DUSHANBE, July 2, 2012, Asia-Plus -- Prince Hussain Aga Khan, son of His Highness the Aga Khan, is scheduled to arrive in Dushanbe today, press release issued by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Tajikistan said.

During his three-day visit, Prince Hussain will review the progress of current and planned activities of the Aga Khan Development Network in the country.

Prince Hussain is involved in projects and initiatives related to culture and the environment.

Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network brings together a number of development agencies, institutions, and programs that work to empower communities and individuals to improve living conditions and opportunities, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East.  The Network’s nine development agencies focus on social, cultural and economic development for all citizens, regardless of gender, origin or religion.  AKDN’s underlying ethic is compassion for the vulnerable in society.

AKDN agencies work in Tajikistan in a range of areas—from economic development to education, rural development to cultural revitalization, health care to financial services.  Operating in the country since 1992, AKDN draws on a strong base of experience in working with mountain societies.  The Network is present in all regions of Tajikistan and employs approximately 3,500 people through its operations and investments, including the PamirEnergy company, Tcell Telecommunications, and the First MicroFinanceBank.