AKF’s rural development interventions now reach over 8 million people living in remote and often marginalised areas in Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. To help celebrate International Day of Rural Women 2019, we have pulled together here a small collection of images to showcase some of these women and their successes.
World Teachers' Day 2019
Established in 1998, the Aga Khan Lycée in Khorog is the first privately...
Today is World Teacher’s Day. Across the Aga Khan Development Network, thousands of men and women, from a multitude of countries and cultural backgrounds and at all levels of the education spectrum, help improve the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of people by being teachers.
Restoration of the Walled City of Lahore, Punjab (Pakistan)
Conservator integrating with mortar missing motifs on the Picture Wall West...
The agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), particularly the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), have played a vital role in the restoration of a number of heritage projects in northern Pakistan. Committed to sustainable development, AKTC has restored Altit Fort, Baltit Fort, Shigar Fort, Khaplu Palace and the Wali’s Residence, and handed over these assets to Serena Hotels Pakistan to ensure that the properties are well taken care of and appreciated, as Serena Hotels – part of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development – offer opportunities for sustainable heritage tourism.
The Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan: An award-winning green tourist destination
Pamir Eco-Cultural Tourism Association (PECTA) was established in 2008 with the support of the Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP), a project of the Aga Khan Foundation. It aims to help alleviate poverty in a way that is not only effective, but also sustainable.