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Over the last century, the Aga Khan Development Network’s (AKDN) many programmes and diverse institutions have become strong forces of social and economic development in Kenya, improving the quality of life in some of the country’s most resource poor communities. An Agreement of Cooperation for Development was signed with the Government of Kenya in 1996. It recognises AKDN’s contributions to national development and creates an enabling framework for its activities.

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17,000 km
AKFED has helped address bandwidth problems in Africa through investments in SEACOM, the first company to connect South and East Africa to Europe and South Asia with 17,000 km of undersea fibre optic cables.
50%
The selection process for the Aga Khan Academies is merit-based and needs-blind for talented students. For this reason, 50% percent of students admitted to the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa receive financial aid. 
17 million people
AKDN offers a range of financial services from community-based savings groups to corporate banking to life insurance. These services are used by 17 million people each year.