This International Women’s Day, we are turning 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 3rd, we partnered with Giving Tuesday for the second year to highlight our commitment to end poverty by growing resilience.
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.