How do we want to live? Our office in Islamabad has been working for a peaceful and progressive Pakistan since 1986. Since then FNF Pakistan office has been seeking to answer this very question: How do we want to live? As individuals we are all entitled to personal dignity and freedom. It has been FNF`s mission to make these principles valid for all. We want people to realize the project of their lives! We promote a social and political environment where every individual can become the pilot of his/her lives!
Entrepreneurship beyond the conventional
Women represent around 48% of Pakistan’s total population, while female employment participation is only 15.5%. This shows a significant potential. Facilitation such as co-working spaces, and accelerators; women-focused competitions; trainings and networking opportunities have empowered women entrepreneurs. However the ecosystem still requires specific interventions to bridge the gap in funding and registration for women-led start-ups.
Celebrating achievements, determining steps forward
Since 1995, hundreds of Freedom Gators hailing from fields like, civic sector, academia, politics, parliament and enterprise, etc. have had the opportunity to learn about these and numerous other liberal values through various activities, visit programs and trainings by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom-Pakistan and at its International Academy for Leadership (IAF) in Gummersbach (Germany).
A nod of respect and awe to river Indus
Many would think about why the protection of river Indus is so essential at a time when almost one third of Pakistan is flooded. The answer by Ms Salam and Mr Malik is this : the river is a continuous renewing body of water which provides food, a fisherman's economy, a means of settlements and the regulated water flow helps agriculture, the backbone of the country’s economy. It needs to be respected.
A tale of two rivers
If only there were photographs of 6 foot river turtles then we could show the world how river was a thriving eco-system. This is the reason that 'Expedition Indus 2022' by Wajahat Malik is important because it is providing a documentary evidence of the culture and economy of the river behind the civilization of this region.
Water Governance in the face of Climate Change
Each year is getting hotter than the last one, the impacts of extreme heat are pronounced more so in Pakistan. From prolonged heatwaves to Glacier Lake Outburst floods, from monsoon floods to droughts. It all boils down to water governance and realizing that water is human right and it needs a collective solution. Read how Dr. S. Aamir Hameed build the narrative for sustainable water storage and water safety plans.
Pakistan and European Union under GSP+
This report provides an overview of Pakistan's trade performance under the GSP+ status and implementation of International Conventions. Pakistan’s GSP+ utilization rate has been high however, could be further increased through exhausting relevant tariff lines.
A new econometric data model
Even private citizens need to know how the market and consumption patterns develop in order to make informed decisions about their own consumer behaviour and spending. The soft launch of white paper "Consumption Patterns in Urban Pakistan" offered the opportunity for academics, data practitioners and policy maker to discuss how this new econometric model can be expanded.