8th eNorth East Report- 2023

The e-North East platform seeks to engage ICT / digital stakeholders of the indigenous, landlocked North East India Region towards building a safe, secured, innovative digital ecosystem with digital innovations and best practices, policies and programmes towards desirable development and governance outcomes. For details, please visit http://enortheast.in. The platform has been launched in 2010. Read…

7th CNX 2023 Report

Community Network (CN) is a proven technology, model and an approach, with success stories in connecting last mile communities, in absence of mainstream networks in network dark areas, and there are positive stories from India, Nepal, Tasmania, Spain, East Timor, Indonesia and from far and wide, world over. The Community Network Exchange (CNX) was launched…

‘EU ROADMAP FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT IN INDIA (2022-2027)’

This report draws from the stakeholders’ consultation meet on the new ‘EU Roadmap for civil society engagement in India (2022-2027)’ which was organised by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Council for Social and Digital Development (CSDD) in partnership with key Civil Society Organisations working on varied developmental issues in India. The virtual discussion was…

Circular Economy Panel Discussion

As the world turns digital more after every passing day, with it increases the problem of e-waste. The increasing use of electronic devices and rapid development in these devices means there is more electronic waste lying outside the cities especially in developing world. India is going through this problem at a level where the plan…

‘ICT Enabled Rural Women Entrepreneurship Development in Assam and West Bengal: Challenges, Scope and Opportunities’

The Big Bets Collaborative (BBC) Programme: It seeks to increase Female Labour Force Participation Rate (FLPFR) by building a sustainable entrepreneurship environment for rural women from Assam and West Bengal to thrive and succeed in existing and new Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) which are inclusive, technology enabled and environmentally sustainable.

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Factors Determining Access to Public Schemes Information and Entitlement Benefits for the Tea Tribe Community

There have been efforts to undertake critical measures and steps by the State Government of Assam for improving social and economic conditions of the vulnerable tea tribe community in recent years, the community producing 53% of India’s total tea production. A slew of public schemes have been designed and being delivered by the State Tea…

Digital Empowerment of Tea Tribe

The tea tribes of Assam are 65-lakh people who are descendants of Adivasis largely from the Chotanagpur region in present-day Jharkhand brought by the British Raj as indentured labourers in the mid-nineteenth century. Over the years, the plight of the tea community has been largely documented. The socio-economic and political vulnerabilities faced by the tea…

Connecting Himalyan Communities

The himalyan is a mountain range globally recognised as hotbed of ecological biodiversity. It spreads over 2500 kms in length and it is estimated to 300 kms wide. The region encompasses ecologically sensitive zones and is home to mainly ethnicities, economics and culture. Typically, the himalyas pass through countries such as India, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan,…

Connecting North Eastern Himalayas

The North East Indian States constitute 7.9% of India’s geographical area; and as per the last census of 2011, are a 3.8% of the population. The formation of East Bengal and Burma at the time of independence from the United Kingdom is recognised as a rather tangible break in the once better networked economic geography…