Synergy | Clinton Global Initiative and Aga Khan Development Network

Synergies exponentially multiply results and bring significant impact to the beneficiaries – Clinton Global Initiative and Aga Khan Development Network together with several other partners have joined forces to solve pressing global challenges.

November 28, 2000: His Highness the Aga Khan was among the distinguished panelists invited to advise US President Clinton (centre) and Secretary of State Albright (left) on the role of culture in foreign policy.
November 28, 2000: His Highness the Aga Khan was among the distinguished panelists invited to advise US President Clinton (centre) and Secretary of State Albright (left) on the role of culture in foreign policy.

Ismailimail shares a few examples for our readers. Click the links to learn more.

  1. President Clinton Opened 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Emphasizing “Mobilizing for Impact”

    Partners: The Aquaya Institute; Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN); Centers for Disease Control; …

  2. Children’s Safe Drinking Water: Help Us Share

    Partners: Chemistry Council; Abt Associates; Aga Khan Foundation USA; FHI 360; USAID; Johns …

  3. P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water: Save a Life an Hour

    Partners: AmeriCares Foundation, Inc; Aga Khan Foundation USA; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; …

  4. P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water

    Partners: Academy for Educational Development; Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN); Abt Associates; …

  5. Scaling up the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program

    Partners: Safe Water Africa; Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN); World Vision; …

  6. Improving Girls’ Participation & Performance in SMT Subjects

    Partners: Intel Corporation; Aga Khan Foundation USA; The MasterCard Foundation; …

  7. Training of Midwifery and Nursing Tutors

    Partners: Pakistan National Forum on Women’s Health; Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN); GlaxoSmithKline Foundation; …

  8. Women’s Empowerment through Honey Bee Farming

    … achievements of a previous project carried out by the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) in this region.


About Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)


Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 400 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $76.7 billion.

We believe that the best way to unlock human potential is through the power of creative collaboration. That’s why we build partnerships between businesses, NGOs, governments, and individuals everywhere to work faster, better, and leaner; to find solutions that last; and to transform lives and communities from what they are today to what they can be, tomorrow.

CGI Guiding Principles

  1. We’re all in this together.
  2. Nothing truly happens unless a life is changed.
  3. No one has all the answers, but we can bring together the people who can find them.
  4. Results you can measure are the only results that matter.
  5. Empowerment is liberating and life-changing.
  6. There is always a way to be faster, leaner, and better.
  7. The greatest good is helping people live their best life story.

About Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)

North-South Award Ceremony Announced: His Highness the Aga Khan to receive Council of Europe AwardHis Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, the founder and chairman of the AKDN, is the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter.

The Aga Khan has emphasised the view of Islam as a thinking, spiritual faith, one that teaches compassion and tolerance and that upholds the dignity of man, Allah’s noblest creation. In the Shia tradition of Islam, it is the mandate of the Imam of the time to safeguard the individual’s right to personal intellectual search and to give practical expression to the ethical vision of society that the Islamic message inspires.

In Islam’s ethical tradition, religious leaders not only interpret the faith but also have a responsibility to help improve the quality of life in their community and in the societies amongst which they live. For His Highness the Aga Khan, this has meant a deep engagement with development for over 55 years through the agencies of the AKDN.

AKDN is a contemporary endeavour of the Ismaili Imamat to realise the social conscience of Islam through institutional action. Its ten agencies address complex development issues, including the provision of quality healthcare and education services, cultural and economic revitalization, micro-enterprise, entrepreneurship and economic development, the advancement of civil society and the protection of the environment.

The agencies of the AKDN are private, international, non-denominational development organisations. AKDN brings together, under one coherent aegis, institutions and programs whose combined mandate is to help relieve society of ignorance, disease and deprivation, and in the process improve the welfare and prospects of people in the developing world, particularly in Asia and Africa, without regard to faith, origin or gender. The AKDN works in 30 countries around the world. It employs approximately 80,000 people, the majority of whom are based in developing countries. The AKDN’s annual budget for non-profit development activities is approximately US$ 600 million.

AKDN: An Ethical Framework

  1. Ethic of Inclusiveness
  2. Ethic of Education and Research
  3. Ethic of Compassion and Sharing
  4. Ethic of Self-Reliance
  5. Ethic of Respect for Life and Health Care
  6. Ethic of Sound Mind
  7. Ethic of Sustainable Environment: Physical, Social and Cultural
  8. Ethic of Governance

Learn more, read the ethical framework that informs the AKDN’s work.

Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali

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