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  • Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of the Aga Khan Development Network’s Social Welfare Department and Jeff Beard, Director General of the International Baccalaureate (IB) signing a Memorandum of Understanding that will improve access to quality education in the developing world. His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman and founder of the AKDN and Carol Bellamy, Chair of the IB Board of Governors look on.
    AKDN / Bruno Cohen
AKDN and the International Baccalaureate team up to improve access to quality education in developing world

Gouvieux, France, 28 October 2010 - Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding to intensify joint efforts to broaden access to quality education for students across the developing world and provide richer and more global perspectives to those in the industrialised world.

The Memorandum of Understanding, signed at AKDN’s headquarters north of Paris, provides a framework for strengthened cooperation in the advancement of education and the improvement of delivery of education services through AKDN agencies such as the Aga Khan Academies, the Aga Khan Education Services, the Aga Khan University and the University of Central Asia. It covers the entire spectrum of education from early childhood to secondary school, graduate studies and continuing professional learning for educators.