The Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center (AHKRC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization working on urban poverty reduction through economic & social empowerment and health & education promotion. AHKRC was founded in 2010 (under Societies Act 1860 and accredited by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy) to honor the memory and vision of the great social scientist and development practitioner, Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan (1914-1999).

The organization follows the participatory, bottom-up development approach of Dr. Khan of empowering individuals and communities, particularly women, through self-help, collective organization, and access to savings.


Our Areas of Expertise

Area of Expertise 01- Urban Development & Economic Empowerment

Urban Development & Economic Empowerment

Maximizing the potential of low-income urban settlements to become partners in urban prosperity by connecting men and women with employment opportunities & providing entrepreneurial mentorship.

Area of Expertise 02- Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment

Cultivating opportunities for sustainable income-generation activities for women by connecting them to skill-building, information and resources & reducing socio-structural barriers that limit women’s mobility and ability to work.

Area of Expertise 03-Health & Nutrition

Health & Nutrition

Creating an enabling environment for households to make better and informed health, family planning, nutrition, and immunization decisions.

Area of Expertise 04- Education & Digital Literacy

Education & Digital Literacy

Providing resources, mentorship, and a safe learning space for adolescents and young people to enable English and digital literacy and informational access.

Our Partners