• 28 Jul, 2017
  • Digital Access

Project Description

The Digital Youth Summit (DYS) is a tech conference and startup expo that takes place annually in Peshawar, Pakistan. Since its inception in 2014, DYS has quickly become one of the premier tech conferences in Pakistan—differentiated by its focus on youth empowerment; its ability to attract high-profile domestic and international attendees and speakers and its unique venue: Peshawar, which is one of the oldest living cities in the world.

The summit aims to bring together “the next generation of digital innovators in Pakistan” and typically attracts three key audiences: tech industry leaders from Pakistan and abroad, the nascent startup community; and young people looking to network, learn and be inspired. The summit therefore draws participants from the private sector, investors, government, civil society, youth groups and academia. DYS 2017 is organized around three key issue areas: Digital Employment, Tech Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

DYS is a joint initiative of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the World Bank along with key local community and academic partners.

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  • 27 Jul, 2017
  • Digital Access, Digital Governance, Digital Skills, Digital Economy

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Durshal is a flagship project of KPITB that aims to provide Technology-Based entrepreneurship in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Durshal Expedite many startups to revolutionize into flourished business. Durshal Project envisions the digital transformation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by establishing a network of startup incubators and community spaces to facilitate the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with tech opportunities to empower them with training, enable them to get creative with innovative ideas and launch new businesses.

Durshal (meaning “gateway” in Pashto) is a technology incubator that aims to produce successful businesses by promoting a digital economy across the province. Durshal caters the freelances and startups with co-working spaces and also arranges training programs. Inculcating the training and creating opportunities for the startups ultimately leads to the creation of jobs and strengthens local economies.

Durshal aims to provide business support resources and services in the form of the Durshal incubation centers. Durshal services include business assistance that comes in the form of management guidance, technical assistance, and consulting tailored for young entrepreneurs to the provision of facilities and facility-based services such as space, shared business services, equipment, technology support services, and assistance in obtaining the financing necessary for growth.

 

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  • 27 Jul, 2017
  • Digital Access

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The ArtTech Festival is a two-day festival in Peshawar, Pakistan exploring the intersection between art, culture and technology. Our vision is to encourage cross-disciplinary creativity and nurture entrepreneurship. The ArtTech Summit is a ‘sister’ festival to the Digital Youth Summit-Pakistan’s largest tech conference and is organized by the World Bank, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IT Board and Peshawar 2.0

The festivities will weave together three complementary themes: Innovation, Storytelling and Design For Good. Click here to learn more about the three themes.

What you can expect:

  • Spectacular installations mixing art with technology.
  • World-renowned international and Pakistan-based speakers.
  • Interactive workshops on topics such as design thinking, augmented reality using technology and smart e-conservation
  • Design expo to display local tech, art and culture products.
  • Cultural performances, local food and much more!
  • The festival will be held in the historic Peshawar Museum: a living legacy of multi-cultural and faith influences on architecture, art and culture in the KP region.
  • Art and technology are free for everyone but book your spot here to let us know you are coming! Spaces in the workshops are limited.
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