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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.
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Over 2 million students benefit from AKDN education programmes annually. Programmes range from early childhood development to primary and secondary schools, from vocational studies to university degrees.
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Each year, in collaboration with its partners, the AKDN generates electricity for 10 million people who were previously without reliable energy supplies.
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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.