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IMPACT NETWORK LAUNCH EVENT

Impact Network Launch Event

Program Agenda

09.30 - 09.35 Welcome Note
09.35 - 09.40 Introduction to PEP Foundation
09.40 - 09.45 Introduction to Impact Network
09.45 - 10.00 Panel Discussion How do we scale social innovation?
10.00 - 10.15 [Activity] Who’s doing what?
Change-makers, Innovations, Barriers
10.15 - 10.30 Working Tea
10.30 - 12.30 Break out Session
Focus: Scaling
sector specific
innovations

EDUCATION
Break out Session
Focus: Scaling
sector specific
innovations

HEALTH
Break out Session
Focus: Scaling
sector specific
innovations

ENERGY
Break out Session
Focus: Scaling
sector specific
innovations

AGRICULTURE
Break out Session
Focus: Scaling
sector specific
innovations

WATER
Focus Group
Discussions:

Blended Finance
Focus Group
Discussions:

FUTURE
12.30 - 01.00 Lunch Break
01.00 - 03.00 Break out Session
Joining Forces:
Scaling Innovations

EDUCATION
Break out Session
Joining Forces:
Scaling Innovations

HEALTH
Break out Session
Joining Forces:
Scaling Innovations

ENERGY
Break out Session
Joining Forces:
Scaling Innovations

AGRICULTURE
Break out Session
Joining Forces:
Scaling Innovations

WATER
03.00 - 03.30 Closing Session
03.30 - 04.00 Networking Coffee

Breakout Sessions

The Impact Network Launch is NOT your typical Event. We want you to share your knowledge, your experience and build on that learning. There are 7 breakout sessions, 1 each in education, health, energy, water and agriculture. There are also 2 invitation only focus group discussions on blended finance and the future. The objective of the day is to focus on SCALE – How do we help good innovations reach millions of people?

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

Break out Session Focus: Scaling sector specific innovations
The participants will go through the following
thinking:

  • Identifying Known Solutions
  • Barriers’ Categorization
  • Enablers
  • Priority Actions
  • Future (Where do we want to be)

Intended Outcomes:

  • dentifying workable solutions to the key
    challenges in each sector.
  • Creating a work plan for the next decade to
    work towards each solution.
  • Identification of key stakeholders
BREAKOUT SESSION 2

Breakout Session Joining Forces: Scaling Innovations
In this session the participants will be giving their inputs on the innovators’ pitches. The objective is to enable people with influence to pledge their commitments towards scaling the innovation.
Outcomes:

  • Mapping of needs
  • Identifying champions
  • Personal ownership and commitment

Impact network launched to address developmental challenges in Pakistan

A unique collaboration between Incubation Centers, Social Entrepreneurship Support Organizations, Universities, Public Sector, Donors, and Investors, called the Impact Network was launched in Islamabad. The Impact Network will focus on stimulating, supporting and scaling critical social innovations.

This national program is funded by the Promotion of Education in Pakistan PEP Foundation (a non-profit working in Pakistan since 1994 to promote the right of all students to access quality higher education). Over 150 senior officials from both the public and private sectors attended the launch event

The event was designed to allow the exchange of ideas and insights among thought leaders and policymakers. Founder and Chairman PEP Foundation Dr. Khalid Iqbal inaugurated the launch event.

Ms. Shahida Saleem, Team Lead for the Impact Network elaborated upon the vision of setting up the Impact Network. She stressed on the need for collaboration between key stakeholders to address Pakistan’s most pressing developmental challenges. “Pakistan’s problems cannot be solved by any one organization. In order to create meaningful progress and tangible social impact, we need to foster leadership, innovative thinking and most importantly, collective action.”

The participants discussed how social innovations can be supported so that they can actually affect millions of people across Pakistan. The discussions were structured around 5 targeted sectors; education, health, agriculture, water, and energy. In addition, there were two high-level closed discussion groups around Blended finance and Implication of Future technologies on SDG’s.

David Galipeau, founder and Chief of the United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNDP-UNSIF) led the Blended Finance session, with participants from Ignite, BOI, Insitor, and many others.

Puruesh Chaudhry, founder, and CEO of Aaghai, Forsight Labs, and The Islamabad Singularity Chapter, Led the discussion on the implications of future technologies on SDG’s.

Puruesh Chaudhry said that the spirit of organizational collaboration must be sustained to enable truly sustainable and impactful solutions to the challenges faced by Pakistan.

Focus Group Discussion

BLENDED FINANCE

The conversation: how to bridge the gap between philanthropy, donors, social impact investors, commercial investors and investees?

What do more than 80% of social enterprises serving the Bottom of the Pyramid have in common?
They are not operating at or near scale and are not ready to take on investment.

What do more than 80% of institutional investors have in common?
They seek competitive, market-rate returns or returns close to market rate.

That is why there is a huge need to unlock and align private capital and find a new role for public funders and philanthropists to maximize the impact of capital deployed, and further scale innovations & market-based solutions.
It has become increasingly more apparent that there is a massive financing gap between strategic philanthropy, donor grants and investment to scale innovative social ventures. How can institutions align their investment strategies with the needs of the scale up value chain?

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

The Conversation: Humanity stands at an important moment in history. The global, digitally-enabled 4IR is already the fastest period of innovation ever. It is underpinned by rapid advances in technologies including artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of things, nanotechnology and biotechnology, to name a few. The disruption of many traditional markets and industries is already underway. How can we shape these transformations to address society’s and the Earth’s most pressing challenges, and not exacerbate them?
There is a window of opportunity now, to make the sweeping advances for Pakistan, in critical development areas. How do we align our research and work on these technologies to solve today’s problems, while we also plan for the future.

Event Details

  • Date: May 7, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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