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The Aga Khan Foundation has been working with Bangladeshi non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well as other AKDN agencies, since 1980. It maintained a long relationship with BRAC, one of Bangladesh's leading NGOs. The relationship emphasised rural development, microfinance and education. Its education activities include four schools and the creation of an Aga Khan Academy. Economic development activities are coordinated through two institutions which provide corporate finance and lending services to development projects. In culture, two Bangladeshi institutions received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, in 1989 and 2007.


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Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development and BRAC Form Strategic Partnership
12 September 2015 - The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) and BRAC today signed an agreement which will allow BRAC to acquire a lead equity stake in Industrial Promotion Development Company of Bangladesh Limited (IPDC).

Bangladesh and Aga Khan Development Network sign Protocol of Cooperation
16 September 2013 - The People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today agreed to intensify cooperation on improving of the quality of life of the people of Bangladesh.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at Portugal's Academy of Sciences
08 May 2009 - Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Academy of Sciences, in Lisbon, Portugal

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