Pakistan ICT For Development Workshop 2014


Pakistan ICT For Development Workshop 2014
April 21, 2014

Pakistan ICTD (Information Communication Technology for Development) Workshop aimed to bring leading researchers and practitioners in ICTD to discuss how technology can be utilized to address unique set of problems currently being faced by Pakistan. Workshop provided a platform for collaborations between local practitioners and international communities in this space.

Speakers highlighted issues related to health care, policy making, e-governance and communication. The workshop provided ample opportunities for speakers and local attendees to discuss efforts in their respective areas. Audience was very engaged in learning the work happening in Pakistan and all around the world for bottom billion underserved population.

Chief Minister, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif also took time out to attend this workshop. He reiterated the importance of technology in streamlining the processes for general public and improving government systems. He also discussed Punjab Government’s efforts in building strong ties with international communities.

Workshop was hosted by Information Technology University (ITU) and organized by both University of Washington (UW) and Information Technology University (ITU). International participants were from USA, UK, Norway, Singapore and India. Speakers represented University of Washington, University of California-Berkeley, New York University, University of Oxford, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Oslo, Information Technology University, LIRNEasia, A4AI, Awaz.De, ICFJ, PITB, IRD Research, Heartfile, Tele-Healthcare, USF, SATC and Ideogeny.