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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:05 am    Post subject: Prince Rahim in various countries / AKFED work / AKDN Reply with quote

Prince Rahim Aga Khan Emphasizes the Public Private Partnership Conference in Syria

Damascus

Prince Rahim Aga Khan will deliver a speech during the Public Private Partnership Conference that will take place in Syria between 30 October and 1stNovember 2009.

Also, Mr. Abdullah Aldardari, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs is on the top of list of speakers, while Ministers of Transportation, Housing, Trading and Oil will attend the conference as well.

The conference is expected to reshape the future of partnership between both public and private sectors.

The conference will be organized by the British-Syrian Association in cooperation with the Office of Deputy Prime Minister.

The conference will be organized during the period from 30 October and 1 November and it will focus on four main sectors suggested by the Syrian government, as below:

- Oil and gas
- Electricity
- Social housing
- Transport and infrastructure

Some leading politicians and industrialists are among the list of high-level speakers. The event will be an appropriate platform to present their views and ideas. Speakers will represent companies and institutions from the region, Europe and India.

The list of speakers on the conference website is here:

http://www.syrianpppconference.org/speakers.aspx

The name of Prince Rahim Aga Khan is on top of the list of speakers and they have added some nice information about him.

According to conference programme, Prince Rahim will deliver his keynote address around 9:00am on Saturday 31st October http://www.syrianpppconference.org/programme.aspx

I'll post more details when becomes available
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representative of the Aga Khan Development Network, Rahim Aga Khan, affirmed that the conference is an important step for promoting public-private partnership, and that the Aga Khan Development Network will continue to support the development process in Syria.

http://www.sana.sy/eng/24/2009/10/31/253019.htm

Public-Private Partnerships Conference Kicks off, al-Dardari: Partnership Will Encourage Investment and Stimulate Growth

Oct 31, 2009

Damascus, (SANA) - Under the auspices of President Bashar al-Assad, the two-day Public-Private Partnerships conference, held under the slogan "Financing Syria's Infrastructure" opened on Saturday morning at the Conferences Palace in Damascus, organized by the British-Syrian Society.

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdullah al-Dardari noted that Syrian economy witnessed important structural reform during the past stage based on liberating trade, reforming general finance, bolstering the role of the private sector, improving the investment environment, and exposing Syrian economy to outside competition through gradual, carefully-studied steps that take into account the nature of Syrian economy.

He went on to say that the reforms reflected positively on economic indicators in Syria, with 6% increase in growth rate during the past three years and a USD 20 billion increase in the GDP from 2000 to 2008.

Syria moved from relying on petrol and raw materials in its export to exporting products of higher added value, with the participation of the private sector in the GDP increasing to more than 65%, al-Dardari added.

The Deputy Prime Minister pointed out that there are several steps which must be taken to guarantee the sustainability of achieved growth and preserve gains, adding that the next phase will focus on continuing the process of institutional, organizational and administrative reforms.

The next phase will also continue work to create an investment environment suitable to all types of investment establishments, in addition to continuing the reform of the tax system and improving the competence of the financial and banking systems in order to improve Syria's position in the fields of business, investment, governance and international competitiveness, he said.

Al-Dardari underlined the strategic significance of Syria's geographic position, stressing the need for building an advanced infrastructure that can develop in order to allow Syria to play its regional role, which calls for providing large-scale investment that the government alone cannot support, thus calling for partnership between the public and private sectors.

He pointed out that the public-private partnership will help accelerate and increase the participation of the private sector in economy by encouraging local and foreign private investment in all fields, including infrastructure, which will boost growth.

For his part, participating Chairman of the British-Syrian Society Fawaz al-Akhras noted that this conference took months of planning and preparations, adding that the British-Syrian Society held several conferences focusing on economic and financial reform during the past five years.

He said that public-private partnership is a complicated issue, stressing that this partnership must be placed in the proper economic, social and political context in order to allow foreign investments and build the Syrian infrastructure to meet the requirements of the process of modernization and rehabilitation.

Al-Akhras added that the conference will help address important issues and discuss the preparations being made to achieve public-private partnership, noting that this partnership is the cornerstone of the governmental modernization program.

He pointed out that there is no single model for partnership that works in all conditions, which calls for studying the state of Syria and acting accordingly. He also underlined the remarkable leap in Syria's relations with neighboring countries such as Turkey.

In turn, representative of the Aga Khan Development Network, Rahim Aga Khan, affirmed that the conference is an important step for promoting public-private partnership, and that the Aga Khan Development Network will continue to support the development process in Syria.

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http://www.sana.sy/fra/63/2009/10/31/253017.htm

Ouverture de la conférence du partenariat entre les deux secteurs public et privé

31 Oct 2009

Damas /La conférence sur le partenariat entre les deux secteurs public et privé, organisée par l'Association syro – britannique, a entamé aujourd'hui ses travaux au palais des conférences à Damas sous le titre /Financement de l'infrastructure syrienne/.

Parlant à l'ouverture de la conférence, le vice – président du Conseil des ministres pour les affaires économiques, M. Abdallah al-Dardari, a évoqué les réformes structurales qui ont marqué l'économie syrienne à l'étape dernière lesquelles s'étaient basées sur la libéralisation du commerce, la réforme financière générale, l'augmentation du rôle du secteur privé, l'amélioration des climats de l'investissement et l'intégration, à des pas comptés, de l'économie syrienne dans la compétition extérieure.

M. al-Dardari a ajouté que ces réformes avaient laissé leurs effets sur l'ensemble des indices et des changements économiques en Syrie, soulignant que l'économie syrienne a enregistré un taux de croissance d'environ 6% pendant les trois dernières années, au moment où la valeur du produit national total s'est élevé en 2008 à environ /55/ milliards de dollars contre/20/ milliards de Dollars en l'an /2000/.

M. al-Dardari a également fait noter que la Syrie a passé de sa dépendance du pétrole et des matières premières en encourageant l'exportation d'autres articles de consommation qui offrent des valeurs ajoutées plus élevées, ajoutant que la contribution du secteur privé au produit national total a augmenté de plus de 65%.

M. al-Dardari a, toutefois, estimé que le gouvernement syrien a besoin de prendre beaucoup de mesures et de démarches pour garantir la perpétuité de la croissance qu'elle avait réalisée.

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De même, le vice-président du Conseil ministre pour les affaires économiques a souligné que le gouvernement s'était mis à achever et à approfondir le processus de réforme du point de vue institutionnel, organisationnel et administratif, ainsi qu'à assurer aux petites, moyennes et grandes entreprises d'investissement un environnement favorisant l'investissement en poursuivant la réforme du système et de l'administration fiscaux, en augmentant la compétence du système financier et bancaire et en simplifiant les mesures relatives à l'accès et à la circulation des capitaux.

Mettant l'accent sur la position géographique importante de la Syrie qu'il a qualifiée de point central du mouvement du commerce international et des investissements conjoints avec les pays voisins, M. al-Dardari a trouvé que ceci exige la construction d'une infrastructure développé susceptible de permettre à la Syrie de jouer son rôle régional et d'opter pour des partenariats stratégiques entre les deux secteurs public et privé. "Ce genre de partenariat est susceptible d'accélérer et d'augmenter la contribution du secteur privé à l'économie nationale étant donné qu'il encourage l'investissement privé local et étranger dans tous les domaines, y compris celui de l'infrastructure", a-t-il précisé.

Le président de l'association syro – britannique, M. Fawaz al-Akhras a, de son côté, affirmé la nécessité de mettre le partenariat entre les deux secteurs public et privé dans un cadre économique, social et politique approprié ouvrant la porte pour l'entrée en Syrie des investissements étrangers et la construction de l'infrastructure syrienne qui, selon lui, exige de financement colossal pour qu'elle soit cohérente avec le processus de modernisation et de réforme en cours en Syrie.

Espérant que cette conférence soit capable de répondre aux questions relatives au sujet important du partenariat entre les deux secteurs public et privé, M. al-Akhras a estimé que ce partenariat constitue la pierre de base du programme gouvernemental de modernisation, faisant noter qu'il n'existe pas un modèle unique de tel partenariat à généraliser dans toutes les conditions "c'est pourquoi il faut bien examiner le cas syrien et déterminer les secteurs essentiels pour l'avenir de l'économie syrienne et l'amélioration de ses infrastructures actuelles.

Par ailleurs, M. al-Akhras a mis l'accent sur l'importance la grande démarche réalisée par la Syrie dans le sens de ses voisins, notamment la Turquie.

Prenant de son côté la parole, le représentant du réseau Agha Khan pour le Développement, M. Rahim Khan Agha Khan, a affirmé que le réseau Agha Khan poursuivra son soutien au processus du développement en Syrie, estimant que cette conférence constitue "une importante démarche positive" pour la promotion du partenariat entre les deux secteurs public et privé.

L'ont assisté à cette conférence, les ministres des Finances, du Tourisme, du Pétrole et des Richesses Minières, de l'Information, du transport, de l'Habitat et de la Construction, de l'Electricité, de l'Administration Locale, des Affaires de la Présidence de la République, aux côtés de nombre d'ambassadeurs et de représentants des missions diplomatiques en Syrie et de personnalités économiques et sociales.

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I've sent to the Admin a video clip of a couple of minutes from the Syrian TV English News showing the opening ceremony of the Public Private Partnership Conference. Prince Rahim appears for a short period with a summary of his speech.
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Admin wrote:
representative of the Aga Khan Development Network, Rahim Aga Khan, affirmed that the conference is an important step for promoting public-private partnership, and that the Aga Khan Development Network will continue to support the development process in Syria.

http://www.sana.sy/eng/24/2009/10/31/4396841

Public-Private Partnerships Conference Kicks off, al-Dardari: Partnership Will Encourage Investment and Stimulate Growth

Oct 31, 2009

Damascus, (SANA) - Under the auspices of President Bashar al-Assad, the two-day Public-Private Partnerships conference, held under the slogan "Financing Syria's Infrastructure" opened on Saturday morning at the Conferences Palace in Damascus, organized by the British-Syrian Society.

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdullah al-Dardari noted that Syrian economy witnessed important structural reform during the past stage based on liberating trade, reforming general finance, bolstering the role of the private sector, improving the investment environment, and exposing Syrian economy to outside competition through gradual, carefully-studied steps that take into account the nature of Syrian economy.

He went on to say that the reforms reflected positively on economic indicators in Syria, with 6% increase in growth rate during the past three years and a USD 20 billion increase in the GDP from 2000 to 2008.

Syria moved from relying on petrol and raw materials in its export to exporting products of higher added value, with the participation of the private sector in the GDP increasing to more than 65%, al-Dardari added.

The Deputy Prime Minister pointed out that there are several steps which must be taken to guarantee the sustainability of achieved growth and preserve gains, adding that the next phase will focus on continuing the process of institutional, organizational and administrative reforms.

The next phase will also continue work to create an investment environment suitable to all types of investment establishments, in addition to continuing the reform of the tax system and improving the competence of the financial and banking systems in order to improve Syria's position in the fields of business, investment, governance and international competitiveness, he said.

Al-Dardari underlined the strategic significance of Syria's geographic position, stressing the need for building an advanced infrastructure that can develop in order to allow Syria to play its regional role, which calls for providing large-scale investment that the government alone cannot support, thus calling for partnership between the public and private sectors.

He pointed out that the public-private partnership will help accelerate and increase the participation of the private sector in economy by encouraging local and foreign private investment in all fields, including infrastructure, which will boost growth.

For his part, participating Chairman of the British-Syrian Society Fawaz al-Akhras noted that this conference took months of planning and preparations, adding that the British-Syrian Society held several conferences focusing on economic and financial reform during the past five years.

He said that public-private partnership is a complicated issue, stressing that this partnership must be placed in the proper economic, social and political context in order to allow foreign investments and build the Syrian infrastructure to meet the requirements of the process of modernization and rehabilitation.

Al-Akhras added that the conference will help address important issues and discuss the preparations being made to achieve public-private partnership, noting that this partnership is the cornerstone of the governmental modernization program.

He pointed out that there is no single model for partnership that works in all conditions, which calls for studying the state of Syria and acting accordingly. He also underlined the remarkable leap in Syria's relations with neighboring countries such as Turkey.

In turn, representative of the Aga Khan Development Network, Rahim Aga Khan, affirmed that the conference is an important step for promoting public-private partnership, and that the Aga Khan Development Network will continue to support the development process in Syria.

H. Zain / H. Sabbagh / Kh. Aridi


Looking back on this important meeting from 2009, how do you all feel things have worked out moving forward? It is now 2011 and the effects of this public-private partnership doctrine of sorts should be starting to show its face should it not? What is everybody's opinion on the topic? I hope to bring this two year old thread back to life... icon_biggrin.gif
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Prince Rahim Aga Khan to visit Kyrgyzstan
22/03/2011 16:51

Bishkek, March 22 /Kabar/. Prince Rahim Aga Khan will join the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbaeva for the official opening of the new Head Office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB) on Wednesday, March 23rd in Bishkek.

Prince Rahim is the eldest son of His Highness the Aga Khan – the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

During a brief visit to Bishkek, Prince Rahim Aga Khan is scheduled to meet with President Otunbaeva, Government and Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan serves as a director on the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) – one of several international development and financial institutions that together with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic 10 years ago founded KICB, which has since become one of the country’s most respected banks. Prince Rahim Aga Khan also has a specific responsibility for microfinance activities of the AKDN.

AKFED is part of the wider Aga Khan Development Network – a group of private, non-denominational development agencies active in social, cultural and economic sectors in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The Network has steadily expanded its presence in Central Asia, including in microfinance and banking. Central Asia is also the home to one of AKDN’s largest initiatives - the University of Central Asia (UCA) in partnership with the Governments of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. UCA will provide world-class tertiary education to students in mountainous areas of these countries. The UCA’s Main Campus in Kyrgyzstan will be located in Naryn.

http://eng.kabar.kg/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2091&Itemid=3
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Remarks by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the New Head Office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank

23 March 2011


Please also see: Press Release and Photographs

Your Excellency President Otunbaeva
Honorable Speaker of Parliament
Excellencies
Distinguished guests

Today is truly a special day—and for several reasons.

First, it comes at a special time of the year.

The festival of Navroz is a time when we think about renewal and rejuvenation—when we welcome a new spring season in a spirit of hope and optimism.

And that spirit is very prevalent as we gather here today to mark the opening of a new head office for KICB—and as we celebrate the spirit of forward-looking progress in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Second, this is a special day because of the people with whom we are sharing it. It is a particular honor for me to be here with President Otunbaeva, who I understand has rearranged her busy schedule to be with us today.

Thank you Madame President.

I would also like to thank His Excellency Akhmatbek Keldibekov the speaker of Kyrgyzstan’s National Assembly for joining us here today.

Thank you Mr Speaker.

And third, this is a special day because of what this event symbolizes. We can reflect today on the decade long story of KICB’s growth and progress--and we can think ahead to a future of continued achievement and success.

We also recognize today some of the qualities which have produced these past accomplishments, and which I believe will be key to future successes.

One important ingredient has been a spirit of broad based cooperation: From the very start, international cooperation has been a KICB watchword, as the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the National Bank were joined in FOUNDING this company by development and financial institutions from many parts of the world. Those of us who are associated with the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development were deeply pleased to be a part of this collaborative endeavor.

This spirit of cooperation has characterized not only the shareholders of KICB, but also its management and its highly professional staff. As we recognize them, we admire the way the Bank has evolved as one team—bringing together people of diverse backgrounds. Today, in both its internal operations and its external actions, KICB represents the spirit of pluralism, and the conviction that diversity is a source of strength and vitality.

We salute today KICB’s resolve to serve the entire spectrum of the country’s population by offering a variety of financial products and solutions. The aim is to ensure economic empowerment ranging from the small and medium enterprises to large scale corporate organizations. The Bank’s policies recognize that the strength of any society—as a whole -- will ultimately depend on the progress of each of that society’s parts.

The Bank's approach also reflects another principle of our Network, the need for multiple development inputs. What this means is that forward steps in one area—such as education or health —will work best when they are combined –and coordinated-- with other initiatives—for example in transportation, or energy supply, or agricultural production. Business investments must go hand in hand with social investments.

The Aga Khan Development Network is deeply committed to these principles. We seek to work closely with a broad range of partners—including government, civil society, international development agencies and others – in the widest possible range of sectors and areas, from micro lending to retail banking, from primary schools to universities. Two examples here in Kyrgyzstan would be the Aga Khan School in Osh and the University of Central Asia in Naryn.

As we look to the promise of tomorrow—for this Bank , for this country, and for this region of the world—we realize that long journeys start with small but solid steps, and that each success we achieve will contribute to future progress. I am here today to pledge the continuing support of the Aga Khan Development Network to the future growth of KICB, including its expansion into every part of this country—and, beyond that, to other countries of Central Asia.

I was happy to hear that the shareholders of KICB have in principle approved a further capital increase for the bank, despite the difficulties which the world economy has recently faced. This decision is a reflection of the shareholder’s commitment not only for the future growth of the bank, but more importantly for the future development of the country.

It is also very encouraging to note the Government’s support, under the President’s leadership--in providing a healthy enabling environment for foreign direct investment. The measures taken thus far have done a great deal to build investor confidence.

I express my gratitude to the Government and the Central Bank for welcoming these initiatives and I am confident that through collaboration and common understanding, we will continue to make a difference as we pave the way for greater social and economic opportunity.

We understand how difficult these recent times have been for the people and the leaders of the Kyrgyz Republic. We admire the strength and the optimism with which so many of you have persisted in building for the future. We are inspired by your example—and we are united with you in working to strengthen the forces of progress.

My thanks again for your warm welcome on this very special and exciting day.

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Prince Rahim's car involved in an accident

http://kp.kg/daily/25657/820273/

http://news.tj/ru/news/syn-aga-khana-iv-popal-v-avariyu

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Son Aga Khan IV had an accident

Tajik Regar-TadAZ is preparing for next season in Turkey
25/03/2011 16:11
Ramzia Mirzobekova

Dushanbe. March 25. Asia-Plus »- | Information about this appeared on the site Komsomolskaya Pravda - Bishkek. It is reported that the accident occurred March 23 in the afternoon.

Prince's motorcade was heading to the hotel "Hyatt", located in the center of Bishkek. Down this same street moved habitual traffic. The incident occurred when a line of machines needed to make a turn towards the hotel. Several cars maneuver carried out successfully, but when the turn was to make the car Prince Rahim, it drove at high speed vehicle.

As a result of a collision with a van was broken windshield, mangled front end. One of the passengers received serious injuries and was hospitalized.

Prince Rahim was driving the armored Audi, maybe this is the reason that he was not seriously injured. He received a hematoma in the nose, although the car has received the Prince no less serious damage than a minivan.

Who was responsible for an accident is still unknown. The Bishkek GUBDD reported that experts are studying the circumstances of the resonant accident, damage to the parties and restore the painting avtointsidenta. Official data also promised to provide a few days.

Nevertheless, in spite of what happened PE, Prince Rahim Aga Khan held on this day, several meetings, in particular, with Vice-Speaker of the Parliament Asylbek Jeenbekov and President Rosa Otunbayeva.

During the first meeting the sides discussed issues of strengthening cooperation with the Parliament Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), which helped restore the south of the country after the June events. Deputy speaker of highlighted projects being implemented by the Network, in the field of education.

The second meeting was for Rahim Aga Khan, no less fruitful. During the dialogue with Rosa Otunbayeva were raised humanitarian and economic cooperation and development of relations between the parties. Working day Prince has completed the opening ceremony of the new office of the Kyrgyz large bank.

Meanwhile, as reported by the AKDN - Tajikistan, after a visit to Bishkek, Prince Rahim, along with her sister Princess Zahra visit Tajikistan. About their visit will be announced on the eve of their arrival.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan is the eldest son of the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims the Aga Khan IV and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

AKDN - a group of private agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for communities and individuals living in Africa, South Africa, Central and South Asia and the Middle East.

Nine Network agencies operate in the areas of social, cultural and economic development for all citizens, regardless of gender, creed or origin. AKDN basis of ethics is compassion for the vulnerable in society.

AKDN has programs in health, microfinance, small business development, building infrastructure, tourism, banking, cultural revival, poverty alleviation in rural areas.[/b]
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Prince Rahim Aga Khan to visit Kyrgyzstan


22/03/2011 16:51


Bishkek, March 22 /Kabar/. Prince Rahim Aga Khan will join the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbaeva for the official opening of the new Head Office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB) on Wednesday, March 23rd in Bishkek.

Prince Rahim is the eldest son of His Highness the Aga Khan – the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

During a brief visit to Bishkek, Prince Rahim Aga Khan is scheduled to meet with President Otunbaeva, Government and Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan serves as a director on the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) – one of several international development and financial institutions that together with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic 10 years ago founded KICB, which has since become one of the country’s most respected banks. Prince Rahim Aga Khan also has a specific responsibility for microfinance activities of the AKDN.

AKFED is part of the wider Aga Khan Development Network – a group of private, non-denominational development agencies active in social, cultural and economic sectors in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The Network has steadily expanded its presence in Central Asia, including in microfinance and banking. Central Asia is also the home to one of AKDN’s largest initiatives - the University of Central Asia (UCA) in partnership with the Governments of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. UCA will provide world-class tertiary education to students in mountainous areas of these countries. The UCA’s Main Campus in Kyrgyzstan will be located in Naryn.
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Prince Rahim Aga Khan's armored Audi had collided with a minivan, as
he was heading to Hayat Hotel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. We inform you
that Al-hamdullilah he is doing well after the accident.

The accident happens at 3:06 p.m. Bishkek local time. While Prince
Rahim's car got on the left lane to turn to the hotel, Prince Rahim's
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Prince Rahim Aga Khan, along with the President of the Kyrgyz
Republic, Rosa Otunbayeva attended the official opening of the new
headquarters of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB) on
Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

It was expected that ...during Prince Rahim’s brief visit to Bishkek,
he would have held series of meetings with President Rosa Otunbayeva,
the Government high ranking members, and Parliament of the Kyrgyz
Republic, which unfortunately this incident happened.See More

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More photos and links here

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 23/03/2011 - Bishkek, 23rd March, 2011 – Her Excellency President Otunbaeva today officially inaugurated the new Head Office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB) in the presence of Prince Rahim Aga Khan -- the eldest son of His Highness the Aga Khan - the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) one of the organisations that helped establish the bank.



Prince Rahim Aga Khan welcomes President Roza Otunbaeva of Kyrgyzstan to the inauguration of the new Head Office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank in Bishkek, 23 March 2011. - Photo: AKDN / Sultan Dosaliev


President Roza Otunbaeva and Prince Rahim Aga Khan unveil a commemorative plaque at the official opening of the new Head Office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank, 23 March 2011. - Photo: AKDN / Sultan Dosaliev


President Roza Otunbaeva, Prince Rahim Aga Khan, the Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament, the CEO and Board of Directors of KICB and members of the AKDN delegation at the inauguration of the new Head Office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank in Bishkek, 23 March 2011. - Photo: AKDN / Sultan Dosaliev
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Remarks by Prince Rahim Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the New Head Office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank

23 March 2011

Your Excellency President Otunbaeva
Honorable Speaker of Parliament
Excellencies
Distinguished guests

Today is truly a special day—and for several reasons.

First, it comes at a special time of the year.

The festival of Navroz is a time when we think about renewal and rejuvenation—when we welcome a new spring season in a spirit of hope and optimism.

And that spirit is very prevalent as we gather here today to mark the opening of a new head office for KICB—and as we celebrate the spirit of forward-looking progress in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Second, this is a special day because of the people with whom we are sharing it. It is a particular honor for me to be here with President Otunbaeva, who I understand has rearranged her busy schedule to be with us today.

Thank you Madame President.

I would also like to thank His Excellency Akhmatbek Keldibekov the speaker of Kyrgyzstan’s National Assembly for joining us here today.

Thank you Mr Speaker.

And third, this is a special day because of what this event symbolizes. We can reflect today on the decade long story of KICB’s growth and progress--and we can think ahead to a future of continued achievement and success.

We also recognize today some of the qualities which have produced these past accomplishments, and which I believe will be key to future successes.

One important ingredient has been a spirit of broad based cooperation: From the very start, international cooperation has been a KICB watchword, as the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the National Bank were joined in FOUNDING this company by development and financial institutions from many parts of the world. Those of us who are associated with the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development were deeply pleased to be a part of this collaborative endeavor.

This spirit of cooperation has characterized not only the shareholders of KICB, but also its management and its highly professional staff. As we recognize them, we admire the way the Bank has evolved as one team—bringing together people of diverse backgrounds. Today, in both its internal operations and its external actions, KICB represents the spirit of pluralism, and the conviction that diversity is a source of strength and vitality.

We salute today KICB’s resolve to serve the entire spectrum of the country’s population by offering a variety of financial products and solutions. The aim is to ensure economic empowerment ranging from the small and medium enterprises to large scale corporate organizations. The Bank’s policies recognize that the strength of any society—as a whole -- will ultimately depend on the progress of each of that society’s parts.

The Bank's approach also reflects another principle of our Network, the need for multiple development inputs. What this means is that forward steps in one area—such as education or health —will work best when they are combined –and coordinated-- with other initiatives—for example in transportation, or energy supply, or agricultural production. Business investments must go hand in hand with social investments.

The Aga Khan Development Network is deeply committed to these principles. We seek to work closely with a broad range of partners—including government, civil society, international development agencies and others – in the widest possible range of sectors and areas, from micro lending to retail banking, from primary schools to universities. Two examples here in Kyrgyzstan would be the Aga Khan School in Osh and the University of Central Asia in Naryn.

As we look to the promise of tomorrow—for this Bank , for this country, and for this region of the world—we realize that long journeys start with small but solid steps, and that each success we achieve will contribute to future progress. I am here today to pledge the continuing support of the Aga Khan Development Network to the future growth of KICB, including its expansion into every part of this country—and, beyond that, to other countries of Central Asia.

I was happy to hear that the shareholders of KICB have in principle approved a further capital increase for the bank, despite the difficulties which the world economy has recently faced. This decision is a reflection of the shareholder’s commitment not only for the future growth of the bank, but more importantly for the future development of the country.

It is also very encouraging to note the Government’s support, under the President’s leadership--in providing a healthy enabling environment for foreign direct investment. The measures taken thus far have done a great deal to build investor confidence.

I express my gratitude to the Government and the Central Bank for welcoming these initiatives and I am confident that through collaboration and common understanding, we will continue to make a difference as we pave the way for greater social and economic opportunity.

We understand how difficult these recent times have been for the people and the leaders of the Kyrgyz Republic. We admire the strength and the optimism with which so many of you have persisted in building for the future. We are inspired by your example—and we are united with you in working to strengthen the forces of progress.

My thanks again for your warm welcome on this very special and exciting day.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prince Rahim Aga Khan visits Tajikistan

28/03/2011 12:03
Zarina Ergasheva

DUSHANBE, March 28, 2011, Asia-Plus -- Prince Rahim Aga Khan, eldest son of His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), arrived in Dushanbe on March 27.

According to the AKDN Tajikistan, during the four-day visit Prince Rahim Aga Khan will review AKDN programs, including microfinance projects. He is expected to travel to Sughd and Khatlon provinces and Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) to meet with beneficiaries. He will also meet with government officials.

Prince Rahim arrived in Dushanbe from the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, where he attended an official inauguration of the new Head Office of the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB) on March 23. AKDN is one of organizations that helped establish this bank, which was established in 2001 with the share capital of US$ 7 million. The Bank’s shareholders are the Government of Kyrgyzstan, the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), Habib Bank Limited (HBL), Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft GmbH (DEG), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and International Finance Corporation (IFC). KfW is a co-founder of the bank and also provides access to long-term financial resources.

Prince Rahim serves as a director on the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) and has specific responsibility for microfinance activities of the AKDN globally.

Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalization of historic cities. AKDN agencies conduct their programs without regard to faith, origin or gender.

In Tajikistan, the AKDN activities include the Mountain Societies Development Program (MSDSP), which currently implements rural development projects in various regions of the country. Economic development projects include a hydroelectric plant (Pamir 1) that supplies Gorno Badakhshan with electricity; a mobile phone provider that cover 90 percent of the country; and a hotel being built in Dushanbe. The largest project underway is the creation of a campus of the University of Central Asia, in Khorog, which will have a broad socioeconomic impact on the entire region and beyond.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Prince Rahim in Tang Badakhshan

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Mumbai: DCB Bank inaugurates new Corporate Office – Ceremony attended by Prince Rahim Aga Khan

Posted on July 17, 2012

Mumbai, Friday July 13, 2012: DCB Bank (Development Credit Bank Limited) new Corporate Office was inaugurated by Mr. P Vijaya Bhaskar, Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India at a ceremony graced by Prince Rahim Aga Khan from Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), Mr. Sultan Allana, Director AKFED, Mr. Nasser Munjee, Chairman DCB Bank and Board of Directors DCB Bank. The new Corporate Office is located on the 6th floor of Peninsula Business Park in Lower Parel.

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