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Inauguration of the University of Central Asia Naryn Campus
19 October 2016

The first of three residential campuses for the University of Central Asia was inaugurated today by His Highness the Aga Khan and Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov of the Kyrgyz Republic.

24 October 2016

Kyrgyz Republic, 17-20 October 2016 - During a four day visit to the Kyrgyz Republic, His Highness the Aga Khan, accompanied by members of his family, presided over the inauguration of the Naryn...

24 October 2016
Congratulations to school children in Hunza, Northern Pakistan for participating in the #ShakeOut
25 August 2016

It's late afternoon in the National Park of Mali in Bamako and it's beginning to fill up with people who have come to unwind and relax.

Redesigned and reopened in 2010, AKDN worked with the...

24 Oct 2016

Introductory video by the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson

40 years
As of 2017, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture will be 40 years old, making it the oldest major award in the field.
$1 million
One million dollars are shared among prize winners, as determined by the independent Master Jury.  Half the prize money is a grant for promoting the replicable aspects of the design.
9,000 projects
Over 9,000 building projects have been documented and are now available on  They range from rural schools to urban water towers, from state-of-the-art skyscrapers to modest mud-brick structures.