US$18 million investment to refurbish and expand hotel and conference centre - AFGHAN GIRLS RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER FIVE YEARS - 2002-03-23Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Philanthropist Karim Aga Khan, left, and Afghanistan's Interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai applaud a group of young Afghan girls, who sang and scattered glitter during a ceremony marking the start of the school year, Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Amoni High School in Kabul, Afghanistan. Girls will be allowed to go back to school for the first time in five years, since the fall of the Taliban, who prohibited girls from attending school. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
Banking Services expanded for Tajikistan's marginalised populations Prime Minister Okilov and Aga Khan inaugurate First Micro Finance Bank Dushanbe. - TAJIKISTAN: AGA KHAN OPENS BANK, COMISSIONS BRIDGE, LAY FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY - 2004-07-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, today joined Prime Minister Okilov of Tajikistan in inaugurating the First MicroFinanceBank in Tajikistan, a bank which will expand access to a wide range of banking services for the people of Tajikistan. In countries such as Tajikistan, villagers in remote areas must travel long distances at great expense to access financial services. In addition, commercial banks often do not find it profitable to offer services to the urban poor or to populations living in remote locations.
President Benjamin Mkapa has expressed deep gratitude to private providers of education in Tanzania for their solid support in building a learned Tanzanian community.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone for the Aga Khan International Academy in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the president said such institutions, religious and secular, have always been very important partners in the provision of education which was the cornerstone of the country's development and prosperity.
USDA to Donate $5 Mil. in Ag Products to Afghanistan - USDA SUPPORTS AKF PROJECTS IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN - 2003-11-11Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman, in a historic visit to Afghanistan, today announced that USDA intends to donate $5 million of U.S. agricultural commodities under the Food for Progress Program. Veneman also announced the first Cochran Fellowship Program with Afghanistan to provide short-term, U.S.-based training for eight Afghan women to study agricultural finance.
Aga Khan Speaks of Tolerance and Shared HeritageEvokes Iraq and Afghanistan at inauguration of Humayun's Tomb Gardens(see also background information and photos) - RENOVATED HUMAYUN'S TOMB - 2003-04-15Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Whether through neglect or wilful destruction, the disappearance of physical traces of the past deprives us of more than memories. Spaces that embody historic realities remind us of the lessons of the past.'His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims was speaking at the inauguration of the restored gardens that surround the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun.
Syria's Health Minister Maher al-Husami on Wednesday reviewed with Representative of Agha Khan Network in Syria, Mohammed Mufdi Saifo, joint cooperation and programs between the Ministry and the Network and ways of developing them during the forthcoming period.
Both sides concentrated on the necessity of supporting the nursery schools and to improve the scientific level of the teaching staff at these schools.
Talks also dealt with the hospitals situation, showing interest in improving the English language for the nurses.
USDA to donate agricultural commodities for Tajikistan - USDA TO DONATE AGRICULTURAL COMMODITES FOR TAJIKISTAN - 2001-08-08Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will donate about 5,500 metric tons of U.S. agricultural commodities to the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) for use in Tajikistan under the Food for Progress program. AKF, a private voluntary organization, will directly distribute the donated commodities to an estimated 206,000 people in the Autonomous Oblast of Gorno-Badakhshan. The donation will include approximately 450 metric tons of whole dry milk, 850 tons of vegetable oil, 700 tons of corn-soy blend, and 3,500 tons of wheat flour. AKF plans to provide rations to about 206,000 people.
Aga Khan Urges 'Rediscovery' of Timbuktu and DjennePoverty alleviation and cultural revitalisation can be linked through focused investment - H.H. THE AGA KHAN IN MALI - 2003-10-10Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims today retraced the footsteps of scholars and merchants whose journeys across the Sahara once helped establish a major cultural and commercial crossroads in this medieval city. Walking through the sand-swept alleys of this ancient seat of learning to the 14th century Djingereiber Mosque, the Aga Khan, accompanied by Mali's Prime Minster Ahmed Mohamed Ag Hamani, spoke of the need for cultural revitalisation to be linked to focused investment in the social sector and carefully planned economic development.
TAJIK PRESIDENT CALLS FOR COMBINING EFFORTS IN SOLVING PROBLEMS OF RATIONAL USE OF WATER RESOURCES - AGA KHAN AT THE INTERNATIONAL FRESH WATER FORUM - 2003-08-29Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Tajik President addressing International Freshwater Forum has urged to focus efforts on appropriate tasks.
DUSHANBE, September 1, Asia-Plus - 'The main task is in focusing efforts of all countries and directing them to an appropriate turn', Tajik President Emomali formulated the task faced by participants at the Forum.
Members of the Aga Khan University (AKU) board of trustees have started arriving in Kenya for the board's second meeting this year, to be held in Mombasa from today until Sunday.
The focus will be a review of the university's medical and education programmes in East Africa, which now has more than 500 students.
The team will also meet top government officials in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
AKU has established a permanent presence in the three countries and has plans to become a major partner with the governments in meeting development goals.
Tajikistan May Receive about One Billion Dollars for Combating Poverty - TAJIKISTAN MAY RECEIVE ABOUT ONE BILLION DOLLARS FOR COMBATING POVERTY - 2003-04-05Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Members of donor countries' governments and of international agencies for development have expressed readiness to allocate $900 million to Tajikistan for combating poverty.
According to Director of the World Bank for the Countries of Central Asia Dennis de Tray, the money will be given to Tajikistan during a three-year period, with $200 million in the form of humanitarian aid and $700 million in the form of grants.
Veneman Reaffirms USDA's Commitment to Relief And Reconstruction of Afghanistan - USDA SUPPORTS AKF PROJECTS IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN - 2003-11-11Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman, in a historic visit to Afghanistan, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture intends to donate $5 million of U.S. agricultural commodities under the Food for Progress Program. Veneman also announced the first Cochran Fellowship Program with Afghanistan to provide short-term, U.S.- based training for eight Afghan women to study agricultural finance.
Resettlement programme in trouble as migrants ask to go back to their old homes in the mountains.
By Boris Khairuddinov and Zafar Abdullaev in Dushanbe and Beshkent (RCA No. 286, 21-May-04)
Three years after the government of Tajikistan resettled hundreds of people to develop an arid region in the south of the country, many of the settlers want to go back to their old homes in the mountains because they say the experiment has failed.
VICTORY IN TODAY'S PRIX de l'ARC de TRIOMPE WOULD CROWN AN ALMOST PERFECT RACING SEASON FOR THE AGA KHAN - DALAKHANI TAKES ARC GLORY - 2003-10-05Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Aiglemont is bathed in sunshine, although heavy overnight rain has brought a reminder: the Arc encourages October's capricious nature.
Tajiks have more faith in Aga Khan than UN water forum - TAJIKS HAVE MORE FAITH IN AGA KHAN THAN UN WATER FORUM - 2003-09-02Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Fountains played all around Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe for a UN-sponsored water forum this week, but many in this war-weary Central Asian country drew greater comfort from the visit of Ismaili Muslim leader the Aga Khan.
Having been wracked by civil war in the 1990s, this remote mountain republic of 6.5 million people was determined to show the world a new face at the International Fresh Water Forum, intended to help ease ex-Soviet Central Asias deepening crisis of desertification and disease.
Le réseau Aga Khan veut étendre ses activités dans notre pays'Je suis très flatté et satisfait de visiter le Mali. Vous savez, mon réseau a été longtemps présent en Afrique orientale et dans certains Etats de l'Afrique de l'ouest comme le Sénégal, la Côte d'Ivoire, le Burkina Faso et depuis quelques années au Mali.'
The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community (second left), is received at Moi International Airport, Mombasa, yesterday by Cabinet ministers Karisa Maitha (left) and Najib Balala. On the right is Mr Alnoor Jiwan, the chairman of the Aga Khan Council in Mombasa.
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili community worldwide, arrived in Mombasa yesterday for a two-day private visit.
The private jet carrying him touched down at the Moi International Airport at 1.08 pm.
Visite privée de son altesse Aga Khan en terre malgache - SON ALTESSE L'AGA KHAN POUR LA DEUXIEME FOIS EN VISITE à MADAGASCAR - 2003-02-22Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
L'avion privé de son altesse, le prince Aga Khan a atterri à l'aéroport d'Ivato, hier à 17h30. Son altesse est venue en visite privée dans la Grande Ile. Il a été accueilli au salon d'honneur de l'aéroport, par le questeur 2 du Sénat, Raberson Jeannot et le député Dramsy, représentant respectivement les présidents du Sénat et de l'Assemblé nationale, avec tapis rouge.
The European Commission has approved a grant for EUR 25.5 approximately US $ 23 million) to help the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) address rural poverty in central-west India over the next ten years - EUROPEAN COMMISSION AWARDS LARGEST GRANT EVPosted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
European Commission Awards Largest Grant Ever Made to Aga Khan FoundationTen year grant will focus on enterprise development for the rural poor in India
Geneva, Switzerland, 6 December 2001 The European Commission has approved a grant for EUR 25.5 (approximately US $ 23 million) to help the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) address rural poverty in central-west India over the next ten years.
Es war schon ein ganzes Stück nach Mitternacht, als Bryan Adams Sabine Christiansen zum Geburtstag gratulierte. Und natürlich war das einer der emotionalen Momente bei der Gala