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
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
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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
World Responsible Tourism Day 4 November 2015 Hunza Serena Inn celebrated World Responsible Tourism Day today on 4th November 2015, as an “Official Supporter of World Travel Market (WTM) supported by UNWTD” reinforcing its commitment to operating as a responsible tourism business and its dedication to bringing about positive change within the tourism industry in Pakistan. Responsible Tourism, as defined by the 2002 Cape Town … Continue reading Hunza Serena Inn Celebrated World Responsible Tourism Day 2015
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir – Saturday, October 31, 2015 ISLAMABAD: Serena Hotels — South and Central Asia — was honoured with huge accolades by the World Travel Awards at the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2015 held at the Inter Continental Grand Stanford in Hong Kong on Thursday (October 29, 2015). Islamabad Serena Hotel won in two categories in Pakistan, a big honour for the country. … Continue reading Serena Hotels honoured by World Travel Awards
Islamabad, Tuesday 27, October 2015 – Serena Hotels, under the banner of its Social Environmental and Educational Development Program (SEED), a corporate social responsibility initiative, has launched an extensive Earthquake Relief Campaign to support the affectees after 26th October, 2015 by contributing double the amount collected from guests at the rate of 5% on the restaurant bill amount. The campaign starts from today across all … Continue reading Serena, Pakistan’s Leading Hospitality Chain Launches Spirit of Compassion Earthquake Relief Campaign
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 email@example.com 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.
“Pakistan has much to offer in terms of culture, heritage, hospitality and above all, scenic views and nature” United World sits down with Mr. Aziz Boolani, CEO of Serena Hotels Pakistan, talking about Pakistan, challenges of the tourism sector, and much more. Recently Pakistan has been named the ‘next success story’ by Forbes, similar to Colombia’s reformation in the 90’s. Just two years after the … Continue reading Interview with Aziz Boolani, CEO of Serena Hotels Pakistan
The Lions Club International (Uganda) in partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network and Serena Hotel on Saturday launched a community library in Kamwokya.The ceremony held at Treasure Life Youth Centre in Kamwokya was attended by students from 21 nursery and lower primary schools in Kampala, Wakiso and Entebbe.It was in commemoration of World Literacy Day.Speaking at the launch the chief guest Mr Naboth Nahamya … Continue reading Uganda: Lions Club, Aga Khan Development Network and Serena Hotel Launch Library to Foster Community Literacy
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
“It is an exciting opportunity for BRAC to enter into a strategic partnership with AKFED in taking IPDC to new levels of growth and expansion by providing socially responsible financial services to the people of Bangladesh. This is a common goal of both BRAC and AKFED” – Sir Fazle Hassan Abed, BRAC Chairperson Dhaka, Sept 12. The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) and … Continue reading Financial Express | AKFED & BRAC form strategic partnership to serve people of Bangladesh
Jehanzeb Ghafoor – Islamabad, September 7, 2015 – Serena Hotels successfully completed their Flood Relief Campaign, “Spirit of Compassion” on August 31, 2015 under the umbrella of their Corporate Social Responsibility Program SEED (Social, Environmental and Educational Development Programme) by collecting over Rs. 4.0 Million under this initiative. Serena Hotels, collected from their guests 5% of the restaurant bill and contributed 200% of the guests’ … Continue reading Serena Hotels Flood Relief Campaign Raises Rs. 4 Million for Flood Affectees
“One of the great principles of Islam, in all its interpretations, is the elimination of poverty in society, and philanthropy’s centrality in this duty.” Mawlana Hazar Imam Global Philanthropy Forum The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) is an international development agency dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and building economically sound enterprises in the developing world. AKFED focuses on building enterprises in parts of the … Continue reading AKFED enterprises are amongst the largest employers in the developing countries
Who Are the Top Companies Changing the World? Innovation => Quite Revolution => Conscious Capitalism => Impact Investing => Shared Value => Social Good Each year, Fortune ranks the world’s top companies and executives. This year, Fortune published its first ever Change the World list featuring companies doing well by doing good. 51 Companies from 6 continents … In this 2015 list of Change the World – CVS, Cisco, MasterCard, … Continue reading Fortune’s Change the World 2015 List includes AKFED’s Roshan
Diamond Trust Bank to open branches in Madagascar and DRC May 20, 2015 Kenya’s Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) has announced interests in extending operation in Africa. Ranked Kenya’s seventh biggest bank by assets is planning to use part of proceeds from a rights issue done last year to open up new branches on the island Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reported on … Continue reading Diamond Trust Bank to open branches in Madagascar and Democratic Republic of Congo
These rare pictures are from the collection of Mrs Daulat Feroz Kassam of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. According to the inscriptions on the back of the pictures, they are from His Highness the Aga Khan’s visit to the Daily Nation newspaper’s printing office on Victoria Street (now Tom Mboya Street) in Nairobi, Kenya in October 1962. The Daily Nation and its sister Swahili language paper, Taifa Leo, were … Continue reading Rare pictures of His Highness the Aga Khan visiting the Daily Nation House