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  • A policy dialogue titled ‘Transforming Pedagogies: Emerging Contexts and Texts of Teaching Learning’ was hosted by the Aga Khan University's Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) in Karimabad, Pakistan. Moderator and AKU-IED associate professor Dilshad Ashraf initiated the dialogue stating that education is an important means for normalizing life in disaster-struck areas.

  • Life insurance companies are approaching DCB Bank for a bancassurance tie-up. A bancassurance tie-up helps insurance companies sell products through bank branches. This gives them access to the entire customer-base of the bank, to which insurance products can be sold. Many private and public sector banks either have joint venture agreements or are corporate agents of insurance companies. 

  • Tajikistan exported 1.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity to neighboring Afghanistan in 2014. Tajikistan’s total electricity export in 2014 amounted to 1.3 billion kilowatt-hours, including 236 million kWh to Kyrgyzstan. New transmission lines will be built in Tajikistan to supply four Tajik villages and 17 Afghan villages with reliable, cross-border power. The project is jointly funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and Norway, and implemented by Aga Khan Development Network.


Before starting my fellowship with the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. in November 2014, I worked as a Senior Loan Officer for the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB). KICB’s primary shareholder is the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development. That position gave me a valuable glimpse of the growing importance of small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries, and insights into the special challenges that they face and how they can manage risk.

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