Event Archive: 2013

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November 21, 2013 - With one in eight people facing chronic hunger, feeding the world’s most vulnerable remains a daunting challenge.  Despite great strides in recent years, poverty, insecurity, natural disasters and gender-based barriers keep millions of people from having enough to eat. Ms. Elisabeth Rasmusson, Assistant Executive Director of the World Food Programme, held a conversation on topics from the current humanitarian crises in the Philippines and Syria, to future prospects for eradicating hunger as part of the post-2015 development agenda.

November 8, 2013 - Aga Khan Foundation Canada, in collaboration with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) held the 2013 University Seminar Series: Saving a Generation: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in the Developing World, October 20 – November 8, 2013.

October 24, 2013 - The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) works across Africa and Asia with a unifying, overarching goal: to improve quality of life. But what exactly does this mean? How does one define quality of life – let alone measure it? Participants joined Dr. Nazneen Kanji, Director of the Quality of Life Assessment Program, for a revealing conversation on the AKDN’s methods and tools used in countries as diverse as Afghanistan and Mali.

The AKFC Seminars on Nurturing Maternal and Child Health were hosted in partnership with the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH) from September 2013 to January 2014. This 5-part series of events explored approaches and strategies designed to strengthen health care in developing countries, with a particular focus on maternal and child health.

September 24, 2013 - In autumn 2013, award-winning photojournalist Marc Ellison traveled across Canada to share his experiences reporting the stories of former child soldiers in Uganda. Reporting Without a Parachute: Reflections from a Post-War Correspondent was the inaugural AKFC Journalism & Development Lecture, co-presented with our partners at six journalism schools across the country.

June 12, 2013 - “Ask them.” That was Ilona Dougherty’s simple advice on engaging youth in social issues.

Over 100 guests gathered at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on June 12, 2013, to hear Ilona Dougherty, co-founder of Apathy is Boring, and Lisa Glithero, Director of the EYES Project and member of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education, share their experiences in engaging youth in active citizenship. The panel was moderated by television host and social activist Sarah Taylor.

June 4 , 2013 - From March to June 2013, AKFC hosted the Seminars on Innovative Financing for Development in partnership with Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration. The series explored different strategies for financing development that complement traditional donor-based initiatives, including impact investing, microfinance, innovative financing for education, and community philanthropy.

January 25, 2013 - Early childhood experiences are integral to health and achievement in adult life – that was Dr. Stephen Lye’s message on January 25th, speaking to a diverse group gathered at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat along with those who joined the discussion virtually, via live webcast.

January 25, 2013 - Early childhood experiences are integral to health and achievement in adult life – that was Dr. Stephen Lye’s message on January 25th, speaking to a diverse group gathered at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat  along with those who joined the discussion virtually, via live webcast.

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