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Over the last two and a half years, a husband and wife team from Vancouver have helped to establish the palliative program at the Aga Khan University (AKU). This was achieved through onsite visits, numerous conference calls and ongoing correspondence with the local team.

Over the last decade, Vancouver-based Iqbal Lalany has served on several TKN assignments to provide extensive medical response training in areas that need it most. In 2011, Iqbal received a call from Dr Firoz Verjee, then Coordinator of the AKDN’s Disaster Risk Management Initiative (DRMI). Iqbal was asked if he could deliver First Aid training for six weeks, a challenge he graciously accepted. At the time, although Iqbal was working for Scouts Canada, he was fortunate to take four weeks of vacation time and a two-week leave of absence, (approved by Alamin Pirani, Scouts Canada’s Executive Director) so Iqbal could serve on this TKN assignment.

Join us from the Aga Khan Museum on Sunday 24 November for an inspiring session, as Deborah Ahenkorah — one of the winners of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award — shares insights from her experience supporting African writers and illustrators and publishing children’s books from across the African continent. Ms Ahenkorah is co-founder and CEO of Golden Baobab, a social enterprise that aims to promote African literature for children. The event will begin at 2 PM EST and will be webcast here.

Join us from the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, on 16 November 2019 for the annual Milad-Un-Nabi lecture to be delivered by Dr Yousef Casewit entitled "The Names of the Prophet."

In October 2019, a technology conference entitled Digital Transformation in Central Asia, became the biggest event of its kind in the history of the region. Hosted by the University of Central Asia (UCA), in partnership with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the three-day event featured 25 speakers from 12 countries and focused on three areas – digital transformation in government, cyber security, and emerging technology in the education sector.

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