Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: The role and impact of Aga Khan Foundation around the world
His Highness the Aga Khan noted, within Islam, I quote, “The role of spirit and the role of the daily life are inseparably intertwined.”
His Highness consistently, thorough the years, has addressed, key principles.
■Quality of Life
■Importance of family and community
■Critical role of civil society in development
■Emphasis on education at all levels
■Imperative of pluralism
— AKF General Manager Michael Kocher
The definition of Early Childhood Education (ECD) is, “from conception to age 8”.
AKDN ECD programmes around the globe ensuring 600,000 children get a good start in life, annually.
— ECD Specialist Sheila Manji
AKF General Manager Michael Kocher and Early Childhood Development Specialist Sheila Manji speak about the Foundation’s work in “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” on 27 November 2015 at the Ismaili Centre, London.
Matt rejoins the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) UK as its new Chief Executive Officer
1 March 2016
Matt rejoins the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) UK as its new Chief Executive Officer, having previously held the position of Director of Programmes. For the last three years, Matt has led the foundation's work in India. In his new role, Matt will expand the foundation's partnerships in the UK and Europe and build greater public awareness about the work of the broader Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
"It is a privilege to lead AKF in the UK after three exciting years in India. Since the UK office was established in 1973, we have raised hundreds of millions of pounds for development initiatives across Central and South Asia, in East and West Africa, and in the Middle East to improve community resilience and the quality of life for millions of people. I am thrilled by the opportunities we have to deepen and diversify support for the range of communities AKDN serves in 30 countries and look forward to raising awareness about this important work."
Matt has a PhD and MA in European History from Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles.
Tinni Sawhney, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) India, in conversation with Matt Reed, CEO AKF UK, discussing how the Foundation is enhancing women’s financial security, improving incomes and promoting access to sanitation that provides both dignity and safety.
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