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.

Opportunity grows on trees

Four thriving enterprises that started with a little seed planted at a nutrition workshop.

Youthful and Innovative: A City Like No Other

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.

Reaching the most vulnerable

Jaclyn Dolski was placed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan through AKFC’s fellowship program.

To see others as you wish to be seen

Taylor Marlow was part of the 2018-2019 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She was placed at the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

What motorcycles mean for women’s empowerment: A first-hand account from Afghanistan

To mark Gender Equality Week at the end of September, we sat down with program manager Conrad Koczorowski to learn more about his work and a recent trip to Bamyan province in Afghanistan.

She was “the woman who loses all the babies”

Jennifer Yang is an award-winning journalist with the Toronto Star, where she currently writes about identity and inequality.

Tame the Waters

Frédérick Lavoie is an independent journalist and an author from Quebec.

The chain school

Can we teach the same way we make Big Macs?

Migration with dignity from a sinking island nation

Shannon Gormley’s project focused on the country of Kiribati, and how its most vulnerable residents are dealing with rising sea levels and climate change.