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ABOUT THE

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
$1 billion
AKDN has mobilised over $1 billion to support a number of institutions and programmes involved in the social, economic and cultural development of Afghanistan.
1 million people
AKDN’s rural support programme in India reaches more than 1 million beneficiaries in nearly 1,900 villages in Gujarat, Madya Pradesh and Bihar.
50%
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.