The meeting of the Project Steering Committee of “Piloting Innovative Ideas to address key issues of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan. The meeting was attended by the Chief Economist, Project Director PII, MD IT Board, Chief RD, DG M&E, representative of Finance Deptt, and other members. During the meeting progress of the project was reviewed in detail.
The Piloting Innovative Ideas initiative aims to promote a culture of fostering innovative, cost-effective, sustainable, and efficient solutions to the key development issues faced by the system based on research and best practices. As Pakistan has recently embraced words like entrepreneurship, innovation, and startups, the Govt intends to encourage a healthy innovation ecosystem involving academia, industry, and researchers. KP Government believes in the importance of investing in innovation, education, and community for building a sustainable tech ecosystem.
Tele-farming, Tele-medicine and mobile application for the Rescue 1122 are some of the key pilot projects which are already completed under the Piloting Innovative Ideas Programme.
The Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stressed the active engagement of youth and startups from the private sector in the upcoming phase of the program to introduce and integrate novelty in the government system. The Steering Committee extended its approval to the project work plan for the year 2021-22 which includes shortlisting and financing more ideas and governance innovation projects to add value to the system.