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AKF USA & PartnershipsInAction

Aga Khan foundation USA (AKF USA), established in 1981, is a private, non-denominational, not-for-profit international organization committed to the fight against hunger, illness and illiteracy, primarily in Africa and Asia.

The Foundation addresses the root causes of poverty by supporting innovative solutions in the areas of health, education, rural development, civil society and the environment. Using community-based approaches, the Foundation builds the capacity of local partners, including non-governmental organizations, private sector actors and government partners to have a lasting impact on reducing poverty.

In representing Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) interests in the United States, AKF USA organizes outreach campaigns, manages volunteer resources and conducts development education among US constituencies. Within AKDN, AKF USA’s role includes mobilizing resources and building strategic partnerships with various US-based institutional partners including government agencies, policy institutes, corporations, foundations, NGOs, universities and associations. AKF USA serves as a bridge for policy dialogue and synthesis of best practices and knowledge resources. It collaborates to provide technical and financial support to AKDN agencies and programs worldwide.

PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of AKF USA and its network of volunteers across the U.S. that raises awareness and funds for AKF USA programs.

PartnershipsInAction initiatives range from community events such as Partnership Walk and Golf to corporate and professional networking events. These events give Americans an opportunity to actively take part in advancing human dignity and peace around the globe through volunteerism, awareness-raising and contributions.

Since the launch of the first Partnership Walk in Los Angeles in 1995, PartnershipsInAction initiatives have expanded across the U.S. in major cities, attracting over 375,000 people and raising over $50 million. Thanks to donations from PartnershipsInAction events, millions of people in Asia and Africa have benefited directly from programs supported by AKF and agencies of AKDN.

To learn more about the work AKF USA’s PartnershipsInAction initiative, visit the PartnershipsInAction website.

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