Princess Zahra Aga Khan and The Honourable Janet K. Museveni, First Lady of Uganda, unveil a plaque commemorating the commencement of construction of the Aga Khan University Kampala campus.

Aga Khan University starts construction of its Kampala campus

AKDN / Zahir Rehemtulla

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More than 660 students graduate at AKU’s global convocation

Students in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda graduated from the Aga Khan University in a live-streamed …

AKU / Stephen Maina

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The West Nile Rural Electrification Company in Uganda: Generating hope for a brighter future

Prior to the presence of WENRECO's hydropower plant in the Arua area of Uganda, there were only four primary …

AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer

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An aerial view of the Bujagali Hydropower Project shows green land bisected by a river. Water flows down from a wide basin.

The Bujagali Hydropower project

Access to reliable, more affordable and cleaner power has not only improved the investment climate across …

AKDN / Matthias Mugisha

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Grace, an advocate for disability rights, received support from the AKDN East Africa COVID-19 Response Programme to continue her work.

After COVID-19: The journey towards recovery in Eastern Africa

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AKDN | Uganda

It is very clear that without this partnership between the Government and AKDN it would be impossible to realise the sorts of things, the sorts of initiatives that we have been able to implement during the last 50 years here in Uganda. These initiatives cover enormous areas, not just in health care, but in education, in economic development, in cultural activities – in other words, in all the key endeavours that governments and civil society invest in.

His Highness the Aga Khan
Kampala, December 2015


Civil Society


The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is supporting 17 civil society organisations, reaching 45,000 people


Early Childhood Development


The early childhood education programme has benefitted over 65,000 children


Economic Development

33 percent

The Bujagali Hydropower Project supplies 33 percent of the electricity in the country




AKF reaches almost 103,000 learners in Uganda

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725 nurses have graduated from the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Uganda

AKDN IN Uganda

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