All too often small towns and marginalised communities are overlooked and lack the resources or capacity for effective urban and rural planning. To address this gap, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) developed a Habitat Planning Framework, which uses participatory urban and rural planning approaches to provide long-term design solutions to improve quality of life in the communities it serves – from a neighbourhood through to the village and district scale. Building on this Framework, AKAH, together with Harvard University’s Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute and Graduate School of Design is testing an innovative virtual design studio approach to remote planning in Ishkashim, Afghanistan.
Adapting to distance learning in the age of COVID-19
Public school teachers participating in an Education Improvement Programme...
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) was delighted to participate in this year’s CogX, one of the world’s leading technology summits. Usually taking place in London’s King’s Cross, this year CogX (8-10 June 2020) took its summit online for the biggest, most inclusive and forward-thinking online gathering of leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists and activists in the world, all trying to answer the question: “How to get the next 10 years right?”
Back to school, but not back to normal: Lessons from our field programmes
In Kinango Village in Kenya's Kwale County, Coast Province, a boy reads a...
With support from the Government of Canada, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and its partners have spent the past six months planning and implementing a COVID-19 response plan geared towards helping children in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya to continue learning at home during school closures. This plan builds on a suite of resources that the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has developed to help educators and families support children’s learning at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Aga Khan University launches Teachers' Academy
It’s one of the first interdisciplinary academies of its kind in East...