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  • During a two-day visit to Central Asia, the University of Central Asia (UCA) Board Executive Committee and senior members of UCA’s management toured the University’s main campus site and programs in Khorog, the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO). Accompanied by Akbar Ali Pesnani, Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Tajikistan, the Committee also visited AKDN projects, including Khorog City Park. During this visit, the Executive Chairman of the Committee, Mr.

  • A survey released Tuesday revealed an improvement in mother and child nutrition across Afghanistan. The survey conducted by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), with the technical and financial support of UNICEF, the Central Statistics Office, Aga Khan University and the Silk Route Training and Research Organization, is the first national survey since 2004 about nutrition level in Afghanistan that covered all 34 provinces.

  • One of Afghanistan’s most impressive historic sites is the Herat Citadel – dating back to Alexander the Great. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) will soon commence restoration work of this highly important historic site in Afghanistan. In a recent interview, Ajmal Maiwandi, the Chief Executive Officer for AKTC in Kabul, explains the history of the Herat Citadel, why it is important for the future of Afghanistan, and how to make culture and history accessible.

  • The “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend is gaining popularity in Asia Pacific and the region will continue to witness strong growth, driven by burgeoning consumer demand for smartphone and tablet. Many institutions have already started investing in new wireless technologies and networks that not only provide high performance and full coverage, but also enable adaptive, cost-effective classrooms and learning spaces that provide greater accessibility to both faculty members and students, alike.

  • Munir M, Merali, the Aga Khan Development Network's (AKDN) Resident Representative to Bangladesh presented his credentials to Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday. In accepting his credentials, the Foreign Minister welcomed the AKDN Representative to Bangladesh and wished him success in his responsibilities as the Network’s first Diplomatic Resident Representative to the country. The Minister also conveyed his appreciation and thanked Aga Khan for his continued support towards the institutional development of the country.