The Aga Khan Development Network has announced plans to embark on constructing a university with branches across East Africa. Mr Firoz Rasul, the president of the Aga Khan University of East Africa, said the institution will train local human resources and open centers of excellence in each member state so that they stop sending their students abroad. Mr Joseph Mwizerwa, the principal, of Aga Khan University, said the institution will be built and administered within East Africa; the mother university is in Pakistan.
He noted that AKU had taken great strides in ensuring reforms in the country’s health sector urging the government to work towards the same. FILE.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16- Director General of the Vision 2030 programme Mugo Kibati now wants the government to invest in the training of specialist doctors and nurses, as part of the plans of realising the country’s long term dream.
THE Aga Khan Trust yesterday finalised an agreement with Nairobi City Council to rehabilitate City Park.
The cost of rehabilitation will run into tens of millions of dollars but it is very worthwhile investment.
The 60 hectare park in Parklands provides a recreational space that can be accessed by millions of Nairobians who otherwise have few places to relax.
Today the park is insecure and overgrown, with a congested market (that should somehow be retained) along the roadside.
Nairobi, 29 November 2012 — “Culture is a trampoline for development and assistance for some of the poorest people in the world,” declared Mawlana Hazar Imam. He was speaking at a signing ceremony marking an agreement between the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and the Government of Kenya to rehabilitate Nairobi City Park.
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His Highness the Aga Khan and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga yesterday launched a major project to return the Nairobi City Park to its lost glory when they witnessed the signing of an agreement to rehabilitate the facility.
Yash Ghai is a member of the First Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism.
Kofi A. Annan is a member of the first board of directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Canada
Yusuf Habib Keshavjee, Board of Trustees, AKU
Mr Keshavjee brings to the Board diverse experience from East Africa's private as well as government and civil society sectors. He currently chairs the Boards of Honey Care Africa Limited, an expanding East African social enterprise aimed at increasing income of rural farmers; Shaanti Holistic Health Retreat, a yoga and meditation centre in Mombasa; and White Rose Drycleaners based in Kenya and Uganda.
Four Kenyans will be among those attending President Obama’s entrepreneurial summit set for between April 26 and 27 this year.
They include Mr Yusuf Keshavjee, Ms Rehema Jaldesa, Mr Salim Amin and Ms Nuria Farah.
The four were selected based on their innovative ideas and ability to promote entrepreneurship, their commitment to community service, and gender, geographic and urban/rural diversity.
2010, january 20: The Aga Khan University Hospital plans to set up a heart and cancer centre in Kenya by the end of the year. The centre, the first of its kind in the region, will provide medical treatment for heart ailments and cancers, the university's president, Mr Firoz Rasul, announced on Wednesday. This is only part of their expansion agenda, which Mr Rasul said, is expected to cost more than $700 million (Sh52.5 billion). Besides offering treatment, Mr Rasul said the centre would also train specialists in cardiac diseases and cancer.
2010, March 18-19:The Pan Africa media conference , in Nairobi, will bring together prominent personalities in media, business, governments, civil society, and academia across the world. Some of the 40 eminent guests lined up to grace the event include the Aga Khan, Nobel laureate Prof Wangari Maathai, former South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki, telecom investor Mo Ibrahim, and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan. The conference key theme is Reflections on the past, present, and prospects for the future. Thursday 18th March 2010 - 8.30 am - 9.45am - Opening Ceremony Programme - H.H.
2008, September 26 - Financial Times. 'The Islamic world as an important part of our globe has really been absent from Judeo-Christian education in a strange way,' he says, asking how anyone can be considered properly educated in the west when they know nothing about Islam. Click here. Scan of the article and interview in NAIROBI STAR on October 1, 2008: Page 21 and Page 22
2007, July 20: The ismailis in Mombasa celebrate with speeches, parades and music. [Coast Week]
2007, August 12: His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, arrives in the country today to begin a 12-day official visit of the East African region.
The Nation (Nairobi)
13 August 2007
East Africa: Aga Khan Arrives for Tour of Region
The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Nairobi yesterday for the first leg of a 12-day official visit to East Africa.
The plane carrying the Aga Khan landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 5 pm to a red carpet reception by the Government.
2007, July 17: The Aga Khan will visit Kenya next month as part of his worldwide Golden Jubilee celebrations. The spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims will be a guest of President Kibaki, at the start of the celebrations which will last for one year; from July 11 2007 to July 11, 2008. [The Nation]
2007, August 13: His Highness The Aga Khan Meets with His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki at State House in Nairobi, Kenya and attends Banquet. [Photos] [His Highness the Aga Khan's Speech] [President Kibaki's Speech] [Golden Heart Honor] [East African Standard] [Kenya Broadcasting Corporation]
2007, August 15: President Mwai Kibaki awarded him 'The Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya' during a ceremony at a State banquet in the Aga Khan's honour, according to a statement. [New Vision]
2008, June 22: An Islamic Conscience: the Aga Khan and the Ismailis: Nairobi Launch at Sarit Center, 8:00pm [More] [Article in OnPhilanthropy.com]
2008, March 18: According to Eliyas Biryabarema of the Monitor quoted in Business Daily [Nairobi], Euromoney, Europe's top financial magazine, has named two infrastructure projects among Africa's best in 2007. Both the Bujagali hydro-power projects and the construction of the undersea fibre optic cable have a strong involvment from IPS/AKFED.
2007, August 14: The Aga Khan Foundation today marked the 25th anniversary of the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Programme in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Chief Guest Kenya's Minister for Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. Noah Wekesa. [Photos] [Press Release]