Event Archive: 2015



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November 6 & 9, 2015 - Award-winning freelance journalist May Jeong packed up her life in Canada and moved to Kabul, to uncover untold stories from Afghanistan. Since then, May’s work has been published in The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, and The New York Times, illuminating hopeful stories of people and organizations contributing towards progress in Afghanistan.

November 19, 2015 - Digital diplomacy, or what some call “Twiplomacy”, is using the medium of digital technology to directly connect with a foreign population to achieve international objectives. With more than 1 billion people using Facebook, Twitter, Qzone or Snapchat daily, digital connectivity has made the world smaller and, in the process, changed the daily lives of billions of people; linking rural farmers to markets in Bangladesh, offering e-health services to women and children in Tanzania and improving access to information to hold government accountable to citizens worldwide.

November 6, 2015 - Aga Khan Foundation Canada hosted an Executive Masterclass on the Harvard Business School case study, Roshan: Light at the end of the tunnel in Afghanistan.

November 2015 - From the overthrow of “Baby Doc” Duvalier to recovery from the devastating 2010 earthquake, award-winning documentary photographer Maggie Steber has spent more than three decades working in Haiti. Delving deeper than sensational scenes of poverty and desperation, Maggie’s work brings Haitians’ stories to life with photographs that highlight beauty and humanity in unexpected places.

November 5, 2015 - In 2003, when the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development established the Afghanistan mobile company Roshan, there was virtually no telecommunications infrastructure in the country. Some Afghans actually had to walk to a neighbouring country to make a phone call. Today, Roshan’s 1,000 towers reach more than six million subscribers.

September and October 2015 – Aga Khan Foundation Canada invited Canadians to join a conversation about Canada’s role in reducing global poverty. This participatory workshop explored effective solutions to some of the most pressing challenges communities are facing at home and globally. Participants left the workshop with ideas on how they could take action as global citizens.

September 22, 2015 - Forget superheroes – these comic book characters are real people. 

Award-winning photojournalist Marc Ellison has made a career of experimenting with new formats of digital reporting, exploring complex stories in some of the world’s most difficult regions.

Marc teamed up with Ugandan artist Chris Mafigiri to develop an online, interactive graphic novel that illustrates the experiences of women abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.

Participants joined Marc for lunch on September 22, 2015. He shared his perspectives on combining journalism and technology to tell compelling stories from the developing world, and shared a sneak peek of his work.

This event was free and open to the public. The audience also had the opportunity to tour Together: An exhibition on global development, which was on campus September 21 & 22.

June 30 – July 2, 2015 - On Canada Day, participants celebrated how Canadians are driving global change. Together: An exhibition on global development rolled into Halifax, stopping at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 for three days - Tuesday, June 30 to Thursday, July 2.

June 6, 2015 - AKFC was pleased to host Doors Open at The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on Saturday, June 6 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Visitors stopped by for a tour of the building, and explored our new interactive exhibition on global development. Visitors also spoke with our staff about the work that we do in Canada and overseas, and perused our photo gallery to learn about some of our food security and education projects.

June 17, 2015 – Together with the remarkable progress and increasing global engagement, emerging economies also face a number of new development challenges; rising inequality, navigating the middle-income trap, balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability, ensuring good governance, and addressing the poverty paradox – whereby most of the global poor now live in middle-income countries. These challenges constitute a transformative shift of the current development paradigm based on addressing poverty in low-income countries, forcing traditional donor countries, CSOs and NGOs to re-think their development strategies.

June 11, 2015 - In the summer of 2015, 23 accomplished young Canadians took flight around the globe. They spent eight months contributing their energy and skills to organizations in the developing world, working in fields from microfinance to education to journalism. But before the 2015-16 International Youth Fellows embarked on their adventures, AKFC was pleased to celebrate their achievements.

June 9, 2015 - International media coverage of Africa is dominated by foreign correspondents, collecting stamps in their passports as they bounce from one news hotspot to the next. But Nigerian-American journalist Chika Oduah sees a new way forward for coverage of the continent.

March 31, 2015 - The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, in association with the Canadian Council of International Co-operation and Aga Khan Foundation Canada, hosted a workshop to explore possibilities for harnessing development data with Canadian stakeholders, in particular representatives from Canadian civil society organizations.

April 22, 2015 - Visitors joined Aga Khan Foundation Canada on Wednesday, April 22 for the launch of Together: An exhibition on global development.

March 30, 2015- Is “global citizenship education” just a new buzzword or a concept that is transforming education policies, approaches, and, ultimately, the dynamic between developed and developing countries? 

March 25 & 31, 2015 - Award-winning documentary photographer Valerian Mazataud has reported on major events around the world – from Syrian refugee camps in Northern Jordan, to post-earthquake Haiti, the frontlines of the Quebec student protests, and remote mining communities in the Andes. By covering these stories as a freelancer, he has defied the mainstream appetite for sensational stories and has leveraged deeper stories and unusual angles.

February 9, 2015 - Almost every country in the world, rich or poor, faces a serious public health risk from some form of malnutrition. The cost of poor nutrition is high: premature death, stressed health systems, and a severe drag on economic progress.

February 12, 2015 - When a classroom is vibrant and colourful, when teachers and school administrators are trained and knowledgeable, and when families and communities play an active role in supporting local schools – children can learn to their full potential.

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