Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), alongside its sister AKDN agencies, has implemented innovative, community-driven solutions to development challenges for more than 45 years. It focusses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing its objectives. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies and thousands of volunteers, the Foundation reaches out to vulnerable populations, irrespective of their race, religion, ethnicity or gender. More
Areas of Activity
Poor breastfeeding practices lead to nearly 12% of all child deaths in rural Bihar in India. AKF has worked with 400,000 mothers in these marginalised communities, significantly improving infant and young child feeding practices.
AKDN has mobilised over $1 billion to support a number of institutions and programmes involved in the social, economic and cultural development of Afghanistan.
AKDN supports over 1.3 million people in 40,000 civil society organisations. Globally, for over 50 years, the AKDN has been carefully building robust institutions that experiment, adapt and accommodate diversity.