The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) seeks to improve the quality of life, promote pluralism, and enhance self-reliance in poor and marginalised communities in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
AKF strives to enhance agriculture and food security, promote early childhood development and access to quality education, improve health and nutrition, advance economic inclusion, and strengthen civil society.
Working in partnership with communities, governments and others, for over 50 years, AKF’s long-term, community-based approach has addressed and benefited people of all faiths and backgrounds, especially women and girls, using an approach that is locally rooted but globally informed.
Active in 18 countries, AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the world’s leading international development organisations.
Established in 1973, the UK office forms strategic partnerships with a wide variety of institutional partners – including government agencies, corporations, trusts and foundations – and mobilises resources for the broader Aga Khan Development Network.
Through its events programme, AKF also helps raise awareness about some of the most important development issues shaping the world today.
The UK team
A dedicated and international group, the UK team have worked in over 20 countries across five continents in both public and private sectors.