June 17, 2024

Workshops/Trainings

Talking Data to the Fourth Pillar
The 4th Digital Citizen Summit 2023 is an annual event to be held in Hyderabad in November, 2023, aimed at addressing the challenges and opportunities of digitalization in India. The summit focuses on the concept of digital commons, aiming to enable digital citizenship through inclusive access, responsible use, and accountable governance of digital resources and spaces. It aims to bring together scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and affected communities to discuss and develop strategies for enhancing digital democracy, protecting digital human rights, and promoting digital empowerment and development. The summit seeks to define solutions and frameworks that ensure equal access, privacy, and freedom of speech online while addressing the issues of misinformation and disinformation. It also aims to showcase international best practices in digital governance and provide a platform for India to deliberate and draft policy frameworks, form new cohorts, and work on digital inclusion and internet governance. The proposed themes for the summit include the internet as a digital common, privacy and data protection, methods of investigation related to the internet and society, frontier technologies in India, participatory governance, digital governance, regulation of digital technologies, and open-source technologies as public goods. The summit will feature workshops, panel discussions, and paper presentations to facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration among stakeholders. It aspires to transform digital resources and spaces into inclusive, democratic, equitable, and sustainable digital domains in India.
 
Capacity Building of 52 Parindey Fellows
A one day workshop was organised for the 8 fellows of the 52 Parindey fellowship. It was hosted by Digital Empowerment Foundation at Sittilingi, Tamil Nadu on the 10th day of August 2022. The workshop was focused on how fellows can make a difference in the society by personally visiting the rural and semi urban region of India and trying to understand their regional issues and come up with sustainable solution to it. Further, they were also educated about why adoption of digital literacy and sensitisation on data rights is vital for the masses, as these would benefit the users to ease the way their live. The workshop included activities that were situation based, so that the participants can relate to the real problems at the field level. Later, they were introduced to the A-CODE initiative, where they understood about the main objectives of the program and how to connect with different artists during their fellowship program.
 
Importance of Digital Inclusion and Data Rights
Digital Empowerment Foundation, in collaboration with Barefoot College, organized training to introduce 52 participants on topics such as Digital Inclusion and Data Rights. The vast majority of pupils belong to the age group of 20 to 45, and are the community representatives of their districts located in Rajasthan. Before initiating the training, a baseline survey was conducted to know how much the participants knew about the topics. This surely was beneficial for both the students and the trainer, as it gave them a platform to interact with each other. Further, we engaged the pupils in a Focused Group Discussion, where we tried to know their knowledge of the training topics by engaging them in group discussions on how Digital Literacy would impact their lives and do they understand the need to protect their valuable personal details.

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Digital Inclusion of 10 Women Artisans in Palgarh, Maharashtra
Digital Empowerment Foundation in collaboration with DigiKargha conducted a 2 days’ workshop with 10 Women Artisans in Palgarh, Maharashtra. The purpose of the workshop was to impart digital literacy so that the artisans could benefit from the reach of the digital world. In those two days, they were introduced to topics such as Data Rights, Microsoft Office, Digital Designing, and various Social Media platforms to sell their products.

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