IBA CED organizes one day conference on GreenEnovate - Solid & Liquid Waste Management at IBA Karachi

IBA Karachi successfully organized the one-day GreenEnovate Waste Conference, focusing on solid and liquid waste management in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC), & Prime Minister Youth Programme (PMYP). The event took place on January 22nd at IBA Karachi's City campus, bringing together young innovators, industry experts, and government officials to discuss sustainable solutions.

Dr. Lalarukh Ejaz, Director of IBA CED, greeted the guests and presented an overview of the overwhelming response to startup ideas for GreenEnovate Solid & Liquid Waste Management. A thorough screening process involving three stages evaluated 622 applications, leading to the selection of 9 innovative ideas for the final pitches.

The chief guest, Mr. Syed Wasi Shah, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs, graced the event. Mr. Syed Wasi Shah, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) visited the exhibition area, and appreciated the efforts of the exhibitors. The chief guest, Mr. Syed Wasi Shah, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) delivered remarks on the significance of solid & liquid waste management, distributed awards to the winners.

Mr Irfan Ullah, Project Director Green Youth Movement (HEC), Mome Saleem, Program Specialist UNICEF, Abdul Qayoom Shaikh, Vice President Special Projects ENGRO Corp, Azfar Hussain, Project Director NIC Hyderabad, & Munib Ali Faridi, Environmental Policy Analyst Sindh joined the event as guests.

Nearly 500 people attended the conference. The event featured a pitching session where young innovators presented their ideas on waste management. The keynote speech was delivered by Ms. Afia Salam, a Pakistani Journalist and Media Development Specialist. A session with Ruth Gutierrez-Corley from CYCN provided insights into sustainable waste management practices. A panel discussion included experts from ENGRO, UNICEF, GEN U and NIC Hyderabad, discussing potential partnerships between youth and the private sector. The event concluded with Mr. Syed Wasi Shah, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs expressing his thoughts, followed by lunch. Congratulations to the top three winners; winning first prize worth 500,000 PKR, second prize 300,000 PKR & third prize 200,000 PKR.

First Position Royella Trading
Second Position Ways Technologies
Third Position Dominators Biotech

IBA Karachi extends heartfelt gratitude to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) team, the Prime Minister's Youth Programme (PMYP), the Commonwealth, UNICEF, the IBA Center for Executive Development (CED) team, and the dedicated volunteers. Your unwavering support and efforts played a pivotal role in making the GreenEnovate Waste Conference a resounding success. Thank you for your commitment to promoting sustainable solutions in solid and liquid waste management and for contributing to a cleaner and greener future.

IBA CED organizes one day conference on GreenEnovate  Solid & Liquid Waste Management at IBA Karachi