A training programme for writers, communicators and reporters to redefine communication using data 

August 27-30, 2019

Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Campus, Nimli, Rajasthan 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites applications for its residential training programme on data analytics and communication 

What gets measured, gets managed – goes the saying. But it misses out on a crucial link: what gets measured must be analysed and communicated. If it is not, it cannot be managed. 

We live in a time of an over-abundance of data. Every piece of this data, when analysed, reveals information. Unanalysed, it is no good. But processed and communicated well, it becomes an excellent outreach tool, capable of making far-reaching impacts. 

Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), a CSE initiative, will host this four-day training on reading numbers and data, making sense of them, and using them to inform, influence and impact. The course will help you develop skills for searching and finding data which is most relevant for you; analysing, visualising and interpreting it; and translating it into actionable information. 

Writers, journalists, and communication professionals working with NGOs, government agencies, research bodies, industry and academic institutions. 


  • Basics of statistics and data analysis
  • Open data and big data on socio-economic development
  • Smart tools and techniques to find the right data to tell your stories
  • Tricks and tools of analysing, processing and interpreting data
  • Using data for impactful communication and outreach, informed decision-making and effective governance
  • Data visualisation techniques (for news, reports, research papers, studies, proposals, etc) 

August 27 to 30, 2019 

AAETI Campus, Nimli, Alwar, Rajasthan 


  • Rs 21,400 per person (for double occupancy hostels)
  • Rs 33,000 per person (for single occupancy hostels)
  • This fees covers pick-up and drop from/to Delhi, boarding and lodging in Nimli, all training costs, and use of recreational facilities (gym etc) at Nimli
  • Complete fees to be paid in advance through net banking or cheque drawn in favour of Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi 

Experts and practitioners from CSE, Down To Earth magazine, Central Pollution Control Board, Microsoft

Classroom lectures, presentations, case studies, group exercises, assignments and discussions 



For more details, contact:

Kiran Pandey
, Programme Director
Information Management,
+91 9871215338,


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"The use of infographics in data appreciation was very interesting. The key learning is the flow charting of information and how to process it. I learnt how to design infographics tailored to our needs."

Eric Pinto, Civil Engineer, Green Brigade, Goa
"Perspectives that I received from the trainers and faculty members widened my perception on how data can be used, impacting social enterprises, benefiting the society. Curriculum was well designed. "

Madhu Madhavan, Founder & CEO, Qsutra, Bangalore, Karnataka
"Data visualisation changed my perspective on how data can be utilised for effective advocacy. "

Nitin Bajpai, Technical Expert, Population Foundation, Delhi
"This Course is very relevant and apt for people who are in the process of decision making based on data analysis and modeling. We were exposed to various tools which are relevant in transforming, collating and analysing and taking decisions. Exposed to methodologies on how we can build up stories which are meaningful and can catch the right audience. Came to know about tools to make our data more effective. The learning experience can be straightaway applied in our organisation when we go back."

Commander Arun Kumar Mishra,Chief Academics Officer, Dakshana Foundation, Pune, Maharashtra
"In a government set up we used to work in traditional ways, the workshop gave us an opportunity to learn new things which we can apply in our workplace with regard to using of data in an effective manner."

S. Sudalaimani, Assistant Secretary (Technical) National Silkworm Seed Organization (NSSO), Central Silk Board (CSB), Bangalore, Karnataka
"My work involved data compilation and report compilation from different parts of country regarding cocoon production and raw silk production. Data interpretation and data analysis was very useful and interesting."

Dr. G. Srinivasa,Scientist - D, National Silkworm Seed Organization (NSSO), Central Silk Board (CSB), Bangalore, Karnataka
"Structuring, processing, analysing and presenting information with visuals was the most interesting part of the workshop. The content and methods are useful for our work on data management, analysis and presentation. We are developing factsheets on status of land, agriculture etc. This training is useful to develop these factsheets better.

P. Raghu, Freelance Head - Land & Livelihood Knowledge Hub, ActionAid, Delhi
"I have learnt how to use data for development. It will help us develop village development plans. The learnings can help us in preparing presentations on the government data."

Vikramsinh Solanki, Project Coordinator, Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), Dahod, Gujarat

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