Dear friends,

شما را به افغانستان خوش آمدید میگویم

افغانستان ته ښه راغلاست

I am pleased to welcome you to Afghanistan!

The Aga Khan Development Network first became active in Afghanistan in the mid-1990s to deliver food aid during the civil war. Since then, our Network has invested in every step of Afghanistan’s recovery and progress in the economic, cultural, and social spheres.

AKF has been crucial to these efforts to improve quality of life, including the key building blocks of health care, girls’ education, and the empowerment of women in their homes and communities. There are important steps towards creating a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan.

As the COVID-19 pandemic began, Afghanistan went into a lockdown. AKF coordinated with AKDN partner agencies to establish COVID-19 diagnostic facilities, equip community health workers, and support health facilities to isolate and treat patients. Some of our women’s economic programming pivoted towards producing masks, and we supported shifting school classes into remote learning. We know that the long-term effects of the pandemic will take years to address, but we remain committed to partnering with communities in Afghanistan to improve their quality of life.

Thank you for your continued commitment to partnering with us. We invite you to explore the work that AKF and other AKDN agencies have undertaken in Afghanistan. Much has been accomplished with your support, and we hope that the resilience of the people of Afghanistan will inspire you to do more.

AKDN Diplomatic Representative to Afghanistan

Sheherazade Hirji

AKDN Diplomatic Representative to Afghanistan

Area Guide

Area Guide

Your Passport To Inspiration

Your Passport To Inspiration

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Our Impact in Afghanistan

The AKDN’s work in Afghanistan has been wide-ranging, from emergency humanitarian assistance to long-term considerations such as health care and education. AKF is a key player in many areas, working alongside Afghans to develop innovative approaches to improving quality of life.

Trailblazing

the way to a
healthier future

Progress for women and girls in Afghanistan inches forward every day, bringing about changes that are profound when measured in years or decades. Dr. Hajira became the first female doctor in the province of Badakhshan more than 25 years ago. Learn what inspired her to follow this path, what has changed during her career, and how she is paying it forward to Afghanistan’s next generation of women working in health care.

Trailblazing

the way to a healthier future

Progress for women and girls in Afghanistan inches forward every day, bringing about changes that are profound when measured in years or decades. Dr. Hajira became the first female doctor in the province of Badakhshan more than 25 years ago. Learn what inspired her to follow this path, what has changed during her career, and how she is paying it forward to Afghanistan’s next generation of women working in health care.

Excursions

Excursions

Supporter spotlight Canada - Mursal

"I was 5 years old when I left Afghanistan during the civil war. Afghanistan has struggled to provide a stable life for its citizens and continues to struggle to meet basic needs of safety and security, health, education, etc. AKDN has contributed to progress in each of these areas. The most recent project that I learned about was the amazing work of restoration of parks and historic sites in Afghanistan, which are not just places where Afghans gather for events, but I believe are places that give hope to the people of Afghanistan that things can change for the better. Through the World Partnership Walk, raising awareness and funds for AKDN’s projects is my small way of giving hope to those that may need it."

Mursal Ashrafi, World Partnership Walk volunteer

ACT NOW TO HELP FIGHT GLOBAL POVERTY

Your support is needed now more than ever. For 36 years, Canadians from coast-to-coast have contributed to AKFC’s development activities around the world through the Walk. Together, we can continue this critical work during a time when the world needs us the most.

Invite your friends to join the journey!

Homecoming Sun

Homecoming

To commemorate the end of our Virtual Voyage, we invite you to our Homecoming Celebration — an interactive, virtual event to showcase the impact of our efforts! Join us to hear more inspiring stories of AKF’s work, connect with our community of supporters across North America, and celebrate our collective impact.

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Homecoming

Sunday, December 6, 2020

4 PM Eastern / 3 PM Central / 2 PM Mountain / 1 PM Pacific

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