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Jubilee Life Insurance Launches First-Ever Cancer Insurance Product in Pakistan 2019-10-16

Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan and Captain Dasun Shanaka of Sri Lanka Team
Source: 
oyeyeah.com Lifestyle

This landmark activity is in-line with the global month-long project Pinktober

We must recognize and honour the teachers who shape a new generation of thoughtful young people 2019-10-15

His Highness The Aga Khan who founded the Global Centre for Pluralism
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The Globe and Mail Inc

Teachers have one of the hardest jobs on the planet. In a world where social media echo chambers reverberate with hyper-partisan rhetoric and sensational voices, teachers are up against an overwhelming tsunami of information – drowning out time for deliberation and discussion to find the middle ground among widely different viewpoints.

Teachers have an opportunity to equip our students – our next wave of humanity – with the empathetic, critical and forward thinking needed to solve today’s local problems with a global mindset.

Princess Zahra presented with Huffington Award by Asia Society Texas Center

Princess Zahra presented with Huffington Award by Asia Society Texas Center
Source: 
the.ismaili

On 10 October 2019, Princess Zahra, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Sara Boyden, was honoured with the Asia Society Texas Center’s Huffington Award in Houston, USA. Princess Zahra was honoured for her outstanding contributions that have furthered international understanding, uplifted lives, and advanced health and education through her work with the Aga Khan Development Network.

President highlights digital transformation goals for Kyrgyzstan with support from AKDN 2019-10-05

President Sooronbai Jeenbekov with His Highness the Aga Khan
Source: 
The Times of Central Asia - timesca.com

BISHKEK (TCA) — The President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov inaugurated the Conference on Digital Transformation in Central Asia (DTCA) on October 4 in Bishkek. This three-day international Conference is jointly hosted by the University of Central Asia (UCA), State Committee for Information Technology and Communications, and the High Technology Park of the Kyrgyz Republic, and includes a day-long session at UCA’s campus in Naryn.

PPAF celebrates ‘Chinese Independence Day’ works with AKRSP 2019-10-09

ETI and AKRSP train trainers to ‘overcome malnutrition’ in Gilgit-Baltistan  (AKDN courtesy)
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brecorder.com

The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, communities and school children Tuesday celebrated the “Chinese Independence Day" with Chinese engineers supporting PPAF in the testing & commissioning of 306 KW Micro Hydro Power Project (MHP) at village Gazain, district Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Baroghil: marching towards mainstream life with assistance from AKDN 2019-10-02

A view of a human settlement in Chikar village of Barghil valley-photo by writer
Source: 
Dawn.com

“LIFE is no more tiring and unpleasant for me in this valley and for the first time in 14 years, I’m set to pass the coming winter season here because basic necessities of life, including electricity, are now available,” says Tahira Bibi, the first matriculate from Barog­hil valley.

The wedding of Prince Hussain and Ms Elizabeth Hoag

Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen were married on 29 September 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Source: 
the.ismaili

Prince Hussain, second son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, married Ms Elizabeth Hoag in a private ceremony on 29 September 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. Attended by immediate family members, the proceedings took place in accordance with Muslim tradition.

The nikah was recited by Mr Vahid Khoshideh, President of the Association Islamique et Culturelle d’Ahl-el-Bayt de Geneve, and the proceedings concluded with the recitation of a traditional qasida in Farsi.

“This is a very happy occasion for us and I am delighted to welcome Elizabeth into our family,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam.

This Delhi kitchen feeds the hungry and serves a cause-An AKF Initiative

Preparing food at Zaika-e-Nizamuddin, a community kitchen run by local women.
Source: 
sundayguardianlive.com

The market at Nizamuddin basti is bustling with energy on a Thursday afternoon. There are some people chattering in front of a butchershop and children fighting while playing carom. The smell of fresh biryani fills the air as I walk through the winding lanes towards my destination, a kitchen called Zaika-e-Nizamuddin which is run entirely by a group of local women.

An initiative by the Aga Khan Foundation that began in 2012, Zaika-e-Nizamuddin was set up as part of a dual campaign to create employment opportunities for women and tackle the problem of malnutrition in this area.

How Kenyatta's Control of Nation Media Was Thwarted

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta speaking with His Highness The Aga Khan. The latter was put between a rock and a hard place when Kenyatta sug
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www.kenyans.co.ke

Kenya’s first president, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, once tried to get one of his relatives to control the Nation Media Group.

In a 2010 book titled The Birth of a Nation: The Story of a Newspaper in Kenya, Gerard Loughran, a former senior editor at the Daily Nation, narrates what transpired after Kenyatta made a proposition for one of his kinsmen to lead the firm.

After the Aga Khan opened Serena Hotel in a ceremony attended by Kenya’s founding father on February 16, 1976, Mzee introduced the businessman to his chosen candidate.

Aga Khan School wins inaugural Girls’ Cricket Cup 2019

Aga Khan School Girls' Cricket Team beat Nasra School by seven wickets in the final of inaugural Girls’ Cricket Cup 2019 Karachi
Source: 
brecorder.com

KARACHI: Aga Khan School beat Nasra School by seven wickets in the final of inaugural Girls’ Cricket Cup 2019 Karachi, played at State Bank Sports Complex on Wednesday.

Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Geoffrey Shaw, presented awards to teams competing in the tournament.
“The Australian High Commission has been sponsoring girls’ cricket in Pakistan since May 2016,” Dr Shaw said. “We began with a single annual tournament in Islamabad but decided last year to expand, starting with Lahore and now we’re here in Karachi.”

INTF And Aga Khan University Sign MoU To Support Startups In Biomedicine

Aga Khan University - Karachi
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urdupoint.com

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Sep, 2019 ):The Ignite National Technology Fund and Aga Khan University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly support startups developing innovative ideas in healthcare and biomedicine.

Federal Minister for Information, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui present on the occasion highlighted the government's role in creating an ecosystem in which innovation can flourish.

Aga Khan University Selects MEDITECH for International EHR Partnership

Executives and leaders from MEDITECH, MEDITECH South Africa, and Aga Khan University are excited to partner together to deliver
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finance.yahoo.com/

WESTWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Global pioneer in healthcare and research to deploy system across multiple countries
MEDITECH has further extended its global presence by partnering with Aga Khan University, an international institution of distinction providing health services to millions of people in the developing world, to deploy Expanse, the company's state-of-the-art, web-based Enterprise Health Record (EHR). The initial deployment will be at Aga Khan’s academic medical center and clinics in Nairobi, Kenya with a subsequent deployment in Karachi, Pakistan.

Speech at the Foundation Ceremony of Dhaka Jamat Khana

Hazar Imam is joined by Bangladesh’s Honourable Adviser for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed, in unveiling the plaque marking
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the.ismaili

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Honourable Adviser for Foreign Affairs
Honourable Adviser for Religious Affairs
Excellencies
Your Excellencies
Distinguished Guests

As-Salaam-o-Alaikum

It is a special pleasure to welcome this distinguished and diverse audience to this Foundation Ceremony, as we formally mark the beginning of a new Jamatkhana in Dhaka.

Transforming Leadership for 21st Century Africa programme begins

Transforming Leadership for 21st Century Africa Programme BEGINS
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akumedia.aku.edu

The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) and The John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University (HKS) launched the Transforming Leadership for 21st Century Africa Programme on September 15, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi. This marks the second consecutive year GSMC and HKS have collaborated to deliver the leadership programme, which helps executives from Africa, exercise leadership amid uncertainty with skill and effectiveness, while communicating for impact.

Groundbreaking Aga Khan exhibit shows how Africa shaped world history

Henry Kim with Prince Amyn Aga Khan   2018-11-22
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toronto.com

African stories often left out of western textbooks, writes Henry Kim

The wealthiest person of all time may have been Mansa Musa, the 14th-century ruler of the West African Empire of Mali.

His riches were so famed that a European world map featured a portrait of him, adorned with a golden crown and holding a sceptre and golden ball.

According to accounts, when Mansa Musa made the Hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca he brought with him 8,000 courtiers, 12,000 slaves, and 100 camels, each carrying up to 300 pounds of gold.

H. H. The Aga Khan’s homebred Edisa Scores in Jockey Club Oaks

Edisa | Sarah K Andrew
Source: 
Thoroughbred Daily News

BELMONT, NY – H. H. The Aga Khan’s homebred Edisa overcame an awkward start by flying home in the late stages to win Saturday’s $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park.

Restored by the AKTC - Nila Gumbad at Humayun Tomb Complex opened for general public

Nila Gumbad was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument as part of the extended Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site.
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

ew Delhi [India]: The entry for Nila Gumbad at Humayun Tomb Complex in the national capital was opened on Saturday for the general public.
Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel opened the gate and also leads a morning walk at Humayun Tomb Complex as part of the Fit India Movement.

In 2017, Nila Gumbad was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument as part of the extended Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site.

The Winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Bahrain, the revitalization of Muharraq, a World Heritage site with a history of pearling, is being honored for an ongoing progr
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architecturalrecord.com

In a profession crowded with prizes, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture remains one of the world’s most significant and influential honors. Established in 1977 by His Highness the Aga Khan, the awards, which are given every three years, shine a light on parts of the globe that are often overlooked by Western critics and professionals. The prizes focus on projects that have an impact on communities with Muslim populations and histories, often in underserved areas. Contenders for the award can be new buildings or adaptive re-use, landscape and urban design projects.

Inauguration spree: Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel to unveil three projects in Delhi

Conservation of Neela Gumbad was completed in 2014 | ( Photo | AKTC )
Source: 
The New India Express

By Express News Service
NEW DELHI: Almost five years after its conservation, Neela Gumbad, the blue-tiled tomb in the 16th century mausoleum complex of Mughal emperor Humayun, is likely to be unveiled officially on Saturday.

According to officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate the ancient domed building on August 31 with two other projects — a new museum displaying retrieved and confiscated antiquities at Purana Quila and new-fangled illumination at Qutub Minar complex.

The 'Roof of the World' Festival Keeps Tajikistan's Traditional Culture Alive

‘Roof Top of the World” annual cultural festival in Tajikistan
Source: 
www.indepthnews.net

KHOROG, Tajikistan (IDN) – In this mountainous Gorno Badakhshan region with around a third of the population estimated to be unemployed, the exodus of the people for greener pastures abroad has gathered momentum in the past decade. To protect the colourful traditional culture from disappearing along with its population, the ‘Roof Top of the World” annual cultural festival was launched 12 years ago.

It now has the added objectives of attracting both its expat population to come back for a summer cultural break as well as to attract tourist to the region.


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