Queen Mathilde of Belgium (Sitting, Centre), Sr. Member, Schwab Foundation in a special session with Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs on Day 1 of World Economic Forum. Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra (Standing, 1st Row, 4th from L), Chairman & Founding Director, The Citizens Foundation is the only Social Entrepreneur from Pakistan attending this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
Chairman and Founding Director of The Citizens Foundation (TCF), Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra is currently attending the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Earlier last year, TCF was honored with the prestigious Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 award and is the only nonprofit organization from Pakistan to attend this year’s World Economic Forum.
Over 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2,500 leaders from business and society will convene at the 46th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. The theme for this year’s meeting is ‘Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ where critical current challenges, such as security, climate change and “new normal” global growth and commodity prices, will feature on the agenda.
Speaking about TCF’s participation in the WEF Annual Meeting, Mr. Chhapra said,
“In line with WEF’s commitment to improving the state of the world, TCF aims to provide quality, modern education in the most vulnerable and marginalized communities across Pakistan. Ensuring equal access to educational opportunities is essential if we want to create a secure and stable Pakistan as well as a fairer and safer world.”
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides unparalleled platforms at the regional and global level to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation. It brings together a select community of social entrepreneurs and engages them in shaping global, regional and industry agendas that improve the state of the world in close collaboration with the other stakeholders of the World Economic Forum. Earlier last year, Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra won the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the progress made by The Citizens Foundation in providing access to affordable, high quality education to children, especially girls, from economically disadvantaged families across Pakistan.