ITU announces Center for Civic Innovation to address local problems

02:14 PM | 19 Mar, 2018
ITU announces Center for Civic Innovation to address local problems
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LAHORE – Information Technology University (ITU) has announced the establishment of ITU Center for Civic Innovation platform, an initiative to enable enthusiastic researchers and innovators to use a data-driven approach for solving local problems.

The new center provides researchers and IT professionals to work with the government for community-based problems and civil society challenges through an amalgamation of research, the use of technology and innovative interventions.

In this new platform, people will develop innovative civic solutions — from crime alerts to election monitoring, from crop yield analysis to female harassment reporting.

The fellowship is 6 months long and the selected participants will be paid a monthly stipend as well.

“We have established the Center for Civic Innovation at ITU which would enable you to work with the government, become a civic innovation fellow, participate in our civic hackathons, work with government systems and data,” stated ITU in its blog post.

ITU Center for Civic Innovation is an initiative aimed at addressing community-based problems and civil society challenges. Through the integration of government, civil society and academia, the Center aims to improve the lives of citizens and the functions of the society that they live in.

IT enthusiasts can apply by clicking this link: CCI-ITU

The initiative is taken by the Information Technology University (ITU) which is a public university in Lahore, Punjab founded in 2013.

The university is founded and headed by Dr. Umar Saif who also serves as an advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif.