A new and unique collaboration has been carried out between Social / Support Organizations as well as Universities, Donors and Investors and Public Sector called Impact Network which was launched in Islamabad. The Impact Network aims to stimulate and support social innovations. The Impact Network is funded by the PEP Foundation which is a Pakistan based non-profit organization working since 1994 to promote higher education for all students. The launch event in Islamabad was attended by well over 150 senior officials of both public and private sectors.
The Chairman of PEP Foundation Dr. Khalid Iqbal inaugurated the event. Later Ms. Shahida Saleem, Team Lead for Impact Network highlighted the broad goals and vision behind the Impact Network. The participants at the event discussed various ideas for social innovations and the support in this area that can impact millions of people across Pakistan.
David Galipeau,Chief of the United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNDP-UNSIF) was also present at the occasion and expressed his views.