What We Do

Nearly half of the world’s population — more than 3.5 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 a day), the majority of whom are in Africa and Asia.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada tackles the root causes of this poverty through a holistic and interconnected set of programs. These initiatives address people’s most pressing needs and enable them to unlock their full potential, with a particular focus on marginalized groups like women and girls.

Our programs aim to ensure access to high quality education and health care, ensure food security, improve economic well-being, and develop resilient communities and societies.

Health Action Plan For Afghanistan (HAPA)

Duration: 2015-2020 Location: Afghanistan Reach: 1.26 million (619,250 women and girls; 640,750 men and boys) Budget: $75.2 million (Global Affairs Canada: $55

Aswan Skills Development Program (ASDP)

Duration: 2015-2020 Location: Egypt Reach: 6,000 (2,400 women and 3,600 men) Budget: $12.5 million (Global Affairs Canada: $10.6 million; AKFC: $1.9 million) Description:

Aga Khan Development Network Comprehensive Sanitation Initiative

Duration: 2015-2019 Location: India Reach: 101,100 households and 528 schools Budget: $44.2 million (Government of India: $16.9 million; other donors: $14.3 million;

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

Duration: 2016-2020 Location: Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan Reach: 1.6 million people (998,500 women and girls; 601,500 men and boys) Budget: $30.5

Afghanistan Women’s Empowerment Program (AWEP)

Duration: 2016-2020 Location: Afghanistan Reach: 235,100 people (213,050 women; 22,050 men) Budget: $12 million (Global Affairs Canada: $10.5 million; AKFC: $1.5 million) Description:

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

Duration: 2017-2020 Location: Afghanistan, Tajikistan Reach: 51,175 people Budget:  $2.2 million (International Development Research Centre: $1.5 million; AKFC: $500,000; Ministry of

Improving Early Child Development and Wellbeing in Refugee and Marginalized Communities

Duration: 2017-2020 Location: Kenya Reach: This is a research project with no direct beneficiaries. Budget: $2 million (International Development Research Centre: $1

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

Duration: 2017-2021 Location: Tanzania Reach: 974,400 people (695,000 women and girls; 279,400 men and boys) Budget: $14.7 million (Global Affairs Canada:

Integrated Newborn Care Kit (iNCK)

Duration: 2018-2021 Location: Afghanistan, Pakistan Reach: 37,000 pregnant women Budget: $2 million (Grand Challenges Canada: $1 million; AKFC: $1 million) The