2016 Fellows



  • AnzaSaqib
    AnzaSaqib

    Anza Saqib

    Anza Saqib is promoting a positive image of Pakistan through art and technology. Anza, a lawyer by training, joined Pursukoon Karachi to tackle the negative image of Karachi that has unfolded in recent years.

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  • AyubAyubi
    AyubAyubi

    Ayub Ayubi

    Ayub Ayubi is a social activist and founder of Renaissance by Social Innovation, Pakistan (RESIP). Established in 2011, RESIP addresses violent extremism and radicalization through engaging youth. Ayub, after being born and raised in a strict, orthodox family, was once influenced by extremist religious ideologies. However, a combination of experiences including education and dialogue with the right individuals enabled him to challenge dogmas and overcome radical influences.

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  • EilafZehra
    EilafZehra

    Eilaf Zehra

    Eilaf Zehra works at the intersection of communications and social issues. She started her career as a Communications Specialist and Project Lead at Technology for People Initiative (TPI), a research and design organization working towards leveraging easy-to-use technology for improved provision of services to the citizens

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  • FizzahKhan
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    Fizzah Khan

    Fizzah Khan is the founder and chief executive officer of Creative Brains, an organization that cultivates entrepreneurship in underprivileged and underrepresented communities in Pakistan. Fizzah works directly with poverty-stricken individuals to support small startups.

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  • HarisBadar
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    Haris Badar

    Haris Badar is an emerging social activist and social entrepreneur from Swat Valley. Haris founded Pakhtun Wardrobe, an platform that connects disaster-affected artisans with national and international markets to stimulate their economic development and encourage a revitalization of their craft. The network also connects artisans to each other, resulting in knowledge sharing, teamwork, and dispute resolution for a community deeply affected by conflict.

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  • NaveedHameed
    NaveedHameed

    Naveed Hameed

    Naveed Hameed—with humble beginnings living in Muridke, a small district of Sheikhpura, Punjab—serves as a media activist, documentary filmmaker, and facilitator in the media and development sector. He uses media and film as a tool of expression and sees himself as a bridge between the community and development.

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  • ObaidulMohsin
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    Obaid ul Mohsin

    Obaid ul Mohsin is as multimedia artist with expertise ranging from comics, animation, television commercials, games, motion graphics, E-Learning, and website production. He is currently a senior creative designer at Creative Frontiers, where he works with a team on the critically acclaimed comic book series Paasban – The Guardian.

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  • RosheenaKhanKiani
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    Rosheena Khan Kiani

    Rosheena Khan Kiani is a social worker and development practitioner. She is the chief executive officer of Words in Action, a nonprofit organization utilizing the social entrepreneurship model to empower marginalized people across Pakistan to realize their strengths and tackle future challenges in their community.

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  • Sajid Shah
    Sajid Shah

    Sajid Shah

    Sajid Shah completed his post graduate studies in electrical engineering but his true passion lies in entrepreneurship and solving real life social problems. Driven to impact society in a positive way, he strives to use his technical knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to get the most out of the latest technologies.

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  • SaqibTanveer
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    Saqib Tanveer

    Saqib Tanveer is a broadcast journalist currently working with Pakistan’s largest news channel, Geo News. He is heading the research team of Pakistan’s most watched weekend show, Naya Pakistan with Talat Hussain. As a senior researcher, beyond producing news shows and documentaries, Saqib sets the agenda for news shows and pinpoints important stories and threats to society.

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  • ShahraizAMalik
    ShahraizAMalik

    Shahraiz A. Malik

    Shahraiz A. Malik is working towards eradicating extremism, gender discrimination, and sectarian violence. He is the cofounder of the Nadir Foundation, a nonprofit organization that established the Nadir Girls Higher Secondary School in Pachnand.

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  • SheranKhan
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    Sheran Khan

    Raised in Khanozai, Balochistan, Sheran developed a deep passion for working for the community. After attending secondary school in Quetta and then studying education and psychology at Forman Christian College in Lahore, Sheran began working in the non-governmental sector. Sheran felt compelled to work to restore peace and harmony after recognizing the changes that occurred after 9/11 in his region.

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  • SonalDhanani
    SonalDhanani

    Sonal Dhanani

    Sonal Dhanani is an educator and facilitator keen on promoting volunteerism and social action in her community. Sonal conducts “Jugnoo,” an Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board camp for children between ages eight and thirteen. The camp promotes tolerance for pluralism, diversity, and ethics. It attempts to broaden the educational scope of children while inoculating a spirit of volunteerism and community service.

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  • SyedHasanHaider
    SyedHasanHaider

    Syed Hasan Haider

    Syed Hasan Haider is a documentary filmmaker and photographer from Karachi. Hasan’s work revolves around social issues, culture, religion and arts. After graduating from the National College of Arts, he joined Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Films (SOC Films) in Karachi as an associate producer and sound engineer.

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  • WajeehaRiaz
    WajeehaRiaz

    Wajeeha Riaz

    Through her diverse training in the development sector, the National Assembly, and now at the Senate of Pakistan, Wajeeha Riaz realized the significance of inclusivity and the Parliament’s role as a catalyst for change. As a Young Parliamentary Associate, Wajeeha worked in the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, where she organized a series of seminars highlighting women and the challenges they face.

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