Aga Khan Development Network
The Network brings together nine agencies that focus on the social, cultural and economic development of some of the least developed parts of Asia and Africa.
AKDN operates through nine agencies:
- the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), which provides micro-insurance, loans, savings, education and health accounts in poor communities;
- the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), including the Aga Khan Rural Support Programmes and the Mountain Societies Development Support Programme;
- the Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan's first private, autonomous university;
- Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), which provide primary and curative health care in India, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, and Syria;
- Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), which operate more than 300 schools and advanced educational programmes at the pre-school, primary, secondary and higher secondary levels in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Tajikistan;
- Aga Khan Planning and Building Services (AKPBS), which provide material, technical assistance and construction management services for rural and urban areas;
- the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) which strengthens the role of the private sector in developing countries by supporting private sector initiatives;
- the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), which coordinates cultural activities, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Historic Cities Support Programme and the Music Initiative for Central Asia;
- the University of Central Asia, which has three campuses in Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan, and is intended to serve the educational and development needs of people across the vast mountain zones of Central Asia.
with international aid agencies, the UN, NGOs, universities, institutes and other organizations involved in sustainable development.
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