With Tech4Policy you can

1. Design Prototypes 2. Build Digital Products 3. Win €8000

#Tech4Policy empowers young women to design digital solutions to governance and democratization challenges in Kosovo’s municipalities.

About Tech4Policy


Problem diagnosis

We work with municipalities and local communities to identify the burning problems they face day in day out.


Digital problem-solving

We create a supportive environment for catalyzation of innovative solutions that leverage modern technologies for contributing to social good.


Skill development and product design

We equip young women with the necessary skills to design real-world digital solutions to local governance challenges.

Where do we work?

Our Municipal Partners

Through close engagement with citizens and local leaders, Tech4Policy strives to improve governance in Kosovo’s municipalities all while boosting employability of young women in the high-potential ICT sector.
Over two years, Tech4Policy will work with 10 municipalities and engage 250 young women across Kosovo in digital product development that will serve its citizens and contribute to social wellbeing.

Municipalities

In the first year of the project implementation, we are thrilled to work with the municipalities of:
- 1 - GJAKOVA
- 2 - FERIZAJ
- 3 - PRIZREN
- 4 - DRENAS

Activities

Municipal Working Sessions

Working with officials on identifying gaps in local governance.

Community Consultations

Listening to the needs of citizens.

Trainings

Equipping young women-coders with digital product development skills.

Prototyping Digital Solutions

Engaging participants in hands-on problem-solving.

Incubation

Supporting full development of winning digital solutions.

Product Delivery

Delivering digital products to municipalities.

Check Out Our Awesome

Digital Solutions

Tech4Policy teams worked together for several days to develop digital solutions to municipal problems. Check out their ideas here!

Employment Platform

Digitalises recruitment for municipal jobs.

E-Spitali

Digital databse of patient medical records.

Illegal Buildings

Enables anonymous reporting of illegal buildings by citizens

QYTETARI.info

Digital platform enabling citizens to access municipal information and services.

Road to Prizren

Digital platform enabling online booking of tourism services in Prizren.

E-komuna

Digital platform enabling citizens to access municipal services.

Shprehu

A platform offering psychological advice and support.

Family Medical Center

Digital databse of patient medical records.

CityLibrary

A platform digitalising the loan system of the city library.

Digital Application System

A platform digitalising the recruitment process for municipal jobs.

Driving Application

A platform digitalisng the process of receiving driving licence.

Digital Gradebook

A platform digitalising the student results.

Saving Lives

Connecting dog shelters to restaurants with leftovers.

Library

Platform digitalising the loan system of the city library.

Clean City

Enables reporting of polluters of public spaces.

BusLine

An online inter-city bus schedule.

EngiNerds

Don't Waste Food.

Online Grants

A platform that digitalizes the application process for grants and subventions.

LYAC/KVRL

Activities for Culture, Youth and Sports platform.

The psychologist

A platform to help teens in schools with their everyday problems.

Rate my professor

Enables online rating of the quality of education in public schools.

Online Employment & Social Welfare Center

Our Web App facilitates the registration of municipal citizens at the Employment & Social Welfare Center.

e-documents

Helps people find what they need for a certain document.







Implementing Partners

Open Data Kosovo

Open Data Kosovo (ODK) is a civic-tech NGO that recognizes the importance of technology for contributing to good governance and social good. ODK's core mission in Kosovo is to enhance government transparency and accountability by implementing solutions that revolve around public access to government data, and supporting data-driven and evidence-based policy-making. ODK has a strong commitment to gender equality and partners with relevant grassroots organizations such as Girls Coding Kosova to empower young women interested in technology. ODK received the Albanian ICT Award 2017 recognition for Decode Darfur, a project (application) that enables identification of areas affected by violence and destruction in Sudan through the use of satellite imagery.

Girls Coding Kosova

Girls Coding Kosova's mission is to encourage women to reach their full academic and professional potential in the field of technology and related technical disciplines. We aim to enable young women to develop high-value skills and gain a sense of empowerment in Kosovo’s challenging labour market environment. GCK’s network spans across all municipalities in Kosovo and includes over eight hundred (800) active members aged between fifteen and twenty-five. We are constantly working on bringing events to young enthusiastic girls of Kosovo in order to encourage and support them in coding, launching of own entrepreneurial initiatives, or working as developers in other exciting start-ups in the country. GCK received the FIDES 2016 Award for national contribution and the Albanian Woman in ICT Award 2017.


Meet The Team

Testimonials

Andrea Garaiova

Project Coordinator

Open Data Kosovo

We hope that Tech4Policy will become a prime example of the promise technologies of the 21st century hold for improving lives of people in concrete and practical ways.

Blerta Thaçi

Project Technical Lead & QA

Girls Coding Kosova

Our goal is that Tech4Policy helps young women discover new horizons for their professional futures.


European Union logo

This project is funded by the European Union.

Stay In Touch & Say Hello.

If you have questions for us, you can use the form below or you can contact us directly at: hello@girlscodingkosova.org or info@opendatakosovo.org