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The "In the Media " page lists links to articles about the Aga Khan Development Network and its activities that appear in on-line versions of the press. The views expressed on these pages do not necessarily reflect those of the Network and are provided here only as a public service.

RESULTS: 66 articles

1.     His Highness the Aga Khan: A Life in the Service of Development
Politique Internationale
France - 11/04/2012 - Politique Internationale (English edition of special issue on Agence française de développement), n°134 - Winter 2011-2012.
Article in English, Article en français

2.     Karim Aga Khan and His Work
Arte
France/Germany - 11/12/2011 - A 43-minute television documentary titled "Karim Aga Khan and His Work" airs in German and French on the European public service television channel ARTE on 11 December 2011 (see links below for times). The film is a comprehensive portrait of His Highness the Aga Khan, who turns 75 this year.
Times and more information in French
Times and more information in German

3.     Restored Citadel of Herat poignant reminder of past Afghan glory
Los Angeles Times
United States - 17/11/2011 - More than 300 craftsmen spent nearly three years shoring up the citadel's winding ramps, cavernous chambers and soaring buttresses, rebuilding delicate wooden latticework and piecing together damaged decorative tiles. Before the reconstruction could even begin, they had to clear out piles of fetid garbage and drain off pools of stagnant rainwater. With the citadel's commanding hilltop position, "it was always a project that quite literally stared us in the face," said Ajmal Maiwandi, director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, which carried out the restoration with about $2.4 million in funding from the United States and Germany.

4.     The Aga Khan, Leader of a Global Network of Cultural, Educational and Development Philanthropies, Selected as the 2011 Recipient of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development
PR Newswire
Los Angeles - 27/10/2011 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and leader of the nondenominational Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was named the 2011 Nichols Laureate today at the Urban Land Institute’s Annual Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo in Los Angeles. The ULI J.C. Nichols Prize recognizes an individual, or a person representing an institution, whose career demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of responsible development. Read article

5.     A journey into the Past on the Notes of Ancient Music
Gulf News
Dubai - 15/10/2011 - There was no room for chatter at the Remix 2011 concert last week. All attention was on the 12-man band on stage at the Ismaili Centre in Dubai. The talented musicians captured the attention of hall as they played their instruments. Lured into submission by one composition after another, the audience surrendered in blissful silence. In an attempt to immortalise the musical legacies of the Middle East and Central Asia the Aga Khan Music Initiative organises such performances and educational programmes among young artists across several countries.

6.     Bujagali set to open next month
New Vision
Uganda - 14/10/2011 - The Bujagali hydroelectric power plant has reportedly commenced the testing phase with the first installed 50 MW turbine, due to go into production in November, according to reliable sources. The plant, worth over 860 million US Dollars, was initiated by the IPS Kenya, itself part of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, in short AKFED. Long suffering electricity users, hotels, manufacturers, the business community at large and of course households across the country have been waiting for this moment with bated breath, and often in darkness at night...

7.     Interview with the Aga Khan: How East Africans can build one common destiny for and by themselves, step by intelligent step
The EastAfrican
Kenya - 14/08/2011 - Peter Mwaura spoke to His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network and spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, on a wide range of issues — from media ownership in developing societies to religion, development and the quality of life, as well as the risks that wealth disparities pose to regional economic and political integration.

8.     Escapade gourmande au Mali
Escapade - Le magazine des patrimoines
Mali - 02/04/2010 - Guy Lemaire propose un voyage dans le temps, au départ du port de Mopti, le plus animé d'Afrique de l'Ouest, et au rythme des eaux du fleuve Niger. Il prend ensuite la route vers Djenné et sa mosquée, puis Tombouctou, ville mystérieuse aux 333 saints, située à la croisée du fleuve Niger et du Sahara.

9.     Towards a Happier State: Many NGOs are helping Bihar bring in change
The Telegraph, Calcutta, India
India - 30/11/2009 - "Non-governmental organisations are making a difference to the lives of poor and marginalised people in India," and most particularly in the state of Bihar, reports Surendra Laxminarayan Rao in The Telegraph. "The Aga Khan Foundation is an example of an NGO that, through its development network, is working on livelihood enhancement, health, sanitation and education," the journalist states, stressing that "the difference that small interventions by NGOs can make in the limited geography they work in is striking".

10.   Afghan Enclave Seen as Model for Development
New York Times, New York, USA
USA - 12/11/2009 - “Small grants given directly to villagers have brought about modest but important changes in this corner of Afghanistan, offering a model in a country where official corruption and a Taliban insurgency have frustrated many large-scale development efforts... But forcing conditions would have violated a basic principle of the approach: never start a project that is not backed by all members of the community, or it will fail. ‘People have to be mentally ready,’ said Akhtar Iqbal, Aga Khan’s director in Badakhshan. If they are not, the school or clinic will languish unused, a frequent problem with large-scale development efforts.”


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