How to conserve habitat and grow economy — By Azim Lakhani on Nation co. Kenya

In demonstrating solidarity with the government’s sponsorship of the international Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) hosted an exhibition of Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s marine photographs entitled Fragile Beauty. Guests admire Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s marine photographs at Chatter Hall in Nairobi on November 26, 2018. The exhibition sought to promote…

Video: Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan | "Regional cooperation and a commitment to pluralism are key to a country’s national development and stability", said the Aga Khan.

On 28 November 2018, the Aga Khan joined Afghanistan’s President His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive His Excellency Abdullah Abdullah, Foreign Ministers from numerous countries and heads of development organisations working in Afghanistan who had gathered for the Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan. “Regional cooperation and a commitment to pluralism are key to a…

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit Pakistan — A six-day working visit which included stops in several districts of Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Islamabad and Karachi

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa travelled to Pakistan for a six-day working visit in late October 2018, which included stops in several districts of Gilgit-Baltistan as well as in Chitral district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, along with the capital city of Islamabad and the southern city of Karachi. During their visit, Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa examined…

Mawlana Hazar Imam attends Geneva conference on Afghanistan — Since 2002, AKDN and its partners have committed over US$ 1 billion in development assistance to the country.

At the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan today, Mawlana Hazar Imam reaffirmed his commitment to Afghanistan and its people, underlining the importance of regional cooperation and a commitment to pluralism as key factors in the country’s development and stability. Hazar Imam joined Afghanistan’s President His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive His Excellency Abdullah Abdullah, Foreign…

Rebuilding Afghanistan’s health system Midwife education |AKDN operates two hospitals, 22 health centres, 12 sub-centres, two mobile health units and more than 200 health posts in isolated villages

“I am increasingly inclined to define poverty not only as a matter of income, but rather as a state of marginalisation in all of those conditions which contribute to the quality of human life. A sate of poverty is a state of deprivation with respect to health and nutrition, education and security, housing and credit,…

Raising food security: The Aga Khan Development Network in Madagascar

October 2018 – About 60% of people in low-income countries are “food insecure”. In Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, some families eat only one meal a day during the “hungry season”. Since 2005, the Aga Khan Development Network has helped 80,000 rice farmers to produce crops of better quality, in less…

189 Mio. USD für den "Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development" — KFW, DEG Invest de

Der “Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED)” fördert unternehmerische Initiative in Afrika, im Nahen Osten sowie in Süd- und Zentralasien. Der Fonds bietet Finanzierungen für Unternehmen aus Sektoren wie dem Finanzsektor, dem verarbeitenden Gewerbe und dem Tourismus. Jetzt investiert die DEG gemeinsam mit dem französischen Entwicklungsfinancier Proparco und der niederländischen Entwicklungsbank FMO in AKFED….

Being the change: A lens on the beauty of northern Pakistan — The Ismaili | The topics of education and women empowerment were just some of the key factors that the NGOs in Hunza were focused upon

Often referred to as the roof of the world, the remote regions of Gilgit-Baltistan feature some of the world’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. Lush green valleys surrounded by snow-capped mountains provide a home to 1.8 million people in the northernmost areas of Pakistan. “A kiss of mist”: View of HunzaAROOSA ALLY Ms. Grace…

Ethics in Action Exhibition in Los Angeles — By Shafina Khakhi on The Ismaili

The Diamond Jubilee Exhibition, Ethics In Action, showcased at the National Jubilee Arts Festival this past weekend in Pasadena, California, highlighted the ethics underpinning the Aga Khan Development Network’s (AKDN) engagement across the world to improve quality of life. Visitors viewing the Ethics in Action panels.HYDER ALI Viewers at the Compassion and Sharing panel, one…

Alive with artisans: Cairo’s al-Darb al-Ahmar district – a photo essay by the Guardian com UK

Amid the historic quarter’s busy streets, a thousand workshops maintain centuries-old craftmaking traditions. These workers’ ancient skills are celebrated in a new exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society – by Harry Johnstone, photography by Christopher Wilton-Steer (…) An artisan stitching a new design. For centuries Khayamiya artisans produced tents, cloths and saddles for those embarking…