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  • On Sunday, September 21, 2014, around 2,200 participants will walk to end global poverty in the annual Birmingham Partnership Walk at Railroad Park. The Birmingham Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.

  • The University of Central Asia (UCA) celebrated its sixth annual graduation ceremony on June 28th. Over 175 graduates from the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) and the Aga Khan Humanities Programme (AKHP) received certificates in professional development and skills building program. In his welcoming address, UCA Director General Bohdan Krawchenko emphasized the University’s commitment to equip students with internationally recognized qualifications that meet the socio-economic needs of Tajikistan.

  • Monumental Task: Saving India’s Rich Heritage

    June 29, 2014 - Hindustan Times

    India is blessed with an extraordinary wealth of architectural treasures. However, this has also made the preservation, conservation and maintenance of monuments a difficult and ongoing task. Perhaps, the most famous conservation project in recent times has been on Humayun’s tomb. To some used to seeing aging, brown and black gates, the first sight of the creamy white gate was disconcerting. However, a conversation with Ratish Nanda, Project Director, Humayun’s Tomb-Sundar Nursery-Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal Initiative, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, clears any misgivings.

  • Pakistan’s Shigar Fort: From Shambles to Chic Sustainability

    June 27, 2014 - MintPress News, Zofeen Ebrahim

    A 400-year-old fort in Pakistan undergoes a major facelift, and in the process, an impoverished town gets much-needed opportunities. Upon seeing the Shigar Fort’s state of decay, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture offered to restore it through its Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme in 2000. After five years of restoration, conservation work, and over a million dollars in funding, the 400-year-old fort is now the Serena Shigar Fort, a boutique hotel catering to guests traveling along the route to K2, the world’s second-highest mountain.

  • Nation Media Group journalists emerged victorious during the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards held in Nairobi on Wednesday night. The Daily Nation’s Deputy News Editor, Patrick Mayoyo, was declared the overall winner of the ACCER Awards that included entries in print, online, television and radio. Mr.

  • The Germany government has granted 14 million euros to the East African Community to support media training. The grant will support higher education and training for future journalists and media professionals which will be executed through the Graduate School of Media and Communications of the Aga Khan University. Read the full article from The Citizen here.

  • Google Teaches You to Optimize the Digital Arena for Your Needs

    June 24, 2014 - Dawn, Sana Malik and Gul Nayani

    Google Business Group Women in Karachi Pakistan recently organized four events aimed to digitally empower women by bringing together women from different spheres seeking to acquire and upgrade their knowledge, skills and abilities for online mediums. The internet is also being used to expand institutions’ reach beyond borders. The Aga Khan University (AKU), for example, is now focusing on increasing its online presence with the aim of being more accessible to international students.

  • Technology Is Hope for the Less Fortunate

    June 23, 2014 - Coastweek

    Since February 2014, three students from Aga Khan Academy Mombasa have been teaching computer applications to a group of 12 children from Mombasa Children’s Home, located in Kizingo, Kenya. Many of the children do not get exposure to IT in their schools. It is a disadvantage because it deprives them of access to information and connectivity. They are seeking support for desktop computers. Read the full article from Coastweek here.

  • Aga Khan Museum Featured on Diverse City

    June 23, 2014 - Diverse City, Ziyah Karmali

    In a recent "Diverse City" program aired on Breakfast Television Edmonton, Ziyah Karmali reports "there are over two and a half thousand museums in Canada, but for the first time in Canadian history, [...] there is one which is dedicated solely to Islam, [the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto].” The broadcast features an interview of Aga Khan Museum director Henry Kim. Watch the interview from Breakfast Television here.

  • Search for Top 100 Mid-sized Firms Starts

    June 20, 2014 - Daily Nation, Bozo Jenje and Wachira Mwangi

    Mr. Robert Onyango, KPMG Top 100 project manager for East Africa, said KPMG and Nation Media Group began the search to celebrate entrepreneurs who have proved that free or private enterprise is a dynamic force behind innovation and economic growth. The Top 100 mid-sized survey is open to firms with a turnover of between Sh70 million and Sh1 billion. Read the full article from the Daily Nation here.

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