Where We Work

We work in 15 countries in Africa and Asia, promoting innovative, sustainable solutions to critical development challenges. Countries do not exist in isolation from the complexities of their region, and many communities straddle porous borders. For this reason, we take a regional approach to program design, connecting sustainable improvements to quality of life to the development of the region as a whole.

Daring to Deliver: Midwives on the Frontlines

Midwives are often on the frontlines of health care in developing countries, delivering crucial patient-centered care to women and their

Meet Mwatime

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity.

Dispatch from the field: Running the Distance

Aditya Rau was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. He participated in the International Development

Dispatch from the field: The Sound of Grief

Caro Rolando was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She participated in the media stream

Dispatch from the field: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Allie Shier was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She participated in the International Development

Dispatch from the field: An Ode to Ali

Gautham Krishnaraj was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. He participated in the International Development

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) Description: This program sought to improve

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) Description: Convened

Enhancing Employability And Leadership For Youth (EELY)

Duration: 2011-2017 Location: Pakistan Budget: $19 million (Global Affairs Canada: $16 million; AKFC: $3 million) Description: The Enhancing Employability and