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.

Spotlight on Nyambura Gathumbi, Regional Gender Advisor, AKF East Africa

My ultimate hope for the future is that we can transform the way we think, change our mindset around women, around girls, around gender issues.

Spotlight on Zohra Bano, Regional Gender Advisor for Aga Khan Foundation

“I have been working on projects that focus on auditing gender equality, economic empowerment, health, education, conflict resolution, resilience building, climate change, to name a few.”

Making the most of a ‘lost year’: Volunteer Inaara Jivraj reflects on a year of working and learning from home

As a long-time volunteer for AKFC, Inaara is a prime example of driven and ambitious youth who look to the future with optimism and hope.

Learning During A Pandemic

We helped governments create resources and toolkits to help students continue learning beyond the classroom.

Clean energy: Bringing equity to vulnerable communities

AKFC hosted a panel to discuss the role clean energy can play in bringing equity to vulnerable communities.

Educating for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Educating for the SDGs (E-SDGs) is a one-year initiative to support Canadian educators working on issues of global citizenship.

Teeko+

Teeko is a mobile Android application (App) and web portal that assists government administrators to track and monitor vaccinators and immunization coverage.

Foundations for Education and Empowerment (F4EE)

F4EE aims to improve educational systems at the pre-primary and primary levels.

Building better and greener: How one volunteer is helping the AKDN reach its net-zero carbon target

Volunteer Ashak Nathwani is using his expertise in sustainable design and engineering to help the AKDN build a more sustainable world.