About usPakistan 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.
Our Recent Projects
‘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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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Meet our Team
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