The World Rowing Federation (FISA) is pleased to announce Royal Ahrend as the first Official Supplier to the Kafue River & Rowing Centre in Zambia.Royal Ahrend is an international leader in office furniture committed to delivering contemporary and highly sustainable office lifestyles to corporate end-users around the world.The Company will provide the Kafue Centre with a combination of cash and expertise to design the interior furnishings of the Centre, as well as supply all of the necessary furniture and furnishings to make the design a reality. Royal Ahrend has also committed to organise fundraising events in its key markets that will generate additional funds for the Kafue Centre.”As a global company we are fully aware of fresh water issues that face all of us and are committed to the sustainable use of water in the production of our products, ” says Royal Ahrend’s Vice President Jiri Kejval. “So it was an easy decision to put our support behind the Kafue Centre. We believe that this collaborative venture will play an important role in a enabling a wider and better understanding of the world’s water challenges and will help to open the door to similar projects that World Rowing and WWF will establish in other parts of the world. On a personal level, as a rower myself, water has always been an essential part of my life and I am committed to this project.””Royal Ahrend has enabled us to take a big step towards making the Kafue River & Rowing Centre a reality, ” says FISA president Jean-Christophe Rolland, “and for this we are very grateful to Royal Ahrend and, especially to the initiative of Jiri. For FISA and WWF, this project is incredibly important – both for the sport of rowing and world-class water management research and we need this kind of valuable support. Already the rowing community has shown its dedication to clean water through a considerable number of individual donations.”
The Kafue Flats, Zambia
Located in the south-central Zambia, the Kafue Flats are a shallow flood plain 240km long and approximately 50km wide.
The area is important for fishing, cattle grazing, sugarcane farming, and production of hydroelectric power. And, of course, rowing!