About Us

Renaissance by Social Innovation, Pakistan (RESIP) is a research based institute that was established in 2011 with a distinct objective to engage youth in building social cohesion through social innovation. We aim to empower youth in preventing and countering violent extremism, cyber extremism, and to instill pluralism.

our vision

RESIP envisions a peaceful, healthy and prosperous environment for all citizens of Pakistan regardless of gender, age, ethnic and spiritual origin which we believe is achievable by a timely education system and the right to free thinking and enquiry. We envisage a Pakistan that has earned the respect of international community to engage in business opportunities of mutual benefit; and remain a place of interest to visit for its exceptional cultural values and natural beauty.

our mission

RESIP strives to promote a prosperous, peaceful and healthy environment for all citizens of Pakistan, regardless of gender, age, or religious beliefs. We aim to create a free citizenry through social programs and meaningful dialogues and bank in the fundamental rights of free inquiry, culture transformation and the urge towards a lasting peace.

our Goals

  • to analyse the behavioural aspects of hate speech and extremism to serve as a database for peace practitioners, policy makers, analysts, media and the general public;

  • to conduct dialogues on social issues i.e, climate change, extremism, domestic violence, disaster relief, and poverty  with experts about different aspects of climate change, hate based violence: to suggest effective responses that curb violent extremism

  • to promote positive image of Pakistan through cyber engagement by challenging the hate narratives directed against minorities and religious sects;

  • to enhance the capacity of young leaders on the areas of; conflict resolution, social media engagement, critical thinking skills and Peace-building. 

  • to provide a platform for young people to join informal dialogues, a prerequisite for effective and peaceful campaigns.

our team

Dr. Khalid Zaheer

Advisory Board

Dr. Khalid Zaheer has a Ph.D. in Islamic Banking from the University of Wales, and has an intensive formal religious education in Islam.

Dr. Khalid Zaheer

Sidra Rafique

Program Manager

A researcher in religious philosophy with a rich teaching experience at various leading universities, Sidra is determined to be a source of peace-building, tolerance and gender empowerment for the youth in Pakistan.

Sidra Rafique

Maliha Hussain

Advisory Board

Maliha is a Gender Expert working closely with the federal and provincial governments, private sector and the civil society on the nationwide implementation of anti-sexual harassment legislation in Pakistan.

Maliha Hussain

Fasiha Khan

Finance Manager

Fasiha khan is a certified chartered accountant managing and working as a Finance and Program officer at RESIP since 2014.

Fasiha Khan

Ayub Ayubi

Founder and Chairperson

Ayub Ayubi is a social activist and founder of Renaissance by Social Innovation, Pakistan (RESIP). Established in 2011, RESIP addresses violent extremism and radicalization through engaging youth.

Ayub Ayubi