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International Entrepreneurship Day Observed

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KARACHI: The IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (AMAN-CED), in collaboration with Oxfam in Pakistan, celebrated International Entrepreneurship Day.

Accomplished entrepreneurs, aspiring young entrepreneurs, 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.

Program Director IBA-CED Dr. Shahid Qureshi welcomed all guests and applauded the efforts of IBACED 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 the 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 guests also shared their views and asked the young participants to pursue their dreams by setting up their own businesses. Chief Guest of the event, Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi, 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.IBA Oxfam 2KARACHI: Acting Executive Director IBA, Dr. Sayeed Ghani seen presenting commemorative shield.   


 A relevant piece published earlier: 

Nielsen Academy launched at IBA Karachi

21st day of January 2020

KARACHI: Nielsen in collaboration with the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi’s Career Development Center (CDC) launched an educational market research initiative for graduating students titled Neilsen Academy at the Main Campus.

The ceremony was attended by students, faculty members, research professionals and experts. The program, comprising of both coursework and fieldwork aims to not only equip students with the necessary knowledge required to excel in the workforce but will also provide them the opportunity to learn about the latest research dynamics from experts in the field.

“Through our collaboration with Nielsen, we are excited to provide our students a platform where they can test their potential by utilizing their educational learning in challenging practical scenarios,” remarked Associate Dean Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) IBA Karachi, Dr. Sayeed Ghani.

He further added, “It is important for them to understand how market research takes place, especially in our local context, by differentiating how academic research is different from actual market research”.

While addressing the students at the launch, Operations Lead, Nielsen, Moutasim Ehsan said, “It is a privilege for us to work alongside IBA to bring something unique for these students by helping them build their skill set and gaining insights on the evolving role of market research in today’s world as well as in Pakistan”.

Nielsen Academy is part of Nielsen’s community outreach efforts to offer young soon-to-be professionals with the opportunity to complement their academic experience with practical insights by engaging them in an interactive learning process with market research professionals.

The launch concluded with an interactive Q and A session with students on research areas, sector growth, and market potential.IBA 2


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.