The AKDN undertakes a broad spectrum of activities to stimulate economic growth and development in the countries where it works. Whether it is supporting community-based savings groups or accelerating the growth of small enterprises, or restoring historic world monuments and other cultural assets that spark local economies, the underlying principle is the same: To create opportunities for economic growth while developing local human resources over time and contributing to the overall improved quality of life.
A Tradition of Women in Science: Creating the Scientists, Researchers, Doctors, Nurses and Professors for the Developing World
Zainabu Shitabule Matete, the nurse in charge of the Mgamboni Dispensary,...
For over a century, the AKDN has been investing in access to quality education for girls. Over the last 30 years, more than 10 million girls and young women across all levels of education have directly benefited from the AKDN’s efforts—in Afghanistan as well as Tanzania, Egypt as well as Pakistan. Today, almost 70% of the graduates at the Aga Khan University are women.
2019 Global Pluralism Award Ceremony
His Highness the Aga Khan, Princess Zahra Aga Khan and Global Centre for...
From setting up yurt kindergartens in the high mountain pastures of Kyrgyzstan to providing digital literacy apps for young school children in the remote coastal regions of Kenya, in all of its endeavours the AKDN is committed to creating an environment in which young children can have a healthy, happy and meaningful start in life that cultivates opportunities for a lifetime. Here is selection of photos to celebrate this work on Universal Children’s Day 2019!
AKDN partners with the Paris Peace Forum
President Emmanuel Macron delivers opening ceremony remarks....
His Highness the Aga Khan today joined over 30 world leaders for the opening session of the second Paris Peace Forum. Initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron, the Forum was founded on the principle that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace.