PSI Pakistan & National Incubation Center Karachi join hands to Launch “Make Space Hackathon”

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PSI Pakistan in collaboration with National Incubation Center, Karachi are organizing the “Make Space Hackathon” – a 48 hour long online competition taking place online from the 6th to the 8th of August 2021. The aim of the competition is to empower people with a passion for impact and change in creating solutions to make Family planning/Birth spacing more accessible to people in Pakistan.

Over 200 participants from all over Pakistan will be tasked with creating a solution for one of the four following Challenge Sets;

Family Planning Awareness for Newlyweds

Counseling and Accessibility

Advocacy – Negative and Positive Advocates

Male Engagement

The competition is open for all participants regardless of age or gender and to any and all sorts of solutions as long as they cater to the chosen challenge set. Whether it is creating an app, website, educational program, YouTube series, workshop or more, the underlining goal should be that the solution adequately addresses the given challenge sets. The top three winning teams will share a prize of Rs. 525,000. Details of the event at www.makespacepakistan.com

The hackathon is a great opportunity for students, researchers and innovators to challenges them to come up with unique ideas and execute them in a demanding yet stimulating environment. Family planning/Birth spacing is a pertinent issue as it not just impacts the economy but the health of women and children.

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