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.
Celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2013 with three women who are leaders in development, building their communities and their families one day at a time. They are our Faces of Change. Pledge to stand with them.
Since the devastating floods hit Pakistan in summer 2010, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has been making progress in its relief and recovery efforts. In partnership with local communities and with support from concerned global citizens like you, we have helped to re-establish water supplies, rebuild houses and provide health care for people affected by the disaster. We are moving forward on the road to rebuilding lives toward sustainable development.
I Have Potential
Focus area: Education
One third of children around the world - and half of Africa’s children - do not complete five years of primary school. I Have Potential is the Foundation's first-ever campaign that raises awareness and directs funds towards its early childhood development programs in Asia and Africa. Early childhood development programs target children from before birth to the age of eight years and are concerned with ensuring that children have a good start in life and address health and nutrition. They offer opportunities for enjoyable learning and promote a sense of identity and self-worth.