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AKDN representative, newly appointed Indian ambassador discuss prospects of cooperation 2024-04-11

AKDN representative, newly appointed Indian ambassador discuss prospects of cooperation The parties discuss prospects of further

Mr. Qozidavlat Qoimdodov, Resident Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Tajikistan on April 9, 20024 met (courtesy call) here with Mr. Rajesh Uike, newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Republic of Tajikistan.

During the meeting that took place at AKDN Resident office, the parties reportedly discussed prospects of further expansion of cooperation between the AKDN and the Indian Embassy in Dushanbe.

According to AKDN Office in Tajikistan, the parties noted effective bilateral cooperation in several sphere, such as socio-economic and industry.

The last Ismaili khalifa in the mountains of Tajikistan 2023-05-15

Khalifa Muzaffar Davlatmirov is one of dozens of prominent civic figures locked up or killed by Tajik authorities since May 2022

It’s a year since Muzaffar Davlatmirov, a respected religious leader in the Gorno-Badakhshan region in Tajikistan, witnessed Tajik state forces brutalise his community as part of a long-running attempt to suppress the area’s religion, culture and anti-government protests.

Now, the 59-year-old Ismaili khalifa (cleric) from the regional capital, Khorog, is in prison, as are hundreds of other locals.

TAJIKISTAN: Ismaili religious leader jailed, prayer houses closed 2022-10-17

Muzaffar Davlatmirov Social media/RFE/RL

On 3 August, days after the secret police arrested him, Badakhshan Regional Court jailed Muzaffar Davlatmirov, a respected 58-year-old Ismaili religious leader, for 5 years for alleged "public calls for extremist activity". "Davlatmirov is not an extremist, and did not call for 'extremist' activity," a local person who knows him told Forum 18. His relatives and friends do not know where he is serving his sentence. The regime has closed all Ismaili prayer houses in the region and the Ismaili Education Centre in Khorugh.

Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam to Tajik Jamat 2022-05-18

Talika Mubarak of Mawlana Hazar Imam, 18 May 2022

18th May 2022

My dear President and Members,

I am deeply concerned by the recent renewal of unrest in Gorno-Badakshan.

My guidance to my Jamat is to live within the laws of the land. Do not engage in violence. It is of utmost importance that my spiritual children always uphold our Jamat’s tradition to live in peace and harmony alongside all their fellow citizens.

Tajikistan: USAID, Aga Khan Foundation provide access to water and sanitation for Surkhob village 2022-06-28

new drinking water supply system set up by AKF and USAID

DUSHANBE — The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the joint Thrive Tajikistan: Partnership for Socio-Economic Development program, officially opened a new drinking water supply system and school latrine in Farkhor district of Khatlon province. The drinking water system will provide clean, reliable water to almost 450 households (over 3,000 people), and the new school latrine will provide access to improved sanitation to more than 600 schoolchildren and teachers, the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan reported.

Speech of Mawlana Hazar Imam at a public meeting at the Concert Hall - Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 1995-05-27

Hazar Imam in Tajikistan May 1995

Your Excellency President Rakhmanov
Distinguished Guests
Dear Friends

Today's gathering is a remarkable event. It brings together people from the many parts of Tajikistan, a country that, though small, has a rich and challenging diversity. It brings together representatives of a variety of neighboring and distant countries that wish well to the people of Tajikistan. It brings together religious and secular leaders deeply concerned with the future of Tajikistan’s people.

Aga Khan Lyceum Tajikistan student out to Save The Community from Pollution 2021-11-26

Sohibdavlat Qalandarkhonova

KHOROG, Tajikistan (IDN) — The city of Khorog is generally clean, but it has a problem with waste management. Residents leave their garbage on the streets and especially in public places. The central market is one of the places where there is a large garbage dump.



Prince Rahim Visits Khorog - 2009-06-04 | Ismaili.NET - Heritage F.I.E.L.D.

President Rahmon meets with His Highness the Aga Khan in Paris 2019-11-07

The two leaders discussed areas of regional cooperation and AKDN’s shared agenda to promote social and economic development in C
Asia Plus

On Thursday November 7, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon met in Pars with His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

In the course of the talks, they discussed issues related to state and prospects of further expansion of cooperation between Tajikistan and the Aga Khan Development Network, according t the Tajik president’s official website.

Tajik leader reportedly expressed satisfaction with the level and content of real cooperation between Tajikistan and AKDN.

USAID and the Aga Khan Foundation Provide Access to Water and Sanitation 2021-09-08


Panj, Tajikistan, September 7, 2021 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and, through their joint Thrive Tajikistan: Partnership for Socio-Economic Development project, officially commissioned a new drinking water supply system and a latrine at School #20 in Safedoron village in Panj district of Khatlon province.

Water Forum Dushanbe 2003-08-30

Water Forum Dushanbe 2003-08-30

Hazar Imam attended the Water Forum in Dushanbe 2003-08-30

University of Central Asia holds first-ever convocation 2021-06-19

Hazar Imam with Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, Prince Amyn and Prince Hussain at the UCA Convocation   2021-06-19

Khorog, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, 21 June 2021 - Against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, the University of Central Asia (UCA) celebrated the achievements of its inaugural cohort of graduates: the Class of 2021. The live-streamed Convocation brought together students, family members, faculty and well-wishers across multiple countries and time zones around the world.

Bringing Clean Energy and Co-Benefits to Remote Communities in Tajikistan and Afghanistan with AKFED 2021-02-04

Pamir Mountains
reliefweb, OXFAM


This case study shows how clean, affordable and reliable electricity can be provided to thousands of people even in the poorest, most remote and difficult terrains. It illustrates how this simultaneously reduces energy poverty and carbon emissions while generating multiple co-benefits, including increased incomes, improved food security and community well-being, reduced deforestation, improved health from removing smoke from biofuels from homes, and improved healthcare and educational outcomes.



Hazar Imam speaking at the inauguration of the Ishkashim Bridge in Tajikistan

Ishkashim, Tajikistan, 31 October 2006

President Rahmonov
Vice President Khalili
Governor Niazmamadov
Governor Munshi
Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:

UCA and AKAH partner to promote development in Tajikistan 2020-07-30

UCA and AKAH partner to promote development in Tajikistan
The Times of Central Asia

DUSHANBE (TCA) — The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) in Tajikistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on July 27 to develop Khorog into a safe and resilient city, and collaborate on several educational initiatives, including research capacities of young and mid-career scientists and lecturers.

University of Central Asia Receives Long-Term OPIC Support to Complete Its Second Campus in Khorog, Tajikistan 2015-10-30

Aga Khan Development Network The Naryn Campus of the University of Central Asia | Aga Khan .

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of Central Asia (UCA) is rapidly progressing to complete the construction of its second campus in Tajikistan, scheduled to be ready by 2017, at a total capital layout of $94.4 million.

Tajikistan Struggles to Integrate Ismaili Pamiris Living Along Afghan Border 2020-04-30

Gorno-Badakhshan (Source: RFE/RL
jamestown.org EURASIA DAILY MONITOR Volume: 17 Issue: 60

Eastern Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region—comprising more than half of the historical mountainous region of Badakhshan, which it shares with northern Afghanistan—is one of the most isolated, impoverished and unsettled places in Central Asia. Gorno-Badakhshan was a center of resistance to Dushanbe during the civil war in the 1990s, and the central government has since worked hard to try to bring it to heel, alternating threats of a military crackdown with expanded economic assistance (see EDM, October 18, 2018; Ozodandishon, October 23, 2018).



princess Zahra arriving in Tajikistan 2017-04-27

The 'Roof of the World' Festival Keeps Tajikistan's Traditional Culture Alive

‘Roof Top of the World” annual cultural festival in Tajikistan

KHOROG, Tajikistan (IDN) – In this mountainous Gorno Badakhshan region with around a third of the population estimated to be unemployed, the exodus of the people for greener pastures abroad has gathered momentum in the past decade. To protect the colourful traditional culture from disappearing along with its population, the ‘Roof Top of the World” annual cultural festival was launched 12 years ago.

It now has the added objectives of attracting both its expat population to come back for a summer cultural break as well as to attract tourist to the region.

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