IBA AMAN-CED in collaboration with Oxfam in Pakistan, celebrated International Entrepreneurship Day

International Entrepreneurship Day

22nd January 2020, KARACHI: IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (AMAN-CED), in collaboration with Oxfam in Pakistan, celebrated International Entrepreneurship Day. Accomplished entrepreneurs, aspiring young entrepreneurs, and students and civil society attended the session. The objective of the event was to bring Karachi's youth under one roof and to raise awareness about the scope of entrepreneurial ventures for the betterment of society. IBA CED Program Director Dr Shahid Qureshi welcomed all guests and applauded the efforts of IBA CED in instilling a strong entrepreneurial mindset among youth.

Country Director Oxfam in Pakistan Mohammed Qazilbash briefed the audience about the various programs through which Oxfam promotes entrepreneurship and development of youth in Pakistan. The speeches of the young and experienced entrepreneurs about their entrepreneurial journeys further exposed the audience to the advantages of pursuing one's own business venture. The event included a panel discussion in which entrepreneurs belonging to diverse industries such as health, education, agribusiness, personal care and fitness shared existing business opportunities in these fields.

The dignitaries also shared their views and asked the young participants to pursue their dreams by creating their own worlds through business. The Chief Guest of the event, Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, shared his entrepreneurial journey of pursuing different ventures. He emphasized that money is not an obstacle for entrepreneurs who have passion, commitment and the skills to convert their business ideas into a reality. Other Guests of Honor included Ghazala Saifi, Member of the National Assembly, and Arifullah Hussaini, Vice Admiral (R) of the Pakistan Navy.

Acting Executive Director IBA, Dr. Sayeed Ghani distributed honorary shields and thanked the guests for coming to IBA for making this event successful.

International Entrepreneurship Day
International Entrepreneurship Day
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