The Digital Youth Summit (DYS) is a tech conference and startup expo that takes place annually in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Digital Youth Summit aims at growing further and becoming a leading platform to educate the general public, youth in particular, about tech entrepreneurship and digital employment as potential alternatives to traditional jobs. In addition, with Information and Communication Technologies more accessible than ever, the future of employment in almost any career will incorporate technology.
DYS is a joint initiative of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the World Bank along with key local community partners. Since its inception in 2014, the Digital Youth Summit has become on the premier tech conferences in Pakistan.
The summit aims to bring together “the next generation of digital entrepreneurs” and typically attracts two key audiences: the ‘who’s who of the tech industry in Pakistan and abroad, and young tech entrepreneurs with fledgling startups. The summit draws participants from the private sector, angel investors, government, civil society and youth groups and community maker-spaces. The Digital Youth Summit revolves around three key issue areas: Digital Employment, Tech Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with leading and emerging innovators, entrepreneurs, freelancers, startup community leaders, investors and other stakeholders.