Young Ambassadors Programme (YAP) offers a life changing experience to work on meaningful projects with AKDN agencies and contribute towards transforming the quality of life of people in Pakistan. YAP is an initiative of Youth Coordination Forum (YCF), Council for Pakistan.

Key Features

  • Three-week field assignment with an AKDN agency
  • Exposure visits to various AKDN projects
  • Professional development sessions with industry experts
  • In-person meeting with regional and national AKDN leadership


26th July to 16th August, 2021




  • 18 to 22 years
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme

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Deadline: 25th June, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Young Ambassadors Programme?

The Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) offers an opportunity for youth to work with AKDN agencies, engage with its beneficiaries, and contribute towards the network’s initiatives in transforming the quality of life of people in Pakistan.

Who is eligible to be part of YAP?

Ismaili youth across Pakistan, who are aged between 18 and 22 years and are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, can apply for YAP.

How do I apply for YAP?

All applications for YAP should be submitted online through the following link: If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Local and/or Regional Offices of AKYSB, AKEB and ITREB.

How will the selection process of YAP work?

All applications will be screened by the Youth Coordination Forum (YCF) and the shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. The final decision will be made by YCF and representatives from the AKDN agencies who will conduct the interview

If selected for YAP, which AKDN agency will I work with?

All applicants are required to indicate their first and second priority for working with an AKDN agency. The participating agencies include Aga Khan Education Service, Aga Khan Health Service, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Aga Khan Rural Support Program and Serena Hotel. Based on priorities identified by the candidate, their academic interests, and the requirements of the participating AKDN agencies, the candidate will be linked with an agency for a three-week assignment. In addition, all candidates will have an opportunity to engage with the projects of other AKDN agencies through workshops and exposure visits during the YAP. 

What kind of assignments will I work on?

All assignments will be customized according to the needs of the participating AKDN agencies and the interests of the selected candidate. The assignments will be supervised by professional mentors and will include desk-based work and field visits.

What is the cost for participating in YAP?

YAP is a subsidized program and all expenses related to accommodation, food, exposure visits and field travel are covered. The participants will have to bear the transportation cost of travelling to Gilgit from their place of residence by 25th July 2021 and from Islamabad to their place of residence after 16th August 2021 (limited need-based financial assistance will be provided for travel costs).

What if I have more questions?

If you have more questions, please contact the Local and/or Regional Offices of AKYSB, AKEB and ITREB or write to us at [email protected]