ACEF Speaker

Fiza Farhan

ORA Global Development Advisors

Fiza Farhan is the CEO of ORA Global Development Advisors and a leading global expert on issues pertaining to inclusive economic growth, climate change, sustainable development, financial inclusion, women empowerment, access to energy and multi-sectorial partnerships; advising various Governments, private sector and development agencies especially the United Nations on critical development issues in both realms of advocacy and action. Fiza is also the Convenor of the Male Champions of Change Pakistan Coalition, creating strong partnerships with CEOs of private sector organizations to enable them to step up for gender equality. Previously Fiza was the CEO & Co-founder of two social enterprises Buksh Foundation & Buksh Energy Private Limited, whereby she launched multiple global innovations on projects creating unique development solutions addressing multiple challenges the rural communities face including the nexus between empowerment for women & girls and access to clean and reliable energy solutions in addition to access to finance, education and economic livelihoods, later the same innovative ideas got recognized as “International Best Practices” by the UN Foundation & UN Habitat. Fiza was featured in the US Magazine Forbes “30 Under 30 List of Social Entrepreneurs” twice in 2015 and then in 2016, in addition to becoming the youngest member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Women Economic Empowerment, Future Energy Leader at the World Energy Council, and Chairperson to Chief Minister Punjab’s Task Force on Women Empowerment amongst many other high level board positions. Currently, Fiza is an advisor to multiple stakeholders in individual and institutional capacities, including UNICEF Pakistan, PFAN International, UNGC International etc. Fiza is a graduate of Lahore University of Management Sciences and completed her post-graduation from Warwick Business School, UK."


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