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Rural Development Press Releases

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme Awarded 2015 Times of India Social Impact Award for Safe Drinking Water and Improved Sanitation
11 March 2015 - The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme has been awarded the 2015 Times of India Social Impact Award, in the NGO environment category, for its effort in ensuring access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation in Bihar and Gujarat.

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.

Tajikistan, Afghanistan and AKDN Lay Foundation Stone for Fifth Bridge Between Countries
31 October 2011 - President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, Afghan Minister of Public Works Abdulkudus Hamidi and His Highness the Aga Khan laid the foundation stone for the Shurobod Bridge. The bridge will connect the Shurobod District of Khatlon Region in Tajikistan with the Khohon Province of Afghanistan.

Tajik and Afghan officials Inaugurate Vanj Bridge Built by AKDN as Part of Cross-border Initiatives
16 August 2011 - The Vanj Bridge, the fourth in a series of bridges funded by the Aga Khan Development Network, was inaugurated today by Tajikistan’s President H.E. Emomali Rahmon.

The First MicroBank Mozambique is Inaugurated as a Rural Microfinance Bank
08 May 2010 - The First MicroBank Mozambique (FMB-M) was inaugurated today, in a ceremony attended by President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique and Governor Eliseu Machava of Cabo Delgado.

Darwaz Bridge to strengthen commercial ties and Tajik-Afghan relations
06 July 2004 - Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmonov, His Highness the Aga Khan and Afghanistan’s Vice-President Nematullah Shahrani, today inaugurated the Tajik-Afghan Friendship Bridge in Darwaz, which will consolidate permanent overland links between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan Promotes Rural Entrepreneurship and Education in Mozambique
14 March 2003 - The AKDN's Coastal Rural Support Programme (CRSP) has found ways to stimulate entrepreneurship in ways that simultaneously speed income growth, develop skills and improve the resource base.

Aga Khan and Tajik and Afghan Leaders Open Bridge into Afghanistan
03 November 2002 - Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmonov, His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and Afghanistan’s Vice-President Hedayat Amin Arsala today inaugurated the first of a series of bridges across the Pyanj River that will consolidate permanent overland links between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

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 and Musharraf Discuss Regional Issues
12 March 2002 - New microfinance and tourism initiatives focus on poverty and economic development.

Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development Acquires Hotel Polana
27 February 2002 - Aga Khan Development Network widens its commitment to economic development in Mozambique.

European Commission Awards Rs. 110 Crore Grant to Benefit Rural Poor in India
01 February 2002 - The European Commission has approved a grant of Euro 25.5 million to the Aga Khan Foundation in India to support community based rural development.

Aga Khan Announces US$75 Million for Afghanistan
21 January 2002 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, today announced at the International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan a multiyear commitment of US$75 million by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to help re-build Afghanistan.

Portugal Gives Aga Khan Foundation Euro 1 Million to Alleviate Rural Poverty in Mozambique
14 December 2001 - The Portuguese Agency for Development (Agência Portuguesa para o Apoio ao Desenvolvimento) (APAD) has approved a grant of one million Euros for a long-term rural development programme launched by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and aimed at some 120,000 people in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado.

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.