Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


GBInvest.Org Roadshow Webinar

Date : Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM PST

On behalf of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Reenergia, Rupani Foundation, and Karakorum International University (KIU) spearheading GBInvest.Org, I extend a formal invitation to you to attend our upcoming First Edition of the GB Invest Initiative (GBII) Roadshow Webinar Series, to be held on 18th December 2021, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm PKT. The invitation is enclosed in this email.

We would be honored to have you join us as our valued audience for the webinar, where you will witness the grand evolution of GBII and learn about its objective of supporting inclusive and diverse socio-economic opportunities for sustainable development in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. There will also be a moderated discussion with a panel of key international experts sharing their views and experiences of being involved in the holistic development of GB and how GBII can enhance its facilitation of impact investments in the region. Finally, you will also get insights on the upcoming grand GBII Conference 2022, to be held in Gilgit next year, which will be an exemplary gathering of international and national investors, corporate leaders, development experts, academia, donors, and members of private and public sectors in the heart of Pakistan’s Northern Highlands, to experience the potential of doing value-driven businesses in GB that focus on supporting people, value, and nature.

Background of GBII – GBInvest.Org

GBII is the first-of-its kind private sector-led platform dedicated to the facilitation of impact investments in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Staying true to its tagline of People.Nature.Value, GBII aims to drive sustainable development across the region, financing six key sectors of the economy to generate inclusive socio-economic benefits while preserving the region’s fragile ecosystem. These six areas of impact investments are,

  • Tourism
  • Technology
  • Minerals and Mining
  • Renewable Energy
  • Trade and Commerce
  • Agribusiness

The GBII consortium is led by Rupani Foundation and Reenergia, with Pakistan Institute of Economic Development and Karakorum International University as its knowledge partners. GBII has been officially launched on 29 November 2021, at the National Press Club, Islamabad, with a formal show of support from the Board of Investment (BOI), Pakistan. In its first phase, GBII aims to bring in investments worth USD 100 million from 2022 to 2023 while arranging a series of events to promote GB as a hotbed for value/ESG investing, including GBII Conference 2022 to be held in March and a series of hybrid roadshow webinars for engagement with Pakistani diaspora, international investors, donors, and development banks/organizations.

This information is available in the two-pager brief enclosed in this email.

To know more about GBII, please visit our website:

We look forward to having your presence at the event as we believe this will be a mutually productive session, serving as a networking platform and creating awareness on the abundance of inclusive opportunities awaiting us all to collectively drive sustainable development in GB.

If you have any inquiries, please reach out by email/phone or the live support offered on GBII website. Our team is readily available for your assistance and support.