Friday Night Reflections: Building Hope and Confidence, AKDN in Afghanistan | The Ismaili Canada

Friday Night Reflections: Building Hope and Confidence, AKDN in Afghanistan

May 20, 2022 | Canada

Over the past 40 years, the situation in Afghanistan has grown ever more complex. Amidst droughts and insecurity, the country has endured conflict and 30 years of civil war. Today, Afghanistan is in the throes of a humanitarian and economic crisis.

On this evening's episode of Friday Night Reflections, we are privileged to be joined by Khalil Z. Shariff, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Dr. Najmuddin Najm, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation Afghanistan. The two leaders sit down with host Kiran Hayat for a conversation exploring the situation in Afghanistan on the ground, the lifesaving impact of AKDN activities and efforts to address food insecurity, employment, health care, education and the status of women.

Of course, it would be impossible to recognize the impact of Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), without recognizing the leadership, generosity, and global-mindedness that the Jamat has demonstrated through the World Partnership Walk.

Join us after Jamatkhana ceremonies tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, for a special 35-minute in-person viewing event.

Watching at home? Enjoy the show with your family by tuning in at, or watch anytime following the live stream at

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