About Us

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Code for Pakistan is a non-partisan, non-political organization, which is an IRS tax-exempt 501(c)(3) California not-for-profit corporation, EIN# 47-1458866. Your donation to Code for Pakistan is tax-deductible.

[/vc_column_text][sc_divider margin_top=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”About us” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30px|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]We’re a non-profit building a non-partisan civic innovation ecosystem to improve quality of life across Pakistan.
We believe that digital technology, when used correctly, can both improve governance and open new channels for citizens to more meaningfully engage in the public sphere and have a positive impact on their communities.
Through the creation of open source technology to address civic needs, we aim to transform civic life by increasing civic engagement, encouraging the opening of government data, and supporting innovation in the public domain.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Mission” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30px|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Trust in civic institutions is eroding and too many of our fellow citizens view government as bureaucratic, corrupt, and inefficient — or worse,
as something that stifles progress rather than as a potential force for
good.
Collaboration between citizens, tech developers, and domain experts in local governments can address civic needs and enhance civic life. This starts to reframe the relationship between local government and citizens, which is essential if the two are to live together, smartly toward a progressive Pakistan![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1556620882004{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Our Values”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box title=”<h6>Integrity</h6>” image=”13589″ btn_text=”” link=”” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”][/ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box title=”<h6>Equality</h6>” image=”13588″ btn_text=”” link=”” uc_init_settings=”” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”][/ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box title=”<h6>Community Building</h6>” image=”13587″ btn_text=”” link=”” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”][/ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box title=”<h6>Collaboration</h6>” image=”13586″ btn_text=”” link=”” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”][/ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box title=”<h6>Openness</h6>” image=”13588″ btn_text=”” link=”” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”][/ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box title=”<h6>Optimism</h6>” image=”13591″ btn_text=”” link=”” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”][/ucaddon_uc_elegant_carousel_content_box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1516277073250{background-color: #ecf0f1 !important;}”][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1516276982755{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][ucaddon_bold_icon_box title=”Open Data” icon=”fa fa-database” color=”#2e8bef” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”]Collaboration with governments to open up data, crowd source data collection, and build useful apps for citizens on top of that data. <br/> &nbsp;[/ucaddon_bold_icon_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][ucaddon_bold_icon_box title=”Civic Innovation Labs” color=”#2e8bef” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”]Local “CIL” volunteers meet regularly to collaborate on technology projects to improve their communities as part of the global Code for All network.[/ucaddon_bold_icon_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][ucaddon_bold_icon_box title=”Fellowship Program” icon=”fa fa-laptop” color=”#2e8bef” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”]6-month mentored fellowships enabling coders, designers, community organizers to work alongside domain experts in governments and NGOs to build and deploy apps.[/ucaddon_bold_icon_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][ucaddon_bold_icon_box title=”Civic Hackathons” icon=”fa fa-book” color=”#2e8bef” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”]Events that spark civic engagement, bring software designers and developers together to solve their communities’ needs, and show what’s possible using tech.[/ucaddon_bold_icon_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][ucaddon_bold_icon_box title=”Women In Tech” icon=”fa fa-female” color=”#2e8bef” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”]Code for Pakistan provides a concerted outreach campaign, a supportive environment, and opportunities for junior women developers and designers.[/ucaddon_bold_icon_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][ucaddon_bold_icon_box title=”Open Source Apps” icon=”fa fa-folder-open” color=”#2e8bef” uc_fonts_data=”JTdCJTdE”]Citizen-focused Web, Mobile, and SMS applications that improve civic services and information access in Education, Healthcare, Public Safety, Transportation, etc.[/ucaddon_bold_icon_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_row][vc_column][sc_fullwidth background_style=”cover” background_parallax=”1″ background_image=”10384″ padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”25″ padding_right=”25″][vc_custom_heading text=”Note from the Founder” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][sc_testimonials set=”founder”][sc_divider][/sc_fullwidth][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Executive team” title_align=”separator_align_left” css=”.vc_custom_1516272603224{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][sc_team columns=”3″ team=”executive-team”][vc_text_separator title=”Programs team” title_align=”separator_align_left”][sc_team columns=”3″ team=”program-team”][/vc_column][/vc_row]