Last September Farnaz Gulamhussein joined the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) as the Impact Investing Fellow. Upon receiving confirmation of her acceptance into the first cohort of AKF USA’s Fellowship program, she felt overwhelmingly grateful for the opportunity to join an organization as distinguished as AKF USA. Having grown up in Tanzania, Farnaz was familiar with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). She attributes many of her altruistic values and achievements her long-time involvement, both personal and professional, with the AKDN. Read on for her reflections on the past year at AKF USA and her hopes for the future.
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Investing in Girls
During a two-day visit to Central Asia, the University of Central Asia (UCA) Board Executive Committee and senior members of UCA’s management toured the University’s main campus site and programs in Khorog, the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO). Accompanied by Akbar Ali Pesnani, Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Tajikistan, the Committee also visited AKDN projects, including Khorog City Park. During this visit, the Executive Chairman of the Committee, Mr.
A survey released Tuesday revealed an improvement in mother and child nutrition across Afghanistan. The survey conducted by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), with the technical and financial support of UNICEF, the Central Statistics Office, Aga Khan University and the Silk Route Training and Research Organization, is the first national survey since 2004 about nutrition level in Afghanistan that covered all 34 provinces.
One of Afghanistan’s most impressive historic sites is the Herat Citadel – dating back to Alexander the Great. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) will soon commence restoration work of this highly important historic site in Afghanistan. In a recent interview, Ajmal Maiwandi, the Chief Executive Officer for AKTC in Kabul, explains the history of the Herat Citadel, why it is important for the future of Afghanistan, and how to make culture and history accessible.