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A GIS based tool for project monitoring and review April 22, 2015, 10:38 a.m.

A GIS based tool for project monitoring and review
Summary: aKasmika allows organisations to visualise data on a map and to analyse data from national to household levels.
Description:     NGOs are increasingly applying data to review and resolve development problems. Effort is going into creating baseline data which is then compared with subsequent data after the NGO's intervention. To do this NGO's typically use Management Information Systems (MIS) that can store and analyse large amounts of data and provide reports for the review and evaluation of an NGO's programme.   aKasmika is an MIS with a difference. It is a Geographical Information ...read more

The Open Innovation Lab at Tajikistan March 16, 2015, 12:26 p.m.

The Open Innovation Lab at Tajikistan
Summary: Our training programme at the Open Innovation Lab at Tajikistan, building the capacity of youth to build local technology solutions and catalyse growth towards a knowledge-based society.
Description: Tajikistan is situated in Central Asia, landlocked by its neighbours Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. Tajikistan became an independent, sovereign nation in 1991 after the break up of the Soviet Union and then went into civil war from 1992 to 1997.    Tajikistan is the poorest country in Central Asia today. In 2006, GDP per capita of Tajikistan was 85% of 1990s level, while the population has increased from 5.3 million in 1991 to 8 million in ...read more

When a little 'tech' goes a long way... Part 3 March 5, 2015, 4:24 p.m.

When a little 'tech' goes a long way... Part 3
Summary: After a year of training 55 rural women leaders in North Karnataka we go back to hear stories about how they have been using technology in their lives.
Description: 'A little “tech” goes a long way' has been covering how fifty five rural women leaders who help women sex workers, like themselves, access learning, health and protection from violence and abuse; use the internet to network with activists across India and even abroad and has boosted their confidence in what they can achieve even if they might not be 'educated'.   While these may have been things that we at Mahiti and Samraksha kept ...read more

When a little 'tech' goes a long way... Part 2 Feb. 23, 2015, 10:07 a.m.

When a little 'tech' goes a long way... Part 2
Summary: After a year of training 55 rural women leaders in North Karnataka we go back to hear stories about how they have been using technology in their lives.
Description:   'A little “tech” goes a long way' isn't just a catchy phrase (assuming you think it might be!). Fifty five rural women leaders who head their own community-based organisations in North Karnataka helping women sex workers, like themselves, access learning, health and protection from violence and abuse; are changing the way society views the worker of the world's oldest profession.   We had put out the first part of this 3-part series (which you can ...read more

When a little 'tech' goes a long way... Feb. 12, 2015, 3:35 p.m.

When a little 'tech' goes a long way...
Summary: After a year of training 55 rural women leaders in North Karnataka we go back to hear stories about how they have been using technology in their lives.
Description: A year ago we ran a programme called Magic Slate with Samraksha to build the capacity of unlikely women leaders from North Karnataka to use mobile devices to access and make use of services on the internet. After having completed multiple trainings with them, we went back to see how they were making use of their 'tablet' devices and learnings to impact their own lives and their communities. Before we get into details, we would like to recap what ...read more
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