Greetings from the IPKO Foundation team for the first time in 2013

Posted on: March 13, 2013

Welcome to our newly redesigned website. Thanks to Bold Underline for our great new design.  As the first locally endowed operating foundation in the region we are excited to share with you our mission, values, activities, and programs with the hope that we can inspire you to take action and get involved.

Since 2011, we have organized overall 14 BarCamps, a series of informal inspirational gatherings where people meet and connect with each other, share ideas and learn about the innovative actions and activities people in Kosovo are undertaking. In late 2012 and early 2013 we launched the firstApp Camp Kosovo andWiki Academy Kosovo, activities to improve the quality and quantity of information available online about Kosovo and better connect Kosovo to the rest of the world.  These were organized within the Digital Diplomacy Strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo in partnership with Royal Norwegian Embassy and British Council.

It has been a busy year for Foundation staff and scholars.  In partnership with USAID Basic Education Program the Foundation is helping to develop the personal and ICT skills of Kosovo youth by supporting primary school pupils who are participating in “Student Technology Clubs”, “Design Challenge Exhibition”, and acting as volunteers in technology-related activities.

Last but not least, we are continuing with the 5th round of ourDigital Innovation Scholarship Program which will open on April 1st, 2013 with Open Houses in universities beginning March 25th, 2013.

On our site you can find summaries of all our past activities, a description of our main areas of work and links to our partners and co-sponsors.  Don’t worry as we will still be using Facebook and Twitter to get the word out about upcoming activities.

If you are not yet part of our social media network, please join us on Twitter @ipkofoundation, on Facebook: IPKO Foundation or visit our new offices at Hajdar Dushi #3 (Downtown: Around the Corner from HAMAM Jazz Bar) to stay up to date.

In the coming months make sure to check this space as we highlight cool programs, and share the ideas and thoughts of our staff, scholars, supporters and friends.  If you have something to say about tech, innovation and development and what that means for Kosovo let us know and we can share your story here.