KP Civic Innovation Fellowship
The Fellowship Program is a 6-month program supported by Code for Pakistan, the KP IT Board, and the World Bank, where a team of talented researchers, designers, community organizers, and developers collaborate to build apps, inspire citizen engagement, improve government, and show how to innovate in public services. These apps can help solve problems in a variety of public domains, such as healthcare, crime, disaster management, citizen engagement, transportation, traffic, education, etc.
Our Fellowship Program revolves around three key features:
- Citizens and government working together, hand-in-hand, to solve problems
- Adopting user-centric, lean, and agile development methodologies
- Increasing civic engagement by creating innovative solutions in public services
The benefits that these fellows are getting includes a monthly stipend of Rs. 30,000/- for six months, professional mentorship, free workspace, leadership development training and above all a chance to work with a Government department to bring about a change in the digital landscape of KP.
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The third cycle of the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program has completed. This time we hired 20 full time technologists, who had expertise ranging from creating intricate animations to writing clean code.
The projects and government departments that the Fellows worked with are:
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB)- A web based Crowdfunding platform which would serve as a bridge between investors and startups emerging from the province.
- Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) -An android based crowdsourced complaint system with a web based dashboard enabling the public to report hygiene and sanitation related issues in and around Peshawar and equipping the government department to respond effectively and efficiently to those complaints.
- Directorate of Industries and Commerce - A web based file management and record digitization system which will replace the existing manual process and increase the efficiency with which societies, NGOs and madrassas can be registered and information can be updated.
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Traffic Police - An android application containing 6 different modules including a complaint system, emergency contacts, traffic education, chalaan (ticketing), and driving license verification system.
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Corporation - An information portal meant to help local and international tourists explore Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This portal is to provide information ranging from famous spots to details about resorts, restaurants and events happening at a specific location. Care to find more about our fellows? Click here
Our second year of the Fellowship kicked off on July 26, 2015. This year, our 2015 Fellows made tremendous strides in improving governance. They took on a number of very challenging projects this year:
- An Android app for Traffic wardens to report traffic incidents and a Web app to visualize the reports on a Google map, as well as a new token-based system for issuing new driver licenses.
- An automated file management and approval system for the KP IT Board.
- A web application for the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) that is bringing efficiency to the process of provisioning relief funds to the needy by keeping records of casualties, cattle damage, and distributions to people in disaster-stricken areas.
- A new website and content management system for PDMA to convey swift information to NGOs, journalists, and the public in disaster-affected areas.
- An automated residence allocation and management system for the Establishment Division to improve efficiency and transparency of allotting residences to government employees based on merit.
We launched the first year of the Peshawar Fellowship Program with 12 Fellows on March 11, 2014, soon after the Peshawar Civic Hackathon. Following the success of the first year, we launched the second year of the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship with 20 Fellows in July 2015. We are currently recruiting Fellows for the third year of the program.