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PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for innovative programs that create hope and opportunity for disadvantaged communities in the developing world.

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  • Yesterday 2,200 participants walked to end global poverty in the annual Orlando Partnership Walk at Lake Eola Park. The Orlando Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. The charity event raised more than $210,000 for AKF USA programs worldwide. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects supported by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

  • President Barack Obama yesterday announced a partnership among the United States government, the Swedish government, and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to foster a dynamic and sustainable civil society globally through initiatives of citizen groups, in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

  • Today 2,000 participants walked to end global poverty in the annual Birmingham Partnership Walk at Railroad Park. The Birmingham Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. Today’s event raised over $300,000 for AKF USA programs worldwide. 100% of the funds raised at Partnership Walk go directly to projects supported by the Foundation; not a cent is spent on administration.

FROM THE FIELD

In many places, civil society organizations face steep challenges. In Africa, they have an incredibly important function in improving the quality of life for communities, but often lack resources. Many organizations are heavily supported by international development organizations, and are often perceived as “outsiders,” despite their community focus. Helping them become locally sustainable is a major challenge. Read this blog to learn how we are addressing this challenge in Africa and beyond.