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AKDN, Prince William to launch environmental prize

The Earthshot Prize
Source: 
dawn.com

LONDON: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is partnering with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to launch the Earthshot Prize, which aims to incentivise environmental change while helping repair the planet over the next 10 years.
According to a press rele­ase, the prize also aims to find new solutions to environmental crises and the improvement of living stan­dards, particularly for communities that are most at risk from climate change.

The Aga Khan Develo­pment Network is a Global Alliance Founding Partner.

AKDN, Prince William to launch environmental prize

AKDN and Duke of Cambridge partner to launch Earthshot Prize
Source: 
dawn.com

LONDON: The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is partnering with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to launch the Earthshot Prize, which aims to incentivise environmental change while helping repair the planet over the next 10 years.
According to a press rele­ase, the prize also aims to find new solutions to environmental crises and the improvement of living stan­dards, particularly for communities that are most at risk from climate change.

The Aga Khan Develo­pment Network is a Global Alliance Founding Partner.

German insurer buys into Jubilee Holdings 2020-09-30

Jubilee Holdings chairman Nizar Juma (L) Allianz Africa CEO Coenraad Vroliik (R) Image: COURTESY
Source: 
the-star.co.ke The Star

The African subsidiary of the global insurer and asset manager Allianz plans to buy an eight per cent stake in Kenya’s Jubilee Holding Plc (JHL

The offer, subject to regulatory approvals, will see the Germany based firm acquire a controlling stake of between 51 and 66 per cent in Jubilee’s General Insurance business Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Mauritius, forming Jubilee-Allianz General Insurance Limited.

JHL will retain ownership of its Life and Pensions operations and its Medical insurance business in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Prince Rahim visits East Africa to evaluate AKDN’s response to environmental sustainability and climate change 2020-03-07

Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Chair of the AKDN Environment and Climate Committee, addresses AKDN agencies during East Africa visit

In early March, Prince Rahim, accompanied by his wife, Princess Salwa, visited Kenya and Tanzania, to better understand the plans and responses of the various institutions and agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) towards environmental sustainability and climate action.

Prince Rahim’s visit to Kenya took place in his capacity as Chair of the AKDN Environment and Climate Committee (ECC), which was recently established to develop a policy framework on priorities related to the environment and climate change for implementation by AKDN globally.

Tanzania, partners sign 14.8 mln USD deal to improve cancer care 2019-12-17

Signing ceremony held at Ocean Road Cancer Institute
Source: 
xinhuanet.com AFRICA

DAR ES SALAAM, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) --Tanzanian government and its two partners, the Aga Khan Health Services and the French Development Agency, on Monday signed a 13.3 million Euros (about 14.8 million U.S. dollars) grant agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve cancer care in the east African nation.

The funding will be run by the Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project (TCCP), an innovative public-private project aimed at enhancing cancer care in Tanzania.

Ismaili Imamat donates medical equipment to University Hospital in Lisbon 2019-11-08

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa inaugurate the Ismaili Imamat’s donation of a Da Vinci surgical system
Source: 
AKU

On 8 November, 2019 His Highness the Aga Khan was joined by His Excellency, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic for the inauguration of the Ismaili Imamat’s donation of a surgical robot system to one of Portugal’s largest medical universities, the Centro Hospitalar Universitario de Lisboa Central. The Minister of Health, Madame Marta Temido, government officials, diplomats, and leaders of the Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamat were also in attendance.

Amb.Liberat Mfumukeko, Secretary General of the East African Community and Ex-OfficioMember of Parliament met H.H. The Aga Khan

Amb.Liberat Mfumukeko, Secretary General of the East African Community and Ex-OfficioMember of Parliament met H.H. The Aga Khan

2016, November 11: Amb.Liberat Mfumukeko, Secretary General of the East African Community and Ex-OfficioMember of Parliament met H.H. The Aga Khan who agreed to upgrade Dar hospital to 600 beds and extend AKDN Hospitals & Universities to all countries across the region.

The Secretary General of the EAC was in Brussels for a funding meeting at the EU Commission.

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.

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.

Aga Khan Network has invested US$300 million in Mozambique since 2001

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the State Banquet given in his honour, Ponta Vermelha Presidential Palace, Maputo, Mozambi
Source: 
clubof mozambique.com

The Aga Khan Development Network has invested about US$300 million (€267 million) in socio-economic projects in Mozambique since 2001, the agency’s representative in the country said on Wednesday.

The money has been spent on programmes in the agriculture and food security, health, financial inclusion, education and civil society and tourism sectors, Nazim Ahmad said in Maputo during a reception for notables on the occasion of the “Imamat Day of His Highness the Aga Khan”.

Prince Aly Muhammad visited National museum of Tajikistan

Prince Aly Muhammad visited National museum of Tajikistan

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan visiting AKDN institutions in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the Serena Hotel, also the institutions in the Pamir. June 26, 2019, Prince Ali Muhammad Aga Khan, within the framework of his visit, visited the National museum of Tajikistan to familiarize himself with the rich history and culture of the Tajik people. Prince Ali Muhammad Aga Khan and the delegation accompanying him were met at the main entrance of the National museum of Tajikistan by the Director of the National museum of Tajikistan, Abduvali Sharifzoda and other responsible persons.

Source: 
ismaili.net

Prince Aly Muhammad visits AKDN Institutions in Pamir Region 2019-06-24

Prince Aly Muhammad being welcomed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan visits Tajikistan

09:37, todayAuthor: Asia-Plus

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan, youngest son of His Highness the Aga Khan, arrived yesterday in Khorog, the capital of Tajikistan’s Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) for an official visit, according to the GBAO administration press center.

On the same day, Prince Aly Muhammad visited the Khorog Campus of the University of Central Asia (UCA).

Aga Khan to help Maharashtra agriculture sector 2018-03-01

Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, the Aga Khan and Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao at Raj Bhavan   2018-03-01
Source: 
business-standard.com

The Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, the Aga Khan, on Thursday said his Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) will work for the agriculture sector and rural support in Maharashtra.
Lauding the efforts of the state government for tribal development, the visiting spiritual leader said he will consider extending support to finish incomplete irrigation projects in Maharashtra and create livelihood opportunities for tribals in remote areas.

Aga Khan Development Network attends International Economic Summit in Russia

H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan, with Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha
Source: 
AKIPress

AKIPRESS.COM - At the invitation of H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan, His Highness the Aga Khan was represented by Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha who led the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) delegation to the 11th International Economic Summit in Kazan from 24 to 26 April 2019.

Uplift of Chitral: AKDN’s contribution lauded

His Highness the Aga Khan welcomed upon arrival at Chitral airport. His Highness pledged to assist the population 2003-12-04
Source: 
fp.brecorder.com Business Recorder

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Samina Saeed has said that the contribution of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in health, education and social development sectors for the backward district of Chitral are second to none.

Speaking on a report of Senate Functional Committee, which was presented in the house after visiting the district, she said that AKDN has done wonders in an area, which was always ignored by respective governments in the past.

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan arrives in Zanzibar to start a week long tour of East Africa to visit AKDN institutions

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan arrives in Zanzibar to start a week long tour of East Africa to visit AKDN institutions

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan has started a week long tour of East Africa to visit AKDN institutions. He will go to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania this Sunday 7th April. After visiting the Aga Khan Hospital next Monday, he will leave for Nairobi

Syria’s ancient Aleppo souk poised to regain its bustle 2019-03-11

Restoration works began on the Aleppo souk after Syrian authorities signed a partnership agreement with the Aga Khan Foundation
Source: 
gulfnews.com

Aleppo: On the domed roof of a historical market in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, architect Bassel Al Daher moves between workers painstakingly working to erase the scars of war.

Men wearing vests and helmets repair parts of the roof still bearing visible traces of the four-year-long battle for the former rebel stronghold.

They cover its charred surface with a fresh coat of white paint as part of a wider effort to rehabilitate the Saqatiya market, or souk in Arabic.

Afghanistan- MoU Signed on $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan 2019-03-20

Afghanistan- MoU Signed on $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan   2019-03-20
Source: 
MENAFN

(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KABUL - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace on power supply to northeastern Badakhshan province and construction of a hydroelectric dam there at a cost of $631 million.

A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said the MoU was signed between acting energy and water minister Mohammad Gul Khulami and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) head Eng. Amanullah Ghalib and representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

AGA KHAN ANNOUNCES US$75 MILLION FOR AFGHANISTAN - 2002-01-21

2002-03-afghanistan-24628.jpg
Source: 
akdn.org

Delivered by Mr. Aly Mawji, Aga Khan Development Network Country Co-ordinator for Afghanistan on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan IV

Mr. Chairman,
Our hosts Japan,
Distinguished delegates,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Tanzania: Allocate Land to Aga Khan, PM Orders Dodoma City Directo 2019-03-11

Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Launch of the  Oncology Program at Aga Khan Hospital, DaresSalaam  2009-02-19
Source: 
The Citizen, allafrica.com

Dar es Salaam — Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed the Dodoma City Council executive director to allocate land specifically for the Aga Khan Development Networks (AKDN) to invest in a bid to, among other things, help the country achieve universal health coverage.

The Premier issued the directive yesterday during the inauguration of the Sh192-billion worth expanded (Phase II) Aga Khan Hospital building in Dar es Salaam, insisting that the government wanted to keep on working closely with the Network to enhance improvement in various key sectors.


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