AKDN at COP27: Why did we go and what did we achieve?

Avalanche preparedness training in Baghlan, Afghanistan.


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The Pakistan floods: Our response

Stagnant waters left by the catastrophic flooding are causing an alarming spread of diseases. AKU healthcare …

AKDN / Insiya Syed

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The future of forecasting: Predicting avalanches to save lives

An AKAH weather monitoring volunteer in Arakht, Afghanistan kneels beside a weather monitoring post to look …

AKAH / Doug Chabot

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Aga Khan Agency for Habitat's work in Pakistan

Landscape of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer

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Mobilising communities on the frontlines of climate change adaptation: An interview with Onno Ruhl

Children walking home in Barsem, Tajikistan. A nearby lake caused a mudflow in 2015, triggered by high …

AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer

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Reducing risk and preparing communities for disasters in South and Central Asia

Mitigation project in Khan Abad District, Kunduz Province, Afghanistan.


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AKDN | Disaster Preparedness and Response



Our community-managed weather monitoring posts provide early warning of disasters in over 600 avalanche-prone settlements.

Fostering disaster resilience

Helping communities to monitor and manage the multiple hazards they face, prepare and respond in case of disaster, and build back better.

… the effectiveness of AKU’s response to this highly complex human disaster [2005 earthquake in Pakistan] was materially increased because the University is part of the Aga Khan Development Network. The Aga Khan Health Service had for several decades been studying and working with mountain people and villages; the Aga Khan Building and Planning Service was able to share its methodology for constructing temporary shelter and seismic-resistant construction; and the Aga Khan Foundation helicopters provided the transportation of materials and evacuation of serious casualties.

His Highness the Aga Khan
Karachi, December 2005


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