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EPIPHANY and CYAP to host a social...

April 23, 2017

The two Islamabad-based social enterprises will work together to launch a first-of-its-kind Business Validation Lab in partnership with Unreasonable Institute Epiphany Private Limited (www.epiphany.com.pk) and the Center for Youth Activism of Pakistan (CYAP) (www.cyap.org.pk) have entered into a strategic partnership to host a first-of-its-kind social accelerator program in partnership with the U.S based Unreasonable Institute. […]

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Reuter’s expert poll analysis: How social entrepreneurs...

December 5, 2016

Special Report The nascent term social entrepreneurship has much to embody, in terms of definition, data, literature, coverage, momentum and recognition, before it becomes a universally recognized concept. In order to fill the data gap, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, UnLtd and the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network, conducted an expert’s poll […]

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Small and Micro-enterprises benefit from the launch...

November 10, 2016

In late October 2016, the government announced the signing of the Shareholder’s Agreement for the establishment of Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC). The company has been set up by the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), with a sizable grant of GBP 15 million from the United Kingdom Department of International Development (through Karandaaz Pakistan) and […]

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The Delhi-like Lahore Smog is Worrisome –...

November 7, 2016

A Private channel has recently reported that smog has caused 610 road accidents in 36 districts of Punjab. The Motorway also remains closed at certain hours in zero visibility due to smog factor. Mr. Salman Rafiq the Advisor to CM on health recently mentioned in a press conference that if need be, the government may […]

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She Inspires 2016 – celebrating Female Entrepreneurs

November 1, 2016

She Inspires 2016, the most talked about storytelling platform, was hosted by Zoya Ishaq to celebrate womanhood in Pakistan. The event was based on discussion panels consisting of various women entrepreneurs with various backgrounds. I also got a chance to listen to female philanthropists and other “empowered women” who talked about the issues they face. […]

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Lensational-the social enterprise that empowers women

August 3, 2016

Lensational is a social enterprise that aims to empower women economically and emotionally through photography. It works through local volunteers and with local organizations to provide photography workshops and leadership lessons to women and girls. They have worked in eleven countries across Africa and Asia over three years and have reached over three hundred women […]

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Reuters is looking for Social Entrepreneurs in...

July 5, 2016

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with Deutsche Bank and UnLtd, a foundation for social entrepreneurs, is conducting the first international survey to find out which governments are encouraging social entrepreneurs and where businesses and philanthropists are actively supporting this sector. This is the sixth annual perception poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation which is […]