[Challenge:Future] International Conference On Social Innovations
International Conference On SocialInnovationsNo. of Participants:80-100No. of PartnerOrganizations :4Goal : Young People +Entrepreneurship = Social ImpactLocation: Lahore PakistanDate : 22 & 23 February 2013Faisal ImtiazPakistan
Phase 1 : DevelopIn February 2013 Challenge Future“Pakistan team “ in collaboration with180 Degrees Consulting led by FaisalImtiaz came up with the idea ofconducting a conference on SocialInnovation and that was the first timein Pakistan that this type of conferencewas organized. It was 2 day conferencewhich will lead the youth to think out ofthe box for their societies.
Phase 1 : DevelopThe conference was a completepackage of Innovation , Creativity& Fun exploring the newpossibilities of “What’s next?”.motivational speeches by notablespeakers, innovative groupactivities, and Skype sessions byNat ware (CEO of 180 DegreesConsulting) and Bistra Kumbaroska(Community Manager of ChallengeFuture). Faisal Imtiaz, ( Leader C:FLocal Representatives Network , ledthe Innovation Jam, a groupactivity
Social Model Project>On 2nd Day of the event we organized aSocial Model Project Competition atconference. We divide participants into 4groups and gave each of them a task ofdeveloping a socioeconomic model to copewith the problem of water shortage in ourcountry.It was a 2 hour activity which put theparticipants to think , design and present theirmodel to achieve a real life social impact> We Provide them with waste material likewaste cartons, papers , plastic bags etc todevelop their models
What we achieved ??Pakistan has one of the world’slargest youth force , 64% of itsPopulation .We have talent , creativity &strong will to implement our ideason grounds but we lack platforms.Here , We need to provideplatform to our youth in order tosynergize our energy & efforts toachieve a combine goal of betterprosper and peaceful world..
International Conferenceon Social Innovations wasan effort to provide youthof Pakistan anopportunity to expresstheir ideas regardingsocial innovations ,entrepreneurship & Socialbusinesses.We can proudly say thatfew participants startedto work together on theirjoin initiatives after theconference
ConclusionMs. Arfa Khalid ( Member Punjab Assembly ) was the chief Guest of the Event Inher Speech She said that “ It is the most remarkable event I had ever attend in mylife I am very thankful to the organizer for giving me an opportunity to be a part ofthis event”
Partners & OrganizersInternational Conference on SocialInnovations was organized with thesupport & partnership of1) Challenge: Future2) Sustainable Development PolicyInstitute3) 180 Degrees Consulting4) Youth Impact5) Saschca ( Media Partners)