Project profile — Foundations for Health and Empowerment


Aga Khan Foundation Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011141)
2020-02-21 - 2027-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Pakistan (46.00%)
• India (1.00%)
• Tajikistan (22.00%)
• Afghanistan (20.00%)
• Kyrgyz Republic (11.00%)


• Basic Education: Early childhood education (11240) (24.00%)
• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (13.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Reproductive health care (13020) (40.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (11.00%)
• Other Multisector: Multisector aid (43010) (3.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (9.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This project aims to enhance equitable development and empowerment for women, girls, adolescents, their families and communities in select areas of Asia with high levels of poverty, human resource deficits, inadequate health and early childhood education systems, and entrenched gender inequalities. This project works to advance gender equality and widen opportunities for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Asia, focusing on the empowerment of women, girls, and adolescents as the key to addressing the root causes of gender inequality and global poverty. The project responds to the interconnected challenges experienced by women, girls, and their communities through four complementary components: foundations for health, foundations for children, advancing gender equality through civil society, and advancing Canadian champions for development. Project activities include: (1) providing training on management and delivery of gender and adolescent friendly health services, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health; (2) extending sexual and reproductive health services to communities through teleconsultations and e-health; (3) empowering community health workers to screen the nutritional status of children under five years old; (4) developing curricula and resources for early childhood development, for life skills training materials for adolescents and for the identification and response to gender-based violence; and (5) leadership training for young women. This project aims to reach approximately 1.1 million people in Central Asia

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened delivery of quality, gender-responsive, and inclusive health, early childhood development, and other sustainable development services, in select areas of Central Asia; (2) reduced gender and social barriers to utilization and uptake of health, early childhood development, and other sustainable development services and practices for women and girls, adolescents, men, and boys in select areas of Asia; and (3) enhanced engagement of international development and Canadian stakeholders in gender-sensitive and evidence-based development issues and programming.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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