Hi all! Here’s a quick round-up of #socent happenings:

Pakistan Updates:

  • In order to tackle the problem of poor waste management in Karachi, entrepreneur, Khayam Hussain has designed the Ricksaaf, a rickshaw with a steel container that can carry up to 200 kg of trash. How awesome is that? Check out the full story on E-Tribune here.
  • If you missed start-up weekend in Lahore, Waqas Ali of Hometown Shoes sums it up here.



  • Stop by Kuch Khaas in Islamabad this Wednesday for the event, “Changing Mindsets through Film-Making” in honor of International Women’s Day. The event will screen a video montage on themes related to women followed by a poetry recitation and motivational songs by Mumtaz Begum and Abida Ejaz to celebrate the struggles and achievements of Pakistani women. More details here.
  • The Environmental Protection Society is organizing the GCU Environmental Conference on March 12 – 13.


  • Felix Oldenburg, the European director of Ashoka talks about how organizations that do not generate changemakers are going to be left behind regardless of how much money they have. Read the full piece here.
  • Check out the widely circulated post on the 7 worst ideas in international aid – what do you think they missed?