Aga Khan Agency for Habitat
To address the increasing threat posed by climate change, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) brings together a number of activities focused on preparing for both sudden and slow-onset disasters. AKAH works to ensure that poor people live in physical settings that are as safe as possible from the effects of natural disasters; that residents who do live in high-risk areas are able to cope with disasters in terms of preparedness and response; and that these settings provide access to social and financial services that lead to greater opportunity and a better quality of life. Initially, priority areas of AKAH will include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and India. More
Areas of Activity
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The 6 bridges constructed by AKDN over the Pyanj River connect mountainous, isolated communities living along the Afghan-Tajik frontier, allowing thousands of Afghans to access cross-border health services.
In Chitral, Pakistan, AKDN has helped remote communities to construct mini-hydropower plants that provide electricity for 50% of the province's homes, schools and businesses.
100 million trees
AKDN has planted 100 million trees in Pakistan through programmes that address deforestation, transform degraded environments into productive green spaces, and mitigate the effects of climate change.