Images from around the world help tell the stories of how people are working to help improve the quality of life for millions of people in partnership with AKDN. Over the last year, partners and friends have submitted photographs from around the globe. As we mark the Diamond Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan, we have brought together a collection of 60 of the most-shared pictures from AKDN projects around the world.
Building skills, improving lives: CIQAM, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
A trainee applies her newly acquired drafting skills....
In Gilgit-Baltistan, preserving indigenous values and intro-ducing contemporary living standards has been the key to the ongoing cultural development process. To encourage the participation of women in local economic activities, a pi-lot activity to provide young women from poor households’ access to skills training and income opportunities began in 2003.
Restoring an urban landmark: Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan
View to the main entrance past the central abolutions fountain in the...
The architectural decorations on the exterior and interior surfaces of the 17th century Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore are an outstanding attribute that places the mosque in the frontline of the major monuments of the world. The Trust has commenced a phased restoration and work is on-going.
AKU-CIME inauguration in Karachi
His Highness the Aga Khan observes the CIME courtyard during a walkabout....
Karachi, Pakistan, 15 December 2017 - The Aga Khan University’s Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME), a state-of-the-art facility for technology-based learning for health professionals, was inaugurated today by His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of AKU.
A royal fort for an empire: Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort) Lahore Walled City, Pakistan
Restoration of the Picture Wall is on-going and will eventually include...
The Trust’s work in Lahore Fort began with the documen-tation of the Picture Wall - a 442 meter mural that spans the northern and western façades of the Fort. The project included digital documentation of the Fort, as well as a prototype project to restore a section of the Picture Wall and eventually other parts of the Fort.