In an online graduation ceremony, organized for the Fellows from the 6th cycle of the KP Government Innovation Fellowship Program enabled fellows to partner with different government departments of KP to develop digital solutions, apps, and online services. The 6th cycle was launched on 1st June 2020 and concluded on November 30th, where 20 Fellows graduated from the program successfully.
These developed digital solutions will help fellows to facilitate the government departments in the province in transitioning towards automation and digitization, it will ensure efficient and cost-effective citizen facilitation. These solutions and applications have been developed following industry best practices and new and emerging tools and technologies with a focus on sustainability.
The KP Government Innovation Fellowship Program is a three-way partnership between KPITB, Code for Pakistan, and The World Bank Group. The program was launched in 2014 as an annual six months mentored Fellowship program. Almost 107 Fellows have graduated from the program so far that includes fellows who have recently graduated from the 6th cycle. The graduation ceremony for the sixth Cycle of the Fellowship Program was held online on March 15, 2021.
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However, due to the covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the Fellowship Program was performed remotely. A cohort of 20 Fellows worked on a range of digital solutions with different government departments with the goal of digitization and to facilitate KP citizens with easier access to government services.
A team of four Fellows, among the 20 Fellows cohort with data science expertise worked closely with the Health Department’s IPMS-Team (Integrated Performance Management System for COVID-19). It helped department caseload management, tracking of COVID-19 cases, and data analysis on the province.
The Fellows facilitated the IPMS-Team to improve data collection and patient monitoring by rearranging field data entry operators’ data entry processes, conducting research to devise smart lockdown strategies for Abbottabad’s tourism sector, and implementing a QR-code based patient tracking system within the IPMS system.