Building borderless entrepreneurial ecosystem – Peace Through Prosperity and 9others – road to Yemen!

At Peace Through Prosperity we know firsthand the impact people-to-people support networks bring, having a trusted network is something no entrepreneur should be without.

With 9others we have been delivering these for micro-entrepreneurs in marginalised communities since 2014. Combined with our mini-MBA and coaching programmes for micro-entrepreneurs this additional level of support has become an invaluable compliment for beneficiaries we work with. Continue reading

Being human, taking Open Source, Agile and Cloud beyond tech! at Drupal Europe

Privileged to be given the opportunity by organisers at Drupal Europe to share Peace Through Prosperity‘s journey with the Drupal community. Thank you!

This was the third rendition of this talk since 2015, and in this time our charity, our work, progress of our beneficiaries and our learnings from it have come a long way. Continue reading

Re-calibrating Giveback – Taking Open Source and Cloud beyond tech #SocialTransformation

This is the second rendition of this topic within the Drupal Community, the first time I shared my experiences and journey in this context was at Drupal Camp Sofia, in Bulgaria in 2015. In many respects this is quite a circle for me, I have fond memories of attending a Drupal meet-up in Utrecht (long way from home in Kent!) in 2012, receiving a very warm welcome by the local community at OneShoe’s very eclectic offices and meeting the personality that is Michel. Continue reading

Peace Through Prosperity- 2017 a retrospective – inspect, adapt, expand. #Agile #OpenSource #SocialTransformation

Third Cohort of women entrepreneurs partaking in Peace Through Prosperity's mini-MBA program.

Third Cohort of women entrepreneurs partaking in Peace Through Prosperity’s mini-MBA program.

2017 was epic, turbulent, encouraging, phenomenal, hard, exciting, exploratory, reflective, transformative, fulfilling and a successful year for Peace Through Prosperity. Thanks to its incredible team, ambassadors and supporters. Thank you all.

2017 by numbers

  • 9 month engagement in 11 marginalised areas of Karachi, Pakistan
  • 304 male beneficiaries completed mini-MBA for micro-entrepreneurs
    • across 5 separate trades*
    • delivered average revenue growth: 10%
    • average profitability growth: 108%
    • and created 19 new jobs.

In real terms this translates to individual micro-entrepreneurs taking home an extra $142 per month. Their daily net (take home) income has grown from $4.4/day to $9.13/day. That’s not it! 19 unemployed individuals found jobs created by the growth experienced by the micro-entrepreneurs. An individual micro-entrepreneur and their immediate family benefited for sure, and so did their local community. Continue reading

Public Speaking

Recent speaking engagements

2018:

2017:

2016:

  • Startup School: Agility- 101, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • The Accelerator Network: “Agility and Product Development”, London, UK.
  • Peace Conference, Karachi, Pakistan

Others:

  • Agile Lean Europe (ALE), Agile for Peace, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015
  • Agile London Conference 2015, Agile for Peace, London, UK
  • Transforming lives using agile – Scrum Alliance Regional Gathering, Bangalore, India, 2015
  • London Project Management Conference, Agile for Peace, London, UK, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker at Drupal Camp Sofia 2015
  • Speaker at Drupal Camp London 2015
  • Speaker at Drupal Camp Brighton 2015
  • Speaker at Drupal Camp Ghent 2014
  • Speaker at Drupal Camp Yorkshire 2014
  • Speaker at Drupal Camp London 2013
  • Speaker at Drupal Camp Leuven 2013
  • Speaker at Drupal Camp Helsinki 2012
  • Speaker at BAD Camp Brighton 2012
  • Speaker at DrupalCon Munich 2012
  • Speaker at Drupal Camp Dubai 2013
  • Speaker at Drupal Camp Karachi 2013
  • Speaker at Drupal Camp Lahore 2013
  • Speaker at Drupal Camp Islamabad 2012

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