"As a communications school that is part of a global development organisation, we believe there is nothing we can do that is more important than battling the 'Infodemic' of false information that threatens the very fabric of society," said Professor Lawrence Pintak, Dean of AKU’s Graduate School of Media and Communications. A cross-border anti-misinformation initiative led by the School has been selected by the Paris Peace Forum to be showcased at its upcoming conference in November 2021.
Federal Education Minister recognises excellence of Aga Khan Schools in northern Pakistan
The Aga Khan School, Shah, Chitral. Aga Khan Schools in Pakistan educate 50...
In July 2021, during his tour of the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karimabad, Hunza, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Education, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, praised the Aga Khan Education Services for providing quality education to students in some of the remotest parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.
World Water Week 2021: Enhancing access to sustainable water supplies
An AKAH supported water supply scheme ensures that local residents have...
In mountainous Gilgit Baltistan of northern Pakistan, where communities are small and presumably tightly knit, mobilising residents to pay for and operate water infrastructure appears to work well in providing them sustainable access to clean water. To determine the feasibility of this approach in the region’s more urban areas that have much larger and more transient populations and different social dynamics, the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London has launched a study whose results will hopefully be of interest not only to the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan but also actors elsewhere in the developing world where access to water is a problem.
Ugandan school addresses non-attendance using human-centred design
Three girls enrolled in Schools2030 – a 10-year learning improvement...
In Kampala, Uganda, a team of educators at Kiswa Primary School used the Schools2030 Human-Centred Design Toolkit to tackle the question: “How might we better support children from low-income families to stay in school?” They are reporting early signs of success and the potential for replication in other schools in the future.
The first class: Making history at the University of Central Asia
In June 2021, UCA's first convocation ceremony honoured the first class of...