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Working with Portuguese speaking countries

AKDN in Portugal seeks to promote dialogue and collaboration with the Portuguese Speaking Countries. 

In Mozambique, AKDN activities started in 1998, following the establishment of an Agreement of Cooperation with the Government of Mozambique. The Aga Khan Foundation has operated in Mozambique since 2001, working in agriculture, education, health, entrepreneurship, civil society, environment and water and sanitation. The Foundation is currently present in five districts in Cabo Delgado, 190 villages (out of a total of 195), benefiting over 197,000 Mozambicans. This programmatic activity is in collaboration with the Camões Institute (Portuguese Cooperation, previously called IPAD). The Foundation also runs the development programme of the Agricultural Institute of Bilibiza. Other AKDN agencies are also present in Mozambique, such as the Aga Khan Fund for Economic development, with the Serena Polana Hotel and the Moztex Textile Factory, as well as the Aga Khan Academy. In 2010 a Protocol of Cooperation was signed with the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) to promote mutual cooperation and improve the quality of life of underprivileged populations in all CPLP countries. A Protocol of Intentions with the Government of Brazil was also signed in 2010 to support co-operation actions to stimulate social and economic progress in developing countries.