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The Norwegian government and the Aga Khan Development Network have formed a number of important relationships that have led to collaboration on projects ranging from water and sanitation to heritage restoration.

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Collaboration dates back to 1986 when the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation partnered with AKF Bangladesh on a community health programme in Dhaka. Since then our partnership has grown to include programming in Pakistan and more recently Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Tajikistan and Syria. A 2005 Memorandum of Understanding has strengthened cooperation in the areas of culture, health and education, rural development, capacity building, human resource development and economic rehabilitation.

AKDN’s partners in Norway

AKDN has a number of important partnerships in Norway, including with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation); and NORFUND (the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries).

AKDN in Norway

In Norway, the Aga Khan Foundation has been working to address the needs of immigrant children, many of whom are refugees from civil strife elsewhere in the world. As the early years are often the first moments when migrant families, particularly new arrivals, come into contact with mainstream society, AKF focuses on early childhood development.

His Highness has spoken at the Nobel Institute in Oslo on “Democratic Development, Pluralism and Civil Society”. A number of AKDN-sponsored cultural events, including exhibitions and concerts, have also been held in Oslo.

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See also
April 2005 - Speaking at a seminar at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Aga Khan cited lack of good governance as a major reason many democracies have failed in the developing world, leading to conflict and suffering that in some cases has lasted more than a generation.

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