For many Muslims, gardens reflect the bounty of God and the blessings of life. Through the long history of Islam, there has been an outpouring of poetry and art that engages with spiritual topics, among them gardens as an embodiment of paradise, both earthly and heavenly.
Clean water for Pakistan
By providing taps to many homes in remote villages, the Aga Khan Agency for...
This photo gallery discusses the existing infrastructure, which is largely based on a canal system that provides water from streams for cooking, household needs and irrigation, and AKAH’s work to improve the quality of life for villagers accustomed to unclean water sources.
Meet the young Pakistani’s conserving Mughal heritage in Lahore
Adil Khan, 27 - “If we don’t preserve this wall, in fifty years maybe...
Architects, art historians, engineers, fine artists, chemists, conservators, and ceramists make up the constellation of skilled young people working for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) on one of the largest restoration projects in Pakistan. In this gallery, we meet the young Pakistanis who are conserving Mughal heritage in Lahore, and hear why they think this work is important.
Economic development that helps people and societies fulfil their potential
Silsila Gems and Jewellery enterprise in Gilgit, Pakistan -- a business...
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.
2019 Global Pluralism Award Ceremony
His Highness the Aga Khan, Princess Zahra Aga Khan and Global Centre for...