About

Creating Islands of Hopes
  1. Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan
    The social scientist and development practioner, passed away 9th October 1999

    1999

  2. The Inspiration to Propagate His Development Vision of Research and Learnings
    * Informal inauguration in IRM-NRSP (2000)
    * Archives of AHK works and digital library

    2000 – 2010

  3. From Digital Archives to Research - The Challenges Evolve
    * Collaborations with international and national universities
    * Research papers

    2011 – 2015

  4. Urban Research and Implementation – testing Grassroots Innovation Models
    * Urban Research center in Dhok Hassu Rawalpindi
    * Models of women’s economic empowerment.

    2016- ongoing

Our Journey through the Years

We value Work Ethics & Environment as it helps in creating a Creative Thinktank


Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center (AHKRC) came into existence in 2000, to honor the memory and vision of the great social scientist and development practioner, Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan (1914-1999). Led by Dr. Sahib’s most beloved and distinguished protégé, Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan, AHKRC was housed within the Institute of Rural Management- National Rural Support Program (IRM-NRSP). The original mandate of AHKRC was to serve as a i) knowledge resource repository for Dr. Sahib’s extensive written body of work and development lessons and ii) to be a research center for Universities, faculty and students to engage in grass-root development research.

From 2000-2013, AHKRC established a Digital library of nearly 11,000 written works of AHK and SSK; collaborated with local and international Universities such as Fatima Jinnah Women’s University, NUST, Georgetown University (USA), Wellesley College (USA), American Institute of Pakistan Studies to hold scholarly exchanges and sessions on developmental issues; formally registered as a non-profit entity (2010); and conducted 28 action research studies or small scale interventions on community organization, local governance, water and sanitation, municipal services, and health.