Dated:2018-1-8

MOS IT & Telecom Mrs Anusha Rehman while Chairing 56th meeting of the board of directors meeting of @Ignite - National technology Fund here at Islamabad today dated 8th January, 2018

 

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56th Board Meeting Ignite - National Technology Fund

ISLAMABAD – January 08, 2018. The Board of Directors of Ignite - National Technology Fund (formerly National ICT R&D Fund) under the chairmanship of Mrs. Anusha Rahman, Minister of State for IT & Telecom reviewed the overall progress on DigiSkills Training Program.

Mrs. Anusha Rahman Khan Minister of State for IT & Telecom said that the vision of PMLN leadership to bring digital revolution in Pakistan will be furthered through DigiSkills Training Program which will be one of its kind, training one million youth promoting excellence in technology, innovation and work ethic, building a workforce fully equipped with requisite technical knowledge and expertise.

The Board also reviewed and approved two separate Request For Proposals (RFP) to be floated in the national press for Outreach and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) - both are constituents of DigiSkills Training Program.

CEO Ignite Mr. Yusuf Hussain also apprised the Board on inaugural ceremony of National Incubation Center Lahore that took place on 23 December 2017 and National Incubation Center Peshawar that will be inaugurated during this month.

Anusha Rehman directed the CEO @Ignite to complete all the codal formalities(Financial & Technical Evaluations of remaining RFPs) of @DigiSkills program at the earliest. So that we could formally initiate and inaugurate this project with in stipulated time lines

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