Sabeen Mahmud talks about the role of technology in mobilizing people
Sabeen Mahmud is a young woman whom I have known since the 1990s. She is excited by technology and has, over the years, used it in many different ways. Having run a technology company for many years, she recently set up T2F, a project under the PeacheNiche umbrella.
PeaceNiche, a not-for-profit NGO, registered under the Societies Act of 1860, is committed to becoming a vibrant centre of Pakistan’s developing civil society. PeaceNiche is a social entrepreneurship project that blends the best of business practice with the non-profit urge to make meaning rather than focusing purely on the bottom line.
T2F has become a space where many of us get together to have a conversation, to chill out, to network, to attend workshops, jam sessions or book launches and engage in any kind of activism.
Sabeen and T2F have been very supportive in the TBTT campaign and this year have partnered with us on several initiatives like the “Creative Coalition against Gender Violence” and the “Interactive Session on Social Activism”.
I asked her to give us her views on TBTT and the role that technology plays in creating awareness regarding important issues. Here is what she had to say.