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
Each year, 1.3 million people living in some of the poorest rural and urban areas of the developing world have better access to safe drinking water, sanitation and sewage facilities provided by the AKDN.
More than 400,000 villagers living in disaster-prone areas of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan benefit from hazard vulnerability and risk assessments undertaken by the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat.
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.