As part of its efforts to foster environmentally responsible leaders of tomorrow, the Aga Khan Academies held last month its inaugural Climate and Environment Conference with over 70 students from across the Academies network in attendance, along with alumni and prominent keynote speakers and guests.
Clean energy: Bringing equity to vulnerable communities
Pamir Energy has implemented over 30 projects, including the full...
Communities living in the developing world are the most impacted by climate change yet the least able to afford its consequences. The Aga Khan Foundation hosted a virtual panel to discuss the role clean energy can play in bringing equity to these vulnerable communities.
Planting seeds of change in Kenya
In Kenya, Transformers CBO nurtured a culture of tree planting amongst...
In the late 2000s, the forest cover along the western edge of the Kenyan Great Rift Valley was dwindling, reducing its ability to mitigate floods, regulate river flow, recharge groundwater and purify water. Today, the forest is coming back, thanks to community initiatives led by civil society groups such as Transformers CBO, whose bootcamp training by Yetu – a partnership between the Aga Khan Foundation and USAID – enabled it to establish key partnerships and raise US$ 100,000 to meet its environmental conservation goals.
AKAH spearheads relief efforts after Cyclone Tauktae strikes India
In the aftermath of Cyclone Tauktae that struck Gujarat on 17 May 2021, a...
When Cyclone Tauktae made landfall in Gujarat on 17 May 2021 – the deadliest storm to hit the state in over two decades – and left significant destruction in its wake, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat was prepared to oversee a focused and rapid evacuation effort.
Five lessons for participatory planning during a pandemic
Participatory planning pre-pandemic in Khorog, Tajikistan in 2018. AKAH...
Despite mass lockdowns and social distancing measures imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, urban planners and designers have continued work to support vulnerable communities around the world. The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat looked into the experience of some leading urban planning practitioners in the developing world for lessons on how to continue community engagement during a pandemic.