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Newly Appointed AKDN Diplomatic Representative Visits Naryn

On March 25, Dr Barkat Fazal, the newly appointed AKDN Diplomatic Representative to Kyrgyzstan, met with Mr Sabyrkul Ashimbaev, the Governor of Naryn Oblast. Among the items discussed was the Naryn Urban Resilience Programme, a five-year initiative supported by the Government of Switzerland and the Aga Khan Development Network to align communities, public institutions and civil society organizations for the enhancement of Naryn town’s resilience to environmental, social, and economic challenges.

While in Naryn Dr Fazal also paid a visit to UCA’s School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Professional and Continuing Education. He was accompanied by his wife, Minaz, and several AKDN Agency Heads and senior staff members including Prof Sohail Naqvi (Rector of UCA), Hadi Husaini (Regional Head of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat) and Davlatsulton Dorgabekova (CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation Kyrgyzstan).

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At the UCA Naryn Campus. L to R: Zafar Kuvatbekov (AKAH), Adylbek Ismailov (AKDN Kyrgyzstan), Hofiz Mirzonabotov (UCA), Prof Sohail Naqvi, Dr Barkat Fazal, Mrs Minaz Fazal, Hadi Husaini, Davlatsulton Dorgabekova, Aqila Hassanzada (Student, UCA) and Dr Soheil Ashrafi (UCA).