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  • Forodhani Park, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
    AKDN / Christian Richters
  • Stone Town Cultural Centre, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
    AKDN / Christian Richters
  • View to Forodhani Park from balcony of the House of Wonders, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
    AKDN / Christian Richters
  • Forodhani Park, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
    AKDN / Christian Richters
  • Forodhani Park, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
    AKDN / Christian Richters
Cultural development
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) assisted the Zanzibar Stone Town Conservation and Development Authority in strategic conservation planning through which a number of key buildings on the waterfront, such as the “Old Dispensary” and the Old Customs House, were restored. 

The former Ex-Telecom building, deserted since the 1930s, was converted and now operates as a hotel. 

The Forodhani Park’s restoration, completed in 2009, was undertaken by AKTC in cooperation with the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar as part of a comprehensive programme for seafront rehabilitation in Stone Town. By restoring the city’s major urban open space it has improved the quality of civic life for Zanzibaris.