Staff at the Aga Khan Foundation in Canada caught up with Ashak Nathwani about how the Network can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its institutional buildings to reach net-zero emissions, and how every household can contribute to a healthier planet.
Ayaan Allarakhia: Academy student sharing his voice to inspire others
Ayaan Allarakhia, 14-year-old Grade 9 student at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, has been passionate about music his whole life. His new song and music video Unaweza (“You can”) – which has over 12,000 views on YouTube – reminds people “to know that this pandemic is just a passing cloud and to remind [them] that we can stay strong during this trying time.”
AKDN interview with Michael Kocher: World Environment Day 2021
Michael Kocher, General Manager of the Aga Khan Foundation, speaks about how responsible stewardship of the environment is central to the Network’s mission to improve the quality of life and well-being of the poorest and most vulnerable in society; and how programmes are shifting to reflect the future goal of carbon neutrality.
AKDN interview with Salman Beg: Cultural heritage and identity in Pakistan
“Pride is important. Losing your history is a catastrophe. It is like a man in the dark. There are no comforting signs of his or her ancestors,” says Salman Beg, former CEO of Aga Khan Cultural Service – Pakistan, about the consequences of losing cultural heritage and the necessity to invest in, preserve and celebrate it.
Khairulnissa Ajani: Pakistan awards first PhD in nursing
Pakistan’s first-ever doctorate in nursing has been awarded by the Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery to Ms Khairulnissa Ajani. The School is the first institution in the country to offer bachelor’s, master’s and PhD qualifications in nursing, opening up research, academic and teaching careers in the profession that will lead to better healthcare outcomes for the country.