Press Releases

  • Despite the challenging weather, over 4,000 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual Houston Partnership Walk at Sam Houston Park. The Houston Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.

  • Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 30, 2014 – United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and Akbar Pesnani, the Aga Khan Development Network Resident Representative, signed a new Global Development Alliance entitled Economic and Social Connections: A Multi-Input Area Development Financing Facility for Tajikistan to be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF).

  • With lessons from five years’ experience in reducing disaster risk and vulnerability, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Aga Khan Development Network is renewing its commitment to the Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction project for another year. Since 2009, two agencies in the Network - the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A and Focus Humanitarian Assistance Afghanistan - have managed the USAID-funded project to reduce disaster risk for communities in Badakhshan and Baghlan provinces.

  • On Sunday October 19, 2014 nearly 1,000 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual San Francisco Partnership Walk/Run at Central Park – Lake Elizabeth in Fremont, CA. The San Francisco Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. The charity event raised $316,000 for AKF USA programs worldwide. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk/Run go directly to projects supported by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

  • Mayor Annise Parker invited Houstonians to participate in the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk/Run to be held on Nov. 15 at Sam Houston Park. “Partnership Walk is one of the largest activities which we will do during the Citizenship Month,” said Mayor Parker, as she encouraged the Aga Khan Foundation’s efforts in helping impoverished communities create long-term solutions to lift themselves out of poverty.

  • On Sunday, October 12, 2014, 300 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual Austin Partnership Run at Brushy Creek Sports Park in Cedar Creek. The Austin Partnership Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. The event raised a net $50,000 for Aga Khan Foundation projects globally. 100% of your donation and all net funds raised at Partnership Run go directly to projects supported by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

  • Yesterday 2,200 participants walked to end global poverty in the annual Orlando Partnership Walk at Lake Eola Park. The Orlando Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. The charity event raised more than $210,000 for AKF USA programs worldwide. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects supported by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

  • President Barack Obama yesterday announced a partnership among the United States government, the Swedish government, and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to foster a dynamic and sustainable civil society globally through initiatives of citizen groups, in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

  • Today 2,000 participants walked to end global poverty in the annual Birmingham Partnership Walk at Railroad Park. The Birmingham Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. Today’s event raised over $300,000 for AKF USA programs worldwide. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects supported by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

  • Today, 1,800 people walked to end global poverty in the annual San Antonio Partnership Walk/Run at La Villita Historic Arts Village. The San Antonio Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. The event raised over $293,000 for AKF USA programs worldwide. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk / Run go directly to projects supported by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

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