The USAID has launched a new initiative to strengthen the management capacity of a new generation of the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Pakistan through a grant to the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF). I
The programme will strengthen and increase the competitive base of NGOs to help them meet management standards required to compete for donor funds, said an announcement issued here on Monday.
US Ambassador Nancy Powell highlighted the USG's commitment to develop civil society in the country, which has an important role to play in Pakistan's social, economic and political development.
Afghanistan ( news - web sites) has licensed an international consortium led by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) to set up its second mobile phone network, the fund said in a statement on Saturday.
The Geneva-based AKFED said it had a 51 percent stake in the project, while Monaco Telecom International (MTI) will hold 35 percent of the equity, U.S.-based MCT Corp nine percent and French telecoms giant Alcatel five percent.
Aga Khan arrives in Bahrain The spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, Prince Aga Khan, arrived in Bahrain yesterday on a two-day official visit during which he is expected to hold talks with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and other senior Bahraini officials.
Prince Aga Khan is also expected to attend a number of presentations and visit sites relating to sectors of mutual interest for Bahrain and the Aga Khan Development Network, particularly in education, culture and financial services, according to a statement released yesterday.
Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) has agreed to work in partnership with the Research Triangle Institute- Education Sector Reform Assistance (RTI-ESRA) for building the institutional capacity of selected districts of Sindh and Balochistan to be funded by USAID.
An orientation programme was held at the AKU-IED to discuss the institute's role in building institutional capacity.
The Aga Khan, the billionaire spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims, will build the English-speaking world's biggest Islamic art museum and cultural center in Toronto after plans to buy a site in London failed, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
The Aga Khan Development Network, one of the charitable institutions and businesses headed by the Aga Khan, said the museum would house artifacts from renowned private collections including those of the Aga Khan and of the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.
Speech By His Highness the Aga KhanInauguration ceremony of the Restored Humayun's Tomb Gardens
Your Excellency, Shri Jagmohan, Minister of Culture
I would like to begin by expressing my warmest gratitude to the Government for inviting me to India, and to the Minister for Tourism and Culture, His Excellency Shri Jagmohan, for honouring this inaugural ceremony with his presence.
El Aga Khan quedó maravillado la primera vez que contempló el paisaje de Cerde
Muslim sect to open door to its world Conference cites values of IsmailisIn the last two years, friends and acquaintances have asked Rafiq Ghaswala about the difference between the two main branches of Islam, the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the origins of the Koran, Islam's holy book. But few people have asked him about the Ismaili sect of Shiite Islam to which he belongs, a minority within a minority among the world's 1 billion Muslims. Few, in fact, have heard of Ismailis, or their spiritual leader, the Aga Khan.
AN international consortium formed by the Agha Khan's charity foundation has been named as Afghanistan's second mobile phone service provider after winning the country's first ever public tender contract.
The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) was granted the Global System for Mobile (GSM) licence after beating six other bidders in a heavily scrutinised tendering process organised as the blueprint for future government contracts.
The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims being is welcomed by the Foreign Affairs Minister Kalonzo Musyoka on his arrival in the country at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi last night.Photo by Joseph Mathenge
The Aga Khan Development Network has pledged continued investment in the country's social and economic projects.The network's resident representative, Mr Anil Ishani, said the support would not be affected by the political or economic situation as the organisation was confident that the people of Kenya would manage their affairs well.
Mr Ishani was speaking to diplomats and heads of international organisations during a reception the network held for them in Nairobi. He said last year, the Aga Khan Development Network spent Sh218 million on social development agencies in the country.
Aga Khan Foundation work is praised in UK The Aga Khan Development Network has been praised in London for its 'outstanding work' in Kenya.
In a debate in the House of Lords on Monday night, which discussed a whole range of development issues across East Africa, Baroness Rawlings said the Network was one of the 'finest organisations' in the field of development assistance.
'The AKDN comprises private development agencies to improve living conditions and opportunities in East Africa and other specific regions of the developing world,' Baroness Rawlings said.
The Aga Khan schools, once some of the best in Uganda, have moved to rebuild their history.
The Aga Khan Educational Service (AKES) in Uganda has set aside Aug. 16-18 for 'homecoming' activities to bring together former students of its 15 schools.
AKES chairman Amin Shivji said yesterday that the homecoming is meant to inspire the current students of the Aga Khan schools in Uganda, through interaction with successful alumni.
'We also want the alumni to assist the current students with books, career guidance and scholarships,' Shivji told journalists at Aga Khan High School.
Daily Nation 14 Oct.] - SEJOUR AU MALI DU PRINCE AGA KHAN: UN FORT INTERET POUR LA CULTURE - 2003-10-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, is flanked by Mali's Prime Minister Ahmed Mohamed Hamani (on the right) and Mr Abdramane Ben Essayouti, the Imam of Djingereiber mosque in Timbuktu. The Aga Khan, on an official visit, noted Mali's considerable cultural and intellectual heritage.
The Aga Khan University (Uganda) of Nursing will be opened today. This was disclosed by the Academic Head, Imelda Bagambaki. The university is situated along Makerere Hill Road opposite Aga Khan Primary School.
Bagambaki told reporters that the university will display to the public equipment that the institution has acquired.
The ceremony will also involve a demonstration by students, tour by parents, visitors and supporters of the institution.
Secretary-General celebrates life of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan28 October - Secretary-General Kofi Annan tonight paid tribute to Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan at a memorial ceremony in New York for the prominent international civil servant.
Prince Sadruddin served the United Nations with distinction, most notably as the youngest and longest-serving UN High Commissioner for Refugees (1965-1977), and later as Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Afghanistan, Mr. Annan told the memorial service.
Though it was in the red until recently, Air Burkina is making a fast turnround that would soon give the company a higher profile as a regional carrier in West Africa.
Thanks to its privatisation this year, the company is aiming at a 3.5 billion CFA francs business turnover this year.
Set up in 1966, Air Burkina took off the following year with a 35 million CFA francs share capital of which 56 percent was held by the state, 17 percent was owned by SOGETRAF (a subsidiary company of Air France) and 17 percent by the private sector in Burkina Faso.
At a largely attended public meeting in Karachi on May 25, the acting head of the MMA and the Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami, Qazi Hussain Ahmed is reported to have spoken as follows according to a leading English newspaper (not Dawn). As the version below has not been contradicted it has to be presumed that it is an accurate report of what he said.
La 19e édition de la Marche des Partenaires mondiaux a permis de recueillir plus de 3 millions de dollars aujourd'hui et de rassembler des milliers de gens dans plusieurs villes du pays, sous la bannière de la lutte contre la pauvreté dans le monde. La Marche - événement le plus grand de son genre au Canada - a recueilli une somme record grâce à la plus grande participation jamais enregistrée à ce jour de Canadiennes et Canadiens à la recherche d'un moyen de faire la différence dans les pays en développement.
At the historical Humayun's Tomb, His Highness the Aga Khan, hereditary spiritual leader (Imam) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) together with India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh today announced the seven recipients of the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The announcement marked the completion of the ninth cycle of the programme. The Award, which has a triennial prize fund of US$ 500,000, is the world's largest architectural award. The seven projects selected by the 2004 Award Master Jury are: