Tasneem Siddiqui

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2009
This description of Tasneem Siddiqui's work was prepared when Tasneem Siddiqui was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009 .


Tasneem is granting access to cost-effective and efficient plots of land in Pakistan by introducing three new concepts into a traditional housing scheme. By creating a relationship with both the private sector and the government, his organization, Saiban, protects land rights of the poor and brings easy and quick access to land, development of services, and transparency to a previously inaccessible process.