Discussion on technological innovation for SDGs takes center stage

Maleeka Bokhari, Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Regulation and Justice delivered the opening keynote speech at a panel dialogue on, “Multi-Stakeholder Approach for Innovation in Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” organized by Code for Pakistan, Jazz, and OPEN Islamabad right here on Monday.

This panel occasion was a precursor to the upcoming SDG Hackathon 2019 on the sixth, seventh and eighth of December, and the Women SDG Challenge Cup 2019 on eighth December. The three-day occasion by Jazz in partnership with Code for Pakistan and OPEN Islamabad can be held on the Nationwide Incubation Center Islamabad. The occasion can be attended by digital bloggers, tech analysts, and aspiring entrepreneurs.  

The SDG Hackathon is a community-building endeavor, and goals to advertise creativity, innovation, and civic engagement, whereas additionally spreading consciousness concerning the Sustainable Growth Objectives and concerning the potential use of know-how and digital instruments to handle social and civic points. 

In her speech, Maleeha Bokhari praised the Hackathon as a option to have interaction youth, foster innovation and assist the federal government in delivering the Sustainable Growth Objectives. 

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“It’s heartening to see young people engaged in the process of delivering the SDGs. I strongly believe that young people are agents of change,” stated Ms. Bokhari.

She additionally spoke at size about how the Pakistan Citizen Portal is an instance of innovation and the usage of know-how to raised serve residents. She highlighted efforts on a part of the KP authorities to assist communities by means of know-how. Most essential of which, she stated, is the Mera Bacha Alert app lately launched by the KP authorities to assist get better lacking kids. 

She additionally pressured on how the Ministry of Regulation and Justice is striving to remain up-to-speed with technological improvements for efficiently supply of SDGs 5 and 16. “At the Ministry, we’re using innovation to achieve SDG 16, by codifying and making laws available online, on a website and app. Another example is our collaboration with SOC Films and the European Union to spread awareness about the legal handlings of cases of honor killings by leveraging the reach of social media”, stated Ms. Bokhari.

Ms. Bokhari’s keynote was adopted by opening remarks from Aisha Sarwari, Head of Company Communications and Sustainability at Jazz, after which a panel dialogue focusing on a Multi-Stakeholder Method for Innovation in Delivering the Sustainable Growth Objectives (SDGs). The panel was moderated by digital blogger Muzammil Hassan, and audio system included Dr. Ayesha Khan (CEO, Akhtar Hameed Khan Useful resource Center), Rohma Labeeb (Accelerator and Partnerships Lead, Invest2Innovate), Ali Ibrahim (Stream Head Company Sustainability at Jazz), and Dr. Saima Hamid (Vice-Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Ladies’s College).

“The aim of Hackathon is not just to provide a platform for tech-savvy youngsters to showcase their hacking skills as a way to benefit the communities in which they exist, but also to encourage process-based technological learning”, stated Aisha Sarwari.  

The panelists then engaged in a dialogue round the necessity to create linkages and construct communities to permit for various stakeholders to return collectively to co-create options and ship the SDGs, in addition to the necessity for a data-driven strategy.

Hamid Akhtar, President, Code for Pakistan, closed the night by underscoring how the SDG Hackathon is the perfect alternative for individuals from various backgrounds to return collectively, be taught from each other and give you options to social issues. 

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