Aga Khan University
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Ms. Shahnaz Shahid Ali is a Senior Instructor at the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan. She is associated with Aga Khan University for more than 20 years. She has completed Masters of Science in Nursing from Aga Khan University and her area of expertise includes maternal and newborn health, and midwifery. She has conducted several studies as a Principal Investigator and has also contributed as a Co-investigator.
Intern will be able to advance their literature review skills while collecting data on the electronic Decision Support System.
The project aim is to develop contextually based (SM-ART) intervention and evaluate its effectiveness in improving resilience, marital harmony and decreasing depression, and pregnancy related anxiety. The intern will be supporting in data analysis, literature reviews/synthesis, module formatting and manuscript/ report writing and its presentation. The intern may also be supporting in adapting a contextually developed SM-ART module to web browser or App.
Ms. Shireen Shehzad Bhamani is an Assistant professor at Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery. Currently, she is doing her PhD in Health Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium. She is associated with Aga khan University more than 20 years. Her major area of expertise in education, practice and research has been in public health with a special emphasis on women’s mental health, and its intergenerational effects. Her research philosophy is to promote women’s mental wellbeing across their life span more specifically community women residing in an ultra-poor community that are inflicted by different life challenges/adversities. She has been involved in multiple researches targeting mental health of adolescents and women. She has been part of various community based studies aimed to address and prevent violence against women and children. Her grant awards ranged from $6000 to $1 million, where she has been contributing as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator. Currently she has developed an ART module (accessible resilience training) for safe motherhood (SM-ART) as part of her PhD.
The study aims to assess the effectiveness of bereavement counselling by midwives, for women undergoing miscarriages or perinatal loss. The intern will be supporting in literature reviews/synthesis, module formatting and manuscript/ report writing and its presentation.
Ms. Sadia Abbas Ali is a Senior Instructor at the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is associated with Aga khan University since 10 years. Her major area of expertise is in maternal and newborn health. She has been part of various studies as Principal investigator and Co investigator.
Intern will create a research proposal and contribute towards the development of a research paper on bereavement counselling by midwives’ women undergoing miscarriages or perinatal loss.
Established in 1993, the Institute for Educational Development (IED), Pakistan is an academic entity of the Aga Khan University. IED is mandated to make valuable and relevant contributions towards improving the quality of education in Pakistan and other developing contexts. It works as a catalyst for educational change by developing passionate and transformative educational professionals, influencing educational policies and practices and modelling educational reforms in the under-served areas. Learn More: https://www.aku.edu/iedpk/about/Pages/home.aspx
The research assistant shall be expected to be open to learning new skills, new data capture methods and understanding of referencing applications, that allow the incumbent function effectively within the research team. The incumbent would be expected to participate in background information search, simple data analysis and report writing under supervision.
Prof Pauline Samia is a Paediatric Neurologist and is currently chair of the department of Paediatrics. Her research interests range from Childhood epilepsy, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy. Her previous work in this field includes evaluation of aetiology (causation), management of these conditions, evaluation of childhood quality of life and other outcomes. Prof Samia has hosted interns previously with valuable experience reported by them and effective support realised to her projects.
Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Two interns will work closely with the Education Programme Director to contribute to the development of a communications strategy and its respective content to deliver key messaging around AKTC’s various programmes and the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto to broad and diverse international audiences.
Raj’s professional life has straddled several different aspects of cultural theory and practice. He is currently the director of the Education Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva. He is an Emeritus Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at The American University of Paris, and the founding co-editor of the Cultures and Globalization Series (published by SAGE London 2007-12). He is a lead writer for the United Nations Creative Economy Report 2013, and a scientific coordinator and team leader of the EU inquiry ‘Culture in EU External Relations’. In addition, he is an Editor of UNESCO’s 2015 and 2018 reports Re|Shaping Cultural Policies. At UNESCO from 1973 to 2003, Raj was notably Executive Secretary of the World Commission on Culture and Development. He is also a past President of the civil society platform Culture Action Europe.
Aga Khan Academies
The intern will work to develop a framework to be used in AKES and AKA climate change and environmental education, against the existing curriculum and standards for students in primary and secondary schools.
Alexandra Holland is an experienced school leader and curriculum developer. She has worked in schools in the UK, Hong Kong and South Africa before joining the Aga Khan Academies in 2010. Based in the UK, she has worked across the AKA network to support the implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, and the distinctive elements of the Academies programme, including the Aga Khan Curricular Strands, Service Learning, bilingual education and Student Exchanges. She is a member of the International Baccalaureate Educator Network, reviewing curriculum for other IB schools and leading both face-to-face and online professional development for teachers.
Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) and the Aga Khan Academies (AKA) are working collaboratively to develop a framework for education about climate change and environmental issues within their networks of schools. The schools currently implement 20 different local, national and international curriculums. AKES and AKA will develop a framework which can be used to audit current practice, and set out core understandings, dispositions and skills which can be implemented in a range of national contexts and curriculums.
Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Tajikistan
Malika Giles has around 10 years of experience in the development sector. She is currently the Manager for Khorog Urban Resilience Project with AKAH. Prior to that she was working as a Global Programme and Policy Officer for AKDN's Poverty Alleviation Project, and as a Communications Manager for AKAH in Central Asia. She has also worked with a number of other institutions including the University of Central Asia.
Malika achieved an MSc degree in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics, and a BA degree in History from University College London.
Amanda leads the management of AKF’s data and knowledge management platforms. She has been with the AKDN for over six years in global and regional civil society programme-related roles based in Bishkek and Nairobi. Amanda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University and a Graduate Certificate in International Project Management from Humber College in Toronto. Amanda was an AKF Canada International Development Management Fellow in 2014.
AKF’s Global Programme Team provides leadership for AKF’s global programme portfolio. Distributed across a number of countries, members of the team lead the overall strategic programme direction, provide ongoing technical assistance to field-based teams, lead programme design, support resource mobilisation, nurture and sustain partnerships within AKDN and with key institutions, mainstream gender equality in programme design and delivery, foster innovation and ensure programme quality, amongst other responsibilities.
Aga Khan Health Services
The intern will primarily develop a training module/curriculum for operational staff capacity building and sustainability through a Green Human Resources Management approach.
The intern will contribute to various projects within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, particularly around studies pertaining to non-communicable diseases, mental health, and COVID-19.
The intern will work on performing key research and developing formal and communications content for various projects under the Graduate School of Media and Communications.
The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) is working to influence the way media and communications training is delivered in Africa by curating programs that are regionally relevant and globally competitive. GSMC’s offering consists of world-class faculty, Masters, Executive Masters and professional development short courses in a state-of-the-art facility. The school is designed to have a regional reach and is focused on positively impacting and contributing to the continually changing needs of media and communication throughout East Africa. GSMC is also growing its capacity in documentaries, storytelling and online teaching content. The school also houses the Media Innovation Center that explores the future of journalism, its viability and sustainability.
Aga Khan University
The Environment and Climate (E&C) Research Intern will have a unique opportunity to make hands-on contributions to new initiatives at the country-level and institution-wide that promise to help mitigate climate change, risks and vulnerability. S/he will take the lead on researching and developing the Aga Khan University’s first environmental agenda.
Since 1983, The Aga Khan University has been making a difference in the developing world by enabling promising young men and women to realize their potential and by creating innovative solutions to pressing problems.
Aga Khan University
The intern will be given an opportunity to work on multiple projects including the research expansion of cervical cancer screening programs for rural coffee farmers, examining the effects of indoor air pollution on lung disease, supporting HIV care and treatment at one of the largest antiretroviral treatment centers in the country, facilitating and analyzing the impact of e-learning to train healthcare workers, and understanding disease presentation and treatment of non-communicable disease at a Kenyan tertiary care hospital.
The intern will work towards developing research initiatives, manuscripts, and data visualization projects in the fields of pediatric health and genomics.
This internship will focus on evaluating the sustainability of ongoing construction of the project: 17 Storey "University Administration Building" at the AKU National Stadium Campus. This sustainability assesment includes feasible action plans on reducing light pollution, use of sustainable lighting technologies, ensuring that the building energy systems work efficiently, meeting the baseline of energy consumption, use of re-newable energy resources and together with other areas (Architecture & Mechanical) of assesment, playing a significant role in the preparation of proposals for achieving the minimum LEED certification scores.
Muhammad Shaheryar Afzal is a practicing Professional Engineer since March 2007 having overall experience of 14 years+ in the field of Design, Field Design Support Services (FDSS) and Construction Supervision of various multi- dimensional projects.
At the Design Department, architects, mechanical and electrical engineers work in tandem to design innovative buildings, interior spaces for clients/users of the Aga Khan University as well as the University Hospital in Karachi. The Chancellor has emphasised the importance of exploring sustainable design options for our future buildings as well as modifiying existing for a more environmental friendly campus.
The Design Department coordinates with users and consultants to prepare schematic designs in accordance with user requirements.
This internship will focus on evaluating the existing ‘green’ footprint of the AKU campus based on the UI Greenmetric scale and create innovative proposals that are geared towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric rating draws attention to universities that are an exemplar for fighting global climate change, energy and water conservation, waste recycling and green transportation. By participating in this self-evaluation, AKUH is constantly working on becoming a more sustainable campus.
Zahra Hirji graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geography and Architecture from the University of Toronto. She has been working with the Design Office as an Architect for three years and has worked on various design projects around campus and has held workshops for Global Encounters participants.