IBA-PSO Youth Entrepreneurship Project (YEP)

Program Overview

More than 60 percent of Pakistan's population is currently under the age of 30, with over 31 percent falling in the 15-29 years' age bracket. This youth bulge offers prospects for peace and growth driven by dynamic, engaged and productive young citizens. It also provides a unique opportunity and resource for Pakistan's economic and social development, provided that youth are appropriately skilled and educated in order to meet the requirements of the labor market. However, a large proportion (32%) of youth are uneducated with no vocational skills; consequently, they remain either unemployed or underemployed.

IBA CED is working on an ambitious mission to promote the entrepreneurial mindset among the Pakistani youth i.e. both men and women. As a part of this strategy, IBA-CED is working in various parts of the country to promote the entrepreneurial mindset and help the youth to initiate entrepreneurial activities. IBA has conducted special entrepreneurship training programs for men and women to help them start micro and small business ventures in Karachi, Hyderabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Quetta. Around five thousand men and women have benefitted from these programs and are contributing towards national development in various ways.

The IBA-PSO Youth Entrepreneurship project aims to provide Micro Entrepreneurship and Life Skills training to vulnerable youth primarily from marginalized areas of Karachi that include, but not limited to, Lyari, Korangi, Sultanabad, Landhi, Malir, Shah Faisal, Orangi, Baldia, SITE town, North Karachi, New Karachi, F.B. Area, Liaquatabad, Mehmoodabad, Qayyumabad, Lines Area, Pak Colony and Nazimabad.

Program Highlights

IBA CED will conduct a 50-hour Entrepreneurship certificate course in IBA City Campus for 125 youth of Karachi. The certificate course is aimed at providing Entrepreneurship and Life Skills Training to start their own businesses. The whole project is being supported by PSO CSR Trust.

The program will have following salient features:

Benefits of the Course

Eligibility Criteria


Availability of Online Admission Forms From September 22, 2019
Interviews by IBA Team From September 23, 2019
Last date for submission of Admission Forms September 30, 2019
Commencement of classes From October 15, 2019

Selected candidates will be informed by IBA via telephone for details of course.

For more information:
IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED)
Ph: 021-38104700 (Ext. 2659) | 0300-3361753

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