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PIF National Innovation Grand Challenge (NIGC) in Partnership with P@SHA & DotZero
Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) is proudly partnering with Pakistan Innovation Foundation (PIF) and and Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) to organise an AGRI+RURAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION EVENT AND SHOWCASE in collaboration with DotZero at 3-6pm on 1st January 2014 at the DotZero facilities at Tariq Road (Dilkusha Centre), Karachi.
The Agri+Rural Innovation Event seeks to engage with innovators and entrepreneurs, particularly ICT entrepreneurs, students, and faculty to discuss ways in with technology – particularly ICT – can be used to advance agricultural and rural development in Pakistan.
Pakistan Innovation Foundation will present details of its upcoming PPAF Agri+Rural Innovation Challenge aimed at problems of farmer information system, rural energy systems, and rural income generation through value-added products and services. Some of this might be of relevance to ICT entrepreneurs and innovators.
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is an entity created by the Government of Pakistan and The World Bank to help alleviate rural poverty and enhance livelihoods. PPAF is currently interested in looking at promoting ICT4D interventions as a means for poverty alleviation of Pakistan and working with leading donors to advance this agenda forward, if possible. For the right technology, there may be potential opportunities for commercialisation and PPAF advisors will be there to discuss PPAF’s interests in ICT4D.
Interested companies, entrepreneurs, and professionals working in ICT4D space may also register to MAKE A DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR INNOVATIONS OR IDEAS.
Registration Link : http://goo.gl/A2RIjS
Please fill out the form to attend. Also, if you’d like to demonstrate your technology or idea, please get in touch with us through email (firstname.lastname@example.org and cc: to email@example.com) so we can help coordinate and set up.
If there is enough interest in member companies and the broader ICT community, we may organise similar events in Lahore and Islamabad as well.
PLEASE REGISTER ASAP TO BENEFIT FROM THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY.