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Members of the Zanzibar nursing council meet to develop and decide upon their strategy and elect new leaders. Several members are AKU nursing and midwifery graduates. AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer

Breaking the bias

Members of the Zanzibar nursing council meet to develop and decide upon their strategy and elect new leaders. ...

AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer

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Norwegian Embassy grant enables further help for displaced people in Mozambique

An AKF-supported civil society group in Cabo Delgado meets to improve village infrastructure.

AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

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UCA launches School for the Advancement of Gender Equality

Mothers push their prams as they walk on a road in Naryn.

AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer

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Aga Khan Foundation's work with the seniors

In Portugal, one third of the population will be more than 65 years old by 2050. Aware of this reality, AKDN h...

AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

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AKDN | Civil Society



The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) supports 29,000 civil society organisations (CSOs).

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Strengthening civil society to improve life in Mozambique


7.2 million

7.2 million people are reached by AKDN-supported CSOs annually.

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UCA training improves livelihoods for women


USD $8 million

CSOs supported by AKF raise over USD $8 million of support from local donors each year.

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Jedidah: Gaining tools and optimism to turn local philanthropy around

When I speak of a vital Civil Society I think of path-breaking efforts in the field of education, from early childhood to advanced postgraduate programmes. I think of health-related innovators, whether they are extending quality maternal and natal care or creating new tertiary care facilities. I think about efforts to advance the arts and culture, to improve environmental quality and foster scientific research. Civil Society includes a host of professional, labour, ethnic and religious groups and a broad array of non-governmental organisations – NGOs – as well.

His Highness the Aga Khan
Sharm el-Sheikh, February 2016


Focused on Civil Society

[The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in northern Pakistan] is a development effort that has become a model for rural programmes throughout the country and across the globe…

Operations Evaluation Department, World Bank, 2002

Where We Work

Civil Society