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July 20, 2017
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Shaping the future

A lifeline for the startup ecosystem in KP Scott Belsky once said, “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” No doubt, possessing an idea is a big asset but making it a reality is what counts. And Pakistan’s current entrepreneurial ecosystem is the true manifestation of why executing ideas is the most crucial part. Last year Pakistan was globally classified as an Emerging Market […]
July 2, 2017
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A step towards digital KPK

Revolutionizing the traffic system in Peshawar Ever been in a gridlock situation? Pressed for time and stuck in traffic, wishing that you knew an alternate route for your destination? Or ever wanted to register a complaint about illegal activities right on the spot? Ever been in need of nearby rescue personnel to overcome any problems that you might be having while travelling? These are just a few […]
May 22, 2017
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KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program 2017

After a very successful first and second batch, we have launched our 3rd batch of the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program 2017. This time the Fellows would be following the tagline of the program “Explore, Innovate, Create and Improve” to develop effective solutions for the public services.
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 […]