How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping development — By Seth Schindler & Juan Miguel Kanai on the Conversation com

Huge investments in infrastructure are redefining global development, from China’s Belt and Road Initiative to infrastructure development plans from the African Development Bank and the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America. Construction underway of a new port at Lamu, Kenya. Michael Edward Walsh/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND The scramble to build infrastructure…

Serena Hotels nominated for World Travel Awards 2015!! | Vote for your favorite Serena

Nine Serena Hotels establishments have made it to the nominees list of the World Travel Awards 2015, with Serena Hotels earning a nomination in the Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand category. Nairobi Serena Hotel led other Serena Hotels Establishments after bagging four nominations in the Africa’s Leading Green Hotel, Kenya’s Leading Hotel, Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel…

Serena Hotels Scoop 6 Awards in World’s Best Awards 2014 — The Hotels Group trades under the name of Tourism Promotion Services (TPS Serena), a wing of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED)

Five Serena Lodges have been listed among some of the best places in the world, specifically in the top 50 Lodges & Resorts in Africa and the Middle East   – Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge has been rated 11/50 with a score of 89.87% – Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge has been rated 15/50 with a…

The Serenarts Programme — by Asma Khan on Pak Tea House net

The Serenarts Programme is an initiative of Serena Hotels to promote artisans and give them an opportunity to display and sell their work.  In some cases these are dying crafts and need patronage. Mohammad Waseem an artisan from D.I Khan, learned the craft from his father, Mohammad Ashraf, who was himself a “national treasure” ,…

The Coca-Cola Foundation Gives Back $36 Million to Raise Living Standards Worldwide: Aga Khan Foundation,USA among recipient

Funding supports global efforts to strengthen communities, promote well-being, and protect our environment The Coca-Cola Foundation — the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company — awarded US$36 million in grants to 105 community organizations during the first quarter of 2013.  The grants support the Foundation’s global priority areas and the Company’s three-part sustainability approach,…

Aga Khan University: 10 Interventions Equals a Million Children Saved

June 6, 2013 ​Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are among the 34 countries around the globe most affected by childhood malnutrition. If just 10 key nutrition interventions are scaled up to 90 per cent coverage in these countries, nearly 15 per cent of all deaths in children under five can be prevented, and at…

Eight Serena Hotels Establishments make it to World Travel Awards Nominations — The Serena experience com

Eight Serena establishments have made it to the nominees list of the World Travel Awards, with Serena Hotels earning a nomination in the Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand category. Nairobi Serena Hotel led other Serena Hotels Establishments after bagging two nominations  in the Africa’s Leading Green Hotel category and Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel categories. Last year’s…

Small-scale tech can transform women’s lives in a big way — Article by Henrietta Miers about NGO’s positive rolls on The East African com

(In Summary: Community ownership is central to making this technology work. Village organisations, in which women are active, contribute towards installation costs and decide on connection fees, energy charges and subsidies for the poorest households. ) “snip” Practical Action is not alone The electrification of remote villages in the north of Pakistan, introduced by another…

Nallah to Nadi, Sewer to Stream: Transforming Urban Riverscapes in South Asia and the U.S. — The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present James Wescoat Aga Khan Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT In cities around the world, societies seek to transform degraded urban drains into healthy streams. This paper explores catalysts and constraints on riverscape transformation in South Asia…

Aga Khan University Newsletter: Winter 2012

AKU Newsletter Winter 2012 What Determines Their Future? The Human Development Programme has adopted an integrated approach to health, nutrition, education and development that is assisting families to better support their children’s needs in the critical first three years of their lives. It is the first programme to try to ensure that every child, in…

Aga Khan Development Network Quality of Life Assessment Programme Brochure Launched

The AKDN Quality of Life Assessment Programme brochure encompasses the programme’s core concepts, methodology, the assessment framework, domains and indicators and key principles. The overall goal of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is the improvement of Quality of Life (QoL) in the areas where its member institutions work. AKDN’s vision and strategies encompass an improvement…

The business value of telepresence technology – Daily Nation Kenya

PHOTO | FILE Some of the latest 3D technologies deliver a real-life sense of presence in a boardroom setting.  NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary As a trademark of telepresence services, tele-surgery creates an in person presence and sense of reality for surgeons and the patient Recently, AccessKenya further plunged its might in this new technology…

Aga Khan Music Initiative Launches University Residency Series 2012 in United States – AKDN Press Release

Alim Qasimov Ensemble, Homayun Sakhi Trio, and Kronos Quartet to offer workshops, lecture-demos and concerts on college and university campuses across the United States ***** Geneva, 8 February 2012 – Following the success of its 2010 University Residency Series, the Aga Khan Music Initiative is launching a new programme of workshops, lecture-demonstrations and concert performances at seven prestigious…