In Kampala, Uganda, a team of educators at Kiswa Primary School used the Schools2030 Human-Centred Design Toolkit to tackle the question: “How might we better support children from low-income families to stay in school?” They are reporting early signs of success and the potential for replication in other schools in the future.
The first class: Making history at the University of Central Asia
In June 2021, UCA's first convocation ceremony honoured the first class of...
The early years of a child’s life are crucial for developing life-long skills and sets the foundation for all subsequent learning, but in Tajikistan, pre-school education is not an option for a large majority of children. Since 2009, the Aga Khan Foundation has been working to meet this critical need for more early childhood development centres and to date has helped 18,000 Tajik children aged 3-6 years gain access to such services.
Trout farming in Pakistan
Allied Ventures Limited’s Trout Farm in Gilgit-Baltistan. About 80 farms...
In Pakistan, Industrial Promotion Services – a division of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development – launched a company by the name of Allied Ventures Limited to spearhead agricultural projects that would provide local farmers the means to achieve greater self-reliance. An investment in trout farming and processing is doing just that.
HBL reinventing itself as a tech company with a banking licence
In May 2021, HBL signed a strategic partnership agreement with Katalyst...
Habib Bank Limited, Pakistan’s largest and oldest private sector bank – and a project company of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development – is taking measured steps to shape the future through a paradigm shift towards a “technology company with a banking licence”. Investments are aimed at building the country's entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystems and paving the way for Pakistan to play a bigger role in the global fintech space.