AKTC - Restoration projects in Afghanistan - Project brief
In 2002, under an agreement with the Government of Afghanistan, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) began to restore and rehabilitate a number of significant historic buildings and public open spaces in the city of Kabul. In concert with a broad range of development initiatives ranging from agricultural productivity to telecommunications undertaken by the other agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), AKTC undertook a range of conservation and urban regeneration efforts, living condition improvements, community development programmes and planning initiatives in war-damaged neighbourhoods of the Old City of Kabul. A similar initiative commenced in the Old City of Herat in 2005. The Trust has also been involved in the preservation of intangible cultural heritage in Afghanistan through the Aga Khan Music Initiative.