Aga Khan Development Network in Kyrgyzstan | For over 15 years the AKDN has supported the establishment of institutions and programmes to improve the quality of life of peoples in this country

For over 15 years the Aga Khan Development Network has supported the establishment of institutions and programmes to improve the quality of life of peoples in the Kyrgyz Republic. The University of Central Asia (UCA) is world class centre for knowledge and learning, connecting isolated rural communities with the global community and building the human…

36 Years of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral |Established thousands of small infrastructure projects, community organisations etc.

Basic Activities The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme is a private, non-profit company, established by the Aga Khan Foundation in 1982 to help improve the quality of life of the villagers of Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral. AKRSP’s development approach gives primacy to the people and their abilities. It is based on the belief that local…

Watch a set of videos how Aga Khan Foundation is improving and organizing Rural communities to stand on own feet without regard to their faith, origin or gender

Access to financial services Formal financial institutions are not always able to meet the needs of the very poor, particularly those living in remote areas.  Nonetheless, poor men and women need access to small amounts of savings and credit to help smooth erratic incomes, meet planned expenses, make timely investments and cope with emergencies. In…

An Afghan community comes together to ensure girls’ education — UNISEF Org article by By Rajat Madhok on Seventy-six-year-old village elder who donated his own land to build a school for girls

By Rajat Madhok International Day of the Girl Child is 11 October 2013. This year’s Day focuses on innovating for girls’ education. Smart and creative use of technology, policies, partnerships and, most of all, the engagement of young people, themselves, are important for overcoming barriers to girls’ learning and achievement. Support for girls’ education in…

Buddists and Muslims: Strengthening Communities in Conflict Areas — World Bank Project in Thailand’s Deep South

 August 13, 2013  – Livelihood programs, such as cooking and bird cage-making, are generating income and strengthening communities in conflict areas in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Conflict in Thailand’s southernmost provinces (known locally as the ‘Deep South’) has claimed more than 5,000 lives since 2004. Livelihood projects, such as bird cage-making, not only…

Women’s Leadership Breathes New Life into Bangladesh – IPS News Net

A women-led village council prepares a “social map” of the local community. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS BARGUNA, Bangladesh , Feb 9 2013 (IPS) – Monashatoli, a small coastal village of 5,000 residents in Bangladesh’s southwestern Barguna district, located about 470 kilometres south of the capital Dhaka, is a living model of the success of bottom-up community…

India: The AKDN in India Brochure (2011) – Relief Web News

  Aga Khan Development Network   Download PDF (2.02 MB)   On a visit to an AKDN rural support programme in the mid-1980s, His Highness the Aga Khan saw that, contrary to prevailing thinking that suggested rising incomes alone would solve poverty, there was a need to bring a variety of inputs and disciplines to…

Germany’s ‘PATRIP foundation’ is with cooperation of AKDN and other institutions making progress in building infrastructures at across borders of Pak, Afghan and Tajikistan – KfW Bank News

Wednesday, 14. December 2011 Opportunity for development across borders – more stability for Afghanistan ***** Bridges, markets and health care stations for 1.5 million people Launch of the KfW Pakistan-Afghanistan-Tadzhikistan Regional Integration Programme (PATRIP) KfW Entwicklungsbank and the Federal Foreign Office have for the first time jointly established a foundation which pools funds of different…

Forgotten heroes of Pakistan – By Siddique Humayun at Dawn com

The power of community participation in development was highlighted by Akhtar Hameed Khan through his famous Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi in the 1980s. Due to the fact that Orangi was a squatter settlement, it did not qualify for government aid. As a result, Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan organised and mobilised the local squatter community…

Isma’ili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks)

Posted in Shi’ismby admin on 21 Aug 2011   The Isma’ili Muslims, a major sect of Shi’i Islam, form a community that is intriguing in its deterritorialized social organization. Informed by the richness of Isma’ili history, theories of transnationalism and globalization, and firsthand ethnographic fieldwork in the Himalayan regions of Tajikistan and Pakistan as well…

Aleem Walji of the World Bank Institute’s Innovation Team on the Future of International Development – By Rahim Kanani at Huffington Post

As part of an on-going series on social innovation, I recently interviewed Aleem Walji, Practice Manager for Innovation at the World Bank Institute. We discussed the intersection between innovation and development, the future of social enterprise, current initiatives and efforts underway in the Innovation Practice, challenges and opportunities moving forward within these sectors, and much…