Community mobilization lies at the heart of civic tech. Code for Pakistan organizes Hackathons, Hack Days, and a variety of community events to bring together technologists, researchers, designers, social workers, and domain experts to collaborate and innovate to create solutions for different community needs.
In addition, Code for Pakistan also supports Civic Innovation Labs (CILs) across Pakistan, where groups of volunteer community members meet regularly to collaborate with government, non-profits, academia, and media organizations on technology, data, and policy, and design projects that strengthen their communities.
Each CIL is shepherded by a Lead responsible for building the community and maintaining the relationship between the Lab and the local partners. CIL members meet at least monthly; most CILs meet with greater frequency and have a range of monthly programming. The Civic Innovation Labs are modeled after the Code for America's international Brigade network.
Our CILs have been active in Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi.