Trainings & Workshops
Strengthening communities with functional digital literacy and knowledge since 2007
Digital Literacy: This is a part of the CIRC project. All CIRCs implement a digital literacy programme of 40 hours for rural youth, women and children. Training is provided to impart basic computer and Internet skills, including use of social media and Internet-enabled mobile phones.
Digital Skills for Employment: This is a three-to-six-month customised hands-on training and capacity-building programme for rural youth to enable them to obtain employment.
eNGO Capacity Building: As part of the eNGO project, this is a one, two or three-day customised residential ICT programme for NGOs and their functionaries to train them on how to use digital tools, the Internet and the opportunities available online to enhance the effectiveness and impact of their work. The programme also enables NGOs to have their own website and manage them on their own.
Barefoot Wireless Network Engineers: As part of the Wireless for Communities initiative, hands-on and on-site training is provided to local youth in basic wireless technologies so that they can operate and maintain wireless networks in remote areas.
Social Media for Empowerment: This is designed for non-profit organisations and also for government departments and ministries, including elected members as to how social media can be used effectively.
ICT for Rural Entrepreneurship: This is a five-to-10-day residential programme for 10th and 12th pass rural youth to enable them to start and manage digitally-enabled entrepreneurship ventures with profitability. Course is designed with practical experience and hands-on training.
Digital Empowerment Youth Fellowship: This is a one to three months’ programme designed for youth who would like to work with rural communities in order to learn about the rural lifestyle and in conjunction offer digital interventions. This is an on-site programme where the youth are supposed to be stationed at one of the hundreds of Community Information Resource Centres or Digital Cluster Resource Programme Centres that are run and managed by DEF.
Fellowship of the Loom: This is an exchange programme for students of fashion design, designers and weavers who spend time in each other’s ecosystem to learn more about the industry and to hone their skills and learn new ones to expand their business.
Digital Content Creation: This is a three-day residential programme on digital content creation including how to use all kinds of digital media for individuals, organisations, artisans, entrepreneurs and non-profits.
Digital Media for Community Radio: This is a specialised and customised programme, exclusively designed for NGOs who run community radio stations, to train them in how to integrate and converge with digital media.
Digital Panchayat Capacity Building: As part of the Digital Panchayat programme, functionaries of panchayats that are digitally enabled are provided training to enable them to use ICT and the Internet for their daily work and also help them adopt digital medium as a tool for accessing information for governance and services.
mGovernance: Three-to-five-days residential programme for government officials on mobile governance with site visit and specialised video-enabled case studies.
eMSME Capacity Building: As part of the eMSME project, entrepreneurs running small and micro enterprises are provided one, two or three-day customised residential ICT training about how digital tools can help them in their business and skills. The programme also enables micro, small and medium enterprises to have their own website and manage them on their own.