Where We Work

We work in more than a dozen 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.

A solar panel outside a village house in Pemba, Mozambique.

Accelerating Women Climate Entrepreneurs (AWCE)

AWCE contributes to poverty reduction by identifying and promoting good practices to support women entrepreneurs in climate-related value chains.

In A Heartbeat: Expanding possibilities

In this short film, we learn how facilities like this one in Montepuez are growing to accommodate the needs of young Mozambicans. 

In A Heartbeat: Starting the conversation

Teresa is a youth peer mentor in Mozambique, who educates her peers about their reproductive and sexual health and rights.

Foundations for brighter futures: Illustrating Canadian support for education systems in Africa and Asia

Canadian investments in education are making a world of difference for girls and boys in Africa and Asia. The Foundations

Foundations for brighter futures: Illustrating Canadian support for girls’ education in crisis contexts

An illustration of how Canadian investments in education are making a world of difference for young women and girls.

A series of fortunate events: From a Fellow to a CFO

Inam Teja was part of the 2019 – 2020 AKFC International Youth Fellowship cohort and was placed with Accelerate Prosperity

Spotlight on Yasmin Karim, Gender Advisor for Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan

“Over my career, I have seen many gender advocates evolve and emerge. Society has also been transformed.”

Spotlight on Jennifer Elms, Gender Advisor at AKFC and AKF-US

“My hope would be that gender equality becomes so part of everybody’s DNA that integrating gender and using a gender lens will be a part of everyone.”

In their words: Gender equality and international development

We sat down with four gender advisors from across the AKDN to talk about their work and learn about development from their perspectives.