The Aga Khan Foundation is delighted to announce the opening today of The Silk Road: A Living History, an open-air photography exhibition by travel photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer. Comprised of over 160 photographs, the exhibition invites the viewer to take a journey from London to Beijing, encountering many of the people, places and cultures along the ancient trade route.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture announces Steering Committee for 2022 Award
The Steering Committee is the governing body of the Award. Perhaps one of its most important task is to select an independent Master Jury which, in turn, selects the award recipients from the nominated projects. It is also responsible for establishing the eligibility criteria for project nominations, providing thematic direction to the Award, and developing plans for its cyclical and long-term future.
Aga Khan Health Services in Tanzania launches first digital health app
On 4 February, Aga Khan Health Services in Tanzania launched “PIGIA DAKTARI APP”, a new tele-medicine mobile app for android phones that helps Tanzanians access specialist care safely – in both urban and remote areas – from the comfort of their homes. The app is available for download in the Google Play Store.
Over 8 million in Afghanistan to benefit from pandemic aid
Three projects implemented in Afghanistan by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and a consortium led by the Aga Khan Foundation will contribute to strengthening the response capacity of health systems, testing and treating patients, improving infection prevention, raising awareness and reducing nutritional risks. The three projects will be supported by a 35 million euros grant from the European Union .
Better Shelter, a Swedish social enterprise working with the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat on emergency and transitional housing solutions, has launched a low-cost emergency shelter which can be upgraded with local materials.