For nearly four decades, partnerships have been at the heart of AKFC’s global development efforts:
- Partnerships with communities across Africa and Asia
- Partnerships with agencies of the wider Aga Khan Development Network
- And Canadian partnerships from coast-to-coast – with governments, universities, colleges, schools, hospitals, research institutes, professional associations, development organizations, and businesses.
Over the past five years, an unprecedented partnership with the Government of Canada enabled AKFC to collaborate with over 80 institutions to engage, inform, and inspire Canadians.
Here are just a few of the ways our Canadian partnerships made a difference:
Partnerships with 57 communities in all 10 provinces and the Northwest Territories gave the Together exhibition a temporary home in countless Canadian farmers markets, schools, and festivals. Featured within the exhibition-in-a-truck, the development efforts of over 20 Canadian organizations inspired 80,000 visitors to see this country’s role in the world in new ways – and to appreciate their own potential as global citizens.
Partnerships with members of the Canadian development community brought Canadian and global professionals together to exchange lessons and improve our policies and practices around issues including gender, early human development, impact investing, youth employment, humanitarian assistance, monitoring and evaluation, and higher education.
From international conferences to workshops, seminar series, and master classes, these partnerships helped forge knowledge networks between Canadian and global experts and strengthen Canada’s global development efforts.
Partnerships with school boards, professional associations, universities, and youth organizations enabled AKFC to work with educators and students to bring global citizenship into Canadian classrooms and provide opportunities for young Canadians to learn how local action can lead to positive global change.
A partnership between AKFC and the Canadian Association of Journalists launched the Fellowship for International Reporting to encourage excellence in foreign reporting among Canadian journalists who share an interest in covering global development issues. The seven fellows brought new and under-reported stories to Canadians, uncovering the complexities of development.
Five years and over 80 remarkable organizations provided Canadians with opportunities to learn, engage, and contribute to global development like never before. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with our Canadian partners.
What else did the AKFC-Canada partnership unlock? Stay tuned!