Democracy That Delivers #163: Jehan Ara on the Digital Transformation in Pakistan and Developing Economies

Anna Kompanek, Ken Jaques |
To the right: guest Jehan Ara; to the left: co-host Anna Kompanek.

Jehan Ara is a long-time CIPE partner, FEDN member, and President of the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) based in Islamabad. Jehan is a motivator, an entrepreneur, a social activist and a strong propagator of extending the power and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) beyond pure traditional business, to empower and enable communities.

In this episode, Jehan and CIPE’s Regional Director for Global, Anna Kompanek, discuss some successes and challenges seen in Pakistan when it comes to advancing digital transformation of business, and the economy more broadly. They note that innovation and jobs increasingly depend on countries creating enabling environments for a digital economy.

To learn more about Jehan’s work with P@SHA, please visit their website and their tech incubator’s website, called The Nest i/o.

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Published Date: July 09, 2019