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His Highness the Aga Khan, the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. For His Highness the Aga Khan, one manifestation of his hereditary responsibilities has been a deep engagement with development for almost 60 years.
10 million
Each year, in collaboration with its partners, the AKDN generates electricity for 10 million people who were previously without reliable energy supplies.
43 million
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture's parks and gardens attract over 5 million people per year.  Over 43 million visitors have visited since they opened.
80,000
AKDN employs 80,000 people in over 30 countries around the world. AKDN also relies on thousands of volunteers to help implement and maintain its projects, notably at health and education facilities.