Abrar ul Hassan's Videos (TechATState) - TechATState 2014-10-31T08:20:34Z http://tech.state.gov/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=098l72ewyq5q6&rss=yes&xn_auth=no "I am Establishment" tag:tech.state.gov,2011-10-25:6282015:Video:28713 2011-10-25T09:40:05.357Z Abrar ul Hassan http://tech.state.gov/profile/AbrarulHassan <a href="http://tech.state.gov/video/i-am-establishment"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/-9HC8cdXIxflnPxfnDmzvPbHagS06WFxJDDv5oKWJM3I0eWbwXGwQMazrQujatxaAI7-SwEXatc9gVHevOQpbHU1palzmVKz/593681508.png?width=150&amp;DEFAULT_VIDEO_AVATAR_CLASS=1&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I am Establishment I am a Voter <a href="http://tech.state.gov/video/i-am-establishment"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/-9HC8cdXIxflnPxfnDmzvPbHagS06WFxJDDv5oKWJM3I0eWbwXGwQMazrQujatxaAI7-SwEXatc9gVHevOQpbHU1palzmVKz/593681508.png?width=150&amp;DEFAULT_VIDEO_AVATAR_CLASS=1&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I am Establishment I am a Voter 60 Second film festival tag:tech.state.gov,2011-08-12:6282015:Video:22201 2011-08-12T22:16:57.841Z Abrar ul Hassan http://tech.state.gov/profile/AbrarulHassan <a href="http://tech.state.gov/video/60-second-film-festival"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/kWJCmrYw36QoENnwzXVzgJMqkpPcNMmHYGuf6ziE1zvJ1U*QOa1to8S1joTgxtMrMSd86hgnbuN-x3zAFAQVtlCnDi*9-kzi/tmp331903.png?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Introduction:<br></br> Countries, cities and communities committing to a cause or their beliefs struggle to find opportunities or creative platforms where they not only showcase their efforts but also to interact with knowledge leaders.<br></br> 60 Seconds Film Festival is one such platform. The Festival will engage upcoming artists/producers from all around globe to exhibit their work on various… <a href="http://tech.state.gov/video/60-second-film-festival"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/kWJCmrYw36QoENnwzXVzgJMqkpPcNMmHYGuf6ziE1zvJ1U*QOa1to8S1joTgxtMrMSd86hgnbuN-x3zAFAQVtlCnDi*9-kzi/tmp331903.png?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Introduction:<br /> Countries, cities and communities committing to a cause or their beliefs struggle to find opportunities or creative platforms where they not only showcase their efforts but also to interact with knowledge leaders.<br /> 60 Seconds Film Festival is one such platform. The Festival will engage upcoming artists/producers from all around globe to exhibit their work on various socially driven issues. The platform will provide a knowledge field for Youth to display their work by capturing the challenges of the society.<br /> The focus shall at all level address critical social issues; that covers education, civic sense, health, art, water, gender, extremism, media capacity building, tolerance, competitiveness, investigative journalism,entertainment and current affairs. Developing local talent from the creative class through collaborative approaches will ensure a well-nourished pool of skilled resources.<br /> The objective of this festival is to;<br /> • Increase the confidence level of young talent<br /> • Improve understanding of deep-rooted issues<br /> • Create positive learning experiences<br /> • Creative integration of social issues<br /> • Advocate social change<br /> <br /> <br /> Communicating<br /> Diversity &amp; Multiculturalism<br /> <br /> This activity will become an important channel for cultivating public focus and building goodwill; where Morangofilms with its partners, Shadowpakistan, Idea Simple, Mishal Private Limited, Cablecast, RW design studios, Mystic-media and Collective Circle will use social media platform and social equity as the two marketing tools for distributing customized messages to attract global participation and sponsors. World press freedom day 2011 tag:tech.state.gov,2011-05-04:6282015:Video:13618 2011-05-04T10:25:38.685Z Abrar ul Hassan http://tech.state.gov/profile/AbrarulHassan <a href="http://tech.state.gov/video/world-press-freedom-day-2011"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/vPqWXrAsSYRs0uHiVdoObgg0fj57pmCOJMz3q4LV1jZU-Qtgc5FEAr3duxv*YRBOFo4rWCpY5bTtYKkg1GgTzpPofCTCtsiM/724454288.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>In memory of Pakistani journalists who had lost their lives between May 03, 2010 till May 03, 2011.<br></br> <br></br> The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the the National Press Club of Islamabad-Rawalpindi co-organized the World Press Freedom '21st century media: new frontiers, new barriers' with Mishal Pakistan.<br></br> <br></br> Director UNESCO Ms. Kuzue Kay… <a href="http://tech.state.gov/video/world-press-freedom-day-2011"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/vPqWXrAsSYRs0uHiVdoObgg0fj57pmCOJMz3q4LV1jZU-Qtgc5FEAr3duxv*YRBOFo4rWCpY5bTtYKkg1GgTzpPofCTCtsiM/724454288.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />In memory of Pakistani journalists who had lost their lives between May 03, 2010 till May 03, 2011.<br /> <br /> The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the the National Press Club of Islamabad-Rawalpindi co-organized the World Press Freedom '21st century media: new frontiers, new barriers' with Mishal Pakistan.<br /> <br /> Director UNESCO Ms. Kuzue Kay Nagata Director, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, prominent lawyer Athar Minallah, Amir Jahangir CEO Mishal Pakistan and Afzal Butt President National Press Club were present on the occasion. The speakers discussed the role of internet and education, independent media and democracy, the emergence of new media and the rise in social networking. The gathering observed silence in memory of the fallen journalists.<br /> <br /> CREDITS<br /> Research and Content: Puruesh Chaudhry<br /> Mishal Pakistan effort<br /> Its a Morangofilms Production<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.morangofilms.com">www.morangofilms.com</a><br /> <a href="http://www.morangofilms,wordpress.cm">www.morangofilms,wordpress.cm</a><br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/morangofilms">www.facebook.com/morangofilms</a><br /> <a href="http://www.twitter.com/morangofilms">www.twitter.com/morangofilms</a> Reinventing Cutlery-CSF-USAID tag:tech.state.gov,2011-02-20:6282015:Video:5003 2011-02-20T21:46:44.540Z Abrar ul Hassan http://tech.state.gov/profile/AbrarulHassan <a href="http://tech.state.gov/video/reinventing-cutlerycsfusaid"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="196" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/CBDCP0EsYmnmWMB48dQel3QNWZ8A628F7pUjr2u7f0WMBl96GWOELU1Nq2pwDkMvP2Z0AWosuhZXf1ha6x-Wwj*Ez0SChYqZ/tmp177914.png?width=240&amp;height=196" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>A successful Project by Competitive Support Fund<br></br> <br></br> The Competitive Support Fund in Partnership with Pakistan Cutlery Consortium and the Trade Development Authority have introduced projects in Wazirabad to increase efficiency in finishing and polishing processes of cutlery, by almost 200 percent. These Projects are being supported by the United Nations Industrial Development of… <a href="http://tech.state.gov/video/reinventing-cutlerycsfusaid"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/CBDCP0EsYmnmWMB48dQel3QNWZ8A628F7pUjr2u7f0WMBl96GWOELU1Nq2pwDkMvP2Z0AWosuhZXf1ha6x-Wwj*Ez0SChYqZ/tmp177914.png?width=240&amp;height=196" width="240" height="196" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />A successful Project by Competitive Support Fund<br /> <br /> The Competitive Support Fund in Partnership with Pakistan Cutlery Consortium and the Trade Development Authority have introduced projects in Wazirabad to increase efficiency in finishing and polishing processes of cutlery, by almost 200 percent. These Projects are being supported by the United Nations Industrial Development of Organisation.<br /> The Documentary will be split onto the following format;<br /> a) Historical and Economical Significance of Wazirabad in terms of Cutlery Manufacturing<br /> b) Story of a Worker; the impact of the project on his life.<br /> c) Marking Project’s success by CSF and Pakistan’s Cutlery Consortium<br /> e) Assessing the future of the likes of such projects - TDAP<br /> <br /> Stainless Steel Cutlery is centuries old craft in Pakistan. Pakistan is among top twenty-five exporting countries of cutlery. The major exporting markets of Pakistan are United States and European Union. The exports of cutlery have witnessed an average 11% growth per annum for the last few years. The country’s cutlery exports were more than US $ 100 million in 2008-09.<br /> <br /> A study revealed that outdated technology and low productivity were the main factors hampering product quality, driving up prices and jeopardizing sales. Thus, efforts focused on enhancing technology and improving marketing practices in Wazirabad.<br /> <br /> The production of tableware manufacturing involves a number of steps out of which the bottlenecks are the grinding and polishing process. These steps based on very simple rather primitive technology involving huge labor force. In addition, the human judgment based interaction with the machines is detrimental to the product quality.<br /> <br /> A business network comprising of four entrepreneurs in the cluster, the “Pak Cutlery Consortium (PCC)” has established a network-owned Common Facility Centre in order to acquire new polishing machinery. The network has pooled efforts to acquire the land and set up shared premises, while requesting a matching grant for the purchase of technological equipment that would, otherwise, be out of reach for small-scale firms.<br /> <br /> As per CSF policy, an agreement for matching grant support was signed between PCC and CSF to establish a common facility centre for cutlery polishing &amp; value addition to increase the production efficiencies as well as increase the market share both nationally and internationally. The total worth of agreement was Rs 13.26 Million of which CSF contribution was Rs 3.27 Million and PCC contribution was Rs 9.53 Million. The CSF contribution was utilized to acquire state-of-the-art polishing and finishing machines for cutlery. While PCC share was used to procure cutlery production machinery such as friction Presses, Cutting Presses, Shearing Machine, Cleaning Unit, Knife Grinding Machine and Horizontal Extending Machine.<br /> <br /> All the machinery especially polishing and finishing machines were selected in consultation with Cutlery Institute of Pakistan (CIP) and Cutlery Wing of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP). The procurement order was placed in August 2009 and machines were delivered in December 2009.<br /> <br /> The project will substantially increase the sales and profits of PCC in the long run along with the following:<br /> • Production of High Quality products at par with international standards<br /> • Value addition in the end product by 30%<br /> • Increase sales both nationally and internationally at least by 2 folds.<br /> <br /> The Project has directly benefit 250 skilled labour by creating job opportunities, while 1000 skilled labour will benefit through cascade effect in the long run. Similarly, the project will bring additional investment of US$2 - US$3 Million in the cutlery industry in the coming years.<br /> <br /> In addition, the new facility has also improved working environment for the skilled and semi-skilled labour involved in the production cycle. Presentation for AllWorld Summit at Harvard University tag:tech.state.gov,2010-10-30:6282015:Video:1431 2010-10-30T13:48:22.000Z Abrar ul Hassan http://tech.state.gov/profile/AbrarulHassan <a href="http://tech.state.gov/video/presentation-for-allworld"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="196" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/*OWBKu2T4PwdQPcJLH9A-yoc18psGLnUKmSKDKYIEPfcfIPzT4rVNtRTxRDDH7JPXFLVDpLIHGv3lmTD5LwR9kszZsB2mOc4/tmp52439.png?width=240&amp;height=196" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>AllWorld’s mission is to find and scale ALL the growth companies of the emerging world by 2015 to create one million new jobs. AllWorld was co-founded by Deirdre Coyle, Jr., Anne Habiby and Board chairman Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter. Professor Porter was described by the Times of London as the world’s “most influential management guru” and is widely regarded at the… <a href="http://tech.state.gov/video/presentation-for-allworld"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/*OWBKu2T4PwdQPcJLH9A-yoc18psGLnUKmSKDKYIEPfcfIPzT4rVNtRTxRDDH7JPXFLVDpLIHGv3lmTD5LwR9kszZsB2mOc4/tmp52439.png?width=240&amp;height=196" width="240" height="196" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />AllWorld’s mission is to find and scale ALL the growth companies of the emerging world by 2015 to create one million new jobs. AllWorld was co-founded by Deirdre Coyle, Jr., Anne Habiby and Board chairman Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter. Professor Porter was described by the Times of London as the world’s “most influential management guru” and is widely regarded at the foremost authority on company and country competitiveness. Coyle and Habiby recently co-wrote the Harvard Business review article – The High-Intensity Entrepreneur.<br /> <br /> Credit List:<br /> Presented By<br /> Mishal (PVT) Ltd.<br /> For<br /> AllWorld Network<br /> Pakistan Fast Growth 25<br /> <br /> Produced &amp; Directed By:<br /> Abrar ul Hassan<br /> <br /> Typography:<br /> Umair Ali Khan<br /> <br /> Editing:<br /> Farhan Ali<br /> <br /> Content Development:<br /> Idea Simple