Islamabad, November 17, 2017: Ambassador David Hale was honored to accept, on behalf of the entire United States Mission to Pakistan, an award from the Global Entrepreneurship Network – Pakistan in recognition of the American Mission’s strong and concerted efforts to energize and expand Pakistan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Speaking at a reception celebrating National Entrepreneurship Month and Global Entrepreneurship Week, Ambassador Hale lauded the strong entrepreneurial traditions shared by Pakistan and America. He emphasized that economic growth and vitality – with all members of society participating freely and fairly – are the foundation of security, stability, and prosperity.
Ambassador Hale noted, “Pakistan can be a knowledge hub in the region,” and said he was pleased to recognize Pakistan’s delegates to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30.
The 2018 GES theme is “Women First, Prosperity for All.” The American Mission promotes women’s entrepreneurship through a variety of programs such as the WECREATE Center in Islamabad, Pakistan’s first and only co-working space; “Women Can Do,” a series of skill-building seminars for over 4,000 young Pakistani women; and exchange programs such as TechWomen, which 10 Pakistani women attended in San Francisco, California, this year.
For more information on the United States’ assistance for entrepreneurship in Pakistan, please visit: https://www.usaid.gov/pakistan/cross-cutting-themes-good-governance-and-gender-equity
Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4423)