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Shainoor Khoja wins ‘The Lewis institute Change maker’ award

shainoor_imageWe are very proud of Shainoor, who is a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College and who was awarded a prestigious award “ The Lewis Institute Change Maker Award” that she accepted on Saturday at a special event at the Four Seasons Hotel Dubai along with His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group.

After an impressive introduction, Shainoor delivered an inspiring speech about her work in Afghanistan and Syria, which received a two minute standing ovation from an audience that included friends and family, royals and executives, alumni and students and members of Tonic.

Shainoor Khoja, the Managing Director of Roshan Corporate Social Responsibility, has established an award-winning Corporate Social Responsibility Department and a full-time medical, dental and physiotherapy clinic in Kabul, Afghanistan. Roshan’s CSR department encompasses activities in commerce, health, social welfare and education with a strong focus on social enterprise initiatives. Her recent projects include developing telemedicine solutions to address shortcomings in Afghanistan’s healthcare system, bringing e-learning and low cost computers to women and children, providing mobile money solutions to emerging markets, providing market prices of commodities to farmers, facilitating women in sustainable and profitable businesses and setting up the first ever corporate medical, life and disability insurance scheme for Afghan employees.

Shainoor also operates as a business consultant for Better business enterprise in the area of CSR for business start-ups who wish to enter markets in the Middle East

She has a special interest in value added services for the Telecommunications and Internet Technology sector.

Shainoor studied in England and Canada and holds a degree in Physiotherapy, a Masters in Health Management and a Postgraduate Certificate from Cambridge University. Shainoor is an Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Women’s Leadership at Babson College, Boston, U.S.A, she has been a Change Agent in Residence at Bainbridge Graduate Institute. She is a member of Social Venture Networks and sits on several international and local boards and committees.