News Archive: 2015


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November 5, 2015 - This week, AKFC sat down with the CEO of Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, Roshan, to discuss the importance of connecting communities in Afghanistan. Karim Khoja, a proud Canadian, has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and focuses not only on financial results, but also on how technology can be used to change lives.

November 3, 2015 – AKFC is searching for individuals who can demonstrate a commitment to international development, are driven by the desire to make a meaningful change in the world, and are ready to apply their skills and experience to a challenging overseas internship.

October 8, 2015 - Together: An exhibition on global development  has welcomed over 13,000 visitors in the past five months, sparking discussion on Canada’s contribution to global development and how Canadians can take action to alleviate global poverty.

October 5, 2015 - Good nutrition is fundamental to human development. Yet, poor-quality diets, insufficient care for mothers and children, lack of access to basic health services, and unsanitary, unhealthy environments challenge our world’s ability to fight malnutrition.

September 9, 2015 - In November 2015, AKFC is partnering with thePANEL – an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit group of professionals and students focused on Canada's future in the world – to host an interactive, energetic discussion with international and Canadian experts on Digital Diplomacy.

August 21, 2015 - AKFC is pleased to announce a new $31-million program to improve the health of families in some of the most vulnerable parts of the developing world.

July 8, 2015 – The University of Central Asia (UCA) and Seneca College in Toronto are partnering to prepare students in Kyrgyz Republic for their first year of university.

In honour of Canada Day, celebrate how Canadians are improving lives around the world. Start by exploring Together: An exhibition on global development.

June 5, 2015 - AKFC and the Canadian Association of Journalists are pleased to announce the second call for applications for the Fellowship for International Development Reporting.

May 25, 2015 – The Aga Khan Park was inaugurated this week in Toronto by Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne, in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan. The new public park is intended to be a contemplative, connective space for visitors.

May 15, 2015 - AKFC is pleased to announce that award-winning Nigerian-American journalist Chika Oduah will make a keynote address at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) next month.

April 27, 2015 - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, and Khalil Shariff, Chief Executive Officer of AKFC, participated in the official launch of Together: An Exhibition on Global Development at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa.

April 22, 2015 - The Together truck is driving change across Canada – and Ottawa is the first stop on the tour.

March 25, 2015 - The developing world’s stories are waiting – and two journalists will soon be bringing them home to Canadians.

March 6, 2015 - To mark International Women’s Day, AKFC recognizes the women that drive global change – women like Dr. Khajira in Afghanistan.

February 27, 2015 - Bill Gates recognized Canada’s contributions to improving maternal and child health worldwide at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on Wednesday, and thanked Canadians for their continued support to the cause.

February 24, 2015 – AKFC is pleased to join a conversation on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Bill Gates in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 25.

February 24, 2015 - In recognition of Canada’s leadership in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), AKFC invites you to take a new MNCH quiz. Submit your email address after completing the quiz for a chance to win beautiful hand-crafted stationery from one of AKFC’s projects in rural India.

February 13, 2015 - More than 200 people gathered in Nairobi, Kenya on February 12 to mark the official launch of the Institute for Human Development. The Institute is an initiative of Aga Khan University, and the wider Aga Khan Development Network, to expand and drive innovation in research and higher education, focused on human development. 

January 21, 2015 - 2014 was a landmark year for AKFC, in no small part because of the events held in Ottawa and across the country! Thousands of Canadians learned more about international development issues by participating in over 30 events hosted by AKFC, many in partnership with other organizations.

January 14, 2015 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced a new partnership between the Government of Canada and Aga Khan Foundation Canada to roll out a skills development program for youth in Aswan, Egypt. Red River College in Manitoba is also collaborating on the initiative, which aims to bolster youth employment. 

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