A smiling man operates controls on a wall at SOSUCO, Burkina Faso.

Industrial Promotion Services

SOSUCO, an AKFED project company, is one of the largest employers in Burkina Faso.

AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

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AKFED Companies

In Nairobi, Kenya, workers at the Premier Food Industries (PFI) juice plant control for proper packaging. …

AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

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Pamir Energy and the future of clean electricity in Central Asia

Since 2002, Pamir Energy has restored 11 micro hydro power plants and upgraded 4,300 km of transmission …

AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer

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AKDN | Industrial Development

Rehabilitating economies arising out of civil conflict or internal turmoil has been a challenge we have undertaken in environments as varied as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Tajikistan and Uganda. Once again, however, it is not about short-term commercial gain, but long-term investment in areas of wide human and societal impact. In Afghanistan revitalising telecommunications through GSM telephony, and tourism through a landmark hotel is one example. Bringing light and power for education, industry and safety to Eastern Tajikistan through the Pamir 1 power station is another. Rural electrification in Western Uganda is yet another. Jump-starting local economies through innovative microfinance programmes and related institutions, as has been the case in Afghanistan, Mozambique and Tajikistan is yet a fourth. Each of these initiatives has entailed important manpower development components, investment in technical and management training as well as a significant multiplier effect.

His Highness the Aga Khan
Athi River, December 2003

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