The Community of Portuguese Language Countries hosted at the Diwan of the Ismaili Imamat

AKDN / José Fernandes.

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Prince Rahim and Portuguese President meet in Lisbon

Prince Rahim and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in Lisbon.

AKDN / Rui Ochoa

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President of Guinea-Bissau hosted at the Diwan of the Ismaili Imamat

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Connecting continents at the 2023 Lisbon Forum

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Prince Rahim Aga Khan and His Holiness Pope Francis meet in Portugal

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AKDN | Portugal

In my work I look at peoples from all environments – cities, rural urban areas, deserts, industrialised areas – and I look at how people live, and I ask myself, ‘How can we improve the living conditions of people in all these environments?’ And we learn, all the time, from all our contacts in all the cities we work with, and Portugal has set an example of a pluralist society, which is remarkable, which should be honoured, which should be recognised, which should be copied.

His Highness the Aga Khan
Porto, May 2019

Civil Society


AKF is supporting 346 civil society organisations, reaching 89,000 people

Cultural Development

12th century

AKTC is collaborating on the conservation of a 12th-century settlement

Early Childhood Development


AKF’s ECD and education programmes have reached 95,000 people



AKF is working with almost 11,000 learners at over 100 schools and learning spaces

Work and Enterprise


AKF has supported over 17,000 people in Portugal to improve their skills and access better employment opportunities

Working with Portuguese-speaking Countries


AKF’s work with multilateral and bilateral partners has benefitted over 500,000 Mozambicans

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