Press Releases

  • On Monday, April 20, 2015, three runners in the Boston Marathon will race to help end global poverty and support the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), which is honored to be a partner charity again this year. Inspired by a belief in our shared humanity to help end poverty, the Foundation is dedicated to helping communities in Asia and Africa improve their quality of life. The AKF Run Team members embody that commitment as they prepare to run 26.2 miles through Boston’s streets.

  • On Thursday, April 2, 2015, 150 golfers drove to the green while investing in long-term solutions to global poverty. The golfers raised an estimated net $170,000 for programs of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) in the eighth annual Dallas Partnership Golf tournament, held at the Cowboys Country Club in Grapevine, Texas. The event is an initiative of the Foundation to raise awareness and funds for ending poverty and helping communities around the world build better futures together. 

  • HOUSTON, TEXAS, APRIL 8, 2015. Today 100 golfers achieved long drives to the green while investing in long-term solutions to global poverty.

  • A new Institute promoting Afghanistan civil society was launched today in Kabul. The Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society’s objective is to act as an independent, national agency that raises the credibility of civil society actors, by certifying them in accordance with locally defined and internationally recognized standards. 

  • Yesterday Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) convened an interactive panel discussion with over 100 representatives of civil society, academia, development partners, and think tanks at the Global Trends in Civil Society Resilience: Opportunities and Challenges. The panel highlighted the latest findings from the USAID and Aga Khan Foundation-supported Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) reports. First developed by USAID in 1997, the CSOSI enables users to track developments and identify trends in the civil society sector over time while allowing for cross-country and cross-region comparison.

  • Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) joined #GivingTuesday, a ground-breaking effort that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners -- charities, families, businesses, and individuals — to transform how people think about and participate in the giving season. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and help create a better world.

  • The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a partnership agreement in Nairobi to support a four-year activity called the Yetu Initiative. Designed to empower Kenyan civil society organizations, the $6 million program will help Kenyan communities and civil society organizations jointly tackle the country’s most pressing challenges

  • 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.

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