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"For two generations now, those who care about African development have been seeking an important key, searching for the best way to improve the quality of human life by advancing the pace of economic development. One of the most promising outcomes of that search was the creation of a new set of venture capital institutions ready to invest in projects which traditional private investors were less likely to support."

HH the Aga Khan speaking at the Official Opening of the Kampala Serena Hotel (10 November 2006)

Mobilising New Economic Drivers

SPOTLIGHT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Mobilising New Economic Drivers

In many remote areas, development arrives at a stage when further progress becomes dependant on larger infrastructure issues, such as roads, telecommunications and electric power. In Uganda, for example, only five percent of the population has access to electricity. Rural electrification and the creation of electricity-generating plants then become vital to progress. More

 

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Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan on the Creation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala
17 December 2015 - Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan Regarding the Creation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Land Grant Ceremony for a New Teaching Hospital in Uganda
17 December 2015 - Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Land Grant Ceremony for a New Teaching Hospital in Uganda

Aga Khan University to Build New Teaching Hospital in Kampala, Uganda
17 December 2015 - The Aga Khan University, a not-for-profit, private international university, announced today it will build a teaching hospital in Kampala that will train specialist doctors, nurses and other health professionals capable of leading the improvement of health care within the country.

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Introduction

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and its institutional predecessors have been working in Uganda for over 50 years. Over the past decade, AKDN has been expanding its activities in Uganda. AKDN’s activities in the country now extend from infrastructure development that is bringing electricity to the West Nile region to an early childhood education programme that assists poor communities create and maintain pre-schools. Its activities also include an economic development project that manufactures essential pharmaceuticals to an advanced nursing studies programme that provides professional career development and clinical training to nurses. In every endeavour, the aim is to help meet Uganda’s development needs with projects that are efficient, effective and which have a wide impact on the quality of life for citizens of the country.

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