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.

Women’s rights in Afghanistan: What has been gained, and what is at risk

Mellissa Fung’s reporting project focused on women’s rights in post-NATO Afghanistan.

Safe House: Child marriage and “the cutting season” in Tanzania

Marc Ellison’s reporting project focused on child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania.

Sowing the seeds of potential: Women

While program has transformed lives in the classroom, it has lifted up women in the community as well.

Saving lives in the mountains of Afghanistan

Every morning Dr. Hajira tours the maternity wards at the Faizabad hospital with other doctors and trainees.

Women delivering change

Jane Wanyama is the CEO of Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu. Her position is rare for a woman in East Africa – or for that matter, anywhere in the world.

Sowing the seeds of potential: Transforming teachers

The Madrasa Program also transforms the lives of the teachers who come through its doors, by training existing and future teachers.

New opportunities, at their fingertips

Across Aga Khan Foundation’s global education programs, I’d often heard about school classrooms that held upwards of eighty, one hundred, even two hundred students at one time.

Sowing the seeds of potential

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, it is said, sets the stage for all future growth.

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