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Aga Khan Trust launches website to track cultural threats in Afghanistan 2021-09-24

The fortress in Grishk was almost demolished last week. Photo: Special Collections, Harvard University Fine Arts Library
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thenationalnews.com Arts & Culture

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Afghanistan has launched an information platform to track threats to cultural heritage in the country.

The Aga Khan Cultural Services' list will be hosted on major social media platforms of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and will allow the group to log threats to sites of historical importance and bring them to international attention.

AKDN urges int’l community not to abandon Afghanistan 2021-09-14

Since 2013, Steps Towards Afghan Girls’ Education Success (STAGES) has brought together more than 351,000 Afghan people to help
Source: 
nation.com.pk

KARACHI - The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) on Monday urged the international community to remain engaged and to act, with compassion and foresight, to address dire humanitarian conditions in Afghanistan.

In a statement delivered by Michael Kocher, General Manager of the Aga Khan Foundation, at the invitation of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, the AKDN affirmed that its commitment to the people of Afghanistan remains unshaken.

Artists and cultural workers face life under Taliban 2.0 AKTC continues work 2021-08-30

Chihilsitoon Garden and palace rehabilitation in Kabul, Afghanistan.  courtesy  AKDN
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washingpost.com

As the clock ticks to Tuesday’s deadline for American forces to leave Afghanistan, the arts and culture sector faces a sobering new reality. After the Americans leave, what will happen to Afghan artists and performers, cultural workers, and nongovernmental organization staffers engaged with heritage, traditional crafts and preservation? There are no answers, but their future depends not just on what the Taliban does, but how deeply civil society has taken root in Afghanistan over the past two decades.

How will cultural heritage be protected under the Taliban? AKTC is a major cultural non-profit 2021-08-29

The site of the giant Buddha statues that were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001 in Afghanistan's Bamiyan province. AFP
Source: 
thenationalnews.com

Twenty years ago, the Taliban attached dynamite to two 6th-century Buddhas in the Bamiyan valley and famously blew the enormous statues to bits. The group’s reputation has since been synonymous with the destruction of cultural heritage, and many assume that their return to power will bring about a similar campaign of devastation.

But when the Taliban entered Kabul this month, they posted guards around the National Museum of Afghanistan, saving its antiquities from any feared looting. No vandalism or destruction of major heritage sites has yet been reported.

Obasanjo in Kabul to discuss peace, stability in Afghanistan (with AKDN participation) 2021-07-05

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, arrived Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, to hold discussions on promoting peace and
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www.thecable.ng The Cable

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, arrived Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, to hold discussions on promoting peace and stability in the south Asian country.

The ex-president is said to have held discussions with Sheherzade Hijri, ambassador of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and other diplomatic representatives.

Mansoor Khan, ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan, confirmed the development via a tweet on his official handle on Monday.

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2004-07-kabul-Naderi

PHOTO: 2004, July 7th, H.H. The Aga Khan, Mowlana Hazir imam in Afghanistan with Sayed Mansoor Naderi, political leader in Afghanistan since many years and his elder son, both Ismailis.

Bala Hissar — the ancient citadel of Kabul that AKTC & India is helping Afghanistan to restore 2020-11-01

Bala Hissar Fort in Kabul, Afghanistan | Credits: TOLOnews
Source: 
theprint.in

India signed an MoU with Afghanistan in August for restoration of Bala Hissar fortress, pledging approximately $1 mn. Aga Khan Trust for Culture plans to compete project by 2022.

New Delhi: The restoration work of ancient fortress Bala Hissar in Afghanistan’s Kabul, which received financial aid from the Government of India in August, has started. The fortress is being converted into the country’s first archaeological park.

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) Afghanistan, which is executing the project, plans to complete the work by 2022.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture rehabilitates a garden project in Kabul 2019-02-20

Chihilsitoon Garden in Kabul, Afghanistan
Source: 
arabianindustry.com

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has recently restored the 12.5 hectare Chihilsitoon Garden in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Incorporating 10,200m2 of modernised or newly constructed rammed earth buildings, the project now provides high-quality facilities for visitors.

Once a 19th century royal garden that was transformed into a state property that welcomed visiting dignitaries in the 20th century, Chihilsitoon was looted during the Afghan Civil War of the early 1990s and left in a severely damaged state.

Afghanistan- MoU Signed on $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan 2019-03-20

Afghanistan- MoU Signed on $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan   2019-03-20
Source: 
MENAFN

(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KABUL - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace on power supply to northeastern Badakhshan province and construction of a hydroelectric dam there at a cost of $631 million.

A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said the MoU was signed between acting energy and water minister Mohammad Gul Khulami and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) head Eng. Amanullah Ghalib and representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Renovation Of Chihil Sutun Palace Completed 2018-08-22

Chihil Sutun Palace – meaning Forty Columns in English
Source: 
tolonews.com

Work on renovation of Chihil Sutun Palace – meaning Forty Columns in English – a cultural heritage from the 19th century, has been completed. The palace was built by Abdur Rahman Khan who was Emir of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901.

The palace, that includes a garden and a pavilion, is lying over 60 acres of land in Kabul’s Chihil Sutun area in PD7. It is expected to attract thousands of visitors from Kabul and other provinces of the country.

Aga Khan Foundation channeled $700m of assistance to Afghanistan 2014-08-24

H.H. The Aga Khan IV with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan
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the khaama press

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) have channeled roughly around $700 million of assistance to Afghanistan since the foundation begun it’s engagement in Afghanistan in 1995.

More than 2.5 million people have benefited from the assistance which mainly focuses on world development health care, education, financial services, mobile telephony and other sectors.

President Ghani met with the Ambassador of H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan in Kabul 2018-09-01

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khaama press

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Nurjehan Mawani, the Ambassador of High Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan in Afghanistan, to discuss the future of Aga Khan Development Network development projects in Afghanistan.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the meeting was organized in ARG Presidential Palace on Saturday morning.

The statement further added that two sides discussed the implementation of projects by Aga Khan Development Network in various countries in energy, communications, and agriculture.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture to rebuild 4 historic sites in Kabul

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Source: 
khaama.com

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) will soon start the rebuilding process of four historic sites in capital Kabul, including the sites located along Kabul River.

The AKTC officials informed regarding the plans during a meeting with the Minister of Urban Development and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi.

Pamir Energy, a project company of the Geneva-based Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development wins Ashden Award

The tough landscape of Tajikistan and northern Afghanistan has limited energy development in the region.
Source: 
pv-magazine.com

The 2017 International Ashden Award for Increasing Energy Access will be handed out to Pamir Energy, the first public-private partnership in Tajikistan, for restoring 11 small hydro power plants and upgrading 4,300 km of old transmission and distribution facilities in eastern Tajikistan.

As a result, some 200,000 locals, i.e. 96% of households, are now supplied with 24-hour clean energy, while their average household energy cost are cut from around $98 to $15 per calendar month.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan meets the Second Vice-President of Afghanistan Sarwar Danesh 2017-04-25

Princess Zahra Aga Khan meets the Second Vice-President of Afghanistan Sarwar Danesh  2017-04-25

Princess Zahra Aga Khan meets the Second Vice-President of Afghanistan Sarwar Danesh to open the 141-bed facility for the Bamyan Provincial Hospital with a major focus on the health of mothers and children 2017-04-25

Telia sells Tajik operations to Aga Khan's development fund 2017-04-26

H.H Aga Khan IV
Source: 
nasdaq.com

* Telia sells Tajik stake * Says sees lower Uzbek settlement, at $1 bln * Q1 earnings in line with forecasts (Adds CEO comment, detail, shares) STOCKHOLM, April 26 (Reuters) - Nordic telecom operator Telia Company has agreed to sell its Tajik operations to the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, taking a step closer to withdrawing from its troubled Central Asian business.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan reaffirms continued AKDN support to Afghanistan 2017-04-24

Princess Zahra Aga Khan in Gorno-Badashan Tajikistan  2017-04-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan, the daughter of Prince Karim Aga Khan met with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in ARG Palace today and reaffirmed continued support to the Aga Khan Development Network to Afghanistan.

According to the informed sources, Princess Zahra, the head of the social welfare of the Aga Khan Development Network, was accompanied by a delegation of the network during her visit to ARG Palace.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture to rebuild 4 historic sites in Kabul 2016-12-17

Bala Hissar Kabul
Source: 
Khaama Press Afghanistan

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) will soon start the rebuilding process of four historic sites in capital Kabul, including the sites located along Kabul River.

The AKTC officials informed regarding the plans during a meeting with the Minister of Urban Development and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi.

Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network Calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs 2016-09-05

Representative Nurjehan Mawani meeting Afghanistan Foreign Minister 2016-09-05
Source: 
mfa.gov.af

September 5, 2016

Kabul - Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met this afternoon with the Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During bilateral meeting, Mrs. Mawani briefed the Foreign Affairs Minister on the projects being carried out in collaboration with the Aga Khan Development Network and Cultural Foundation, and the future programs of this Network.

Prince Karim Aga Khan hails former president Hamid Karzai 2014-09-29

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Source: 
Khaama Press Afghanistan

Prince Karim Aga Khan, leader of the Ismaili Muslims hailed the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai for his efforts in reconstruction of Afghanistan.

The President Palace media office following a statement said Prince Karim Aga Khan met with the former president Hamid Karzai on Monday.

Prince Aga Khan was among the several foreign dinitaries who attended the presidential inauguration which was the first peaceful transition of power in the history of Afghanistan.


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