“From a global perspective, it is here, in Central Asia, that one of the most unusual water situations exists. I am referring to Lake Sarez. It is some 60 kilometres in length, containing some 17 cubic kilometres of water, is at 3200 meters altitude and has a natural dam of 550 meters, the highest of any dam in the world. For years it has been … Continue reading His Highness the Aga Khan on Lake Sarez, Tajikistan with images from Prince Hussain’s Focused on Nature Collection
On November 6, 2015, Aga Khan Foundation Canada hosted an Executive Masterclass on the Harvard Business School case study, Roshan: Light at the end of the tunnel in Afghanistan. Roshan Telecom, established in 2003 at the height of the Afghan war, has been widely cited as an exemplary model of corporate social responsibility, bringing mobile connectivity, economic opportunity, healthcare, and education to Afghanistan. The story … Continue reading Executive Masterclass on the Harvard Business School case study: Roshan: Light at the end of the tunnel in Afghanistan
Spur and Aga Khan Foundation Canada invited Roshan CEO and Canadian native Karim Khoja to discuss the mobile tech sector in Afghanistan. The event was moderated by May Jeong, an award-winning freelance writer based in Afghanistan. Published on Nov 12, 2015 In 2003, when the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development established the Afghanistan mobile company Roshan, there was virtually no telecommunications infrastructure in the … Continue reading Complete Event Video of the Nov 5 Webcast: Roshan: Canada’s Legacy in Afghanistan
“He left an indelible print on UNHCR’s history – leading the agency through some of the most challenging moments. Sadruddin’s name became synonymous with UNHCR.” – Ruud Lubbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Uploaded on Nov 6, 2015 UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, UNHCR have helped tens of millions of people find safety … Continue reading UNHCR VIDEO: High Comissioner Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Career Highlights
CEO Karim Khoja, Roshan’s Human Resources Department and RAPL League recognized for excellence at global business awards ceremony October 27, 2015 (Kabul, Afghanistan) – Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading communications provider, today announced it was awarded five Stevie® Awards including three Gold Stevie® Awards at the 12th Annual International Business Awards in Toronto, Canada. The International Business Awards (IBAs) is the world’s premier business awards program. All … Continue reading 2015 International Business Awards – Roshan Afghanistan Leads with Five Stevie® Awards
November 6 & 9, 2015 – Three years ago, award-winning freelance journalist May Jeong packed up her life in Canada and moved to Kabul, to uncover untold stories from Afghanistan. Since then, May’s work has been published in The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, and The New York Times, illuminating hopeful stories of people and organizations contributing towards progress in Afghanistan. Join us for this … Continue reading Carleton University’s Norman Patterson School of International Affairs presents Journalist May Jeong’s story, “Afghanistan Uncovered” – Today at 3 pm ET
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Spur and Aga Khan Foundation Canada presents Roshan’s CEO and Canadian native, Karim Khoja, to a discussion of the mobile tech sector in Afghanistan. The live webcast of this event is now on! Join the live webcast from at 7:00 pm EST. Watch the webcast here. The event will be moderated by May Jeong, an award-winning freelance writer based in Afghanistan. Background About Karim Khoja: Karim … Continue reading AKFC – Delegation of Ismaili Imamat: Karim Khoja, Roshan CEO shares Canada’s Legacy in Afghanistan
ROSHAN, AFGHANISTAN’S MOBILE COMPANY In 2003, when the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development established the Afghanistan mobile company, Roshan, there was virtually no telecommunications infrastructure in the country. Some Afghans actually had to walk to a neighboring country to make a phone call. Today, Roshan’s 1,000 towers reach more than six million subscribers. Roshan is Afghanistan’s largest investor and recently, it made Fortune’s first … Continue reading Live Webcast with CEO Karim Khoja of Roshan Telecommunication, Afghanistan
THEISMAILI.ORG 2 November 2015 — The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Jurm District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan on 26 October has affected large parts of Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan. Many populations in the region of the Hindu Kush mountain range have suffered the consequences of this calamity, including Ismaili communities. Preliminary reports indicated that across Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan, hundreds … Continue reading FOCUS, AKDN and Ismaili community respond to devastating earthquake in Central Asia
Sunday, November 1, 2015 – 01:35 Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan immediately deployed its response team to the Northern Areas in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Pakistan. The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Jurm District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan on the 26th of October, which affected large parts of Northern Pakistan and Tajikistan. Many populations in the region of the Hindu … Continue reading FOCUS Pakistan responds to the devastating earthquake providing relief to thousands in the affected area
The Executive Masterclass will use the 2010 Harvard Business School case study, Roshan: Light at the end of the tunnel in Afghanistan to enable participants to actively explore the successes, challenges and operating environment that Roshan had to navigate.
The masterclass, will be facilitated by Shawn A. Cole from Harvard Business School and Karim Khoja, CEO of Roshan, who will provide additional insights, perspectives on evolving challenges and opportunities in not only in Afghanistan, but in other developing and emerging economies.
Friday, November 6, 2015
9:00 am to 11:45 am
The Delegation of the Ismaili
199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1K6
Participation in the Executive Masterclass is by application only, and space is limited.
If you are interested in attending, please submit a letter of interest and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
Spur and Aga Khan Foundation Canada invite Roshan CEO and Canadian native Karim Khoja to a discussion of the mobile tech sector in Afghanistan. The event will be moderated by May Jeong, an award-winning freelance writer based in Afghanistan.
Spur’s free festival opener will take place on Thursday, November 5th, beginning at 7pm at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat. It will be followed by a public reception. This event is undertaken with financial support from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.
Advance registration required – click here to register
Thursday November 5, 2015
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Event time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Reception: 8:30 PM
Location: Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Drive
If you cannot attend in person, join the live webcast from at 7:00 pm EST. Please register for the webcast here.
In the late 19th century, Amir Abdur Rahman Khan commissioned a garden pavilion which, after his death in 1901, was transformed by his heir, Habibullah Khan, into a mausoleum. Since the mid-1990s, the building was used as an office for the Department of Historic Monuments who, in 2003, requested the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s support in conserving the mausoleum, which had water penetrating into … Continue reading Restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture: Mausoleum of Amir ‘Abd al-Rahman. Kabul, Afghanistan
Six years after the Cross-Border Vocational Education in Badakhshan (CVEB) program began, its graduates on the Afghan side of the border continue to reap the benefits of their training at the University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education in Khorog, Tajikistan. Roghul was one of the first students in the program. She was a schoolteacher before attending CVEB in Khorog. With the … Continue reading Afghan Graduate Applies Skills to Training Healthcare Professionals | Aga Khan Foundation USA
Faizabad, Badakhshan, 23 September 2015 – Sixty-one students were awarded the General Nursing Diploma at a graduation ceremony in Faizabad, Badakhshan. The ceremony marked a milestone: the graduation of the first class of nurses from a programme run in Faizabad and managed by the Badakhshan Provincial Public Health Directorate and Badakhshan Institute of Health Sciences, with technical support and advice from the Aga Khan University’s Programmes in … Continue reading Aga Khan University’s Programmes in Afghanistan: First Class of Nurses Graduate in Faizabad
AKDN has mobilised over US$ 1 billion for economic, social and cultural development in Afghanistan AKDN has a strong footprint that spans Afghanistan, Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and further, to Pakistan, India and hopefully in the future, also to China. – Nurjehan Mawani, AKDN Diplomatic Representative, Afghanistan 04 September 2015: Statement delivered by Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, AKDN Diplomatic Representative, Afghanistan Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Honoured colleagues, On … Continue reading AKDN Statement at the Sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan delivered by Nurjehan Mawani
August 8, 2015: KABUL: Lee Hilling, the author of “A Place of Miracles”, formally launched his book here at the Government Media and Information Center (GMIC). According to a press release issued by French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC), the launch of the book was attended by Minister of Economy, Abdul Sattar Murad, Afghan and French governments’ officials, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), La Chaine … Continue reading Lee Hilling’s book “A Place of Miracles” launched in Kabul | Afghanistan Times
NEW YORK — India-based micro-irrigation firm Jain Irrigation Systems is the sole company from the country named in Fortune magazine’s inaugural “Change the World” list of companies making significant progress in addressing major social problems as a part of their core business strategy. Jain Irrigation ranks seventh on the list of 50 companies on Fortune’s new “Change the World” list that has been topped by … Continue reading Companies from India, Bangladesh & Afghanistan top Fortune’s Change the World 2015 List
While tourism may not be the first thing you associate with Afghanistan, the country does have much to offer to an avid traveller. And for those who call this country their home, have to often meet the contradictions of common stereotypes with the famous Afghan hospitality. Bamiyan, the former home to the majestic Buddhas, is one such province in Afghanistan, that has opened its doors and … Continue reading Vacation in Afghanistan: The land of Bamiyan Buddhas is a beautiful tourist haven