Aga Khan Foundation
Principal Office: Switzerland
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) works in 30 countries for long-term solutions to poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health. AKDN’s focus area in rural development includes attention to agriculture, natural resources, and disaster reduction.
The AKDN comprises different networks and agencies around the world, including the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF). The Foundation is most active in South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Support to civil society organizations. AKF provides support to local civil society organizations in countries where the Foundation has a presence. In some cases where there is no appropriate partner, AKF may help to create a new civil society organization, or it may manage projects directly.
About project funding (see “Information for Partners”)
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The AKDN has a presence in the following developing countries, applying the regional framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.
South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan Eurasia and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Eastern Europe and Russia: Bosnia and HerzegovinaMiddle East and North Africa: Egypt, Syria, United Arab Emirates Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda
The AKDN is chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
The AKDN provides an email contact form.