The Aga Khan Development Network

April 25, 2011 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

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An Integrated Approach to Development in Afghanistan

The Aga Khan Development Network: An Integrated Approach to Development in Afghanistan                                                             


Shainoor Khoja,
Director of Corporate Affairs at Roshan

Mirza Jahani,
CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation USA

Moderated by:

Daniel F. Runde,
Director, CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development

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Working in over 25 countries around the world, The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) strives to improve health, education, rural development, institution-building and promote economic development in fragile states.  AKDN serves people regardless of religion, gender, ethnicity and is a non-denominational organization.  Most grants are made to grassroots organizations with a holistic view of development.

One such example of this type of organization is Roshan.  Operating in Afghanistan since 2003 when there was virtually no telecommunications infrastructure, Roshan is now the leading telecommunications provider and the market leader with over 4 million active subscribers and a network that covers over 230 cities and towns in all of the country’s 34 provinces. Furthermore, Roshan is the country’s single largest investor and the largest taxpayer, contributing approximately 5% of the Afghan government’s overall domestic revenue.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development