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Based in Washington, D.C., the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) is a non-profit, non-denominational development agency dedicated to improving the quality of life in some of the poorest regions of Asia and Africa. AKF USA fosters community-based programs in Asia and Africa, helping disadvantaged people without regard to race, religion, or political persuasion.
difference in ending global poverty. Partnership Walk promotes partnerships among Americans and people in the developing world.
The Walk brings together families, leaders in government, business, media and the arts as well as teams of corporations, students and community groups for a day of learning, entertainment and fundraising. The Walk raises funds for innovative, cost-effective projects that improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable - especially women and children - in some of the poorest areas of Asia and Africa. The Walk is a special occasion for people to act locally and make an impact globally. Participants take part in a global network of concerned citizens that begins at the grassroots in your own community. Partnership Walk is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and organized by its network of volunteers across American communities.
AKF USA is a member of a group of private agencies known as the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) that works to empower communities and individuals, often in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities, especially in Africa and Asia. The network's agencies have individual mandates that range from education and health to culture and private sector enterprise. AKF USA works with others dedicated to international development, such as the World Bank and US government agencies United States Agency for International Development, United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of State to create innovative long-lasting solutions to poverty.
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