Travel “Oscars” for Serena Hotels in Africa
25 October 2013 - Serena Hotels received six World Travel Awards, including “Africa’s leading Hotel Brand”; “Leading Eco Hotel of the Year 2013” for the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge; “Rwanda’s Leading Hotel 2013” for the Kigali Serena; “Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel 2013” for the Nairobi Serena Hotel; “Uganda’s Leading Hotel 2013” for Kampala Serena Hotel; and “Tanzania’s Leading Hotel 2013” for the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel.
Serena Hotels Receive African Business Award 2012 for Contributions to Africa
22 June 2012 - Serena Hotels receives the 2012 African Business Award in the “Best Hospitality, Travel and Tourism in Africa” category. Serena Hotels was recognized for “branding its country or region as an attractive tourism destination in Africa, ultimately benefitting the African tourism industry and the continent as a whole”.
Mozambique’s Historic Polana Serena Hotel
16 December 2010 - Mozambique’s Presdient Armando Guebuza and His Highness the Aga Khan inaugurated the refurbishment of the Serena Polana Hotel to its former glory. The Polana, long-considered the "Grande Dame" of Maputo, underwent a multi-year refurbishment. "World-class travel facilities can be crucial components of what we call ‘an enabling environment,’ a setting in which additional development initiatives can take root and thrive," said the Aga Khan.
Brazil and the Ismaili Imamat sign Protocol to support development activities
10 November 2010 - The Federative Republic of Brazil and the Ismaili Imamat - the office of the Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims – today signed a Protocol of Intentions to support development activities as part of their joint efforts to support the fight against poverty, during the official two-day visit of President of Brazil Lula da Silva to Mozambique.
The First MicroBank Mozambique is Inaugurated as a Rural Microfinance Bank
08 May 2010 - The First MicroBank Mozambique (FMB-M) was inaugurated today, in a ceremony attended by President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique and Governor Eliseu Machava of Cabo Delgado.
Aga Khan Praises Mozambique as a Valuable Model for the Developing World
21 November 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan yesterday praised Mozambique as a model of successful post-conflict development and hailed the country’s economic performance and tenacity in overcoming difficulties.
Aga Khan to Arrive in Mozambique for Golden Jubilee Visit (Media Advisory)
19 November 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan arrives in Mozambique’s capital city, Maputo, on Tuesday, 20th November, for a 4-day official visit, at the invitation of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Armando Guebuza. During the visit, the Aga Khan will meet with members of the Ismaili Community and high level Government officials.
His Highness meets with rural communities in Cabo Delgado, one of Mozambique’s most vulnerable provinces
23 November 2006 - His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, yesterday visited development projects in remote areas of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province - one of the poorest and most isolated in the country.
Patriarchate of Lisbon and Aga Khan Foundation Portugal Sign Partnership Agreement
20 December 2005 - The Patriarchate of Lisbon and the Aga Khan Foundation Portugal today signed a Partnership Agreement that provides the framework for cooperation in support of an innovative urban community support programme to address problems of social exclusion and poverty alleviation.
Government of The Republic of Portugal and The Ismaili Imamat Sign Protocol of Cooperation
19 December 2005 - The Government of Portugal and the Ismaili Imamat today signed a Protocol of Cooperation signalling their common intent to work toward the improvement of the quality of life of vulnerable populations in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries of Asia and Africa.
President Chissano and Aga Khan Lay Foundation for an International Academic Centre of Excellence in Mozambique
25 June 2004 - His Highness the Aga Khan today joined President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique in announcing the creation of the Aga Khan Academy, Maputo, an academic centre of excellence.
Princess Zahra Aga Khan Promotes Rural Entrepreneurship and Education in Mozambique
14 March 2003 - The AKDN's Coastal Rural Support Programme (CRSP) has found ways to stimulate entrepreneurship in ways that simultaneously speed income growth, develop skills and improve the resource base.
Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development Acquires Hotel Polana
27 February 2002 - Aga Khan Development Network widens its commitment to economic development in Mozambique.
Portugal Gives Aga Khan Foundation Euro 1 Million to Alleviate Rural Poverty in Mozambique
14 December 2001 - The Portuguese Agency for Development (Agência Portuguesa para o Apoio ao Desenvolvimento) (APAD) has approved a grant of one million Euros for a long-term rural development programme launched by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and aimed at some 120,000 people in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado.
Aga Khan Development Network Announces Programmes for Mozambique
28 March 2000 - The Aga Khan Development Network today announced the launch of three social development programmes and a project to build a major school complex in Mozambique.
Aga Khan Meets Mandela and Chissano in Mozambique
11 August 1998 - His Highness the Aga Khan and President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique today signed a Development Co-operation Agreement which establishes a mission of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Mozambique and lays the framework for AKDN's development activities in the country.
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) presented its 2013 Gold Medal to His Highness the Aga Khan this evening.
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