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Lahore Brigade Working To Solve Civic Problems

Categories: South Asia, Pakistan, Citizen Media, Development, Digital Activism, Good News, Governance, Ideas, Technology

The first meetup [1] of the Lahore Brigade members took place on Sunday, 23 February, in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The brigade consists of civic hackers – software developers, designers, urban mappers who will be working to solve civic problems in Pakistan. Code for Pakistan [2] and Technology for People Initiative [3] partnered to launch the Lahore Brigade.

Code For Pakistan [4] blog reports:

All the attendees [5] introduced themselves and also proposed potential solutions to civic problems, pertaining to the areas of health, transportation, education, and governance. Some of the participants expressed interest in some of the projects that had been created at the Lahore Civic Hackathon. The ideas were all captured, followed by a rigorous discussion of them. A couple of Brigade Project Mentors were also present and they, like everyone else, expressed their interest in certain ideas. 6 promising project ideas or areas were agreed upon by the group.

Here is a collection of Tweets [6] on the first meetup. According to the Appjuice [7], the group will be meeting every two weeks.