Durshal Government Innovation Lab, Peshawar is home to KPITB’s Civic Innovation Fellowship program. Civic Innovation Fellowship is Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IT Board (KPITB), Code for Pakistan (CfP) and the World Bank Group’s collaborative initiative that aims to bring technological revolution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by connecting the government departments with tech entrepreneurs to anchor KP’s digital transformation.
Each year the Civic Innovation Fellowship program brings together local techies, designers and developers for a period of 6-months to come up with solutions to improve service delivery at government departments. Some of the solutions developed by fellows are:
- Record Digitization and automation for the Directorate of Industries and Commerce: Joint Stock Companies, Firms and Societies. This product will minimize the time and the efforts to get a company, firm, society or a similar organization registered.
- Crowd funding platform for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) which will help the startups and entrepreneurs from KP to raise investments to grow their startups into sustainable companies.
- Android based complaint and information application for Peshawar Traffic Police. Once this application is made available, the public would be able to register complaints against any kind of traffic violation as well as find out about the latest updates on the traffic situation in Peshawar.
- Web based application to improve the online experience of the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP). This application is meant to showcase the natural beauty of KP so that not only locals can start exploring the wonderful sights but can also catch an eye of the international visitors.
- Crowd sourced complaint system for Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) would help the public register complaints regarding any trash dump in the city. This application has already been launched (in beta) on 7th May, 2017 and handed over to the WSSP officials.