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  • Since 1989, Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) has been helping to develop young Canadian leaders in the field of international development through its International Youth Fellowship Program.
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Dispatch from the field: Lighting the path for change

Eve Johnson was part of the 2016-2017 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program.  She was placed with Pamir Energy, an energy company opened in 2002 which has since restored 11 small hydro power plants and upgraded 4300km of old transmission and distribution facilities in East Tajikistan.

Through its International Youth Fellowship Program, the Aga Khan Foundation Canada is able to send young Canadians like Eve to places like Pamir Energy, where she learned first-hand the importance of reliable access to energy.  For many people around the world, access to electricity is life changing.

Pamir Energy was recently honoured with the 2017 International Ashden Award for Increasing Energy Access.

[Learn more on the International Youth Fellowship Program]