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International Delivery Wing Launched for Chanderiyaan

Chanderiyaan.net has now gone international. The international delivery wing of Chanderiyaan was launched on 23rd March 2014.The e- commerce portal started functioning on 5th December 2013. Since then, Chanderi products for INR 89,205 have been sold through the portal. The website introduces the mystic beauty of Chanderi weaving to various countries all over the world. It is a platform to share the brilliance of craftsmanship of the Chanderi weavers in District Ashok Nagar of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. It is one stop online shopping platform for Chanderi products. Chanderiyaan.net.
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British Council Extends Support

After digital literacy, British Council is now partnering with Digital Empowerment Foundation to impart English communication skills to students in all our Community Information Resource Centre across India. British Council is organizing a two days 'Training for Trainers' (TOT) workshop in British Council, New Delhi on 8th and 9th April where 30 participants from all CIRCs across India will be trained on English Communication Skills. These trainers will later train people in their concerned CIRCs on Basic English communication.
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Voices from Community Radio Stations

The 4th Community Radio Sammellan was held from 13th March 2014 to 15th March 2014, in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting organized the event to encourage, promote and empower Community Radio Stations across India. Digital Empowerment Foundation attended and interviewed 40 Community Radio stations from across India during the Sammellan. The interviews were meant to gain an insight into the problems faced by community radio stations in setting up and encouraging people to listen and associate with community radio stations in the country.For Video >>

Mobile App to Explore Shahjahanabad

In November 2013, Digital Empowerment Foundation in collaboration with United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation and Indian Heritage Cities Network launched the e-Heritage project across India. It is a capacity building programme to empower cities to create a digital presence of their local heritage. Currently the project has been launched in four cities across India, Old Delhi, Pune, Shekhwati and Chanderi. Taking forward the e-Heritage project, Digital Empowerment Foundation has also worked on launching a mobile application for the same called 'M-Shahjahanabad'.Read more >>

eNGO Bangladesh

There are currently over 60,000NGOs working as a development organization in Bangladesh out of which 2298 are registered with NGO Affairs Bureau, Bangladesh.A satisfactory number of NGOshave basic knowledge about ICT application but they do not have a proper webpage for knowledge sharing. Most of the NGOs working at the grassroots level therefore remain unknown and do not receive the appreciation and benefit coming from sources that can provide support to these local NGOs. This situation is so due to various factors like: -lack of resources and lack of knowledge on ICT expertise and foresight.Read more >>

eNGO Programme (International) – Nigeria

According to Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) there are currently over 45,000 NGOs in Nigeria, out of which a majority of them do not have a proper webpage. Most of these NGOs have limited or no access to ICT tools. These NGOs working at the grassroots remain unknown and do not get the advantage and appreciation, which come from Government bodies to such organizations. This situation might be a result of lack of finance, expertise and foresight. Besides, all such NGOs have a lot of information that is limited to their geographical area, policy makers, or potential granters. Digital Empowerment Foundation.Read more >>

5th mBillionth Awards: Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for the 5th mBillionth Awards. We invite all innovators, developers and practitioners within Mobile and telecom domain from across 8 south Asian countries to apply for mBillionth Award 2014.mBillionth Award recognizes the best mobile practices and explores new apps which focus towards development. It tries to cull out the best mobile applications across South Asia under various categories and recognize them for their innovative ideas, implementation and consistent growth in addressing various social issues. Read more >>

Connecting the Disconnected: Minority Cyber Gram Yojana

While development indices are rapidly increasing in India, the growth of backward sections of Muslim minorities is very stagnant in the country. In this highly competitive world where it is important to be well educated to lead a comfortable living, a high percentage of people from the Muslim community lag behind due to lack of opportunities. According to Sachar Committee report, 25 percent children from minorities ranging between the age group 6 to 14 either do not go to school or dropout. Although there are some schemes, which are being run by the Government to facilitate the community.Read more >>

From Chanderi to Chanderiyaan- 'Living Heritage' Flourishing

The 2nd World Living Heritage Festival-2014 was held in Udaipur from 13th March to 16th March 2014. Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur in association with UNESCO New Delhi, organized the event. The conference discussed themes and priorities of living heritage across India. Global agencies, government and non-government bodies, educational institutions, foundations, the private sector and the media participated in the conference. The main focus of the conference was to promote culture, tradition and heritage of the country. Read more >>
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