Friday , November 22 2019

Ehsaas Prize Funding under Solutions Innovation Challenge Policy

Ehsaas has announced the first series of Prizes under the Ehsaas Solutions Challenge Policy. In this respect, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division are soliciting Prize Funding ideas to develop solutions for those at the bottom of the pyramid. The themes include the institutionalization of new generations of garbage collection, clean cooking stove and Thela (pushcart). The competition is open to all NGOs, startups and private organizations. The winners will have to demonstrate their ability to execute and implement their plans. Details can be accessed. The Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Poverty Alleviation, and Social Safety Division is executing the fourth pillar of the Ehsaas poverty reduction strategy through Prize Funding. We are looking for ideas in the following themes.

Ehsaas has announced the first series of Prizes under the Ehsaas Solutions Challenge Policy. In this respect, Prize Funding ideas are being sought to develop innovative solutions for those at the bottom of the pyramid. We are looking for ideas in the following themes:

Institutionalization of a New Generation of Garbage Collection.

Institutionalization of a New Generation of Clean Cooking Stove.

Institutionalization of a New Generation of Thela: Designing & Zoning in Railways.

Thela is a pushcart that sells food and non-food items. The food can be further classified as raw food and cooked. Non-food items consist of selling household items, clothes etc. By some estimates the biggest component is food. This provides the livelihood for the poor, most importantly for rural to urban migrants, who move to the cities to earn a living. It is important to look at models that will enhance the income-generating capacity of the thela.

OBJECTIVES 7 BENEFITS

Objective 1
The prize money worth of PKR one million which is based on the design.
Ehsaas co-branding
The Successful social innovation model plan can be used as the preferred model under the interest-free loan program for borrowers that want to set up their vending stalls.

Objective 2
The wining idea will be adopted by Railways
Potentially, opportunities to scale up in other parts of the country upon successful completion

PROCESS

The Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety Division will launch a business plan competition, where potential organizations and individuals will send in their detailed business plan through the CSE website. If they are shortlisted, they will present to a panel who will decide the winner. The winner of the prize will get Prize money worth of PKR 1million; and will be connected with the Railway Ministry to execute their zoning and install the new modern, innovative ‘thela’.

CONCEPT NOTE

APPLICATION FORM

 

The Competition is open to all NGOs, Startups and Private Organizations for PRIZE MONEY OF PKR 1 MILLION

The winner will have to demonstrate their ability to execute and implement their plan, and they will be given a chance to scale their project.

They will have an opportunity to make a huge impact across Pakistan.

Close of Application:20th November 2019
Announcement of Shortlisted Project:3rd Week November 2019
Pitching Session:4th Week November 2019
Winner : Same day

POSTAL ADDRESS
Jawad Tareen, BDM (Business Development Manager), 051-9245061
Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
2nd floor, Shalimar Plaza, BlueArea, Islamabad

The concept notes and application form can be viewed on our website www.cse.gov.pk or www.pass.gov.pk. Furthermore, you can contact our office at 051-9245063. Email us on info.ecse@pc.gov.pk for further information.