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AKDN’s activities in Mali date back to the signature of an agreement in 2003. Since that time, activities have grown to encompass cultural restoration and social development projects in Bamako, Mopti, Timbuktu and Djenné, as well as economic development projects. These range from investments in the aviation infrastructure to water, electricity and packaging for agricultural products. Since 2008, AKF has been implementing the Mopti Coordinated Area Development Programme. Benefiting from the multi-input area development approach, the programme combines interventions in health, education, rural development, financial services and civil society strengthening to improve the quality of life for beneficiaries in the Mopti Region, one of the poorest in the country.

Health and the Built Environment


Health and the Built Environment

In Mali, AKDN’s health efforts concentrate on infant and maternal health. In the picture above, traditional midwives (in yellow and orange) greet the newly arrived matrone, or midwife (in green), in a case de santé, or health post, in Guidiowel, near Mopti, Mali. The matrone has been trained with the support of the Aga Khan Foundation and certified by the Ministry of Health. More


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La musique live s’épanouit au Parc National du Mali avec le soutien de L’Initiative Aga Khan pour la musique
20 April 2015 - L’Initiative Aga Khan pour la musique poursuit et développe son partenariat avec le Musée National du Mali. Dès le 2 avril 2015, une nouvelle activité pédagogique, les Jeudis Musicaux des Enfants (« Denmesenw foli ») voit le jour.

Aga Khan Urges Innovative Approaches to Maternal and Child Care, Praises Canada’s Leadership
29 May 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan today praised Canada’s global leadership in efforts to improve maternal, neonatal and child health and stressed the importance of innovative and community-based approaches in meeting the challenge which he described as “one of the highest priorities on the global development agenda.”

Live Music Returns to National Park of Mali with Support from the Aga Khan Music Initiative
13 May 2014 - The Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) has helped re-establish the “Jeudis Musicaux”, a weekly concert programme at the National Museum, located in the National Park of Mali.

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