The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) undergraduate campus in Tajikistan is located in Khorog, 2,100 metres above sea level on a site gifted by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan. Phase I construction of the UCA Khorog campus was completed in 2017, and includes an academic block, laboratory building, student life building, and residences.
8 September is International Literacy Day. Around the world, agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network work with children and adults to enhance literacy. From providing school books to running educational programmes, from teaching grandparents to read to their grandchildren to teaching young boys and girls to read to their younger siblings, we recognise that reading from an early age is an important foundation for a student’s progress through the formal education process.
International Youth Day 2018
In Lamu, Kenya, Maja's workshop is one of many local businesses that the...
Supporting Youth Entrepreneurs - Many regions in the world record a youth unemployment rate twice as high as adults. To address this trend, and mindful that employment gains are often driven by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), AKDN supports the conditions for SMEs to thrive, including the provision of electricity, market system development and other necessary infrastructure.
AKDN’s response to Glacial Lake Outburst Flood in Immit Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan
Immediately after the disaster, AKAH Pakistan’s trained Disaster Assessment...
Pakistan, 3 August 2018 - On 17th July, Badswat and Bilhanz villages in Immit Valley of Ghizer Distrcit in Gilgit-Baltistan were hit by a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), which led to the formation of an artificial lake. As a result, over 40 houses were damaged and road access for around 10 villages was blocked from the rest of the Immit Valley. However, due to the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat’s (AKAH) ongoing awareness on disaster risk mitigation and the early mobilization of the Community Emergency Response teams (CERTS), around 1,000 people were evacuated to safer areas prior to the disaster. No lives were lost because of the disaster.
Diamond Jubilee visit to Portugal
His Highness the Aga Khan at the National Palace of Belém, the official...
Lisbon, Portugal, 6 July 2018 - His Highness the Aga Khan arrived in Portugal to commemorate his Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years of leadership as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the world’s Shia Ismaili Muslim community. The week-long visit, at the invitation of the Portuguese Government, included a historic address to the Portuguese Parliament as well as various government meetings, and represented the culmination of celebrations that were undertaken worldwide since 11 July 2017 - 60 years to the day that he acceded to the office of the Ismaili Imamat in 1957 at the age of 20 years.