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
Al-Azhar Park has proven to be a powerful catalyst for urban renewal in the neighbouring district of Darb al-Ahmar. But the stunning park is only the most visible part of a broad programme created to revitalise what was once one of the poorest districts in Cairo. More