Our Programs

For nearly four decades, we have partnered with the Government of Canada, Canadian institutions, and individual Canadians on hundreds of programs to tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality.

We undertake these efforts with the generous support of tens of thousands of individual Canadians and Canada’s private sector through World Partnership Walk and World Partnership Golf. Funds raised through these initiatives go directly to support our programs.

Together, we have improved quality of life for millions of people across Africa and Asia. We have also engaged Canadians on critical global issues and provided meaningful opportunities for individuals and institutions to contribute to Canada’s development priorities.

We invest funds from Canada and Canadians in our work overseas – leveraging the $1 billion annually that the wider Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) devotes to promote development in Africa and Asia. We also draw on the expertise and resources of the AKDN, including highly skilled local staff who can deliver programs and help monitor progress to ensure meaningful results and effective use of resources.

Explore our current and recently completed programs below. Programs are listed by start date, with newest programs at the top.


Strengthening Partnerships to Advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Adolescents in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique (SPARC)

Duration: 2018-2023

Location: Mozambique

Budget: $21.9 million (Global Affairs Canada: $18.9 million; AKFC: $3 million)

The CT Scanner, donated by CIDA in action at the Regional Diagnostic Unit, Khorog with CT technician, Muqairsho Gadomamadov (L)

Assessment of Different Implementation Models of Health and Health-related Sustainable Development Goals (IM-SDG)

Duration: 2018-2019

Location: Global

Budget: $560,000 (International Development Research Centre: $280,000; AKFC: $280,000)

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Scaling Up Affordable, Quality, and Contextually Relevant Preschool Provision in Kenya (MECP)

Duration: 2018-2021

Location: Kenya

Budget: $2 million (Grand Challenges Canada: $1 million; AKFC: $1 million)

Kiran Ejaz, a schoolteacher from Sultanabad, had her first born Yazdan in GMC. Her local area does not offer quality health facilities hence she travelled to Gilgit Medical Center. Pleased with the services at GMC. “The staff here is cooperative and made me feel at home,” said Kiran.

Integrated Newborn Care Kit (iNCK)

Duration: 2018-2021

Location: Afghanistan, Pakistan

Budget: $2 million (Grand Challenges Canada: $1 million; AKFC: $1 million)


Improving Access to Maternal and Newborn Health in Mwanza, Tanzania (IMPACT)

Duration: 2017-2021

Location: Tanzania

Budget: $14.7 million (Global Affairs Canada: $12 million; AKFC: $2.7 million)


Improving Early Child Development and Wellbeing in Refugee and Marginalized Communities

Duration: 2017-2020

Location: Kenya

Budget: $2 million (International Development Research Centre: $1 million; AKFC: $1 million)


Pathways to Innovation: Strengthening Mathematics, Science, and Economic Policy Capacity in Afghanistan and Central Asia (P2I)

Duration: 2017-2020

Location: Afghanistan, Tajikistan

Budget:  $2.2 million (International Development Research Centre: $1.5 million; AKFC: $500,000; Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan: $200,000)


Afghanistan Women’s Empowerment Program (AWEP)

Duration: 2016-2020

Location: Afghanistan

Budget: $12 million (Global Affairs Canada: $10.5 million; AKFC: $1.5 million)


Access to Quality Care Through Extending and Strengthening Health Systems (AQCESS)

Duration: 2015-2020

Location: Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan

Budget: $30.5 million (Global Affairs Canada: $25.1 million; AKFC: $5.4 million)

Community drinking water scheme stand-post - Ajitpur, Paswan tol

Aga Khan Development Network Comprehensive Sanitation Initiative

Duration: 2015-2019

Location: India

Budget: $44.2 million (Government of India: $16.9 million; other donors: $14.3 million; community contributions: $7.8 million; AKF-USA: $2.6 million; AKFC: $2.6 million)


Aswan Skills Development Program  (ASDP)

Duration: 2015-2020

Location: Egypt

Budget: $12.5 million (Global Affairs Canada: $10.6 million; AKFC: $1.9 million)


Health Action Plan For Afghanistan (HAPA)

Duration: 2015-2020

Location: Afghanistan

Budget: $75.2 million (Global Affairs Canada: $55 million; Agence française de développement: $13.2 million; AKFC: $7 million)

Child development and family interaction is taught at the Family Resource centre in Kashka-Suu so families come home and make toys, play and spend quality time with their kids. 

Father - Kurbanaliev Abutalip  
Mother- Melis kyzy Sanabar  
Daughter - Ismanalieva Ayana born  2010
Son - Ismanaliev Nursamit born  2012
Baby - Ismanaliev Nursalih  born  2014

Partnership For Advancing Human Development In Africa And Asia (PAHDAA)

Duration: 2012-2018

Location: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, Egypt, India, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania,

Budget: $100 million (Global Affairs Canada: $75 million; AKFC: $25 million)

Aftar Gul is giving multiplication sessions to the youth of Garam Chashma. She attended one month training of Young Community Leadership Development Program (YCLDP) and volunteers to train youth of her community. Through the trainings, she wants to reactivate local youth organizations in the village.

Enhancing Employability And Leadership For Youth (EELY)

Duration: 2011-2017

Location: Pakistan

Budget: $19 million (Global Affairs Canada: $16 million; AKFC: $3 million)


East African Dialogue Series  

Duration: 2014-2017

Location: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Budget: $350,000 (AKFC: $150,000; International Development Research Centre: $150,000; Ford Foundation: $50,000)


Projet d’amélioration de l’accès à des services éducatifs de qualité  (PASEQ)

Duration: 2014-2017

Location: Mali

Budget: $5.3 million (Global Affairs Canada: $4.5 million; AKFC: $800,000)