SDG Hackathon

august, 2017

2017sat19aug(aug 19)9:00 amsun20(aug 20)8:00 pmSDG HackathonIgnite Civic Innovation9:00 am - 8:00 pm (20) National Incubation Center

Event Details

Calling All Civic-Minded Geeks!

Do you have ideas about how to fix things? Do you like working with other intelligent people? Have skills like web or mobile development, design, mapping, data analysis, research?  Or subject matter expertise in SDGs or the civic space? Want to innovate on top of government information and services?

Join us and apply your tech or creative skills to transform Pakistan for the better.

Announcing Pakistan’s first SDG Hackathon 2017!

Join us in Islamabad the weekend of August 19-20 and learn how your tech, creative, and problem solving skills can be used to make a positive impact at a national scale. During this weekend, you will learn design thinking, open-source hacking for social good, receive mentoring and input from domain experts in government and local organizations, have opportunities to network, and work in teams to create solutions — all for free.

You will form teams to create prototypes that address civic and social problems in line with the SDGs. All you need to do is bring your creativity, skills, and enthusiasm!

The SDG Hackathon will bring together programmers, designers, urban mappers, data analysts, community organizers, researchers, journalists, and government information to reboot local services by creating open source web, mobile, and SMS applications. Imagine a peace corps of geeks for civic betterment.

Selected SDGs for participants to focus their projects and solutions on are:

  • Good Health & Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Industry Innovation & Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Responsible Consumption and Production

Participation in the hackathon is FREE, but while we’d love to include everyone, space and logistical constraints mean that admission is open only to those accepted from the pool of applicants. So apply now before space runs out! The application deadline is August 12, 2017.

If you are interested in being a Mentor or Partner at the event, please send us an email by August 12 at

The SDG Hackathon is brought to you by Ignite (formerly known as the National ICT R&D Fund) – Ministry of IT & Telecom, co-organized by Code for Pakistan and its Islamabad Civic Innovation Lab, a joint program with OPEN Islamabad.

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