Communications and Media students of the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Class of 2021 are exploring how to rebrand Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, in ways that provide more socio-economic opportunities in the mountainous region. Their ultimate aim is to enhance the quality of life in Naryn Oblast by providing better jobs and living conditions in the region -- which coincides with UCA’s programme to develop Naryn into a “university town”.
Yoga, kids and fathers during COVID-19
The Vajrasana posture performed by father and son from Platinum Jubilee...
Teachers, parents and students at the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) have always been a jolly bunch, but why do they continue to have feelings of wellbeing and positivity during COVID-19? The answer lies in a simple but creative combination of dads, kids and yoga.
Building university towns in Central Asia
University of Central Asia, Khorog, Tajikistan....
As economic development is at the heart of the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) overall strategy, the UCA has been supporting the transformation of its undergraduate campus towns in Khorog (Tajikistan) and Naryn (Kyrgyzstan) into “university towns”.
103-year-old man from Chitral, Pakistan survives COVID-19
Mr. Aziz Abdul Alim being tested for COVID-19 before being admitted into...
It is not every day that a man over 100 years of age survives COVID-19, but that is exactly what happened to Aziz Abdul Alim, a 103-year old man from Upper Chitral, the remote mountainous region of Upper Chitral in Northern Pakistan.
Planning for the future in a city in the mountains of Tajikistan
The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, in partnership with national and local...
The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), which has worked for decades across this region, understands why building resilience in urban settings such as Khorog in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) is vital. It has launched a new initiative, in partnership, with national and local government authorities, that incorporates these risks into the town planning of Khorog.