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Aga Khan Agency for Habitat India

Last Updated on January 20, 2023

Operation in state

  • Maharashtra
  • Gujarat
  • Telangana

Thematic Areas

  • Bio-diversity and Wildlife
  • Community Development
  • Cross-sectoral/Others
  • Disaster Management
  • Energy, Environment and Climate Change
  • Waste and Recycling
  • Water and Sanitation

Tax Compliance Eligibility

  • 80G (for 50% tax benefits)
  • 12 A (Tax exemption for NGO income)
  • FCRA (Eligible for international funding)
  • Company Registration Certificate
  • Organization Registration Certificate

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat India

Verified Organization

Established In 2000

Registration No. : CSR00001277

405A/407, Jolly Bhavan No. 1 , 10, New Marine Lines, , Mumbai , Maharashtra , 400020

About the organization

The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) India was established in 2000 with the mission of developing a comprehensive strategy to create a safe and sustainable habitat in which communities, families, and individuals can thrive. Through technical expertise in Climate Action, Risk Reduction, and Habitat Improvement, AKAH India assists communities to become more resilient. It is a Section 8 nonprofit organization and is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). While AKAH India primarily works in three strategic states, namely Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Telangana, the organization also has initiatives in other states. Biodiversity and Climate Change Program, Water Security Management, EnviroShala–School Resilience Program, and Urban Habitat Resilience Management, Habitat Planning, Resilient Construction, and Climate Resilience are among the flagship programs. All initiatives are aimed at achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable clean energy), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), and 13 (climate action). AKAH India is committed to the long-term development of marginalized and vulnerable communities. Through its various projects and field employees' participation, AKAH India has directly reached 1.5 million individuals. Following a collaborative model, the organization engages with key stakeholders at the national, state, and city levels. It employs innovation and technological integration to affect a paradigm shift in climate action and to equip communities to respond to and mitigate risk. AKAH India looks forward to collaborating with organisations and institutions that share a commitment to promoting a culture of preparedness, safeguarding key infrastructure, ensuring access to basic services, and building housing that is resilient to climate change.

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Special features of the organization

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) India has been working in the development sector space since 2000. Established with the idea of supporting communities to mitigate risks and become self-reliant, this theory of change continues to thrive at AKAH India.

  • It leverages technical expertise in climate action, risk reduction and habitat improvement that allow communities to be resilient to disasters and adapt to climate change.
  • As a lighthouse of climate action, AKAH India is focused on working on collaborative climate action projects and building synergies between governments, businesses and civil society.
  • AKAH India brings together architects, planners, researchers, communication experts and other sector experts, who are in the forefront of both research and implementation
  • The organization nurtures and supports conventional knowledge while simultaneously using geospatial technology to capture, analyze and visualize the date for improved decision-making. Such an approach as offers pragmatic pathways in identification of vulnerabilities and suggesting improvement interventions that lead to integrated development and improvement in quality of life

Why should a corporate partner with organization?

Impactful work: AKAH India is an international development organization that works on a range of initiatives to improve the living conditions of some of the most marginalized communities in India. Their focus on sustainable and resilient housing, urban development, and disaster risk reduction aligns well with the global goals of reducing poverty and building sustainable communities

Reputation: Partnering with a reputable international organization such as AKAH India can enhance a company's reputation and credibility, particularly in the areas of social, environmental responsibility and climate action 

Local knowledge: AKAH India has a strong presence in India and a deep understanding of the local context, which can help to ensure that a company's CSR initiatives are tailored to the specific needs of the communities they are intended to benefit

Long-term partnership: AKAH India's approach to development is based on long-term partnerships with local communities, which can help to ensure the sustainability of a company's CSR initiatives

Mutual benefits: A partnership with AKAH India can be mutually beneficial for both the company and the communities that AKAH India works with, as it can help to create jobs, improve living conditions and promote sustainable development.

Impact Numbers:

  •  Impacted lives of 5,00,000 through WASH by enhancing access to safe sanitation & potable water 
  •  Enhanced & strengthen village institutions leading to sustainable infrastructure in 500 villages 
  •  Increased community level emergency preparedness of 19,00,000 community members 
  •  Increased safety of 26,300 Community members through safe housing 
  •  Planted more than 2,00,000 trees

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Prerana Langa
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Project Detail of Organization

Environmental Health Improvement Program -
Project Type: CSR
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