Kabul (IRIN) : Work has begun to rehabilitate and preserve one of Afghanistan's most historical sites to its original splendour. The tomb of the 16th century Mogul emperor, Babur, and the grounds surrounding it in the Afghan capital Kabul, are to be restored to their former glory by Afghans themselves, with help from the Aga Khan Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) Recovery and Employment Afghanistan Programme (REAP), funded by the Japanese government.
- Dawn, Karachi, Pakistan: The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS, P) the other day organized a daylong workshop on 'Improving the Living Conditions of Rural Communities in Sindh' at Ali Mohammed Ismail village, Khyber, Hyderabad District.
IRINnews Asia: ISLAMABAD - The construction of five new bridges by the Aga Khan Foundation between the remote northeastern Afghan province of Badakhshan and the southeastern Badakhshoni Khui province in Tajikistan, will help improve the food situation in extremely vulnerable areas, aid workers told IRIN on Thursday. Both provinces are very mountainous, difficult to reach and are geographically isolated in economic terms.
New Vision (Kampala). By John Eremu: ' The Aga Khan Foundation has sunk US$300,000 (sh522m) into the establishment of a university of nursing in Uganda. The East African regional director for Aga Khan Universities, Dr. Grace Miller, told The New Vision in an interview that the money was spent on renovation and equipping the university premises on Makerere Road in Old Kampala. Speaking at the university's open day on Wednesday, the state minister for trade, Dr. Abel Rwendeire, hailed the Aga Khan development network for providing an opportunity for nurses to upgrade.
L'Actualité - Article de Yves Starvridès - En détruisant au lance-roquettes la bibliothèque Nasser Khosrow, les talibans ont effacé des pans entiers de la culture persane. Pour la reconstruire, son directeur compte sur les intellectuels occidentaux. C'était une des plus belles bibliothèques publiques d'Afghanistan. Peut-être même la plus belle. Avec ses 55 000 volumes, elle était le joyau de la Fondation Nasser Khosrow: des manuscrits vieux de 10 siècles y c
Zanzibar, Tanzania - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and Zanzibar's Chief Minister Shamsi Vuai Nahodha today signed an Agreement of Co-operation to initiate a comprehensive urban rehabilitation proposal for the Seafront Area of Zanzibar's Stone Town, after a private meeting with President Amani Abeid Karume. The Seafront Area, characterised by many historic buildings and public open spaces, is one of the most culturally and economically significant parts of the Stone Town, itself recently recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Maclean's. 'With her Ismaili Muslim parents, Samira has 'vacationed' in Tanzania and Pakistan, helping people see life more clearly -- literally. The trips are a project of her ophthalmologist dad and optometrist mom, who work with local agencies to give free eye clinics. Samira contributes by holding eye charts, taking histories or reassuring the fearful. You're expected to help others, she says of her faith.'
Point de Vue daté du 16 Mai (page 75) écrit: 'A six mois, Sara, la fille de Mark Boyden et de la princesse Zahra vient d'effectuer sa première sortie officielle'.
Karachi: President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Saturday launched three major projects for Karachi which will be completed within two years at a cost of over Rs443 million... He disclosed that Prince Karim Aga Khan had agreed to launch micro- finance bank in Pakistan so that the poor could get loans to stand on their feet, improve their living and repay the loans in easy instalments.
Helsingin Sanomat (International Edition) : A poultry farming school in Guinea is one of the nine recipients of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture this year. The poultry school was constructed by Indigo, a development cooperation organisation founded by the late Eila Kivekas. The school and its yard were designed by architects Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen
LE MONDE - Selon Karim Agha Khan, imam des chiites ismaéliens, 'il faut d'abord empêcher que des gens meurent de faim en Afghanistan, puis reconstruire une société civile'.
In alcune aree del Kenya particolarmente svantaggiate un progetto sostenuto dalla Fondazione Aga Khan ha coinvolto le comunità locali per assicurare ai bambini un'adeguata educazione in età prescolare.
Washingston : The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will donate about 5,500 metric tons of U.S. agricultural commodities to the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) for use in Tajikistan under the Food for Progress program.
Osh (KABAR)- According to the Osh oblast's press service, Shah Karim Al-Husein Aga-Khan will arrive to Osh to visit a new building of a school reconstructed for funds of Karim Aga-Khan. During the visit he will meet with governor Naken Kasiev to discuss key positions of potential cooperation.
Washingston- The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will donate about 5,500 metric tons of U.S. agricultural commodities to the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) for use in Tajikistan under the Food for Progress program.
Buildings that blend with community life celebrated at AGA Khan Awards
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Brussels, Belgium - World Bank Press Release: Leading international experts, European decision makers, foundations, NGOs and the private sector met in Brussels today for a roundtable discussion on Early Childhood Development (ECD) predominately in developing countries. The meeting was the first ever organised in Europe by the Aga Khan Foundation and the World Bank.
Dushanbe : Two experts from the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) are in [Tajikistan's] Mountainous Badakhshon Autonomous Region to see for themselves the condition of the Pamir-1 hydroelectric power station, particularly its tunnel, Asia-Plus learnt from an official from the organization, Matthew Scanlon.
The East African (Nairobi). SERIOUS CHALLENGES continue to face outlying populations of quake-hit Nahrin District in Afghanistan as aid agencies consider downscaling relief efforts around Nahrin City. Inaccessible populations, landmines, water and sanitation, and changing weather remain major problems.
Washington - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, addressed the presidents of over 100 leading public and private research universities from around the world at the International Convocation of the American Association of Universities on these issues, expressing the hope that he could 'convince institutions in both the developing and industrialised world to come together to work on common problems, opportunities and responsibilities.'