The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Afghanistan

Source: AKDN’s Commitment to Afghanistan and its People

Kabul, Afghanistan, 25 August 2021-  The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is firmly committed to its core mandate of undertaking a range of innovative programmes and projects to improve the quality of life of communities in many parts of the world.

In rural Afghanistan, the Aga Khan Foundation works with communities to build inclusive, pro-poor, participatory and accountable civil society and governance institutions at the village, cluster, district, and provincial levels. These organisations adopt democratic forms of governance that encourage local people to drive their own development.
AKDN / Farzana Wahidy

In Afghanistan, AKDN agencies have a longstanding engagement with a wide range of activities including healthcare, education, early childhood development, agriculture, rural infrastructure and economic opportunity, energy provision, climate resilience, telecommunications, cultural heritage conservation, and hospitality. 

Kabul, Afghanistan – Short video on the Chihilsitoon Garden and Palace rehabilitation undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (September 2018)

AKDN’s operations are designed to adapt to evolving contexts and circumstances to ensure sustainability, effectiveness, and efficiency. Based in Kabul, His Highness the Aga Khan’s Envoy, Akbar Pesnani, and the President of the Ismaili National Council for Afghanistan, Amir Baig, also appointed by His Highness, will maintain ongoing co-ordination with the authorities, local communities, donor agencies, and other stakeholders who have supported AKDN’s programmes and initiatives over the past several decades.

To improve access to markets for micro entrepreneurs, the Aga Khan Foundation in Afghanistan has helped construct 54 market facilities in Baghlan, Takhar and Badakhshan between 2013 and 2016, including women bazaars, cold storages and cross-border markets.
AKDN / Farzana Wahidy

AKDN looks forward to continuing to work for Afghanistan’s peaceful and prosperous future, and to improving further the quality of life of the Afghan people.

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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