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Pamir Energy’s cross-border energy programme in Bashor, Afghan Badakhshan
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The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) works towards the vision of an economically dynamic, politically stable, intellectually vibrant and culturally tolerant Tajikistan.  AKDN supports the establishment of programmes and institutions that allow the Government, private sector and civil society to play complementary roles in increasing prosperity and creativity within a pluralistic society.

The Network brings together individual agencies that operate in a range of areas  – from economic development to education, rural development to cultural revitalization, health care to financial services. Together these agencies collaborate towards a common goal – to build institutions and programmes that can respond to the contemporary challenges and opportunities of social, economic and cultural growth in Tajikistan.

Operating in Tajikistan since 1992, AKDN draws on a strong base of experience in working with mountain societies. It works in all regions of the country and employs over 3,500 people through its operations.


UCA's School of Professional and Continuing Education Teaches Critical Skills for Central Asia Economies

The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) is training adults and young people in the critical skills needed in the new Central Asia economies, including accounting, business English and mountain guide training. Over 5000 people have graduated from the SPCE. More


News Archives

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.

Aga Khan Visits UNHCR Headquarters to Discuss Enhanced Cooperation
06 November 2015 - His Highness the Aga Khan, visited UNHCR headquarters today to meet UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and discuss past and future cooperation in emergency operations around the world.

Regional Conference on Climate Change-Induced Hazards and Coping Mechanisms in Tajikistan
21 July 2015 - Intense heat in Tajikistan has led to an unusually rapid snowmelt this summer, causing floods that have destroyed schools, shops, crops, roads and power lines. To examine the effect of climactic changes on vulnerable Tajik populations, Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), in collaboration with the Government of Tajikistan, will host a regional conference on Climate Change-Induced Hazards and Coping Mechanisms on 26 August 2015, at The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.

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