E-village harnessing rural Pakistan
STAFF REPORT IBD: The E-village project, a not-for-profit initiative of Pakistan Social Association, aims to take the power of ICTs to rural areas of Pakistan. A computer centre is established in a village with an easy to use software to make the rural population learn some basic skills to develop their employment opportunities. Education, health, economic empowerment and Governance are some priority areas of the project.
Ammar Jaffri has over 40-year of experience in governance, digital forensics, information technology, security, education and philanthropy. He has served and led different departments in the federal government of Pakistan, and has been recognized with some of the highest industry honors in the country as well as internationally.
He serves as the Pakistan point of contact for a number of international initiatives on Cyber Security like the Microsoft Law Enforcement Forum, G-8 24/7 High Tech Crime Network, the OIC-CERT, SAARC CERT, APCERT, Council of the European Union, and with INTERPOL.
He retired as the Additional Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan in 2010, and is currently engaged in various public and private projects in a private capacity.