AKDN in Kazakhstan
AKDN is building one of the three campuses of the University of Central Asia in Tekeli, Kazakhstan as part of one of Central Asia’s largest and most ambitious construction projects. World-class academic, administrative, residential, operational, library, cultural and athletic facilities will occupy between 280,000 - 300,000 square meters divided equally across the three campuses (the others are in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic and Khorog, Tajikistan), and will accommodate a residential population of almost 4000 students, faculty and staff.
The Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia is also working in the country. Its aim is to contribute to the revitalisation and continuing evolution of music in Central Asia by identifying and supporting outstanding musical talent, cultivating new approaches to musical performance and pedagogy, documenting and disseminating the work of leading exponents of Central Asian music, and stimulating interest in the region’s music worldwide.