Samhita worked as an implementation partner for a series of TechCamps held in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. We also collaborated with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) to organize a PeaceTech Exchange in Mumbai. TechCamps are a program run by the U.S. State Department’s Civil Society (CS) 2.0 initiative – an effort to galvanize the technology community to assist civil society organizations (CSOs) across the globe by providing capabilities, resources and assistance to harness the latest information and communications technology (ICT) to build digital capacity.
TechCamps saw participation from NGO leaders, students, media persons and technology experts who have revolutionized the social space with effective use of technology. All participants underwent hands-on training on technology solutions that will address specific issues they face in the course of their work.
Samhita was involved in the end-to-end management of the workshops, starting from conducting outreach to NGOs for applications, heading the intensive logistics required for an event of this scale as well as developing all communications material such as the website, brochures, booklet, social media outreach etc. We also played a key role in scouting for experts and trainers and making connections with eminent people to endorse the initiative.