Digital Launch Of Rajkiya Zila Pustakalaya Kanpur

May 21st, 2015 Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh Kanpur Nagar, UP—Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), in partnership with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Government of Uttar Pradesh, launched The Kanpur Nagar Digital Public Library in Kanpur Nagar of Uttar Pradesh.  The Kanpur Nagar Digital Public Library is an initiative of the Kanpur Nagar District Public Library. …

Soochna Seva celebrates Women’s Day with special baithaks

On March 8, 2016, Soochna Seva commemorated ‘International Women’s Day’ at all its Soochna Seva kendras. A range of activities took place at various target locations such as aaganwadi centres, primary health centres, community health centre, government schools and gram choupal. These activities were conducted with diverse audience such as students, school principals, aaganwadi workers,…

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’ ( 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.