Mobile For Social Behavioral Change In Guwahati: An Insight

UNICEF India and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) co-organized the state consultation “Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behaviour Change” on 10th April,2015 at Hotel Royale De Casa, Guwahati, Assam.The consultation was the fifth and last consultation in the series of the state-level consultations under the ambit of ‘Mobile Phone as a Tool for Social & Behaviour Change.” The consultation aimed at exploring the various projects where women, adolescent girls and youth have used mobiles effectively in areas of health, education, sanitation, environment and monitoring and training of frontline workers.

India Public Libraries Conference: Towards Digital Libraries

To discuss how public libraries can be regained as public places for seeking information and knowledge, for the first time in India, an international conference-cum-workshop on public libraries was organised. The three day event ‘India Public Libraries Conference 2015’ (www.iplc.in) was held at India International Centre (IIC), Lodi Estate in New Delhi during March 17-19, 2015, comprising of a two day conference on the theme “Transforming Public Libraries in India: Envisioning the Future” and a day long parallel workshops for library officials and professionals.

Wireless Networking Training of Trainers Programme in Guna

In April, a one-month full-time Training of Trainers programme was conducted in Wireless for Communities Main Centre in Guna, Madhya Pradesh. It was attended by 5 new trainees and 4 previous trainees, who were taught the theory and practical of deploying, configuring and maintaining a Wireless Network.Rigorous theoretical and field training was conducted with regular…

Maharaja Harendra Kishore Kendriya Zila Pustakalay, Bettiah West Champaran, Bihar

Maharaja Harendra Kishore Kendriya Zila Pustakalay which was established more than hundred years ago has been functioning as a district public library for twenty five years now. Until 2013, the library was not fully functional. Then came the Global Libraries (GL) pilot project in the library campus of Bettiah District Public Library, a project of…