The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) in partnership with AGHAEZ professional services, hosted the impACT Islamabad International Conference, a three day conference that provided an open platform to budding social entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Pakistan to learn from each other and co-design projects with traditional stakeholders to support the attainment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The objective of the conference was to strengthen community linkages between social entrepreneurs in both countries and encourage sharing of networks, resources and knowledge with traditional actors from international, public and private sector entities.
The three day conference aimed to:
1. Map out the interventions each entrepreneur lead over the geography of their countries
2. Map the interventions and geographies onto the SDGs
3. Introduce the Power Triangle Method in order to identify gaps and opportunities in networks, resources and knowledge
4. Use a regenerative approach to come up with collaborative solutions
5. Use powerful storytelling to convince public and private sector actors to partner with collaborative projects in order to evoke true systems level change.
The following program was sponsored in part by the Hollings Center for International Dialogue as part of its Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership program, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan.