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April 6, 2017

CfP’s 4th Anniversary: Spotlight on Nabeha Khan

My journey with CfP started in November 2013 with this first email from Sheba: “Nov 5 2013 Hi Nabeha, It was so nice to chat with you at the brunch on Sunday. Thanks so much for your support and offering to help with Code for Pakistan. I really appreciate it! … Thanks, Sheba” Sheba and I met at a San Francisco Bay Area event to brainstorm […]
March 20, 2017
Launch of the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program

Launching the 3rd cycle of the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program

The new Government Innovation Lab, Durshal, bustled with energy and zest on the afternoon of 7th March. Government officials, Code for Pakistan and World Bank representatives, mentors, Alumni Fellows and the new batch of Fellows had collected at KP IT Board to launch the third cycle of the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program. Since 2014, KP IT Board, Code for Pakistan and the World Bank have […]
February 5, 2017

Open Source Day for Women

Why we organized an Open Source Day for Women (OSDW) Code for Pakistan recently hosted Open Source day For Women at the Habib University campus in Karachi. It was a day-long workshop aimed at increasing women’s participation in the open source community. The open source community is a movement where people all over the world contribute to create and maintain open source software. It denotes software […]
December 27, 2016
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JOB OPENING: Sindh Civic Innovation Fellowship Project Manager

Think about your last time stuck in traffic — or at NADRA getting your National ID Card renewed… Ever had to go to the police station? Visited a ghost government school? What about spending untold hours with no electricity thanks to load-shedding? No one wants to spend countless hours in traffic or wait in that interminable CNG line. Or pretty much have anything to do with […]
December 21, 2016
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My First CfA Summit

By Anam Zakaria When I was invited to attend the Code for America Summit in Oakland this November, I could not help but feel slightly anxious. It was going to be a huge room full of tech experts and civic innovation leaders; fields I was still trying to get my head around. I had joined Code for Pakistan as Head of Programs barely 2 months ago. […]
December 18, 2016
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Alumni Meet and Greet

By Ebtihaj  At Code for Pakistan, we all know how impressive our Fellows are. Just when we think our alumni have done it all in terms of giving back to the community, we hear from several more about how they have gone on to build incredible products, successfully pursued entrepreneurship, or have transitioned into newer, better careers. With the expansion of Code for Pakistan’s Fellowship Program, […]
August 8, 2016
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An Incredible Weekend for Civic Hacking in Islamabad!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Second Islamabad Civic Hackathon and made it a huge success! You brought such tremendous positive energy towards creating civic solutions for Pakistan. Hats off to all the newly-ignited civic innovators! Our Second Annual Islamabad Civic Hackathon brought together 150 civic-minded developers, designers, data analysts, professionals, students, mentors, and innovators at The Hive in Islamabad on the 16th and 17th […]
July 14, 2016
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Islamabad Civic Hackathon 2016 – Why you should care!

Article by Humzah Yazdani _ Global Shapers Islamabad Hub. He explains why we should all get involved in civic hacking to positively contribute to our communities. Global Shapers Islamabad is also a partner for the Islamabad Civic Hackathon 2016. . What is a “Civic Hackathon” and why should I even care? Most of you must have seen viral articles/videos about life hacks, which share ideas which […]
March 5, 2016
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Why We Should All Be Civic Hacking

This post by Sheba Najmi was first published on the OPEN Islamabad blog. Think about your last time stuck in traffic — or at NADRA getting your National ID Card renewed… Ever had to go to the police station? Visited a ghost government school? What about spending untold hours with no electricity thanks to load-shedding? No one wants to spend countless hours in traffic or wait in that […]
February 8, 2016
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The 2015-2016 KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program

After the first successful batch of KP Civic Innovation Fellows, the second cohort of Fellows has achieved even greater success in improving the way government works in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Let us introduce you to the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program, its 2015 Fellows, and what’s been happening in the last 6 months.