Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant of Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD), was the Chief Guest at the closing Award Ceremony for the SDG Hackathon 2019 and the Women SDG Challenge Cup 2019, a head tech activity by Jazz in association with Code for Pakistan and OPEN Islamabad, held at the National Incubation Center Islamabad on December sixth, seventh and eighth 2019.
Dr Nishtar, in the interest of the administration of Pakistan, expanded a hand of organization, fellowship, and coordinated effort, to the private area and different partners, to investigate the unanswered inquiries in the Ehsaas structure, which is the administration’s new welfare program planned for grasping advancement and helping the minimized portions of the nation.
Saif Chi, CEO Huawei Pakistan, was additionally present as a Guest of Honor, and liberally gave giveaways to the triumphant groups. “We really accept that Pakistan has incredible ability, a look at which we saw today through the stunning thoughts that approached in the hackathon. We have solid certainty that with proceeded with help of Jazz, we can investigate more chances to help the exercises around SDGs and work towards accomplishing these objectives together,” said Saif Chi.
“Such Hackathons are an extraordinary method for producing stunning plans to help the legislature in accomplishing SDGs. By guaranteeing members use Jazz’s advanced administrations, we are giving an empowering domain to youthful business people to make inventive answers for community and social issues,” said Syed Ali Naseer, Chief Corporate and Enterprise Officer at Jazz.
Every single winning group will presently be given a chance to be a piece of the Jazz xlr8 program at the NIC in the up and coming partner.
The more than multi day occasion united more than 150 members; a blend of technologists, creators, urban organizers, social researchers, NGOs and CSOs, and government agents to create inventive arrangements meant to address five specific UN Sustainable Development Goals utilizing innovation, information and advanced apparatuses. These included, yet were not constrained, to:
- Objective #3 Good Health and Well-Being;
- Objective #4 Quality Education;
- Objective #5 Gender Equality;
- Objective #9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure;
- Objective #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.
This was the third metro hackathon sorted out by Code for Pakistan concentrating on the SDGs. The Women SDG Challenge Cup 2019 was held nearby the hackathon, where ladies business people pitched their new businesses with a strategic make municipal and social effect.
The groups took a shot at their thoughts and arrangements through Friday and Saturday under the mentorship of a few topic specialists in their individual fields. On the third day of the hackathon, groups exhibited their working answers for a board of judges that included Sayyed Ahmad Masud, CEO Change Mechanics (Pvt) Ltd, Owais Anjum, CEO Emumba Private Limited, Shan Rehman, Social Development Specialist at The World Bank, and Salman Tariq, Head of HSE and Security, Jazz.
The best three winning groups and their thoughts at the SDG Hackathon were Educarists, an online stage with data about colleges and affirmation subtleties, everyday costs and understudy occupations in a specific city. The subsequent prize went to InnoGeeks for their crowdfunding online interface to associate contributors with educators in underfunded schools and study halls. The third prize was granted to Mumta, a parental direction framework.
Judges for the Women SDG Challenge Cup included Sophia Salim, CEO The Data Leap, Sadia Khuram, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Jazz, Javeria Rizvi Kabani, Counselor of Political Affairs, EU Delegation to Pakistan, European Union External Action Service, Saram Bokhari, Project Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and Mian Talha Nasruddin, Head of Product, Growth and Startup Ecosystem, Jazz.
Winning groups for the Challenge Cup were Orendo and their advanced learning application Taleemabad for pre-school age youngsters; Kaho Kahaani, a kids’ substance improvement stage; and The Feeel, an organization giving enthusiastic remainder trainings and workshops to advance better psychological wellness.