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The Aga Khan Humanities Project

AKHP seeks to help Central Asians address current challenges, predicaments and opportunities, and to build bridges across community boundaries in the region.AKHP seeks to help Central Asians address current challenges, predicaments and opportunities, and to build bridges across community boundaries in the region. The Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP), headquartered in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, promotes pluralism in ideas, cultures, and people by supporting the development and implementation of innovative humanities curricula based on the cultural traditions of Central Asia. AKHP initiates and supports curriculum and pedagogical development in universities, community outreach projects and institutional development through long-term partnerships.

Objectives

Central Asia is experiencing profound cultural change. New foundations for identity are emerging as the region faces much broader political and economic horizons. Central Asians are reaching into their past for inspiration, and seek assistance in drawing upon the rich traditions of their societies to foster tolerance, ethics, and civic virtues. Central Asian governments have also called for support in advancing teacher education and curricula. In response, the The Aga Khan Trust for Culture established AKHP in 1997 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. AKHP nine partner universities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

AKHP students in Tajikistan preparing a presentation as part of their course.AKHP students in Tajikistan preparing a presentation as part of their course.AKHP seeks to help Central Asians address current challenges, predicaments and opportunities, and to build bridges across community boundaries in the region. AKHP is founded on the belief that it is impossible to encourage a civil, tolerant, democratic, and humane society without citizens capable of finding creative solutions, making responsible decisions and considering the ethics of their actions.

AKHP develops:


Partner Universities

Kazakhstan
Abay Kazakh National Pedagogical University

Kyrgyzstan
Institute of Eastern Languages and Cultures, Bishkek
Osh State University

Tajikistan
Khujand State University
Khorog State University
Kulob State University
Tajik State Institute of Languages, Dushanbe
Tajik State Pedagogical University, Dushanbe
Tajik Technical University, Dushanbe

Other Partners
Civic Education Project (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
The Christensen Fund (United States)
Relief International (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)
Ministries of Education (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan)
Ismaili Tariqa Religious Education Committee (ITREC) (Tajikistan)
Tajik National University, International Affairs Department (Tajikistan)
Russian-Tajik Slavonic University (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)
Union of Artists of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
Union of Cinematographs of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
Islamic University (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)
Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan (Tajikistan, Dushanbe)
Institute of Eastern Studies and Manuscript (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)
Aga Khan University (Karachi, Pakistan)
Institute of Ismaili Studies (London, United Kingdom)
Association of Core Texts and Courses (North America)
U.S. Embassy (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)
Manizha Training Centre (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)
Bactria Cultural Centre (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)
Kinoservice Ltd (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)

Contact information

Aga Khan Humanities Project
75 Tolstoy Street
Dushanbe 734000
TAJIKISTAN

Email: info@akhp.org
Tel.: (992 372) 245297/245823
Fax: (992 372) 510128

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