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Amneh Shaikh-Farooqi


Polly and Other Stories

Speaker Biography

Amneh is a development practitioner & value chain specialist/trainer with deep interest in market-based solutions to poverty/disenfranchisement and the power of cultural heritage & making as a tool for social change. She has over 14 years of experience in management-consulting, social entrepreneurship and gender mainstreaming in Pakistan as part of a range of economic development, poverty reduction and environmental initiatives. Amneh cofounded and runs a social enterprise called Polly and Other Stories, an initiative that helps develop and bring to market carefully made artisanal products, created by small producers in their homes or by communities in remote villages that are excluded from the mainstream.