Karachi, 15 September 2021 - Today, the Aga Khan University welcomed into office President Sulaiman Shahabuddin, the University’s third president since its founding in 1983. President Shahabuddin leads an institution that has 3,200 students on three continents, cares for two million patients in a typical year and has recently been ranked amongst the world’s top 100 universities in several fields thanks to its research prowess. He succeeds Firoz Rasul, who has retired after leading the University to new heights during the 15 years he served as president.
Aga Khan Development Network urges International Community not to abandon Afghanistan
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today urged the international community to remain engaged and to act, with compassion and foresight, to address dire humanitarian conditions in Afghanistan. In a statement delivered by Michael Kocher, General Manager of the Aga Khan Foundation, at the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, the AKDN affirmed that its commitment to the people of Afghanistan remains unshaken.
AKAH and NUST collaborate on habitat planning for disaster-prone valleys in Pakistan
Islamabad, 3 September 2021: The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Office of Sustainability, National University of Sciences and Technology to develop sustainable habitat plans for disaster-prone valleys in northern Pakistan.
AKDN’s operations are designed to adapt to evolving contexts and circumstances to ensure sustainability, effectiveness and efficiency. The Network looks forward to continuing to work for Afghanistan’s peaceful and prosperous future, and to improving further the quality of life of the Afghan people.
Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and Tajikistan partner to open an urban planning and design lab
The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan’s Committee of Architecture and Construction that will include measures for increased hazard mitigation, strategic densification and climate change adaptation for a city of 31,000 residents.