Early childhood education system not yet introduced in Sindh
The Improving the Performance of Nurses in Upper Egypt project is an Associate Award under the Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program, and is a partnership between MSH and the Nursing Program of the Om Habibeh Foundation, an affiliate of the Aga Khan Foundation. The project is funded by USAID/Egypt. In many developing countries where resources are scarce, patients must struggle to get their health … Continue reading Om Habibeh Foundation: Nurses in Upper Egypt improve care for special needs patients
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, NOVEMBER 7, 2013. On Thursday, senior representatives of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Afghanistan gathered for the second Steering Committee meeting for the Multi-Input Area Development Global Development Alliance (MIAD GDA). The MIAD GDA, launched in March, is an innovative partnership between the AKDN and USAID to help improve the quality of … Continue reading Second Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Development Alliance for Multi-Input Area Development held in Afghanistan
via thenews.com.pk / In an e-clinic in Mithi, the district headquarters of Tharparkar, bordering the great desert of Rajasthan, works Janta, 21, and his brother, Mukesh, 26. The e-clinic is connected with the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, through computers and online doctors at the hospital diagnose patients. Continue reading “Aga Khan University’s E-clinics bring hope to poor people of rural Sindh in Pakistan”
Traditional aid programs are struggling in the country. But a less conventional program with less conventional goals seems to show a better model. – Joshua Foust Excerpt: One good model might be the Rural Support Programmes Network. A sprawling collection of local NGOs, the RSPN was founded by the Aga Khan Network in 1982, and has since become its own, separate program. While the stats … Continue reading A Radically Different Way of Bringing U.S. Aid to Pakistan
Last week, international relief and development organization Oxfam America, along with the Aga Khan Foundation, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, CGAP, Freedom from Hunger, Plan International, the SEEP Network and USAID launched “50 by 2020,” an initiative seeking to expand savings groups to 50 million members globally by 2020. The announcement was made at a 2-day conference sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and … Continue reading International savings groups NGOs aim for 50 million members by 2020 — Oxfam America
When I imagine the holy grail of sustainable development in a rural Afghan province, it is a cycle of inclusive economic growth and investment which, in turn, finances social development efforts with a high level of community engagement. This dream took a significant step closer to reality this week. I’m proud to announce that the United States government has signed a memorandum of understanding to … Continue reading Alex Thier: A New Investment Model for Afghanistan
Friday, February 8, 2013: Washington, DC: The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) at a private ceremony today that will establish the first investment fund in Badakhshan, Afghanistan to invest in social development projects. When the fund is finalized, USAID and AKF will each provide $30 million over a five … Continue reading U.S. Government and Aga Khan Foundation to Launch Investment Fund for Afghanistan
Volunteers will provide support to partner organizations in the creation and development of employability and entrepreneurship skills and opportunities. This exciting opportunity is open to all US citizens or permanent residents who are members of the Kenyan diaspora community and others who have a demonstrated relevant connection or experience in the country. Contact Shelina Gwaduri on email@example.com for further details. USAID Diasporas for Development Initiative … Continue reading Cuso International is actively seeking American diaspora volunteers with business and entrepreneurship skills to volunteer in Kenya.
Islamabad, Friday, January 11, 2013 – There was unanimous agreement among health experts, politicians, policymakers and donors attending a health assembly on Thursday that maternal, newborn, child health (MNCH) and nutrition should be declared a national priority.
The participants also pushed political groups for including the subject in their manifestoes and advocating at their respective regional and national forums for better public health.
They all had gathered at the final session of a series of seminars on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) and nutrition at a local hotel. Continue reading “Aga Khan University’s Division of Women and Child Health organizes series of seminars on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition”