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
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.
Over 8 million people benefit from the activties of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programmes, which range from small infrastructure projects such as irrigation canals and roads to programmes to boost yields of rice and wheat.
The AKF Madrasa Early Childhood Programme in East Africa – now in its fourth decade of operation – has to date reached over 130,000 children in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.