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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.

28 October 2016

Congratulations to school children in Hunza, Northern Pakistan for participating in the #ShakeOut

28 October 2016
Well done to various institutions and staff in Tajikistan for learning about what to do in an earthquake
24 October 2016

Visitors to the National Zoo of Mali on their way to the aviary.

The renovated zoo was inaugurated in 2013 after 24 months of rehabilitation and expansion undertaken through a non-...

25 Oct 2016

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan (long version)

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.
2 million
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.
$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.