Photos: Sustainable Development Goals through Partnerships — Aga Khan Development Network org

Revitalisation work on the Quli Qutb Shah Archaeological Park in Hyderabad, India. Partners who have supported the programme: Government of Telangana Department of Archaeology and Museums, Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority (Hyderabad), Tata Trusts for the Conservation of Ten Major Monuments, US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation for Archaeological Excavations.-AKDN / AKTC

This hairdresser in the Mopti Region of Mali was able to expand her business with the help of loans provided by the AKDN. Because financial inclusion is critical to development, the Network offers a range of services, from community-based savings and “soft loans” to corporate banking. These services are used by over 17 million people each year, including the ultra-poor, people building productive small- and medium-sized companies, others searching for sound banking services and investors looking for capital to back larger projects. Partner who has supported the programme: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).-AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

AKDN is engaged at all levels of education, from Early Childhood Development through to University. In Afghanistan, nearly 250,000 students and 7,000 teachers benefit from AKDN education activities. In 2009, with funding from the Government of Canada, AKF started the Girls’ Education Support Programme (GESP) in three remote provinces in Afghanistan: Badakhshan, Bamyan and Baghlan. Partners who have supported the programme: Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).
-AKDN / Kapila Productions

In Kabul, Afghanistan, the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC), the country’s leading maternal and child hospital, is managed by the Aga Khan University. It is part of AKDN’s broader health system which provides quality primary and curative health care to over 1.6 million Afghans every year. FMIC has recorded nearly 780,000 patient visits and performed more than 2,800 surgeries (of which over 2,300 cardiac), 470,000 radiology procedures and 2.5 million laboratory tests. Partners who have supported the institution: Agence Française de Développement, Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Government of Afghanistan, Government of France, La Chaine de L’Espoir, Roshan Telecommunications.-FMIC

Humayun’s Tomb Restoration in New Delhi, India. Partners who have supported the programme: Government of India, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Ford Foundation, World Monument Fund, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, the Embassy of the United States, J.M. Kaplan Fund.-AKDN / Christian Richters

As part of the AKF Enhancing Food Security and Incomes (FSI) initiative in Cabo Delgado — the northernmost and poorest province of Mozambique where one out of two children suffer from stunting — mothers learn how to prepare enriched porridge to ensure good nutrition for their children. Partners who have supported the programme: Government of Mozambique, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Ford Foundation, Cargill Foundation, Civil Society Support Mechanism, Mozambique (MASC), Portuguese Development Cooperation.-AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

To date, the AKDN has planted 134 million trees in Asia and Africa through programmes that address deforestation, provide renewable supplies of firewood and building supplies, transform degraded environments into productive green spaces, and mitigate the effects of climate change. Partners who have supported the programmes: Lions Clubs International, Lions Clubs of Kenya, Lions Clubs of Tanzania, Lions Clubs of Uganda, African Forests (Kenya), Kenya Climate Justice Women Champions, Naivasha Basin Sustainability Initiative (Kenya), Kenya Girl Guides Association, Kajisaidia Women’s Group Kakamega (Kenya), Green Earthing (Kenya), Rotary Club of Nairobi.
-AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

The construction of the new Bamyan Hospital in Afghanistan was funded by the Government of Canada (US $17 million), the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (US $3.2 million) and the Government of France (US $2.3 million).
-AKDN / Sameer Dossa

The first class of AKU oncology nursing students in Nairobi. They are also East Africa’s first cancer nurses. Partners who have supported the programme: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, JJCCT, KFW and DTB (Diamond Trust Bank).
-AKU / Henry Lumbasi


Roshan, an Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) project company and Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, has nearly six million active subscribers and a network that covers over 240 cities and towns in all of the country’s 34 provinces. Roshan is the country’s single largest investor and taxpayer, contributing approximately five percent of the Afghan government’s overall domestic revenue. Partners who have supported the programme: Government of Afghanistan, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Promotion et Participation pour la Coopération Économique (PROPARCO), Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG), Afghanistan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, Afghanistan Telecommunication Operators’ Social Association, GSMA Development Fund, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, Vodafone.-AKDN / Roshan

The Bujagali Hydropower Plant in Jinja, Uganda, built by AKDN and its partners, supplies nearly 50% of the country’s electricity. When it was built, it was the largest carbon offset project in Africa. Partners who have supported the programme : Government of Uganda, Blackstone / Sithe Global, Jubilee Insurance.-AKDN / Gary Otte

This boy in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan is healthier for having safe drinking water. He is amongst the 1.3 million people each year – in some of the poorest rural and urban areas of the developing world – who have better access to safe drinking water, sanitation and sewage facilities provided by the AKDN. Partners who have supported the programme: KfW Development Bank, Japan Counter Value Fund, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, Sightsavers, European Commission, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), United States Agency for International Development (USAID).-AKDN / Water and Sanitation Extension Programme (WASEP)

Source:AKDN org


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