For International Women’s Day 2014, we turned the lens to focus on the women of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). AKDN believes that women and their unique needs should be taken into account in all project planning. The women featured in our 2014 International Women’s Day campaign are committed to supporting activities in education, rural development, and strengthening civil society that both support and empower women in the fight against global poverty.
Giving Tuesday is a movement to inspire personal philanthropy and service. The retail industry has long benefited from "Black Friday," so why not do something to give back instead? Giving Tuesday celebrates charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the world truly gives as good as it gets. This December 2nd, we're partnering with Giving Tuesday for the third year to highlight how we see change.
This Earth Day, we want to highlight one of the most unique aspects of the Aga Khan Development Network's approach to bridging the gap between improving the environment and alleviating poverty. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)'s Historic Cities program promotes the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures and public spaces in ways that can spur social, economic and cultural development. Individual projects go beyond mere technical restoration to address the questions of the social and environmental context, adaptive re-use, institutional sustainability and training.
I Have Potential
Focus area: Education
One third of children around the world - and half of Africa’s children - do not complete five years of primary school. I Have Potential is the Foundation's first-ever campaign that raises awareness and directs funds towards its early childhood development programs in Asia and Africa. Early childhood development programs target children from before birth to the age of eight years and are concerned with ensuring that children have a good start in life and address health and nutrition. They offer opportunities for enjoyable learning and promote a sense of identity and self-worth.