Road To The Dragon: Overcoming Challenges To The Wakhan Corridor – Analysis | Eurasia Review

Road To The Dragon: Overcoming Challenges To The Wakhan Corridor – Analysis | Eurasia Review

… To overcome these challenges, partnership must extend beyond inter-governmental cooperation. Well-established and experienced organisations like the Aga Khan Foundation should be courted to spearhead and buttress Chinese and Afghan efforts to secure the region. By Mantrya, December 19, 2015: A product of an 1894 treaty to separate the Russian Empire from British India, the Wakhan Corridor is a thin panhandle in North Afghanistan. The Emirs … Continue reading Road To The Dragon: Overcoming Challenges To The Wakhan Corridor – Analysis | Eurasia Review

Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani's Statement at Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Fifth Ministerial Conference

Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani’s Statement at Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Fifth Ministerial Conference

Delivered by Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Honorable Co-Chairs Excellencies On behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), allow me to extend my sincere appreciation to the Government of Pakistan for hosting the Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA-IP) and for the gracious hospitality extended to us. AKDN is … Continue reading Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani’s Statement at Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Fifth Ministerial Conference

Abdul Ghaffar Nazari represents Afghanistan in Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit

Abdul Ghaffar Nazari represents Afghanistan in Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit

Abdul Ghaffar Nazari, attends the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in its 10th year anniversary which was hosted by Asia Society in Hong Kong. A proud Ismaili Muslim hailing from Afghanistan, he represented Afghanistan in class 2015 of Asia 21 Young Leaders among 32 others from 22 Asian countries. Asia 21 Society is building a network of young leaders (under the age of 40) across … Continue reading Abdul Ghaffar Nazari represents Afghanistan in Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit

Afghanistan's Roshan competitive advantage empowered with Syniverse’s Risk Management technology solution

Afghanistan’s Roshan competitive advantage empowered with Syniverse’s Risk Management technology solution

Syniverse Supports Roshan’s Revenue Assurance – Predictive analytics technology detects and responds to fraud and revenue leakage December 03, 2015 – Business Wire: “At Roshan, we not only strive always to provide the best quality pro​ducts and services to our customers, but also to bring best business practices and international expertise to Afghanistan through collaborations with leading global companies,” said Karim Khoja, CEO of Roshan. … Continue reading Afghanistan’s Roshan competitive advantage empowered with Syniverse’s Risk Management technology solution

How is technology saving lives? Aga Khan Foundation Canada

How is technology saving lives? Aga Khan Foundation Canada

When you live in a remote location, getting to a hospital or school can be difficult. Travel can involve dangerous roads, expensive transportation and long distances. That lack of infrastructure also limits your ability to access food – or to find markets for your crops and products. Many remote communities in developing countries don’t have access to phones or internet – or to reliable sources … Continue reading How is technology saving lives? Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Lake Sarez, Tajikistan. Images from Prince Hussain's Focused on Nature Collection.

His Highness the Aga Khan on Lake Sarez, Tajikistan with images from Prince Hussain’s Focused on Nature Collection

“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

Executive Masterclass on the Harvard Business School case study: Roshan: Light at the end of the tunnel in Afghanistan

Executive Masterclass on the Harvard Business School case study: Roshan: Light at the end of the tunnel in Afghanistan

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

Roshan Canada's Legacy in Afghanistan

Complete Event Video of the Nov 5 Webcast: Roshan: Canada’s Legacy 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

UNHCR: High Comissioner Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Career Highlights

UNHCR VIDEO: High Comissioner Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Career Highlights

“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

Afghanistan’s telecom giant, Roshan receives 5 Stevie Awards

2015 International Business Awards – Roshan Afghanistan Leads with Five Stevie® Awards

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

May Jeong about to board a UNHAS helicopter at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province, eastern Afghanistan.

Carleton University’s Norman Patterson School of International Affairs presents Journalist May Jeong’s story, “Afghanistan Uncovered” – Today at 3 pm ET

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

Live Webcast AKFC- DII - Roshan - Canadas Legasy in Afghanistan - conclusion

Twitter Report: Roshan’s CEO Karim Khoja, shares Canada’s Legacy in Afghanistan at Delegation of Ismaili Imamat

Pre-Event announcements During the Event Post-Event Accelerate your Awareness – Discover, Explore and Learn More More Pre-Event announcements Continue reading Twitter Report: Roshan’s CEO Karim Khoja, shares Canada’s Legacy in Afghanistan at Delegation of Ismaili Imamat

Live Webcast AKFC- DII - Roshan - Canadas Legasy in Afghanistan

AKFC – Delegation of Ismaili Imamat: Karim Khoja, Roshan CEO shares Canada’s Legacy in Afghanistan

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

Live Webcast with CEO Karim Khoja of Roshan Telecommunication, Afghanistan

Live Webcast with CEO Karim Khoja of Roshan Telecommunication, 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

A woman in Phandar, Ghizer stands before the remnants of her home, which collapsed in the 26 October earthquake. FOCUS

FOCUS, AKDN and Ismaili community respond to devastating earthquake in Central Asia

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