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  1. 1. Social Enterprise EPG@ Allen & Overy Thursday 7th February 2013 ‘Knowledge is power’ Thomas Hobbs circa. 1658 Presentation by BPF Suniya QureshiTitle: Social Enterprise: Unlocking Innovation in Pakistan.EPG.BPF.07.02.13
  2. 2. Pakistan’s Case StudiesThere is no easy fix or short term plan which will ensure growth in Pakistan. But the following facts need noting: Population Growth: Approx180 Million1.551% (Two thirds under the age of 25 years,2012 est.) Consumer Appetite: (annual % growth) in Pakistan was last reported at 7.02 in 2011Human Capital: The countrys social sector traditionally underperforms even during periods of strong macroeconomic growth. This fundamental weakness has continued to prevent improvements into blue and white collar labourNatural Resources: Natural gas consumption, real capital, labour and real exports are positively affecting the economic growth in Pakistan. Title: Social Enterprise: Unlocking Innovation in Pakistan.EPG.BPF.07.02.13
  3. 3. Telecoms & Micro Finance• Easy Paisa mobile SMS pilotIn 2009, Telenor Pakistan partnered with Tameer Micro Finance Bank to introduce branchless banking for the first time in Pakistan. Dfid invested £12million in this project. Easypaisa Completed 83 Million Transactions Worth Rs. 178 Billion to its Agents, product line, financial strength, Reaching Rural areas. http://propakistani.pk/2012/09/26/hbl-soft-launches-its-branchless-banking-solution/• Easy Paisa: Agri- market linksThe Business Environment Strategy 2012 kicked off with the Agriculture Commodity Trade (ACT) signing ceremony that took place between Telenor Pakistan and the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.http://www.telenor.com/corporate-responsibility/initiatives-worldwide/farmers-cut-a-better-deal-wi Title: Social Enterprise: Unlocking Innovation in Pakistan.EPG.BPF.07.02.13
  4. 4. Dairy Farming• Apna Arsh PakistanApna Arsh Pakistan and Center for Sustainable Development (AAP-CSDA), partnered to create a citizen sector organization partnership, with an emphasis on grassroots to policy level activities and advocacy are proud to bring to Pakistan the pioneering AgriBusiness Development Forum (ABDF). This Forum was held at LUMS on the 31st of January 2012 and was organized with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN as well as the Agriculture Support Fund (ASF). For more info, visit www.apnaarshpakistan.org• Invest 2 InnovateSo far, i2i will be working with EcoEnergy Finance, a non-profit that provides clean energy solutions to the rural poor in Pakistan, and Milk-Op, which is a for-profit social enterprise that provides income generation opportunities for small-scale dairy farmers and aims to improve the dairy cold chain in Pakistan. http://kimmicblog.com/2011/09/06/enabling-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-in-emerging-markets-the-dream-of-kalsoom-la• Acumen FundJassar Farms is a dairy and breed improvement farm working to increase the milk yields of cows in Pakistan. On average it takes five Pakistani cows to produce as much milk as one cow in other countries. However, most smallholder farmers in Pakistan cannot afford the imported, high-quality bull semen that would improve their breeds. Jassar Farms aims to produce affordable, high-quality bull semen doses that could help more than 250,000 farmers double their milk yields http://www.acumenfund.org/investment/jassar-farms.html Title: Social Enterprise: Unlocking Innovation in Pakistan.EPG.BPF.07.02.13
  5. 5. Health Innovation• Mobile health clinicsRMF- Sindh Health Initiative began its operation in January 2011 by first networking extensively with the local health authorities and registering with the district health cluster coordinated by WHO and UNOCHA. Out of the four Tehsils in District Dadu, Taluka Johi was selected since it was the hardest hit by the floods due to its location between two major water sources http://www.realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative/update/pakistan-sindh-mobile-clinic-final-project-report• Chip and pin health ID cardsThe Awareness programme includes Topical issues relating to Prenatal / Antenatal period, Labour and Post Natal period, Gynaecological issues, Female Cancers, Cervical and Breast Cancers, Menopause http://ifmch.com/• Up-skilling ‘Dais’ alongside Lady health workersTrained birth attendants at delivery are important for preventing both maternal and newborn deaths. In South Asia, it is prevalent, where many women still deliver at home and without the assistance of trained birth attendants. This study aims to explore the perspectives of community members and health workers about the use of delivery care services http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2393/10/43• HeartfilePolicy makers have recognized that for any significant improvement, the focus must be on health systems as a whole. Particular diseases and epidemics are simply symptoms of a larger problem, namely the affliction of the whole system. Heartfiles significant achievements in this area are summarized on its website.http://www.heartfile.org/ Title: Social Enterprise: Unlocking Innovation in Pakistan.EPG.BPF.07.02.13
  6. 6. Renewable Energy• Rural Hydra Projects:Three brothers working in Pakistan’s remote Chitral communities are helping provide green electricity for 45,000 homes. Their micro hydro-electricity projects, 70 to date, include manufacturing and installation, giving Pakistani families clean and reliable power. So far they have helped supply 10 MW of clean greenhouse gas-free power in two years, working closely with the Clean Development Mechanism, a United Nations tool to help mitigate climate change. The projects are in “far flung areas” says Rahim Diyar , the managing director of Hydrolink. Rahim is only 23-years-old, and armed with an MBA has enlisted his engineering brother Fazli Rabbi to help realize the dream of creating sustainable power for Pakistan, from within. A third brother Fazli Khaliq is the CEO.http://www.greenprophet.com/2011/11/watts-to-water-pakistan/• Wind Power (Sindh)Pakistans first ever 50MW wind power project wind power project was inaugurated in December 2012, in Jhampir near Thatta. Forty-five wind power projects of around 3,200MW capacity are under process and the Fauji Fertiliser Company will be adding 10MW solar generation to its 50MW wind project, making this a hybrid plant. http://www1.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/region__ext_content/regions/europe+middle+east+and+north+africa/ifc+mid dle+east+north+africa+and+southern+europe/countries/pakistan+country+landing+page Title: Social Enterprise: Unlocking Innovation in Pakistan.EPG.BPF.07.02.13
  7. 7. How a Tiered Approach Could Work• Green Prophets• Bright Green Foundation• Eco-systems of change• Citizen investment not simply corporate appetite• Social justice and equitable access to funding• Reconstructing the relationship value with: entrepreneurs- semi urban traders- urban agri/farmers - rural Title: Social Enterprise: Unlocking Innovation in Pakistan.EPG.BPF.07.02.13
  8. 8. What Next?• FDI’s• Incubation hubs- creating value chains• Provincial buy-in (PSDF example) – Less aid more trade – Federal roadmap to fiscal health – Poverty alleviation – Social mobility Title: Social Enterprise: Unlocking Innovation in Pakistan.EPG.BPF.07.02.13