Pakistan’s National incubation center, ‘IGNITE’ recognized by the UN


Pakistan’s National Incubation Center, ‘Ignite’ has been recognized by the International Telecommunication Union, an agency or digital tech run under the United Nations. 

IGNITE was recognized by the UN as one of its environment category projects at World Summit Information Society Prizes 2021. The Permanent Mission of Pakistan to UN, Geneva announced this development on its official Twitter account, stating that the government of Pakistan enabling policies for the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are being recognized globally. 

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It states, “As a global recognition of @GovtofPakistan’s enabling policies for ICT development, today @ITU announced Pakistan’s National Incubation Centers of @IgniteNTF @MoitOfficial as one of the champion projects of C6 Category (enabling environment) at @WSISprocess Prizes 2021.” 

It further posted, “Around 1300 projects were submitted by Govts and private sector for @WSISprocess Prizes 2021. 1.3 million Stakeholders participated in the voting process.” 

“The achievement of @IgniteNTF is manifestation of a robust ICT innovation value chain & industry in Pakistan, also holds promise for an inclusive and sustainable development in the country.” 

Earlier, Ignite’s case study was also highlighted in United Nations’s Industrial Development Report. 

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The Ignite National Technology Fund has been involved in developing the IT sector since its inception, through various measures that includes a freelancing program whose graduates contribute $200 million annually, steps to encourage entrepreneurship, workshops, and a National education challenge under the supervision of the Ministry of IT and Telecom. 

However, earlier, National Incubation Center collaborated with BoP to support young tech entrepreneurs.  

In this regard, Faisal Ejaz Khan said, “Young people with innovation and spirit, need a platform to showcase their talent, this is crucial for the building of a digital nation. Having organizations such as NIC Karachi around, provides the access and platform for corporate organizations to engage with high potential entrepreneurs.” 

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