Aga Khan Agency for Habitat - AKDN

Ismaili Imamat donates $10 million to Pakistan flood relief efforts

AKAH Pakistan

Read more
Families stranded in inaccessible parts of Chitral have received over 2,000 kg of food. | AKAH Pakistan

Mobilising flood relief and rescue as rains continue to pour in Pakistan

AKAH Pakistan

Read More
New default alt

COP26: Climate change resilience in the high mountains of Tajikistan

In Khorog, Tajikistan, AKAH is training local communities in gabion weaving techniques to help construct disas...


Read more
New default alt

Training women and men as first responders in disaster-prone areas of Gilgit-Baltistan

In the Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan, volunteers learn first response skills and techniques during train...


Read more
Adeela runs a dairy shop in Ishkashim, Badakhshan. She learnt dairy processing and business skills through AKF-led training and now earns a steady income at her local dairy shop, selling milk and butter to her community.

Afghanistan in pictures

The faces of resilience

AKDN / Sayed Habib Bidel

Read More
languageSwitcherThis page is also available in



3 million

We have conducted hazard, vulnerability and risk assessments for settlements covering nearly three million people.



We have built safe water and sanitation systems for more than 600,000 people.



We have helped communities build 5,000 natural-hazard-resilient hospitals, schools and community centres.

As we all know, natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and severity because of climate change. They have become more devastating than in the past. Both in mountainous and coastal areas, effects are especially strong. ...The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat was created specifically to find ways to deal with these increasing threats. Its mission is to find innovative ways to address the threat of natural disaster and work to make communities resilient, building on the decades of experience of various AKDN agencies.

Prince Hussain Aga Khan, Geneva, May 2019

Community Emergency Response volunteers clear a road blocked by an avalanche in Badakhshan, Afghanistan. AKAH trains local volunteers to be able to prepare for and respond to disasters in their communities. Photo: AKAH Afghanistan

Disaster Preparedness and Response


Habitat Planning


Water and Sanitation


Safe and Sustainable Construction

Contact the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat

1-3 Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland