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December 10, 2014 - The Fellowship for International Development Reporting encourages journalists to push the boundaries of daily foreign coverage – which is often focused on disaster or crisis – and set new standards for reporting on the developing world. Fellowship recipients are provided with $25,000 to undertake a substantial reporting project which helps Canadians develop a greater understanding of the complex issues facing the developing world.

December 2, 2014 -Trends show humanitarian crises are more numerous than ever and consequently affecting more people. They are hitting increasingly urban populations and require complex global responses. Across the globe, disaster challenges and response capacities are shifting and Canadians continue to play a strong role in that evolving humanitarian system.

November 20, 2014 - In honour of Universal Children’s Day – the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – browse AKFC’s newest photo gallery and learn more about early childhood development in Bangladesh.

November 19, 2014 - Are you looking for a dynamic speaker to inform and motivate your audience about global issues and international development? Do you want to learn more about how people from across the country are contributing to reducing global poverty and find out what you can do too?

November 17, 2014 - In the last 25 years, over 400 young Canadians have participated in AKFC’s International Youth Fellowship Program – an extraordinary opportunity to become a leader in global development.

October 28, 2014 - AKFC is pleased to share the news that one of our former International Youth Fellows has been named the Toronto Star’s inaugural work and wealth reporter.

October 27, 2014 - AKFC is pleased to announce a call for research proposals under the Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa (SESEA) Project.

October 20, 2014 - AKFC is pleased to announce partnership in a new program to improve education for 58,000 boys and girls in Mali. The partnership is led by Plan International, in collaboration with AKFC, Save the Children, and World Vision.

October 16, 2014 - For most Canadians, a healthy, delicious meal is only as far away as the grocery store. But for millions of people around the world, food security is a daily challenge.

October 8, 2014 - Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is pleased to join the Saving Brains Grand Challenge, a global partnership that supports early development for children in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world.

September 22, 2014 - AKFC is pleased to announce a call for research proposals under the Central Asia Health Systems Strengthening (CAHSS) Project.

September 15, 2014 - The newest member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is opening its doors to the public on Thursday, September 18. The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto is dedicated to presenting the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions that Muslim civilisations have made to world heritage.

July 24, 2014 - The 2014 Canadian Humanitarian Conference will set the stage for a national conversation showcasing Canadian expertise in humanitarian response and related fields. A wide range of sectors will convene, representing the depth of Canadian contributions to humanitarian response, including in disaster risk management, logistics, health, governance and more.

June 4, 2014 Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is pleased to announce that it will host Doors Open at The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on Saturday, June 7 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

May 28, 2014 - At the invitation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, His Highness the Aga Khan will speak at the Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach Summit in Toronto.

May 23, 2014 - AKFC is proud to support the #CanadaCares Concert & Family Day in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square on Thursday, May 29. Rally your network to come raise their voice for mothers, newborns and children around the world.

May 2, 2014 - Clean water. Better nutrition. Midwives. These are just a few of the simple, cost-effective investments that have been proven to save the lives of mothers and their children.

April 2, 2014 - AKFC’s Neelam Merchant recently traveled to Tanzania to visit our maternal, newborn and child health program in rural parts of the country. She shared her story with the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Heath.

March 6, 2014 - Canada and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) are working together to improve the health of women and children in Northern Afghanistan, where maternal and child mortality rates are amongst the highest in the world.

February 28, 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan and Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced a joint initiative that will see $100 million invested to improve the quality of life for more than a million people living in Asia and Africa.

February 27, 2014 – Today, His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, signed a signed a Protocol of Understanding with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, solidifying the important partnership that Canada has developed with the Aga Khan and his institutions over many years.

February 7, 2014 - The Prime Minister’s Officer issued a press release today to announce His Highness the Aga Khan’s official visit to Canada at the end of February, which will include an historic address to Parliament.

February 2, 2014 - Canadians across the country are celebrating International Development Week 2014. This year, AKFC is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of our International Youth Fellowship. Since it began in 1989, the program has given more than 400 bright young Canadians the opportunity to work overseas to with our partners organizations in areas such as health, education, microfinance, and journalism.

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