AKDNAga Khan Development Network
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We will be a key intellectual driver and serve as a role model to encourage others to raise standards in the region, said Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Executive Chairman of UCA s Board Executive Committee and AKDN Diplomatic Representative to the Kyrgyz Republic.
For his part, AKDN Resident Representative in Syria Mohamed Saifo said the network is committed to implementing the project on schedule and according to the approved technical specifications.
They say they were denied a meeting, but met with a representative for the AKDN instead.
The AKDN oversees a number of institutions such as the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), the Aga Khan Health Service (AKHS), the Aga Khan Educational Service (AKES), the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP), and others.
Working in the fields of economic, cultural and social development, AKDN aims to provide choices and opportunities to communities so that they can realise and determine their own development.
Together with economic and social development, it is one of three main areas covered by the AKDN, which is structured to reflect the Aga Khans belief in the interconnectedness of many of its goals.
Other AKDN initiatives underway in Mozambique include the construction by the Aga Khan Education Service of a high quality bilingual (Portuguese and English) school to cater to approximately 1,400 students, a training programme for officers in the public administration and support from the Aga Khan University for the establishment of a Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at the Catholic University of Beira.
The honoring ceremony took place on Sunday at the AKDN office in Damascus.
AKDN was described as the "planet's most important private organization which had stimulated economic opportunities, enriched cultures and the built environment, founded hundreds of innovative schools" as well as academies and universities and clinics and hospitals.
The Finance Minister also requested His Highness to diversify the investment of AKDN in Pakistan and look into Public Sector Entities which the government intends to disinvest in future.
The Prime Minister also apprised Prince Karim Agha Khan about the governance reforms brought by the present government in the Northern Areas of Pakistan including Gilgit-Baltistan, where AKDN is active in development work.
Damascus, (SANA) -- Resident representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Syria, Mohammad Seifo, said that the AKDN is considering participating in reconstruction projects in Syria, calling on Syrian engineers to participate in the Aga Khan Award for Architecture competition.