By bringing together a team of researchers from complementary sciences, the Mountain Society Research Institute can, for example, combine socio-economic analysis, hydrology, and cartography. The objective is to bring together different areas of expertise in order to analyse, understand, and contribute to the development of mountain societies in the isolated valleys of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan), where little or no research is being conducted.
Staff at the Aga Khan School, Mundra use science to help improve the environment
Aga Khan School, Mundra staff pioneered the innovative idea of building a...
The Aga Khan Education Service, India is conscious about environmental conservation and is taking steps to highlight and instil awareness across all its schools. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a newfound awareness of the importance of handwashing. Keeping this in mind, along with the concept of reducing, reusing and recycling in everyday life, staff at the Aga Khan School, Mundra pioneered the innovative idea of building a handwashing station from materials such as an unused water tank, 20-litre filtered water bottles and waste construction materials such as iron rods.
Pathways to innovation
In Ishkashim, Afghanistan, students work on a mental math lesson at the UCA...
Afghanistan and Central Asia face serious climatic and economic challenges. A three-year partnership with the International Development Research Centre, University of Central Asia (UCA) and Aga Khan Foundation Canada focused on innovative and hands-on research and training to strengthen individual and organisational skills in math, environmental science and economic policy in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.
11 AKDN Staff and Alumni amongst 100 Outstanding Nurses and Midwives
Faculty member Yasmin Parpio, pictured here before the pandemic, was among...