TEDxLahore - Asher Hasan - Of burgers and bun kababs
CEO Naya Jeevan, Asher Hasan, tackles the issue of the socio-economic apartheid prevalent in Pakistani society by introducing the idea of world's first child-to-child micro-finance scheme to reduce economic disparities. About the speaker Asher is the founder and CEO of Naya Jeevan, a multinational social enterprise dedicated to providing low income families throughout the emerging world with affordable access to quality, catastrophic health-care. Asher was recently selected as a Draper Richards Social Entrepreneur Fellow for 2009-2011 that is accompanied with a $300,000 award, and is also an invited member of the Clinton Global Initiative for for 2009-2010 and a TED India Fellow. In addition, Ashar and Naya Jeevan are also the recipients of a $75,000 first prize in the 2008 NYU Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan competition. Prior to launching Naya Jeevan, Asher served in the capacity of Senior Director and Head of the US Medical Affairs Obesity team for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA. He splits his time between Los Angeles, CA and Karachi, Pakistan. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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