The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has a long history in Uganda. In some regions, the Network’s institutions or their predecessors have been active for more than a century. In every endeavour, the aim is to work with the Government to help meet the needs of Uganda’s development with projects that are efficient and effective and which have a wide impact on the quality of life for citizens of the country.
Over the past decade, the AKDN has been expanding its activities in Uganda. Its activities now extend from infrastructure projects that are providing nearly 50 percent of the country's electricity to an early childhood education programme that helps poor communities create and maintain pre-schools (the programme has benefited over 60,000 boys and girls). It also ranges from an economic development project that provides essential anti-malarial pharmaceuticals that have treated over 7 million people to an advanced nursing studies programme that provides professional career development and clinical training to hundreds of nurses.