The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies
with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture,
culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion
of private-sector enterprise and the revitalisation of historic cities.
AKDN agencies conduct their programmes without regard to faith, origin or
In the aftermath of the December 2004 tsunami, AKDN went to work on the coast of the eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Building on its experience in post-disaster reconstruction and area development, it supported community-based projects that helped restore livelihoods while decreasing the vulnerability of communities in the tsunami-affected area. More