Pakistan is sometimes very underrepresented. impACT Islamabad International was one aspect in making Pakistan part of the map! It is in step with a lot of the social enterprise innovation. What was special was that it was in Islamabad. Why? The ecosystem in Islamabad does not have as much tractions as other cities in Pakistan. You do not find so many good programmes coming to Islamabad. This leads to founders having to travel overseas. impACT Islamabad International was one aspect in attracting good brain power to Pakistan.
impACT was launched in Islamabad in November 2018. The event brought together key stakeholders from the Afghan and Pakistani social startup scenes. Do you want to connect? Hit the button below!
Islamabad: The Ecosystem
impACT Pop-Up & impACT International
Islamabad: The Launch
impACT was successfully launched in Islamabad in November 2018. The impACT Islamabad International Conference took place mostly at the National Incubation Center in Islamabad, Pakistan as well as the Marriott Hotel. impACT Islamabad International brought together Afghan and Pakistani entrepreneurs that work towards a sustainable social change. On the conference day about 100 participants from various countries around the world were present. The aim of impACT was to co-create, to meet and to discuss new avenues of cooperation and support between the Afghan and Pakistani startup scenes.
Experts and Practitioners
Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Dr. Rakhshinda Perveen
Chamber of Women and Social Entrepreneurship
Dr. Faiz Shah
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui
Ministry of Information Technology
impACT Islamabad brought together entrepreneurs from two ecosystems and enhanced their understanding of the SDGs and their national impACT with various training activities. The power triangle mapping exercise supported them in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of their social startups.