Friday, September 22, 2023

NIC Peshawar joins hands with Code for Pakistan for Net Zero Tech Camp Challenge

NIC Peshawar, with support from The Asia Foundation, hosted the second round of the Net Zero Tech Camp Challenge. The event, curated by Code for Pakistan featured mentoring and project development workshops facilitated by NIC Peshawar.

Spanning over three days, the challenge was designed to empower tech students from five of KP’s universities to pursue projects with the potential to achieve zero environmental footprints.

A total of 40 undergraduate students from the University of Swabi, UET Peshawar, Institute of Management Sciences, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, and Pak-Austria Fachhochschule were selected for both rounds of the challenge. Twenty students, in groups of 5, participated in the second round.

The event comprised multiple speaker sessions delivered by professionals within the Sustainability and Climate Change field. After presenting their initial pitches for sustainable solutions like upcycling and “green bricks” (among others), the participants received a “speed mentoring” session from the expert speakers.

Toward the end of the event, participating students had the opportunity to demonstrate their projects. They are expected to receive a grant of US$2000 from The Asia Foundation and US Consulate Peshawar to pursue their projects.

Net Zero Tech Camp offered an opportunity fo to empower our communities to use their skills and make a difference. We are so happy to be collaborating with NIC Peshawar and contributing to climate action initiatives” said Mahwish Khan Arbab, Director of Community and Partnerships at Code for Pakistan.

Code for Pakistan is a nonprofit that works on bridging the digital divide between Pakistani citizens and the government. By partnering with various governmental and private sector organizations, Code for Pakistan develops user-centered, practical digital solutions that improve the lives of community members.

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