Microfinance agency launched: In addition to official meetings, His Highness was in Cote d'Ivoire to launch the Première Agence de Microfinance (PAMF), which is to start operations in the areas of Boundiali and Dianra in northern Côte d’Ivoire. It joins two sister microfinance institutions, in Mali and Burkina Faso, which were launched in 2006. PAMF will serve disadvantaged communities through a network that is expected to grow to over eight branches by 2012.
The developing world needs more electricity, telephones, clean water, and transport and governments are encouraging the private sector to take a role in providing these basic services. AKFED is responding to the challenge and is looking at infrastructure projects in telecommunications, water and sewerage, and power generation. The Azito project was AKFED's first investment in the power sector; it was followed various other energy projects in East and West Africa as well as Central Asia.
The Largest Private Sector Power Plant in Sub-Saharan Africa
2008, May 1: H.H. The Aga Khan just left Abidjan for Senegal where he meet the president before flying that afternoon for Paris. Major News section and tons of photos / videos in preparation for the Heritage Web Site, few images and news clips are posted here now and the complete hundreds of photos gallery in a week or so. [ALBUM Mali_A] [ALBUM Abidjan_A] [ALBUM Burkina_A]
2008, May 1: Mowlana Hazar Imam gave a few minutes Mulakat to about 20 Ismailis at the Abidjan airport before departure. He thanked the Jamat for their warm welcome and told the kids to work hard in school. He talked with some members of the Jamat including kids and left for Senegal.
2008, April 28-May 1: In addition to official meetings, His Highness was in Cote d'Ivoire to launch the Première Agence de Microfinance (PAMF), which is to start operations in the areas of Boundiali and Dianra in northern Côte d'Ivoire. [More][Photos of Arrival][More Photos]
La 14e agence de micro finance du Réseau Aga Khan sera installée en Côte d'Ivoire - 2008-04-29Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
2008, April 29: La 14e agence de micro finance du Réseau Aga Khan (RAK) sera installée en Côte d'Ivoire. Hier mardi, une convention d'établissement de cet 'outil de développement et de lutte contre la pauvreté' a été signée sous le copatronage du Chef de l'Etat Laurent Gbagbo et de Son Altesse l'Aga Khan. [More]
2008, April 28: Le Chef de l'Etat, Laurent Gbagbo, a eu un entretien hier après-midi avec Son Altesse l'Aga Khan. Les deux hommes d'Etat ont parlé de la situation régionale et de la reconstruction économique en Côte d'Ivoire. [More]