The Aga Khan Academy Maputo Professional Development Centre is to hold another training course for Mozambican graduates at its facilities in Matola. Selected candidates will receive intensive training in Matola for two weeks next September. The best 12 candidates will be admitted. Subsequent to an intensive two-week training, the top four trainees will be selected to attend a 12-month training course at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, specialising in the International Baccalaureate curriculum. Trainees who successfully complete the entire training programme will have the opportunity to join the faculty at the Aga Khan Academy Maputo.
The restoration of the tombs of Hakim’s at the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, which began recently, with the work of intricate craftsmanship on the west tomb, is almost nearing its end. On 14 May, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) project manager, Yoshowant Purohit, told the newspaper Telangana Today that the parapet minarets of the tomb to the west have been placed as per the original design, after painstaking work by master craftsmen from Rajasthan.
The Aga Khan Department Network (AKDN) and the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) agreed to work jointly for the people's welfare. During a meeting with BISP Secretary, Omar Hamid Khan, at the BISP headquarters in Islamabad, Akhtar Iqbal, CEO of the AKDN in Pakistan, highlighted the role and work of AKDN in the fields of health, nutrition, education, disaster management and risk reduction.
The University of Central Asia's Mountain Societies Research Institute has announced the World Mountain Forum 2018, to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 23 to 26 October. The Forum’s topic is "Mountains in a Changing World: Strengthening Partnerships and Pathways towards a Thriving Mountain Future". This Forum is the fourth in a series of World Mountain Forum (WMF) events and will be hosted by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, with the support from the Government of Switzerland, the University of Central Asia, and the Aga Khan Foundation. The forum will strive to identify and develop solutions for mountain areas globally, but with a special emphasis this year on the mountains of Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia.
Qutub Shahi tombs, the magnificent medieval necropolis complex on the outskirts of Hyderabad, have got a new lease of life following a massive restoration work done by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The park area, comprising 25 monuments, was allowed for public viewing after completion of the first phase of the restoration works that included removal of modern materials such as new concrete, restoration of authentic lime mortar, structural repairs, restoring missing stone elements and laying of granite blocks to prevent water seepage. It is one of the most ambitious conservation projects undertaken in India.