The global education funder Aga Khan Foundation has launched The Learning Hub – a free online platform aimed at strengthening practitioners and empowering communities.
According to the Aga Khan Foundation, The Learning Hub captures its best practices and lessons learned in international development, condensed into over 100 video courses, webinars, guides, and tool kits. The material is available in over 20 languages, including Portuguese, English, Arabic, Gujarati and Swahili.
This is part of the Foundation’s aim to ‘significantly increase the number of people who can access the knowledge to lift up their communities and improve the quality of life.’
The person of knowledge and wisdom carries the greater obligation of sharing it
AKF is one of the world’s leading international development organisations operating in 18 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Its new Learning Hub enables development actors and the communities they work with to access quality learning content that combines global best practices with local knowledge. Its content is produced by local community-based teams, embodying the Foundation’s ethical imperative that ‘the person of knowledge and wisdom carries the greater obligation of sharing it’.
‘The Learning Hub is designed by practitioners, for practitioners,’ said Ana Barfield, AKF’s Global Practice Manager, ‘it’s for everyone, from teachers and entrepreneurs to civil society staff and government officials. Crucially, the resources are drawn from AKF’s and its partners’ longstanding experience in diverse and often remote, challenging environments. Learners can rest assured that the tools, approaches and methods shared through the resources have been successfully tried and tested in the field.’
Content on The Learning Hub is focused on critical areas of development, including agriculture and food security, civil society strengthening, climate resilience, early childhood development, education, health and nutrition, and work and enterprise. This content contributes to 15 of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Learning Hub is available at akflearninghub.org.