• 20 Apr, 2018
  • Digital Skills, Digital Economy

Project Description

KP IT Board (KPITB) has planned to initiate the program to grant fund for the speedy development of the province’s phenomenal entrepreneurs. The grant funding program would connect the entrepreneurs to KPITB. This would create a relationship of demand and supply as entrepreneurs has ideas but no source of money and KPITB will be granting that money i-e amount of 2 million PKR. Such an opportunity would encourage the local idea developers to come forward and give an impact to their ideas. It’s a project of experiential and intentional process that would allow the teams to explore their own personal growth and self-efficacy to have a greater sense of being able to make a positive difference.

Around the globe, a great percentage of failure is observed in starting-up new business initiatives. These failures are mainly due to the constraint of initial investment, unavailability of free/low cost guidance, un-awareness of market trends and lack of technical expertise. The chance to provide hands–on support in the form of Grant, guidance and information, and to connect startups with strategic resources and to bring creation of innovative and sustainable start-up companies and support their growth and development. To transform the startups idea into a funded project to help incubatees getting fund/grant to innovate, grow and sustain their business.


  • 20 Apr, 2018
  • Digital Skills

Project Description

Since 2012, the KPITB has been sponsoring internees through its internship program. During each batch of internship, students get hands-on training for a period of six months in the KPITB established IT Parks resident companies at Peshawar and Abbottabad. So far, a total of 1,700 internees have been trained from 2012 to 2017 with a post internship employability rate of 80%, which speaks volumes about the success of the program.


  • 16 Oct, 2017
  • Digital Skills

Project Description

As the province moves towards a knowledge-intensive economy, the demand for highly-skilled workers such as engineers and medium-skilled workers such as technicians will increase exponentially. KPITB has proactively taken effective step to cater for this huge demand for skilled workforce and has signed an MOU with Chinaccelerator during the KP Investment Roadshow to China in April 2017. The first batch of 23 internees are set to travel to China in the first week of May to commence the 6 months internship program with different IT companies operating under the umbrella of Chinaccelerator.  

Eligibility Criteria:

Degree in electrical/ electronics/ computer software/computer science/computer systems/ tele communication/mechatronics engineering or any other relevant field (at least 16 years of education)

Deadline: 11:00pm on 29th October, 2017

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  • 28 Jul, 2017
  • Digital Skills

Project Description

KPITB in collaboration with the Elementary & Secondary Education Department successfully launched the first of its kind project – The Early Age Programming, across 60 different government schools in 14 districts of KP. The project focuses on inculcating innovation & analytical thinking in students at a very young age. Harvard’s code.org and MIT's scratch curriculum has been adopted for this project. Nearly 2,700 children have benefited from this project so far. The KP IT Board and E&SE department are in the process of extending the program to 300 schools across KP in the recently launched 2nd phase of the EAP initiative.


  • 28 Jul, 2017
  • Digital Skills

Project Description

One of the problems we face is that in Pakistan and in KP, we do not have correct and representative statistics of the number of freelancers, their revenue, the type of services they provide - to get a representative estimate of the freelancing industry and to award the 2100 Freelancers trained in our program (the Youth Employment Program), the KPITB announced the KP Freelancers Award. As a result of the application process very meaningful statistics have been collected for the very first time. The KP Freelancers Award was organized in May 2017.


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

Project Description

KPITB has launched its Durshal (a pushto word for doorstep/gateway) centers all across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Durshal centers are envisioned to link communities with the growing opportunities in technological developments. In addition, Durshal centers aim to advance entrepreneurship with a view to promote inclusion, particularly of women and other disadvantaged groups. So far KP IT Board has established Durshals in Mardan, Swabi, Swat and Peshawar while the process has been initiated for remaining 3 locations.Durshal Government Innovation Lab is a platform for launching the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program and aims to bring about the much needed technological revolution in the province. Durhsal provides a vital link between the local governments, tech industry, IT entrepreneurs and investors to anchor KP’s digital transformation.

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  • 27 Jul, 2017
  • Digital Skills

Project Description

A growing number of jobs are available through global online work. There is significant interest in the concept of “earning money online”, as the unemployment rate continues to increase for graduates in the province—even for those with technical degrees. To this end, The KP IT Board launched the Youth Employment Program (YEP) in 2016, which is one of the first publicly funded training programs on digital freelancing in the world. This has been one of the most promising projects and we received excellent outcomes from the first phase of the project. The YEP phase-1 that ended in January 2017 completed training of 2100 trainees in 7 districts of KP. It is one of the few projects where we saw the results coming in the form of trainees testimonials about their online earnings after the program. The statistics that we collected (mostly through voluntary responses) show over 40,000 USD earning by the trainees. With the completion of the first phase of the Youth Employment Program, KPITB has launched the 2nd phase of the program on an even bigger scale and a much broader scope by training 40,000 youth in the digital skills. Till date a total of 3,500 youth has been trained under the 2nd phase.

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