The 2013 Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. annual report tells five stories of communities overcoming great challenges, in a series we call "Rooted Resilience: From Crisis to Opportunity."
This brochure gives a comprehensive overview of the Aga Khan Foundation and its work. The Foundation, alongside its sister Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies, has implemented innovative, award-winning and community-driven solutions to development challenges for more than 45 years. It focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organizations sharing its objectives.
As a member of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the world’s largest poverty alleviation networks, the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) helps communities around the world build better futures together. Harnessing the best from people of all walks of life, we build deep partnerships with local non-profits, businesses, governments and community leaders based on a shared vision of prosperity for all.
The Foundation's mid-year update showcases new stories about our work extending health care for mothers and children in Pakistan, a new partnership in West Africa, growing jobs in Egypt, and working with communities to reduce disaster risk in Afghanistan. These programs move many communities from crisis to opportunity. This progress is possible because thousands of individual donors remain committed to helping disadvantaged communities help themselves.
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), consisting of many locally rooted institutions, approaches civil society from a long history of fostering pluralism, local representation and resilience. The approach sees a need in many countries for public forums based on merit and inclusion. The Network’s emphasis has emerged from its values and grown through its work with community-level organizations and savings groups up to national rural support programs, commercial banks and insurance companies.
Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. programs help to alleviate poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and poor health through community-based initiatives in Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda. In 2013, the Foundation secured over $53 million worth of new funding from dedicated donors, in addition to AKF USA’s current impact investing portfolio of over $40 million.
The Foundation's mid-year update showcases new stories about our work with young entrepreneurs in Egypt, a community wide approach to education in Kenya, deepening community philanthropy, our new Multi-Input Area Development approach in Afghanistan, and community savings groups and health in Pakistan. These programs move many communities from poverty to opportunity. This progress is only possible because thousands of individual donors remain committed to offering hope and solutions to disadvantaged communities.
In the isolated Chitral district of northern Pakistan, the Chitral Child Survival Program (2008–2014) addressed the remote area’s high infant and maternal mortality rates by increasing access to obstetric and neonatal care to vulnerable communities. Project-trained community midwives saved lives by providing previously unavailable skilled pre-natal, delivery and post-partum care. They supplied key information to poor households and facilitated referrals for obstetric emergencies.
This report shares a day in the life of the communities we serve to show what your support has meant for them.
The AKF/AKDN Fact Sheet, updated annually and available in January, gives a synopsis of Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Development Network, describing its mission, scope, approach and key characteristics.
This brochure gives a comprehensive overview of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and its agencies. AKDN is a group of private, international, non-denominational agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world. The Network's organizations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to architecture, rural development and the promotion of private-sector enterprise.
The latest 2011-2014 edition of Aga Khan Foundation's (Geneva) brochure AKF and AKDN: A Continuum of Development highlights AKF activities and programs, emphasizing how they reinforce the work of other Aga Khan Development Network agencies or, in many cases, are implemented in partnership with those agencies.
For thirty years, the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. has been investing in people, extending a helping hand to communities and individuals so they may live with dignity and hope. Your sponsorship can make a tremendous impact on saving lives, educating children, and helping families lift themselves out of poverty. Here's a glimpse of how far your support and sponsorship can go.
This brochure, produced in Geneva, has a multi-year shelf life and provides an overview of all key agencies in the Network. The second edition of the brochure was produced in 2008.
Aga Khan Development Network Publications
The Aga Khan Development Network has roots in the developing world that give it a unique capacity to draw on a naturally occurring asset: people working towards a common good. AKDN supports the ethical underpinnings of an inclusive civil society, where communities help others to build a better society, an impulse found in all cultures and major religious traditions. Because successful societies need structural support for channeling private energies toward public good, AKDN works to ensure that societies build an architecture for civil society.
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) works to alleviate poverty, hunger, illiteracy and illness through community-based initiatives. AKDN works for universal access to education and improved learning by all students, especially girls and other traditionally marginalized groups. AKDN’s agencies have complementary mandates and a presence in 35 countries, where they work with host governments, international partners and local institutions. AKDN’s education programs work to ensure that young people have the knowledge, skills and values to succeed and contribute to society. These programs extend from pre-school through the university level, with teacher training and school improvement as elements across all levels.
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has a long history of working for universal access to education, health and other basic services. That experience includes creating large infrastructure programs that complement government services in the countries where AKDN works. As an agency in the Network, the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) uses impact investing as a tool to advance social development in poor or marginalized communities, working with other AKDN agencies, governments, as well as international and local partners.
The goal of development – improving lives in the poorest communities in a sustainable way – has long remained elusive. In fragile settings like Afghanistan where risks and uncertainty are great, engaging the private sector as an engine for development makes this even more difficult. Now the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A.
The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a new type of partnership that mobilizes public and private sector capital to catalyze enterprise-driven development programs, which harness the combined strengths of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Afghanistan in 2013, and now in Tajikistan. This brief is the second in a series that describes a new development approach and explores the Multi-Input Area Development (MIAD) model over time, as learning from successive programs benefits replication.
This guide, mainly for our volunteers, gives ideas on how to become more eco-friendly with water and energy conservation tips, activities for future events and topics for guest speakers. The guide also tells where our Foundation incorporates environmental issues in our development work.
The Aga Khan Development Network has long placed particular emphasis not only on access but also on quality and outcomes for students – whether they are in Aga Khan schools or universities or are in public or other non-state systems. It does this through building capacity and developing local systems and institutions in partnerships with governments, civil society organizations and academic institutions. AKDN prioritizes analysis and learning, both in its own programs and those of others, and seeks to use this learning to influence policy and practice.
This guide provides a list of our Foundation's multimedia materials for volunteer training, outreach, awareness-raising and event fundraising.
This brochure gives an overview of our Foundation, its purpose, scope and impact, and the significant role that PartnershipsInAction initiatives play in raising awareness and funds across the U.S. in the movement to alleviate global poverty. Produced by the Foundation's Communications Department for a multi-year shelf life, the latest edition was published in January 2011.
For thirty years, the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. has been investing in people, extending a helping hand to communities and individuals so they may live with dignity and hope. Your sponsorship can make a tremendous impact on saving lives, educating children, and helping families lift themselves out of poverty. Here is how you can partner with us.
This brochure is designed for marketing Golf tournaments and gives an overview of our Foundation, its purpose, scope and impact. The brochure has a multi-year shelf life with the latest edition published and distributed to teams in January 2011.
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), in its work to alleviate poverty, hunger, illiteracy and illness through community-based initiatives, aims to improve learning by all students, especially girls and other traditionally marginalized groups. A focus on early reading skills is a cornerstone of AKDN’s education program and an area that it has pioneered with results. In 2011 alone, AKDN’s early education programs benefited nearly 575,000 young children.
Global Ambassadors for Action and Awareness is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a college campus that partners with the local PartnershipsInAction core team to educate and fundraise. Members of GAAA are called to educate themselves and others on global initiatives and to draw attention to world hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and sickness while also promoting our Foundation's holistic solutions being implemented in the developing world.
The Foundation's 2012 Program Highlights Flyer illustrates examples of our work and spotlights several programs in Asia and Africa noting the impact on beneficiaries. This year, we are highlighting our Community Philanthropy initiative, food security in Africa, housing loans in Afghanistan, Reading for Children program expansion, social entrepreneurship in Central Asia, and revitalizing a park in central Nairobi.
The Foundation's 2011 Program Highlights Flyer illustrate examples of our work and spotlights several programs in Asia and Africa noting the impact on beneficiaries. This year, we are highlighting our programs in maternal health, food security and nuturition in Africa, disaster risk reduction in Afghanistan, youth entrepreneurship, early childhood education in East Africa, and strengthening local governance.
Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. Annual Report. The 2011 report shares stories from the communities where we work and gives fresh perspective on how AKF makes connections among sectors, with examples from Central and South Asia and across Africa.