ORA is a global development advisory that brings together innovators, creative problem solvers, thinkers, strategists and doers!
We support governments, multilateral organizations, private sector corporations, NGOs, and development bodies to design strategies that will maximize not only their growth but also their impact, either at the organizational level or for specific programs and sectors. Our experience spans across sectors and we believe in creating value added partnerships that enable our clients to maximize business and social impact in their projects across the world.
Founder / CEO
Fiza Farhan, a woman entrepreneur and development expert launched ORA following a diverse experience spanning across sectors. She was appointed by the UN Secretary General to represent Pakistan on the United Nation's first ever High Level Panel on Women Economic Empowerment. In addition to advising Government of Punjab, as Chairperson to Chief Minister Punjab's Task Force on Women Empowerment, she evolved her professional journey as an advisor to diverse clients from governments to development bodies and private sector on multiple areas that align with her core expertise and passion. She has advised BISP, UNDP, UN Women, IFC, Unilever, Nestle, Dawood Group, Reon Energy, PSMA, BAT, EDGE and MCC to name a few on various projects including gender mainstreaming, financial inclusion, access to energy, organizational outreach and branding mechanisms.
Expert Advisor on Gender
Fauzia have diversified experience of working as a social policy advisor for gender and governance with and for the Government of Pakistan, Government of Norway, Government of the Netherlands, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC), and civil society organizations
Expert Advisor on Governance
Usman started his professional career in banking and investment consulting in London after completing his post graduate from University of Cambridge, UK. He advised large institutional clients such as DFID, ADB, World Bank, USAID, UNIDO, UNICEF, FCO, and Federal Governments on financial matters including strategy, asset allocation, manager selection and corporate governance.
Expert Advisor on Sustainability
Farrukh is a senior advisor of private sector engagement for SDGs at UNDP. He was a policy advisor to the president of Oecusse special administrative region and a consultant on Trade Policy at CUTS international. His diverse experience over 20 years in different countries coupled with MSc. from LSE and MBA provide him a strong professional ground.
We strategize demand driven development solutions and ensure effective implementation framework to maximize the returns for stakeholders.
We develop goal oriented approaches and devise impact led action plans to provide comprehensive frameworks for limitless opportunities.
We formulate competitive analysis of businesses and frame evaluation tool-kits to enhance the impact of per dollar invested.
We build constructive teams, redefine organizational policies and integrate best business practices to intensify the efficiency of systems.
We advise governments on national policy frameworks and direct them on crucial decisions to guarantee pivotal actionable outcomes.
We enable strategic positioning of brands following an intensive market analysis to highlight the core values and KSF’s of the business amongst competition.
Fiza is an inspiration global leader who is driving real and practical change on gender equality outcomes as Convener of Male Champions of Change Pakistan. Her perseverance and commitment shine through in everything she does
Annika FreyerCEO Male Champion of Change, Australia
Fiza is always magic to work with- the way she gets things done is unbelievable, from high level negotiations to ground level execution- Fiza has it all taken care of! Would definitely find another opportunity to work with her soon!
Mohammad Saleem RanjhaEx-Secretary BISP / Director BOI
Fiza through her various highest level of positioning and work, has a positive, and energetic approach, ideal for energising action leading to results, combining this with a sound grounding on a range of issues from women’s empowerment, to renewable energy, to responsible business.
Neil BuhneUN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Pakistan
Fiza Farhan worked with The British Asian Trust to conduct a scoping study for programme development for women in formal work in Pakistan by looking at the supply and demand side in urban areas. It was a pleasure to work with Fiza and her team as they were highly professional, proactive in finding solutions, immaculately on time, and developed a robust analysis of data. I would definitely work with Fiza again.'
Anjana RazaHead of Pakistan Programme, Britsh Asia Trust
Fiza completed a comprehensive gender mainstreaming plan for a conservation project in northern Pakistan. She proactively engaged with local women and formulated creative approaches for addressing their specific needs.
James LenociManaging Director, LENOCI Environmental Consulting Ltd.
Fiza is a breeze of positive change. Her dynamism and dedication for creating hope and opportunity for women in Pakistan is addictive. Not only does she have her heart in the right place but synchronizes her mind to ensure that both organs work in concert. Being a beacon for inspiration and a champion of women's empowerment makes her a joy to work with. Keep up the great work.
Mohammad QazilbashCountry Director, Oxfam
It has been our absolute pleasure and privilege to engage Fiza Farhan as a consultant for a energy bid in Pakistan over a period of several months. Due to COVID-19 it was not possible to travel to the country and we were looking for a well-connected and energetic person who would help my team navigate a challenging landscape of the Pakistan energy sector. Ms. Farhan understands and has extensive experience in working with the private sector, government entities, academia and donor organizations. She is a generator of great ideas and is an innovator. She is a champion of women in international development and energy space. I hope we stay connected with Ms. Farhan and her organization in the future.
Tatyana MarshallSenior Director, Energy Division RTI International
- ALLIGNING STRATEGIES
- ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS
- HAPPY CLIENT
We comprehend the vision and end goal of our clients. We list down the main challenges along with the sub-problems to focus upon while constructing our main hypothesis. The hypothesis is carefully examined in order to include the particularities of our clients and the end objectives to be achieved.
We do an extensive quantitative and qualitative research along with an internal expert dialogue over the hypothesis to match it with similar international or regional challenges and map opportunities. We then propose multiple solutions to cater to various problems, which ultimately boil down to a strategy map.
We review our recommendations after engaging relevant international and local stakeholders and create a “what is in it for me” framework for all diverse partners on the table. These are then translated to proposing partnership frameworks or building actual quantifiable syndicates depending on our client’s requirements.
After detailed working, extensive consultations, strategy road maps and effective execution; we deliver the end result to the client matching the objectives set forth and creating a sustainable enabling environment for their teams to continue to scale the impact and growth further on their own. Suitability and sustainability of our solutions are the foremost priority of us at ORA to make our clients value our relationship.
Ms. Farhan with Ms. Elizabeth Broderick at the Annual meeting of Male Champion of Change, Australia, 2018