Saturday 7th October 15:00 - 18:00
Join us at the British Council Karachi library on Saturday, 7 October for a conversation on the role of social enterprise in supporting women’s empowerment and social change in Pakistan.
In recent years, social enterprise has started to play a small but growing role in women’s empowerment. According to a recent British Council research on Social Enterprise Activity in Pakistan, proportionally four times as many women lead social enterprises than for-profit businesses in Pakistan.
In order to further explore the effectiveness of social enterprise as a vehicle for supporting women’s empowerment, the British Council is bringing together social entrepreneurs, students, government officials, women’s rights activists, academics and representatives of civil society organizations on one platform to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of social enterprise as a mechanism for empowering women and to make recommendations for the private and public sector to support women social entrepreneurs across the country.
About the British Council’s Social Enterprise Programme:
The British Council’s Global Social Enterprise programme was launched in 2009 in China and Indonesia. It is currently being implemented in 24 countries across the globe. Drawing on UK expertise and best practice, the programme supports the development of the social enterprise sector through capacity building support, education systems, policy and government dialogue and international development. Positive social change, sustainable development and inclusive growth are at the core of British Council’s social enterprise programme.
This event is for ages 18 and above, and is open to members only.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and Library Membership number.
Location: The British Council Karachi Library
Date: Saturday, 7 October 2017
Time: 3:00 to 6:00 PM
Registration will close on Friday, 6 October 2017 by 5 PM