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  • Invited by Catholic Relief Services and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, together with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP), the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) took part in a two-day symposium on Impact Investing to address poverty that concluded yesterday at the Vatican.

  • The Aga Khan gets North-South Prize

    June 17, 2014 - The Daily Star

    The Aga Khan has received the North-South Prize 2013 for his commitment to furthering a more pluralistic society and for his achievements in improving lives of vulnerable populations through Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). He is the first Muslim leader to win the prize, given by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe. The Aga Khan said, “Our Network seeks in many ways to improve the quality of human life, in health, education, in cultural and economic development.

  • Kyrgyz Prime Minister Dzhomart Otorbaev received head of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Representation in Kyrgyzstan Nurjehan Mawani, the Government’s press service reports. Prime Minister said that he had visited the University of Central Asia (UCA) campus site in Naryn during his recent working tour. "UCA is a very important project that will increase the investment attractiveness of the region, create more jobs and assist in general improvement of the socio-economic situation in Naryn oblast.

  • Diamond Trust Bank Rights Issue Gets CMA Nod

    June 17, 2014 - Daily Nation

    Diamond Trust Bank has received the nod from Capital Markets Authority to raise additional funds from shareholders through a rights issue. The call is expected to raise about Sh2.4 billion with part of the cash meant to raise the bank’s authorized share capital to Sh1.2 billion from the current Sh1 billion. Diamond Trust Bank expects to use the additional capital raised to fund future asset growth and invest in branch network.

  • The British medical journal The Lancet announced the publication of a research paper that "investigates the feasibility and effectiveness of the integration of interventions to enhance child development and growth outcomes in the Lady Health Worker (LHW) programme in Sindh, Pakistan." The text is co-authored by Aga Khan University's Dr. Aisha K. Yousafzai, Prof. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, and Ms. Arjumand Rizvi, among others.

  • Program Offers New Ideas on Class Management, Teaching Methods

    June 16, 2014 - Daily Nation, Rebecca Okwany

    Mombasa Teachers Service Commission director Ibrahim Rugut once said at a forum: “Teachers act as role models. Through mentorship, they shape the future career of their students.” In a few years to come, more than 46,000 pupils in coastal Kenya will be putting to practice skills passed down to them by their teachers. The program is named Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa Project.

  • His Highness the Aga Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and Suzanne Jabbour, Lebanese doctor, chair of the Executive Committee of the International Council for the rehabilitation of victims of torture, are receiving today the 2013 North-South Centre Prize. His Highness the Aga Khan is globally recognized for his commitment, through the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), to the development and improvement of the living conditions of vulnerable populations.

  • Catholic Relief Services and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, together with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP), will convene a two-day symposium regarding Impact Investing to be held just outside the Vatican in Rome, Italy on June 16-17, 2014.

  • The Aga Khan Receives 2013 North-South Prize

    June 12, 2014 - Aga Khan Development Network

    His Highness the Aga Khan today received the Council of Europe’s annual North-South Prize for his commitment to furthering a more pluralistic society as well as his achievements in improving the quality of life of vulnerable populations through the work of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). He becomes the first Muslim religious leader to be awarded the Prize. Read the full press release here and read a full transcript of his remarks here.

  • 'We're for investments to improve health services'

    June 12, 2014 - IPP Media, Malela Kassim

    The government of Tanzania has urged the general public to use health services offered in the country’s facilities and ignore the notion that it is better to be treated abroad. “I’m very delighted to see that private health facilities including the Aga Khan Hospital are still eager to bring development in this crucial sector in the country…as government, we promise to continue supporting them in whatever the case because we value their contribution,’’ the minister stressed. The hospital recently secured 130bn/- financial assistance from L’Agence Francaise de Development (AFD).

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