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.

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

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

Improving Early Child Development and Wellbeing in Refugee and Marginalized Communities

Duration: 2017-2020 Location: Kenya Budget: $2 million (International Development Research Centre: $1 million; AKFC: $1 million) Description: Collaboratively led by the

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

Duration: 2017-2021 Location: Tanzania Budget: $14.7 million (Global Affairs Canada: $12 million; AKFC: $2.7 million) Description: IMPACT is accelerating the

Integrated Newborn Care Kit (iNCK)

Duration: 2018-2021 Location: Afghanistan, Pakistan Budget: $2 million (Grand Challenges Canada: $1 million; AKFC: $1 million) The integrated neonatal care

Scaling Up Affordable, Quality, and Contextually Relevant Preschool Provision in Kenya (MECP)

Duration: 2018-2021 Location: Kenya Budget: $2 million (Grand Challenges Canada: $1 million; AKFC: $1 million) This initiative is supporting the

Assessment of Different Implementation Models of Health and Health-related Sustainable Development Goals (IM-SDG)

Duration: 2018-2019 Location: Global Budget: $560,000 (International Development Research Centre: $280,000; AKFC: $280,000) Description: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are

Strengthening Partnerships to Advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Adolescents in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique (SPARC)

Duration: 2018-2023 Location: Mozambique Budget: $21.9 million (Global Affairs Canada: $18.9 million; AKFC: $3 million) Description: SPARC aims to improve

Local partners: global citizens

Over the past five years, an unprecedented partnership with the Government of Canada enabled AKFC to collaborate with over 80 institutions to engage, inform, and inspire Canadians.

Together: An exhibition on global development

The award-winning Together exhibition criss-crossed the country between 2015-2017, visiting all ten provinces and Canada’s North.