Central Asia Institute

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Central Asia Institute "is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of northern Pakistan and Afghanistan...

"In 2009, journalist Karin Ronnow and photographer Teru Kuwayama traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan several times to document Greg Mortenson and Central Asia Institute projects...

"The Girl Effect is rooted in the work of the Nike Foundation, which has been joined by the NoVo Foundation in a shared mission to create opportunities for girls, and for the world." [1]


Accessed July 2010: [2]

  • Abdul Jabbar – Board Chairman -English and Interdisciplinary Studies, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Karen McCown – Board Treasurer - Founder Nueva Center for Learning, Portola Valley, CA
  • Christine Slaughter – Board Secretary - Associate Director – Public Accounting Firm, San Francisco, CA
  • Greg Mortenson – Board Member - CAI Executive Director

Advisory Trustees



URL: https://www.ikat.org/

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Home, Central Asia Institute, accessed July 15, 2010.
  2. Directors, Central Asia Institute, accessed July 15, 2010.