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October 2, 2017
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Reflections from APrIGF 2017 (Bangkok)

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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
April 28, 2015
Organizers of Karachi Civic Hackathon 2013 at T2F. From left to right: Sabeen Mahmud, Jehan Ara, Sheba Najmi

Sabeen Mahmud’s Legacy

Some of you might remember that before there was a Code for Pakistan, there was the Karachi Civic Hackathon at T2F in April 2013. Sabeen was the first person to believe in and throw her support behind Code for Pakistan, without whom we likely would not exist. She inspired us every day and made the world a much better place. Here Sheba Najmi recounts Sabeen’s legacy and […]
February 28, 2015
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Heartwarming Account on the Islamabad Civic Hackathon from first-time participant Amna Majid

“This weekend was unreal. I have so many overflowing thoughts and feelings about what i have witnessed and learned and i want to share it with everyone. At the islamabad civic hackathon i have seen so much talent and passion and enthusiasm in our youth! So much brilliance from young people, regardless of where they have come from, which has given me new hope that Pakistan […]
February 28, 2015
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Islamabad Civic Hackathon 2015 Concludes!

It was an incredible weekend with over 120 participants and mentors diving in on their computer screens to build apps that would make their city a better place to live in. Around 24 teams were formed and everything else came to a halt. It became clear that NUST SEECS that day would become the birthplace of Pakistan’s most promising entrepreneurs. School Source, built by Fatma Faruq, […]
March 13, 2014
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LAUNCHED: PESHAWAR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM!

The Peshawar Fellowship Program kicked off today with a lot of energy. The IT Minister of KP, Mr. Shahram Khan Tarakai, presided over the inauguration ceremony. 12 selected Fellows were present, along with their Government Partners (focal persons from various Govt departments who will be providing mentorship and support to the Fellows). Mr. Siddiqullah Chamkani, MD of the KP IT Board, gave an opening address, in which he explained the […]