Kozhikode district collector N. Prasanth conducts administration through civil society participation and social media. He calls the movement ‘Compassionate Kozhikode’
Creating Stories of Change: A Session on Twitter & Storytelling for Social Good’ was part of a day-long schedule of Social Media for Empowerment Awards & Summit 2016. The seminar was conducted on ‘Social Media, Social Enterprise & Social Good’. It was moderated by DEF Deputy Programme Director Ravi Guria
Only Chhattisgarh and Odisha have shown extraordinary success in making public distribution system work efficiently and equitably
In the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, mirrors are one way to reach out to each other
On March 15, 2016, DEF and the FNF— with the strategic partnership of Twitter — organised the 3rd Social Media for Empowerment Awards and Summit at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Earlier in the day, a packed house was welcomed for the inaugural session by DEF Founder-Director Osama Manzar who broke some myths with his first few sentences.
The session was part of a day-long schedule — which included panel discussion on various topics related to the use of social media —of Social Media for Empowerment Awards & Summit 2016, organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
DEF and Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF) organised a 90-minute panel discussion that brought together some pre-eminent thinkers and academics of the individual’s rights in the digital medium specifically on the topics of access, openness, security, privacy, policy, regulation and ethics.
This year’s theme for the International Women’s Day was Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality. In line with that, we decided to reflect upon how we as an organisation have helped individuals, societies and communities to move towards gender parity in whatever way — big or small.
Somti Gathiya, a resident of Raipur village in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, was a facilitator of a SHG supported by a local NGO called Pradan. She was extremely fond of the NGO’s wors and dreamt of handling bigger responsibilities. However, a middle school dropout, Somti deemed herself under-qualified to ever pursue her dream. A…
This article was first published in the Mint newspaper on March 2, 2016. This is a story of communities whose world of knowledge, skills and wisdom lies in oral and audio visual communication. Despite being functional illiterates, their current generation is fast adopting digital tools and media to leverage their traditional skills, like folk music—not just…