British Asian Trust and Citi Foundation celebrate a successful partnership in Karachi

The British Asian Trust and Citi Foundation, in collaboration with partners CIRCLE Women and AWF Pvt. Ltd, celebrated the success of the ‘Digital Acceleration of Youth-led Microenterprises’ project. This initiative, spanning 18 months, has empowered over 1,000 young individuals, fostering sustainable livelihoods through digital literacy and enterprise growth.  

Notable guests included Ahmed Bozai (Citi – Country Officer, and British Asian Trust’s Pakistan Advisory Council Member), and Martin Dawson (Deputy Head of Mission, Karachi). They were joined by supporters, partners and friends of the Trust. Nadeem Hussain, Founder and CEO of PlanetN group delivered the keynote address. The event reinforces the British Asian Trust's ability to convene high-level stakeholders across the private and corporate sector to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Pakistan Director of the British Asian Trust Kamyla Marvi said: "We are excited to come together to present the successes of the Digital Acceleration of Youth-led Program with Citi Foundation's support in Pakistan. We are proud to witness the transformative impact this project has brought to the lives of more than 1,000 young entrepreneurs who are our nation's future. We are grateful to Citi Foundation for their continuing support, and to our partners AWF and CIRCLE Women for their excellent work."

Ahmed Bozai, Citi Country Officer, Citi Pakistan added: “As we gather to celebrate the success of the Digital Acceleration of Youth-led Microenterprises’ project, I am immensely proud of the collaborative spirit that defined this journey. Our collaboration with British Asian Trust goes beyond creating opportunities; it’s about catalysing a profoundly, lasting impact. Together, we not only empowered young entrepreneurs but also forged a legacy of sustainable change. Each success story heard today stands as a testament to the dedication of all involved, marking a significant chapter in our collective pursuit of a more inclusive future for Pakistan." 

Two entrepreneurs from the project shared inspiring stories of how the training they received had a transformative effect on their enterprises. 

Read more details about the Digital Acceleration of Youth-led Microenterprises project.