AGAHI is a not for profit organization established in Islamabad in 2011 under the Society Registration Act 1860.Its primary function is to create non-paid communication strategies, content intelligence structures,development collaterals and tools for diverse sectors and organizations.

AGAHI encourages and advises individuals and institutions in pursuing and supporting initiatives to improve the state of development in Pakistan. It works on developmental frameworks facilitating information and knowledge sharing platforms on understanding challenges in global perspective. It's research work mainly focuses on national and international security, ICT, competitiveness, human capital development, and governance.


The Agahi Awards are an annual series of awards for journalism in Pakistan, celebrated to recognize the work of dedicated and credible journalists.These awards were first inaugurated in March 2012. These Agahi Awards are in essence part of several media development initiatives in Pakistan - scaling up their training and capacity building efforts by recognizing the best journalists reporting on critical issues concerning; Business & Economy (Competitiveness), Crime, Education, Democratic Values, Energy, Water & Food Security, Environment, Climate Change, Flood and Disaster Reporting, Gender, Governance, Corruption, Health, Human Rights, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Infotainment, Interfaith, Journalism for Peace, Judiciary, Media Ethics, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Photo Journalism, Philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility.



Puruesh Chaudhary_Founder and President
Puruesh Chaudhary

Founder and President

Melisande Lissa Middleton_Ethics and Values Advisor
Melisande Lissa Middleton

Ethics and Values Advisor

Dr Ilhan Niaz_Academic Advisor
Dr Ilhan Niaz

Academic Advisor

Kirsten Mogensen_Media Development Advisor
Kirsten Mogensen

Media Development Advisor