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Rizq Knowledge Hub

RIZQ KNOWLEDGE HUB

RIZQ KNOWLEDGE HUB

Our Aim

Change through Research, Action, Innovation

The Rizq Knowledge Hub (RKH) aims to create community-based innovative knowledge products and evidence-based solutions in the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus, with the purpose of building self-reliant food systems, through an approach grounded in participatory action research, capacity building, and strategic development of social business models.

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THE LANDSCAPE & PROBLEM

Global Humanitarian crises

The WEF nexus is of critical concern, with 2 billion people lacking safe drinking water, 690 million suffering from chronic hunger, 1.2 billion lacking electricity, and WHO predicting over 250,000 additional climate-induced deaths annually from 2030-2050. Regional vulnerabilities vary, with heightened risks in the Arctic, MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, SIDS, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The Asian-Pacific region, facing population density and economic disparities, compounds further strain on critical resources, demanding collaborative, and pioneering solutions.
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Community Upliftment
with every meal

Collaborative Research

Emphasizing global cooperation, we facilitate collaborative research initiatives, connecting scholars to a network of international experts.

Community-Driven Innovation

Our approach is grounded in participatory action research, fostering community-driven solutions for sustainable change.

Thought Leadership Network

Bringing together a network of students and researchers across the globe to inform theories of change and innovation for sustainable.

Policy development &Advocacy

Transforming research into actionable policies, we contribute to improving recommendations and action agendas in the WEF nexus.

Program Value & Belief

Guiding Principles For A Resilient Future

We uphold the principles of integrity, transparency, and excellence in our pursuit of knowledge. Embarking on a journey guided by the belief that collaborative and innovative solutions,translated into action, can create a resilient future in the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus. We value the transformative power of knowledge, youth empowerment, and social business models in addressing global humanitarian crises.

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Achievements

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How it bEGAN

The Birth of Rizq Knowledge Hub: A Vision in Conversation

In 2023, the Rizq Knowledge Hub (RKH) was born out of a profound conversation between visionaries: Qasim, Co-Founder of Rizq, and Dr. Faiz, the Executive Director YCA. It was in these moments of dialogue, fueled by shared passion and dedication, that the seeds of RKH were sown. Qasim, driven by Rizq’s mission to promote food security, and Dr. Faiz, with his commitment to youth empowerment and social innovation, envisioned a platform that transcended traditional boundaries. Their conversation echoed with the urgency of the global Water-Energy-Food (WEF) crisis, one not merely of resources, but of innovation, collaboration, education, and sustainable solutions.
Our Operations

Process

Research

RKH will conduct action research on WEF nexus, producing comprehensive reports, policy briefs, and academic publications.

Capacity Building

RKH will focus on capacity building for organizations, students, and professionals, through workshops and training modules.

Project Implementation

RKH will translate research into actionable strategies, designing, and executing demonstration pilots. These pilots will be scaled into operational social business models addressing challenges in the WEF nexus.

Stakeholder Engagement

RKH aims to establish collaborative partnerships with government, NGOs, academic institutions, and industry stakeholders in WEF nexus.

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A PEOPLE POWERED MOVEMENT

Faiz Shah, Executive Director YCA & Co-founder WEFnex Hub.

“The Rizq Hub for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus at the Yunus Center, Asian Institute of Technology (WEFnex Hub) is a timely initiative. Bringing Rizq’s emphasis on evidence-based grassroots impact together with AIT’s recognized knowledge leadership in each of the three domains, the WEFnex Hub promises to become a clearinghouse for learning and a catalyst for action. As its host, Yunus Center AIT (YCA) is excited at the possibilities the WEFnex Hub will open for farming communities in the regions.”

OUR Gallery

Curated Gallery

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Noor Bibi Gouhari(Kabul-Afghanistan) Student Associate

The Rizq Knowledge Hub provides a valuable opportunity to align my master's research on biomass briquette generation with the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus. Focused on sustainable energy from agricultural residue, I'm developing policy papers on Climate Smart Agriculture in Asia and Africa, deepening my understanding of WEF interconnections. This experience reveals the crucial role of these linked areas in tackling social and environmental challenges. Aligned with Rizq's mission, I am eager to continue learning and collaborating with them to contribute to self-reliant energy systems and sustainable solutions within the WEF nexus.

Mamadee M. Kamara( Liberia-Africa) Student Associate/program support associate

"As a master's student in Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, being a Student Associate for the Rizq Knowledge Hub (RKH) has been a transformative experience. Engaging with a dedicated team of change-makers, I've delved deep into Climate Smart Agriculture, a crucial aspect in combating climate change and achieving global food security. RKH stands out for its commitment to innovation, collaboration, and sustainable solutions through social business models. This journey not only enhances my professional growth but also aligns perfectly with my values. I am devoted to upholding RKH's vision of building a self-reliant food system through innovative and sustainable approaches."

Muhammad Ahmed(Sadiqabad-Pakistan) Student Associate

"I am Muhammad Ahmed, pursuing an M.Sc. in Agribusiness Management at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. My research focuses on Agricultural Economics and Precision Agriculture, particularly the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in agriculture. As a Program Support Associate at the RIZQ Knowledge Hub (RKH), I am part of a diverse international team, gaining practical insights into climate-smart agriculture. This aligns seamlessly with my interest in precision agriculture. RKH is a pivotal initiative for those aspiring to contribute to Pakistan's sustainability in agriculture and social development. It offers innovative digital solutions to enhance farmers' yields and lifestyles, making a significant impact on societal well-being."

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