Power to change the world

As Internet usage grows in India, the number of communities and citizen journalists using new apps, social media platforms and websites is also growing. ‘Digitally Enabled’ is a five-part video series, highlighting the role of the Internet and technology in our daily lives that aims to bridge the knowledge gap between the policy- makers and…

The Power of the Crowd

After travelling to 14 countries, Crowdsourcing Week was brought to India, in a collaborative effort by Digital Empowerment Foundation and Crowdsourcing Week. India’s first Crowdsourcing Summit was organised at The Paul hotel in Bengaluru on September 10, 2016. The summit sought to promote organisations and innovators who are looking to embed the power of the…

Crowdsourcing and social change

Preethi Herman Country Lead, Change.org India In October 2015, Masooma Ranalvi wrote a blog about her experience of undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Her blog described her horrific experience of being circumcised as a little girl without her consent or preparation. What she didn’t know then was that she had just initiated the crowdsourced movement…

Rajasthan government focuses on organic farming

In a comprehensive and wide-ranging dialogue with the Rajasthan government’s agriculture department, non-government organisations have suggested standardisation of guidelines, facilitation of organic farming certificates and innovative steps for motivating farmers to adopt organic farming. The discussion with over 50 NGOs from across the state was organised at Pant Krishi Bhavan last month to work for promoting organic farming in…

Discussing challenges and sharing good practices

Digital Uttarakand, a state-level consultation, on ‘Strengthening Access & Delivery of Government Schemes Information & Entitlements in Uttarakhand: Role of Digital Connectivity, Content, Platforms & Solutions’ was organised by DEF in Dehradun on August 26, 2016, in collaboration with the European Union and Mission for Anath Development & Welfare Society. The consultation, a first of…

लोकतांत्रिक अधिकार है इंटरनेट का इस्तेमाल

यह लेख पहले हिंदुस्तान अखबार में छपा था| पिछले महीने मेरी मुलाकात इंबिसात अहमद और शारिक अहमद से हुई। इन दोनों नौजवानों ने ‘राइज’ नाम का एक एप बनाया है, जो जम्मू-कश्मीर, और खासतौर से घाटी के नौजवानों को प्रतियोगी परीक्षाओं से जुड़ी सलाहें देता है, और उन्हें अध्ययन सामग्री व जानकारियां मुहैया कराता है।…