Gender-based violence (GBV) is a persistent problem in India, taking multiple forms in both public and private spaces, including street-based sexual harassment, workplace sexual harassment, and blatant sexual assault. The increase in mobile phones, computers and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can make a significant difference as a way to effectively address GBV.
Limited views of men in society “as violent war-makers and women as victims” does not fully capture the complexities and problems for men and boys in conflict and post-conflict settings. By including men and boys in dialogue about societal stresses and GBV, they can become champions for women’s rights and ultimately break cycles of violence.
In order to assist the civil society organizations in India working on these issues, Samhita Social Ventures in collaboration with the US Institute of Peace and US Consulate in Mumbai is conducting a PeaceTech Exchange at the American School Bombay on December 6 and 7, 2014
In order to assist the civil society organizations in India working on these issues, Samhita Social Ventures in collaboration with the US Institute of Peace and US Consulate in Mumbai is conducting a PeaceTech Exchange at the American School of Bombay on December 6 and 7, 2014.
PeaceTech Exchange (PTX) on GBV is a two day interactive conference where USIP will pair local and international technologists with local and regional civil society organizations to provide training, resources and assistance that enable participants to harness low cost, easy to implement technologies to build their capacity and better meet their mission. PTX will connect the organizations and entities that are working hard to solve social problems – i.e. NGO’s, educational institutions, activists, community groups – with technologists to co-develop accessible, low-cost technology solutions. Private sector and foundation partners help ensure that the innovative solutions developed at PTX are sustainable.
PeaceTech Exchange, Mumbai will enable civil society groups in India to harness the power of these technologies. At the event, technologists and civil society organizations will come together to brainstorm creative approaches to gender issues. Through collaboration and partnership, PTX Mumbai will help organizations dedicated to the promotion of women’s safety and combating gender-based violence to acquire low-cost and easy-to-implement technology solutions.
Some of the specific tools that will be discussed include:
- Social Media
- Citizen Journalism
- Mobile Applications
- Multi-platform Campaigns
- Digital Storytelling
Agenda for PTX Mumbai- Day 1 (Saturday, December 6)
|8:00-9:00||Registration, networking, coffee and tea|
|9:00 – 9:05||Welcome & Logistics Info|
|9:05 – 9:10||Welcome to PeaceTech Exchange Mumbai|
|9:10 – 9:15||What is a PeaceTech Exchange and Why Do I Care?|
|9:10 – 9:15||Involving Men in the GBV Conversation|
|9:20 – 10:10||Ice Breaking Exercise|
|10:10 – 11:20||Fast-paced Project Presentations (Case Studies)
Case Studies whereby participants are broken into small groups and move from one
presenter to the next quickly to hear a wide array of case studies that highlight success by an NGO using technology.
|11:20 – 11:40||Morning Break|
|11:40 – 11:50||Plenary Session|
|11:50 – 13:10||Interactive Training Sessions
Interactive small group training on low cost, easy to implement tech tools and approaches
|13:10 – 14:30||Lunch|
|14:30 – 14:40||Plenary|
|14:40 – 15:30||Small Group Topical Breakout Discussions
Discussion of shared challenges among civil society organizations and challenges relating as well to their current use of technology.
|16:10-17:00||Small Group Work on Brainstorming Problems
Small group discussions to identify specific problems facing CSOs that technology might be able to address, both by looking at options available, and by focusing on specific topic areas
|17:00-17:30||Presenting the Results of the Brainstorming Session|
|17:30-18:00||PTX Group Picture|
|18:00-20:30||Networking and Dinner Reception|
Agenda for PTX Mumbai- Day 2 (Sunday, December 7)
|8:30 – 9:30||Networking, coffee & tea (Problem Solution Signup Time)|
|9:30 – 10:30||Opening Plenary|
|10:30 – 11:20||Small Group Work on Identifying Solutions
Participants break into small groups organized by problems identified from the day before
and together they work on a provided problem/solution template
|11:20 – 11:40||Morning Break|
|11:40 – 13:00||Interactive Training Station
Interactive small group training on low cost, easy to implement tech based tools and
approaches – Same list as Day 1 training sessions.
|13:00 – 14:30||Lunch|
|14:30 – 14:40||Plenary and Announcements|
|14:40 – 15:30||Small Group Problem Definition Refinement and Action Planning|
|15:30 – 16:00||Final Interactive Q&A with trainers|
|16:00 – 16:20||Afternoon Break & Video Interviews|
|16:20 – 17:00||Final Presentations|
|17:00 – 17:25||Closing Ceremony, Remarks, and Thoughts|
There are no registration fees.
Note: Organizations working in and around Mumbai operating in sectors of gender- based violence, women’s issues, can send in their queries to [email protected] or call on +91 8879534777
Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nonprofit professionals today have extraordinary opportunities at their fingertips to connect with resources that extend far past their location. However, with this rapid growth, it is critical to stay in tune with all the new developments. As Web 2.0 evolves into Web 3.0, a lack of knowledge on of the basic social media landscape and its applications can waste valuable time and money.
This interactive web-based seminar aims to inform managers and fundraisers on using social media to increase visibility and raise funds through an introduction to the basics of social media and its applications.
Who should attend?
This course is ideally suited to nonprofit professionals who want to build their capacity through increased understanding of communications and social media- Executive Directors/NGO managers who are responsible for communications and individuals who want to develop their professional skills and effectiveness.
The course will be delivered entirely through the internet. You only need to have a computer, high-speed internet connection and a headphone. Participants from any part of the world can attend it.
The course will consist of a 60 minute presentation where you will see the slides and hear the trainer, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session during which your questions will be answered by the trainer in real time. This course is supported by extensive additional materials for participants to use after the course, including access to the webinar presentation, webinar slides, and training materials.
To register your participation for the webinar, please visit the link here.
September 28, 2014
A problem that faces many NGOs is the promotion of their events, actions or the ability to have a web presence that attracts volunteers, participants or sponsors/donors.
Social-Media is a fusion of sociology and technology, transforming monologues (one way communication) into dialogues (two way communication) that democratizes information, transforming people by shifting the way people read, collaborate and publish news and information. Social-Media technologies are reducing barriers and allowing people to connect in the online world to form relationships for personal and social use. NGOs depend on their relationships with members, donors and stakeholders for financial support, goodwill and advocacy matters.
The seminar focuses on:
- Powerful ideas on how NGOs should be using social media (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogs) to advance your missions;
- How NGOs can attract supporters (participants, new members, volunteers, donors, sponsors) via the social-networks, web and social-media resulting in real-world actions.
- Keeping stakeholders updated on current developments within the NGO and how it fits into the larger development context.
- Best practices on social media management.
- Several examples of how NGOs and international nonprofits are successfully using social media for programs and campaigns.
For registration process, contact [email protected]
Deadline: July 25, 2014
IdeaPitch is an initiative of NGOBOX to kindle innovative and impactful CSR project ideas under the ambit of the CSR rules. Applications are invited for CSR project implementing agencies (eligible under the provisions of the Companies Act 2013) to submit their CSR project ideas /concepts for the IdeaPitch. Ten best project-ideas will be selected as per the process mentioned below and will be presented to the CSR Heads/Managers and other participants in ‘India CSR Summit 2014’.
• The applicant organization must be eligible for CSR project implementation under the Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013
• Applicant entity must have legal status as NGO/Society/Company and should have registered in India before 31st March 2011
• One entry should have only one idea
• An organization can submit maximum two ideas (separate entries)
Why should one apply?
- Gain recognition in the development sector as CSR implementing agency/organization with innovative approach
- Increase your reputation and credibility at the national level
- Increase visibility among companies
- Showcase your organization’s innovation and commitment in delivering impacts
- Potential opportunity to get your idea implemented through a CSR partnership