entrepreneurs: K-PITB to partner with WB, local telco

Published: July 31, 2018


PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Information Technology Board (K-PITB) has decided to partner with the World Bank and a local mobile phone company to empower the youth through employable digital skills As per the agreement amongst the three entities, Jazz will proliferate benefits of connectivity and digital enablement across K-P under its ‘Make Your Mark’ programme by empowering youth through technology and digital skills literacy via the province’s ‘Durshal’ programme. The agreement to further benefit digitalisation in K-P was signed last year, after which Jazz took on a leading role at this year’s Digital Youth Summit held in the provincial capital. Jazz is now moving ahead with its support of K-PITB’s Durshal project by creating synergies between its already established National Incubation Center in Islamabad and Durshal Community Innovation Labs (CIL), along with the provision of technical expertise and mentorship, and funding to improve current IT infrastructure available at these centres.  

Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2018.

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