The National Incubation Center Karachi has partnered with the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund to launch an initiative called the “Innovating for Poverty Alleviation 2018” to discuss possibilities regarding collaborations between the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund network and the startups that are incubated at the NIC Karachi.
Innovative Intervention Specialist at Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) Neelam Azmat on the occasion briefed everyone about PPAF’s partnerships across the country and how entrepreneurs who are striving to create social impact can benefit from the PPAF community.
She said, “We believe that organized communities are the biggest resource we have. That is why building trust with people within a particular rural community is very important.”
Furthermore, she encouraged organizations to apply human centric design concepts during product design and development for the rural consumers, just as they keep urban consumers in mind. In order to create an operation base within rural areas, engage the local community and in the long run, alleviate locals from poverty. On the occasion, the startups at NIC Karachi also pitched their ideas in front of an audience.
Currently, PPAF is in partnership with 130 organizations and has a presence in 137 districts across Pakistan. Overall, they have collaborated with about 573,000 communities and have completed 38,200 projects related to health, water and education.
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