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Aga Khan announces new global prize for music
21 March 2018

The Awards, which come with US$ 500,000 in prizes, recognise exceptional creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance, creation, education, preservation and revitalisation in societies across the world in which Muslims have a significant presence.

22 March 2018

One of the many ways that #AKDN works to improve #QualityOfLife is by providing clean water and sanitation to areas of the developing World #WorldWaterDay

16 Mar 2018

Mobilising villages for development

As of 2017, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture will be 40 years old, making it the oldest major award in the field.
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.