Developing disruptive solutions to build climate resilience 


National Incubation Center Karachi, in collaboration with The Asia Foundation, concluded the 3rd BuiltByHer Hackathon by hosting the top eleven teams for a competitive grand finale.

BuiltByHer is a 48-hour long hackathon that requires women lead teams to hack and find solutions to the most pressing issues prevalent in society. The 3rd iteration of competition focused exclusively on the issue of climate change and received applications from more than 130 teams to resolve the problem sets. After the three day hackathon that was held recently, 11 teams were invited to pitch in the grand finale.

After thoroughly assessing and evaluating the solutions, the judges identified two teams as winners of the 3rd BuiltByHer Hackathon, Bhaan led by Nayab Raza and She-Guard led by Mehreen Raza. The winners will receive a seed grant of PKR 850,000/- to grow and scale their solutions.

She-Guard is a biodegradable, eco-friendly, and herbal treated sanitary napkins that have the potential to cater solid waste, serious health issues and environmental problems.

BHAAN, is developing sustainable and eco-friendly bio-fertilizers made up of freshwater microalgae with potential to cater food insecurity, energy crises and climate change.


Farva Minhas, Program Coordinator at The Asia Foundation, said, ‘BuiltByHer 3.0 is another successful collaboration between NIC Karachi and the Asia Foundation.

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