A joint board comprising representatives of the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) and the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) will conduct a study of all major hospitals under the KMC to prepare a feasibility plan for upgrades at all the medical facilities. An agreement to this effect was reached on February21th as Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar visited AKUH where he met with the health facility’s managing board. It was decided that once the plan was complete, the World Bank and other financial institutions would then be approached for assistance in its implementation.
Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Chynybay Tursunbekov received Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, the head of the Aga Khan Development Network Representation in Kyrgyzstan and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Asia (UCA). Mr Tursunbekov thanked Shamsh Kassim-Lakha for the hard work in promoting the AKDN projects in Kyrgyzstan aimed at enhancing cooperation between the parties. During the meeting the sides discussed the issues of wide range of issues of mutual interest, in particular the prospects of cooperation between the Kyrgyz side with the Institute of Public Administration and Policy of UCA.
The Aga Khan Foundation has trained over 1,000 head teachers of nursery and primary schools from Lindi and Mtwara regions through its project that seeks to improve education in the East Africa Regions (AKU-IED, EA). The free training that involved head teachers from Kilwa, Lindi, Nachingwea and Newala districts had benefited from various training of teaching techniques including how to prepare the relevant subjects.
The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the National Research University’s Higher School of Economics (HSE) have signed a partnership agreement in Moscow. HSE will develop curriculum for UCA’s undergraduate program in Economics and contribute towards faculty development. UCA has the field experience and data on economic challenges in Central Asia, and HSE will provide the analytical expertise, including exchange of faculty and students, and collaborate on joint research.
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are now available for undergraduate study at UCA’s Naryn campus in Kyrgyzstan, as well as Khorog in Tajikistan. The University’s first year preparatory program is designed in partnership with Seneca College in Canada. UCA’s undergraduate majors will be designed in partnership with world renowned universities.