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Reducing Risk and Preparing Communities for Disasters in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan Republics of Central Asia
12 February 2016 - Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (HVRAs) have been completed in 339 villages in GBAO and Naryn town, reaching approximately 400,000 individuals and 139 organizations, through the DIPECHO project “Fostering Disaster Resilient Communities in Isolated Mountain Environments”.

University of Central Asia Launches New Cultural Heritage Publications on the Pamirs
20 November 2015 - UCA launched three new books, which focus on the history and cultures of the Pamir region of Tajikistan, including an Archaeological Map of the Eastern Pamirs by Mira Bubnova and two volumes in The Musical Arts of the Pamirs series by Nizom Nurdjanov, Fayzulla Karomatov and Bahriniso Kabilova.

University of Central Asia Signs Milestone Curriculum Development Agreement with Seneca College, Canada
07 July 2015 - The University of Central Asia (UCA) signed a memorandum of understanding on 7 July 2015 with Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, located in Toronto, Canada to develop the English, mathematics and science curriculum for UCA’s first year Preparatory Programme.

Agreement to Implement Disaster Preparedness Project in Central Asia
26 November 2014 - An agreement to implement the eighth DIPECHO Project in Central Asia seeks to enable local communities and institutions to better prepare for, mitigate and respond to natural disasters.

Aga Khan Reviews Progress of University of Central Asia’s Naryn Campus
03 November 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the University of Central Asia (UCA) today visited the Naryn campus, the first of UCA’s three new undergraduate campuses spread across the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

University of Central Asia to Help Strengthen Good Governance in Afghanistan through Training for District Governors
05 August 2014 - The Government of Afghanistan and the UCA signed a MoU to help strengthen good governance in Afghanistan through UCA’s Local Economic and Community Development (LECD) certificate programme.

Aga Khan Urges Innovative Approaches to Maternal and Child Care, Praises Canada’s Leadership
29 May 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan today praised Canada’s global leadership in efforts to improve maternal, neonatal and child health and stressed the importance of innovative and community-based approaches in meeting the challenge which he described as “one of the highest priorities on the global development agenda.”

UCA and GIZ Bring Mobile Digital Library to Naryn and Ak-Talaa Districts in the Kyrgyz Republic
13 December 2013 - On 12 December 2013, the eBilim mobile digital library was inaugurated at University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School for Professional and Continuing Education, Naryn. The moving library, which is on a refurbished minibus, is designed to bring knowledge and resources to the people of Naryn Oblast.

University of Central Asia Begins Construction of Naryn Campus
27 September 2013 - The University of Central Asia (UCA) announced the official start of Phase I of its Naryn main campus construction on 27 September 2013.

Aga Khan School in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, Celebrates 10th Anniversary
18 October 2012 - The Aga Khan School – the first private school in Osh – celebrated its 10th Anniversary on 18 October 2012 in the presence of Princess Zahra Aga Khan.

University of Central Asia publishes two volumes, rich historical ethnographic research on the Kyrgyz küü
05 October 2011 - The Kyrgyz Küüs: Analysis, Thoughts, and Opinions, Volumes I and II (Kïrgïz küülörü: Iliktöölör, oylor, pikirler, 1-2 kitep) published by the University of Central Asia, was launched yesterday evening at Bishkek’s Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Kyrgyzstan’s President Inaugurates New Head Office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank
23 March 2011 - Her Excellency President Otunbaeva today officially inaugurated the new Head Office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB) in the presence of Prince Rahim Aga Khan.

Aga Khan Visits Central Asia
01 October 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan completed a nine-day tour of three central Asian nations during which he met with top government officials.

University of Central Asia Launched: First University in the Region Dedicated to High Mountain Populations with campuses in Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan
06 July 2004 - President Emomali Rahmonov of Tajikistan joined His Highness the Aga Khan in laying the foundation stone of the Khorog campus in Tajikistan.

Lead Architect and Landscape Architect Selected for University of Central Asia Campuses
24 June 2004 - His Highness the Aga Khan has announced the selection of the lead architect and the landscape architect for the three sites of the University of Central Asia.

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble Perform in Central Asia in Collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative
02 May 2003 - Following critically acclaimed concerts in North America and Europe, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble brought their unique fusion of ancient Silk Road traditions and western classical music to the heart of the Silk Road: in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Aga Khan Plans University Campus in Kazakh Mountains
01 May 2003 - His Highness the Aga Khan accompanied by the Minister for Education, Ms. Shamsha Berkimbayeva, visited Taldykorgan region of Almaty Oblast to view potential sites for the Kazakh campus of the University of Central Asia.

Aga Khan Places Mountain Solutions on Global Agenda
01 November 2002 - His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, this week demonstrated the argument for optimism as heads of state, international leaders and mountain experts gathered together to mark the end of the United Nations International Year of the Mountains.

Aga Khan Creates New Resources in Southern Kyrgyz Republic
30 October 2002 - Creative long-term solutions for poverty-struck regions and the country’s future educational needs characterise two major new resources established here today by His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims.

Higher Education in High Mountains (Media Advisory)
29 October 2002 - High in the mountains of Central Asia, a private, secular, not-for-profit university, dedicated to the eradication of the poverty all around it, is rising from barren ground in three predominantly Muslim countries.

Aga Khan's Expanding Vision for Central Asia Looks Beyond Current Tensions in the Region
25 September 2001 - New initiatives, pluralism and a commitment to the future of Afghanistan.

AKFED is joined by IFC, EBRD and Governments of Germany and Japan in Launch of Kyrgyz Republic's Largest Bank
29 August 2001 - President Askar Akaev today officially inaugurated the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB).

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