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  • Humayun's Tomb model for Heritage Rules

    August 30, 2014 - The Times of India, Richi Verma

    Twenty-eight centrally-protected monuments in Humayun's Tomb world heritage site and the crowded Nizamuddin area could serve as case studies for framing heritage bylaws nationwide. Struggling with the task of making bylaws for all 3,600-plus ASI-protected monuments, National Monuments Authority has turned to organizations which are already well-versed in heritage of specific areas. Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been approached regarding all protected buildings in Nizamuddin area.

  • Nation Media Profit hits Sh1.7bn, Keeps Dividend at Sh2.5 a Share

    August 28, 2014 - Daily Nation, David Herbling

    Nation Media Group’s profit before tax grew to Sh1.7 billion in the period to June 2014, helped by increased sales and prudent cost management in a tough operating environment characterised by rising inflation and a wave of insecurity. NMG’s Kenya TV division, which is made up of NTV and QTV, more than doubled its operating profit, which rose by 131 per cent during the accounting period.

  • Aga Khan Foundation Channeled $700m of Assistance to Afghanistan

    August 28, 2014 - Khaama Press, Ghanizada

    The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) have channeled roughly $700 million of assistance to Afghanistan since the Foundation began engagement in Afghanistan in 1995. More than 2.5 million people have benefited from the assistance which mainly focuses on world development health care, education, financial services, mobile telephony and other sectors. The Aga Khan Foundation has been implementing projects to deliver development assistance at a village level in Afghanistan with a variety of partners, specifically the Indian government and World Bank.

  • Aga Khan University to Host Math Meeting

    August 28, 2014 - The Citizen

    Mathematics educators from East Africa and beyond will gather at the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development from September 1 to 12, this year, for Capacity and Network Project (CANP) conference. The rationale of the meeting is based on the fact that mathematics teaching and learning must reflect and be responsive to the changing needs of the society in dynamic and digital age.

  • AKFB Holds Seminar on Early Childhood

    August 27, 2014 - The Daily Observer

    The Aga Khan Foundation, Bangladesh (AKFB) held a seminar on the 'Early Childhood Development Support Program' at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre recently. AKFB has a collaborative arrangement with the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education in the area of pre-primary education. The project strengthened both the technical and organizational capacity of local partners and reached over 30,000 marginalized young children and parents, including children of mothers working in garment factories and tea-gardens and those living in the disaster-prone coastal areas.

  • Heritage Restoration: Our Promise to the Future

    August 27, 2014 - Asia Society India Centre, Tarini Ranadive

    The Asia Society India Centre partnered with Christies to host a conversation between Tasneem Mehta, Managing Trustee and Honorary Director of the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Ratish Nanda, Project Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, William Robinson, Head of Islamic Art for Christies and moderator Girish Shahane, Artistic Director of the India Art Fair, to discuss the significance and challenges of restoration architecture in conserving cultural heritage. Ratish Nanda provided valuable perspectives and insight about heritage restoration, particularly of Islamic art.

  • Reading Their Way Out of Poverty

    August 26, 2014 - Frontlines, Kathy Sweeney

    The importance of reading to children is taking center stage in Tajikistan, giving rise to more libraries, trained librarians and actively involved parents. In 2012, USAID established the Reading for Children project in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation to support pre-primary literacy in Tajikistan. Pre-primary literacy is considered a critical building block for success during subsequent stages of schooling, and a critical step to ending extreme poverty.

  • Experts Praise Hydropower as Cheapest, Cleanest Energy

    August 23, 2014 - The Reporter, Yemane Nagish

    Experts who carried out extensive research on alternative sources of energy for development activities praised hydroelectric power as the most preferable sector countries need to invest in. Emmanuel Olet, program officer at Nile Basin Initiative, based in Entebbe, is among the experts who recommended the building of hydropower dams in member states of the Nile basin. In his study entitled “The Nile and Development: Dams, Power, Infrastructure and Industry,” Emmanuel stressed on the extremely important part of environment friendly and clean energy sources.

  • Aga Khan Museum to Open Next Month

    August 21, 2014 - Canadian Architect

    The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which is dedicated to presenting an overview of the artistic, intellectual, and scientific contributions that Muslim civilizations have made to world heritage, will open its doors to the public on September 18, 2014. The Museum’s permanent collection of over 1,000 objects includes masterpieces that reflect a broad range of artistic styles and materials.

  • Aga Khan Museum to Open Next Month

    August 21, 2014 - Daily Nation

    The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto will open its doors to the public on September 18. Designed by Fumihiko Maki, the museum shares a 6.8-hectare site with Toronto’s Ismaili Centre, which was designed by architect Charles Correa. The surrounding landscaped park, designed by Vladimir Djurovic, will provide an exciting new green space for the city of Toronto. “We have learnt that the world of Islam and the Western world need to work together. This will effectively build a mutual understanding — especially as these cultures interact and intermingle more actively,” the Aga Khan said.

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