HQ situated in Switzerland
Type of NGO: Aid NGO,
Interest in Forestry: peripheral
Contact method: online email :
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) focuses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing its objectives. Most Foundation grants are made to grassroots organisations testing innovative approaches in the field. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies and thousands of volunteers, the Foundation reaches out to vulnerable populations on four continents, irrespective of their race, religion, political persuasion or gender.
Private, not-for-profit, non-denominational, development agency. Part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of eight institutions working in health, education, culture and rural and economic development.
AKF seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource-poor areas.
Education, rural development, health, civil society, with particular emphasis on community participation, gender, the environment, pluralism and human resource development.