Sunday, May 25, 2008

OWSA training on web hosting

OneWorld South Asia (OWSA) is organising a training programme on Local Language Web Hosting and Communication with Ek Duniya from June 23 - 26, 2008 in New Delhi.

The programme is primarily targeted to grassroots and intermediary level civil society organisations, and is intended to enable them to build their own dynamic websites in local languages for communicating and campaigning on developmental issues.

OWSA is committed to connecting communities and empowering people through the effective and judicious application of ICTs. We believe that these tools can be harnessed to facilitate the achievement of development objectives.

Under the Ek Duniya initiative, the organisation is building the capacities of grassroots organisations to create online platforms so that local voices are heard at global forums and communities are enriched by the availability of appropriate and timely content. Till date, OWSA has created over 100 dynamic websites.

Ek Duniya Web Solutions uses an open source content management system and facilitates creation and regular updating of local language websites without much technical knowledge, and using a simple web interface.

Nominations are invited from two persons, who would like to expand the communications possibilities of their organisation and the communities they work with.

Pre-requisites Basic pre-requisites include a working knowledge of the following:
• Programmes and projects of the organisation
• Computer operations and word processing
• Content creation in English / desired local language

Venue OneWorld South Asia C-5 Qutab Institutional Area New Delhi 110016. Tel: +91-11-41689000 (Nirnay / Geetha* *113) Fax: +91-11-41689001

The training will begin at 9.30 am on June 23, 2008 and end at 5 pm on June 26, 2008 (see agenda attached below).

Participants are to bear their own cost for travel and accommodation.

For any further information, contact: Nirnay and Geetha OneWorld South Asia C 5 Qutab Institutional Area New Delhi 110 016. India Tel: +91-11-41689000 (Extn: 113) Fax: +91-11-4168900

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