Environment and climate are core strategic priorities for AKDN, stressing that good environmental stewardship is part of the development agenda and ensuring that the Earth can sustainably support future generations. In line with this goal, AKDN agencies and institutions have worked towards a number of goals, including reforestation.
Reducing risk and preparing communities for disasters in South and Central Asia
In Singal, Pakistan, a village that had been destroyed by flash floods in...
Working with local governments and communities, AKAH implements a wide range of disaster risk reduction (DRR) programmes across Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Syria, and Tajikistan. DRR programmes include hazard, risk and vulnerability assessments; disaster preparedness education; emergency response and search and rescue training; and structural mitigation projects for all levels of community and institutional structures, such as building flood retaining walls, riverbank and slope stabilization, reinforcing bridges and roads, avalanche protection measures, and constructing debris flow channels.
Ensuring food security and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers
In Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, AKF is supporting this farmer and his family with...
Ensuring tangible food security, agricultural development and sustainable resource management has been at the centre of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)'s activities since it began. Agriculture remains the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for 40 percent of today's global population. The world's 500 million small farms worldwide provide up to 80 percent of the food consumed.
Enhancing civil society
At the state-owned Jomok kindergarten in Osh, Kyrgyz Republic, the Aga Khan...
Founded on ethics and values that drive progress and positive change, these civil society institutions – of education, health, science and research, and culture, to name a few – harness the private energies of citizens committed to the public good.
PamirEnergy: Transforming lives through hydropower
A group of engineers surveys the site of Pamir Energy's new Hydro Power...
Pamir Energy has implemented over 30 projects, including the full rehabilitation of 11 hydro power plants, totalling a little more than 44 MW in generation capacity (a 12th plant with a generation capacity of 11MW is on the way). Its success proves that small-scale hydro power plants can provide reliable, clean and affordable electricity -- 24 hours a day -- over the long-term.