About us

Pakistan is surely passing through a great “transition.” The ever-expanding youth-bulge, coupled with unemployment, inequality, injustice, and lack of social services paints a bleak picture of our future. More than 60 million people still live below the poverty line and our Human Development Index (HDI) is the lowest in South Asia. Adding to the misery, the tendency of youth towards violent extremism (VE) harms our collective persona and purges our ethos of humane dispositions. Many have been disillusioned and believe that nothing can happen in Pakistan that will rid her of her burdens. HIVE Pakistan does not concur.

We believe that better-Pakistan is possible. We believe that our glorious past, diverse traditions, poignant culture, literary character and intellectual capital combined with the recent progress in ICT, infrastructure development and fight against extremism bring us, as a community, in a unique position to navigate through our problems and manifest a reality that is closer to our dreams. We believe that this philanthropy obsessed nation can collaborate with the public and private sector in a meaningful manner to instigate processes of social change that will help us evolve as a collective. It is with this belief that HIVE Pakistan was formed.
At HIVE- young professionals with unique qualifications and experiences obsessed with a dream of better Pakistan come together to solve society’s most daunting challenges. Having worked in over 40 cities across Pakistan in the last 10 years, the team at HIVE has not only talked but walked-the-walk towards it’s shared dream.
We welcome every corporation, donor agency, NGO, activist, scholar, artist and concerned citizen to come forward and join hands with us. Let us create innovative solutions, campaigns, interventions and projects that will preserve the ‘Spirit of Pakistan’.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

Services we offer

Out of the box solutions to social, economic, political, and environmental problems.



Research & Trainings



Academic Research

Surveys

Public Opinion

Capacity Building

Civic Education


It is focused on research, training, development of resources and creation of content on over-arching themes of peace-building and other social causes. So far, we have delivered over 300 trainings on civic education, cyber security, civic imagination, countering violent extremism and capacity building of youth organizations. Hive’s academic research work includes Pakistan: The Madrassa Conundrum, and Civic Imagination & CVE Messaging..


Campaigning & Content Development



Digital Media & Soccial Media

Transmedia Campaigning

On-Ground Interventions


A multimedia studio producing engaging content that raises awareness, highlights issues and provokes debate. Hive has produced many documentaries and conducted social media campaigns for several initiatives around the theme of peace, interfaith harmony, responsible citizenship and cultural diversity. We take a storytelling approach towards developing engaging content that is disseminated through multiple platforms.



Community Engagement



Community Mobilization

Product CSR Value Activation


Through its partnership with youth based organizations, Hive Pakistan has conducted over 200 social activities all over Pakistan with different intervention techniques and methodologies. We have a presence in all the major cities of Pakistan through the networks of volunteers, supporters, and community leaders and mobilizers.


Relief & Rehabilitation



Disaster Relief Management

Infrastructure Development


Our relief and rehabilitation expertise include immediate relief, building community resilience and infrastructure development and rehabilitation.





If you want to know more,
submit an inquiry here or call 051.873.0298
or email us at info@hive.org.pk

Our Recent Projects


AIK - Better Together


‘AIK – Better Together‘ is an awareness campaign that uses the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for building community resilience and counter-messaging against extremist narratives. The project promotes Jinnah’s messages on inter-faith harmony, social cohesion and pluralism, and navigates its theory of change through an interplay of innovative holographic technology, community capacity building trainings and campaigning for a holistic solution to extremism in Pakistan.

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Chailogue


Chailogue is a community cafe - established, owned and run by the team members of HIVE Pakistan - that combines the universes of chai, dialogues and rich desi food to provide an "experience" you will not forget. Besides brewing a variety of teas, offering a choice of snacks and meals, we proudly host events that promote dialogues.

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Dil Say Pakistan


Dil Say Pakistan is Pakistan’s first transmedia campaign which entails documentaries, music videos, TV shows, radio programs, virtual reality experiences, social media activities, animation series, film festivals and on ground activities across the country to celebrate Pakistan’s diversity, acknowledge its unsung heroes and enable social good. Being the foremost partner of the campaign, HIVE Pakistan engaged 2 million users online and 5 lac people on ground in a matter of 12 months.

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Social Innovation Lab


A co-working space to create, enable and sustain innovative solutions to social challenges. Our Social Innovation Lab gathers activists, entrepreneurs, techies, artistes and CBO reps in a shared space to work on project ideas that address local and national problems. We provide mentoring, resources and networking opportunities to drive social impact in Pakistan.

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Our Clients and Partners


Meet our Team

Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi

Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi

Director

Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi is an aeronautical engineer who lost interest in aircraft and in search for a greater purpose in life, found his eternal passion in social activism and development. He later acquired post-graduate qualifications in Social Innovation and Transmedia Messaging from Sweden and USA. He founded Pakistan Youth Alliance, Khudi, HIVE and Dil Say Pakistan over the years all of which tackle society’s most pressing problems. He has successfully led more than 30 projects focused on countering-violent extremism, peacebuilding, interfaith harmony, civic education, social innovation and disaster relief. He has authored several research publications related to youth issues. A documentary on his work, “Pakistan: The New Radicals” by Al-Jazeera English profiled him as one of the nine most important activists in the world. He has been recognized as the “Bravest Blogger of The World” by US Daily Beast and has received several awards out of which the Intercultural Innovation Award by the UN and BMW Group, and the Azme Aalishan award are noteworthy.

Besides representing Pakistan at many international forums including the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Human Rights Council, he consults H.E Kofi Annan on matters related to youth, peace and security as one of the ten professionals in Kofi Annan Foundation’s elite panel of young leaders.

Ali takes great interest in spirituality, poetry and art which helped him come to terms with the contradictions of life. He believes that the dream of a plural, progressive and equal Pakistan can only be realized by meaningful collaborations at different intersections of the society.

“Wherever you are is the entry point.” – Kabir

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We are your
Creative Masterkey!


A collective of young professionals
from diverse backgrounds under one roof
with over forty years of collective experience.

Because of our twofold experience with
the world’s leading development agencies & corporations;
we place ourselves as the perfect partner for
your CSR projects and social campaigns.






Contact us

Submit an inquiry below or call 051.873.0298
or email us at info@hive.org.pk