AKFC hosted a panel to discuss the role clean energy can play in bringing equity to vulnerable communities.
The challenge: Air, land, and water are shared global resources, and a healthy environment is crucial for humans to thrive. But climate change, one of the defining issues of our time, has observable effects including rising sea levels and longer, more intense heat waves. Shifts in weather patterns and frequencies of natural disasters have increased, sometimes catastrophic, impacts – including in parts of the developing world, where communities are increasingly vulnerable to food insecurity and economic crisis.
As environmental degradation and climate change have had a growing impact on the populations that we serve, protecting the environment and mitigating climate change, as well as helping populations adapt to the effects of climate change, has taken on increased urgency and importance.
Our solution: Our programs promote environmental sustainability, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and encourage creative solutions to the challenges facing our planet. We encourage sustainable uses of natural resources to mitigate further contribution to climate change, and we work with communities to improve their ability to adapt to existing or expected changes in their environment.
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Civil Society
- Climate Resilience
- Early Childhood Development
- Engaging Canadians
- Gender Equality
- Health and Nutrition
- Work and Enterprise
Volunteer Ashak Nathwani is using his expertise in sustainable design and engineering to help the AKDN build a more sustainable world.
Climate change is increasingly seen as the defining human development issue of our time.
But the solutions are out there.
Onno Ruhl is the first General Manager of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), created in 2016 to address the increasing threat posed by natural disasters and climate change.
Aswan, the third biggest city in Egypt, is a busy market and tourist centre on the east bank of the Nile River. But while opportunities exist, there is a large disconnect between training that is available and the skills and products in demand in an Egypt that is both quickly modernizing and grappling with the challenge of climate change.
Aga Khan Foundation Canada sat down with Onno Ruhl during a visit to Canada to talk about the links between climate change and gender equality.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sometimes called the Global Goals, are a worldwide movement to break the cycle of poverty
Rosie Jervase was part of the 2018-2019 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She was placed at the Aga Khan University’s East Africa Institute in Nairobi.