KP govt to hold a mega IT conference titled “Digital Youth Summit 2015”

Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPBOIT) in collaboration with World Bank and other partner organization is going to hold a mega IT conference titled “Digital Youth Summit 2015” in May this year to showcase and utilize the innovative thinking and potentials of the youth of the province.

This two- day conference will provide a plate form for the IT related youth to showcase their innovative talents and thereby provide them ample opportunities of career.

This was disclosed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for ST&IT, Shahram Khan Tarakai in a function held to this effect at Peshawar Press Club on Tuesday. He said that the provincial government was working on a number of initiatives to effectively utilize the information technology for finding out solutions to the day to day issues of citizens, improving the capacity of government department and ensuring utmost transparency in government affairs adding that the holding of Digital Youth Summit 2015 is an important step formed in this regard.

He expressed the hope that such initiatives would prove very helpful to materialize the idea of new Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of the present provincial government. Shahram Khan maintained that the youth of the province was full of talent and innovative potentials and the provincial government will not only provide opportunities to such youth to showcase their talent but will also patronize their innovative activities.

It merits a mention here that KPITB had arranged a similar type of IT conference last year titled “Digital Youth Summit 2014” in which four teams of IT related youth were selected, and under the civic innovation fellowship programme 2014 those teams worked together with KPITB to develop four different software applications extremely useful to improve the capacity of government departments and solve the day to day issues of citizens.

The participants of the functions were given detailed briefings about the said software applications and their utilities. It was told that through the upcoming Digital Youth Summit 2015, at least twenty youth would be selected to work together with KPITB to develop such useful software applications.

Shahram Tarakai congratulated the KPITB and its partner organizations for successfully holding the Digital Youth Summit 2014 and achieving its set targets and expressed the hope that the upcoming summit would prove more successful then the last one.

The function was also addressed by Secretary ST&IT, Farrah Hamid and other speakers. At the end graduates of the Civic Innovation Fellowship Programme 2014 were also awarded certificates.

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