DEF in Cyberspace

DEF has long standing prioritisation of linking practice to policy advocacy, and linking local to regional and global work through research, advocacy, network building, capacity development and strategic communications in space of internet governance and internet related human rights issues. Since 2011, DEF has been engaged in national and international advocacy through its open and…

Scheme for relief

Jatri Orain is a 44-year-old widow of the same village. Three years ago, her husband died of excessive consumption of alcohol, leaving her with nine children to and barely any source of income. While four daughters were married off early, she was still responsible for five other children who were still at school. At the…

Crowdfunding for a cause

Amid changing government regulations and economic slowdowns, it is of paramount importance for smaller nonprofits to overcome funding uncertainties and become sustainable organisations. In recent times, crowd funding has emerged as a great retail fund-raising tool to support short-term projects of NGOs. In an effort to introduce non-profits to effective crowdfunding platforms, tools and strategies, the eNGO Programme organised…

Catalysing a change in Jharkhand

DEF in collaboration with Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3) organised a two-day residential digital literacy training for cluster coordinators to provide hands-on training of digital tools and techniques. The training was organised in Gumla, Jharkhand on November 22 and 23, 2017, with 25 cluster coordinators from various villages of Jharkhand, who actively participated in the…