Biography

Syed Hasan Rizvi

Syed Shoaib Hasan Rizvi

MPP student, Pakistani and Canadian

I was born in Karachi, Pakistan and moved to Canada aged 13. I hold a BA (Hons) in Media, Information, and Technoculture from Western University. I interned at the United Nations, where I attended and reported on high-level meetings, and participated in intergovernmental negotiations.

I am the founder of I Am An Entrepreneur, a non-profit dedicated to advancing Pakistani women's economic participation through microloans and training. In 2017, I was awarded the UN Outstanding Youth Delegate Award for my work promoting gender equality. In 2018, I was awarded the Resolution Fellowship at the UN General Assembly.  

I am interested in studying how government institutions should be structured to address poverty and gender inequality. Oxford's MPP at the Blavatnik School of Government will expand my understanding of how to design public policies that will strengthen women's financial security and support inclusive economies.