Acu­men opens ap­pli­ca­tions for PFP

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH - STAFF RE­PORTER

KARACHI—Acu­men, a global non-profit so­cial ven­ture fund chang­ing the way the world tack­les poverty has opened ap­pli­ca­tions for its Pak­istan Fel­lows Pro­gram. Cre­ated in 2013, the Pak­istan Fel­lows Pro­gram is a lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment pro­gram that equips emerg­ing so­cial lead­ers with the skills, knowl­edge and moral imag­i­na­tion to drive pos­i­tive change in their com­mu­ni­ties.

De­signed to de­velop the next gen­er­a­tion of so­cial lead­ers with the au­dac­ity to trans­form so­ci­ety and cre­ate a bet­ter, more in­clu­sive world, the fel­low­ship pro­vides 20 in­di­vid­u­als from across Pak­istan with the knowl­edge, train­ing and sup­port sys­tem to cre­ate a last­ing so­cial im­pact. Acu­men seeks in­di­vid­u­als com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing pos­i­tive change in Pak­istan, who are ei­ther en­trepreneurs who have built their own star­tups or en­trepreneurs work­ing in a po­si­tion of in­flu­ence within an or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Over the course of the year, Fel­lows take part in five week-long sem­i­nars, where they re­ceive the tools, train­ing and space to in­no­vate new ideas, ac­cel­er­ate their im­pact and build a strong net­work of so­cial lead­ers from across Pak­istan and around the world. The Fel­lows pro­gram is fully spon­sored, al­low­ing par­tic­i­pants to re­main in their jobs so they can ap­ply what they learn to their work in real time.

ISLAMABAD: Finance Min­is­ter Sen­a­tor Muham­mad Ishaq Dar chair­ing meet­ing re­gard­ing pro­vi­sion of fer­til­izer on re­duced rates to farm­ers.

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