Kigali Serena Hotel Wins Coveted CSR Award

Kigali Serena Hotel Wins Coveted CSR Award

Kigali Serena Hotel was recognized by the Rwanda government for its efforts towards environment conservation. The hotel was awarded “Best in Environmental Protection Award”, competing against 14 entrants in various categories that included social community support, environmental protection and conservation, poverty alleviation, workforce and welfare development. The awards, held for the very first time will…

Roshan's Telemedicine Project

Roshan’s Telemedicine Project

Roshan, through its Corporate Social Responsibility Arm – Roshan Community – and public and private partners, connects the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) with the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi. The telemedicine project now extends to four regional hospitals – 3 in Afghanistan and one in Tajikistan, providing life-saving medical expertise that…

Jubilee increases property portfolio with shopping mall

Jubilee increases property portfolio with shopping mall

Jubilee Insurance has opened a shopping complex in Mombasa in line with the company’s expansion plan. The refurbished mall, Jubilee Arcade, offers spacious retail shops and commercial offices with contemporary facilities. The upgraded Sh3.5 million arcade is a vibrant shopping and office complex situated in the heart of Mombasas busy Moi Avenue, approximately 100 metres…

Afghanistan just spawned a multinational that’s taking on global giants in Africa – Quartz

Afghanistan just spawned a multinational that’s taking on global giants in Africa – Quartz

The largest mobile network operator in Afghanistan is not a multinational company. Or it wasn’t until this month, when Roshan Telecom took its network to Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania. That makes telecoms Afghanistan’s most high-profile export after opium. Roshan Telecom was born in Kabul in July 2003. Its headquarters remain in the Afghan capital. Its name, Roshan, means “light” in Dari…

NTV Uganda: Smart Telecom

NTV Uganda: Smart Telecom

A new Telecom firm has entered Uganda’s voice and data market, a move expected to further competition in an already competitive business terrain. Smart Telecom, part of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development will according to company officials be investing 300 million dollars in a bid to strengthen its presence in Uganda and grow…

Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrates Spring Tree Plantation for Carbon Emission Awareness

Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrates Spring Tree Plantation for Carbon Emission Awareness

Gilgit Pakistan: Trees and plants are the prime source of environmental purification and beautification. Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrated the “Spring Tree Plantation for Carbon emission awareness” at the Special Children Education Complex Gilgit. Mr. Asghar Khan, Asst. Director- Responsible Tourism Mr. Ejaz Karim HR Manager with the member of Green Team of Gilgit Serena Hotel,…

Roshan: The Greatest Untold Story Of Societal Transformation In Afghanistan - Forbes

Roshan: The Greatest Untold Story Of Societal Transformation In Afghanistan – Forbes

In an in-depth interview with Karim Khoja, CEO of Roshan Telecom, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider with over nearly 6 million active subscribers, we discussed the founding of the company, its evolution over the last decade, critical challenges to operating in an incredibly tough environment, plans for growth beyond its borders, and much more. Karim Khoja,…

The Ismaili: Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit AKDN projects in Kenya

The Ismaili: Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit AKDN projects in Kenya

Nairobi, 17 January 2014 — Prince Rahim and his wife Princess Salwa travelled to Kenya this week, where they joined in marking the opening of new facilities for the Diamond Trust Bank and Jubilee Insurance, and visited the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa. On 16 January, the new corporate head office of Diamond Trust Bank was inaugurated by the Governor…

Prince Rahim Aga Khan Opens new Diamond Trust Bank Headquarters, Visits Other Projects

Prince Rahim Aga Khan Opens new Diamond Trust Bank Headquarters, Visits Other Projects

Nairobi, 17 January 2014 – Prince Rahim, the eldest son of the Aga Khan – the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims – attended the opening of the new corporate head office of Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), one of the oldest financial entities of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development. The premises were inaugurated by the governor of…

AKDN, AKF, Serena Mountain Lodge and Lions Kenya in joint Rehabilitation of Hombe Forest

AKDN, AKF, Serena Mountain Lodge and Lions Kenya in joint Rehabilitation of Hombe Forest

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Serena Hotels, Lions Kenya, local schools and members of the Hombe Community in Nyeri County came together to plant 11,000 trees on the morning of 9th December 2013. This culminated the launch of an initiative that will see the organizations plant 10Million trees in 2014…

Serena Hotels leads an innovative initiative for forest conversation and jobs creation

Serena Hotels leads an innovative initiative for forest conversation and jobs creation

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Kenya Forest Service (KFS) join farmers in tree planting in farms given to them through an initiative aimed at conserving the forest while sustaining livelihoods in Hombe forest, Nyeri Country. Anne Njuki a student at Irori secondary school in Sagana scheme, Nyeri County plants a tree in a potato farm…

World Wide Fund for Nature and Serena Commemorating International Mountain Day in Gilgit, Pakistan

World Wide Fund for Nature and Serena Commemorating International Mountain Day in Gilgit, Pakistan

Gilgit, 11 December 2013: The United Nations General Assembly has declared 11th December as the International Mountain Day to raise awareness on importance of mountains to life. This year WWF-Pakistan, GB Tourism Department, SEED Project for CKNP and Serena Hotels Pakistan join hands to celebrate International Mountains Day by organizing a seminar on Mountains: key…

Aga Khan Economic Planning Board Pakistan with Serena Hotels organizes ‘Creative Hands Bazaar’

Aga Khan Economic Planning Board Pakistan with Serena Hotels organizes ‘Creative Hands Bazaar’

An exhibition by female entrepreneurs titled ‘Creative Hands Bazaar’ was organised at the Bazaar Court under the aegis of the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board and Women Activity Portfolio in collaboration with Serena Hotels and was inaugurated by the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Ambassador of Argentina Rodolfo Martin-Saravia. The sound of lively music from…

More than 74 percent of Pamir-Energy’s customers provided with regular electricity supply

More than 74 percent of Pamir-Energy’s customers provided with regular electricity supply

DUSHANBE (Times Of Cental Asia) – Today, more than 74 percent of customers of the Pamir Energy Company (PamirEnergy) have regular power supply, according to PamirEnergy. An official source at PamirEnergy says the company now supplies electricity to residential customers in Khorog and Shugnan and Roshtqala districts as well as parts of Ishkashim and Rushan…

Italian Airline Meridiana joins the Association of European Airlines

Italian Airline Meridiana joins the Association of European Airlines

Nov 28, 2013: The Association of European Airlines, representing Europe’s major airlines, has expanded its membership with Meridiana. Privately owned Meridiana, part of the Meridiana S.p.A Holding Group, based in Olbia (Sardegna, Italy) celebrates this year its 50th anniversary this year. To date it is the second largest carrier in Italy. Meridiana offers a wide range…

Serena Hotels Africa is this year’s winner in six categories at the World Travel Awards

The awards ceremony took place at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The awards were: Serena Hotels as ‘Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand’, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge as ‘Africa’s Leading Eco Hotel’, Nairobi Serena Hotel as ‘Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel (A Member of The Leading Hotels of the World), Kigali Serena Hotel as ‘Rwanda’s Leading Hotel’, Dar…

Serena Hotels Celebrates World Responsible Tourism Day in Gilgit-Baltistan

6th November 2013 – Serena Hotel’s Gilgit-Baltistan Collection celebrated World Responsible Tourism Day today, 6th November 2013, as an “Official Supporter” reinforcing its commitment to operating as a responsible tourism business and its dedication to bringing about positive change within the tourism industry in Pakistan. Sometimes confused with many other types of tourism, Responsible Tourism,…