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  • Yesterday Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) convened an interactive panel discussion with over 100 representatives of civil society, academia, development partners, and think tanks at the Global Trends in Civil Society Resilience: Opportunities and Challenges. The panel highlighted the latest findings from the USAID and Aga Khan Foundation-supported Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) reports. First developed by USAID in 1997, the CSOSI enables users to track developments and identify trends in the civil society sector over time while allowing for cross-country and cross-region comparison.

  • Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) joined #GivingTuesday, a ground-breaking effort that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners -- charities, families, businesses, and individuals — to transform how people think about and participate in the giving season. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and help create a better world.

  • The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a partnership agreement in Nairobi to support a four-year activity called the Yetu Initiative. Designed to empower Kenyan civil society organizations, the $6 million program will help Kenyan communities and civil society organizations jointly tackle the country’s most pressing challenges


It was a surprise when Asylkan and Saparbek Amanov, from the village of Janbulak, in the remote mountains of northern Kyrgyz Republic, became the faces of International Mountain Day (IMD) 2014. A photo of their family has been used on all promotional materials issued by the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), including the poster.

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