The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational, non-governmental, development agency founded in 1967 by Aga Khan IV. The Foundation aims to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and East Africa. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, it has branches and independent affiliates in 15 countries. The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.
Cross-cutting issues that are also addressed by the Foundation include Human Resource Development, Community Participation, Gender and Development and issues of the Environment.
Grants are normally made to non-governmental organisations that share the Foundation’s goals. In some cases, where there is no appropriate partner, the Foundation may help to create a new civil society organisation or may manage projects directly. In 2004, the foundation provided $149 million USD in grants for 130 projects located in 16 countries.
Aga Khan Foundation to start reconstruction of Naryn airport, to make investments into telecommunications sector in 2012.
Jan 18, 2012; Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov and Aga Khan Development Network Resident Representative Nurjehan Mawani discussed a number of...