Empowering Institutions: Training Programme on Library, Information Management and Web-based Outreach

February 12-15, 2013 |  

Managing information, in the internet era with explosive information availability demands special skills and calls for investments in strengthening the information infrastructure and skills of an organisation.

This specially designed course will teach participants on how to manage all aspects and types of information, at an institutional level and develop a virtual resource centre using open source tools and technologies.

Few fellowships available for Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives.

Conducted by:

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) with more than 25 years of experience in managing thousands books, articles, news clippings, video films, photographs and contact addresses. CSE is also the developer and manager of virtual information gateway “India Environment Portal (http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in)”

Course content:

  • Planning and managing resource centres in the digital age

  • Sourcing information (print/electronic, internet for research)

  • Organising Information:  Classification & Indexing (including digitized resources)
  •  A primer on managing  audio-visual resources (films, photos, Cds, etc.)

  •  Digitisation and e-documentation of news clippings, articles, reports and documents

  •  Building contact databases

  •  Knowledge creation and dissemination (Information Services/Products)

  •  E-mail for outreach (mass mail using open source s/w)

  •  Online presence : reaching out through the web

  •  Potential of social media and web 2.0 for information dissemination and communication

Workshop Fee

NGOs: Rs. 4,400 per participant 
Corporate, government and international organizations: Rs 8,800 per participant 
Accomodation and related costs are not included in the cost. However, CSE can help you find a place to stay.

Who should attend
Information/documentation/communication/web professionals in NGOs/ Government /International Organisations/ Corporate/ Individuals interested in knowledge management and strengthening their organizational capacities.

Programme Schedule

Date: February 12-15, 2013;
Time: 10.30 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: Centre for Science and Environment, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional
Area, New Delhi- 62

How to Apply:

The course fee should be paid in advance by demand draft/cheque in the name of CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT. (Add Rs.15 for all non-Delhi cheques)

Please complete the registration form (below), and email to kiran@cseindia.org   with cc to india.environment.portal@gmail.com , kirandwi@gmail.com

OR post / fax the registration form (appended below) to CSE  (Fax: +91 (011) 29955879)



For information contact:

Kiran Pandey
Programme Director - Knowledge Portal & Information Management
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi - 62
Phone: +91 (011) 29955124/125 (Ext. 287)
Mob: 9968767698
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879
Email:  kirandwi@gmail.com, kiran@cseindia.org





I think the course would be relevant to any organisation, not those just connected with environment. It is important for all of us to gain control of all our resources, to be aware and proud of organizational resources.

Namita Dipak, LPPS,
New Delhi


This course is informative and useful in terms of skill development as well as performance development of the organisation. Sessions like organizing information, audio visual resources can be used at personal level as well as organizational level.

Bindeshwary Rai,
National Knowledge Commission


I am satisfied to be part of this workshop, as it sensitized me and took me to the world of digital sources.

Eliza Mallick,
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation, Bhubaneswar


Training is relevant and useful in this fast moving digital age. The sessions were great and now I have a clear picture of digital resource centre. At organizational level, it is good for gathering, organizing, managing and disseminating quality information to the right person at the right time.

Siman Hansdak,
B.I.R.S.A Mines Monitoring Centre, Ranchi, Jharkhand


The workshop is a sincere, practical, down to earth attempt to find solutions to the problems faced by every organisation in managing information.

Saumitra Chattopadhyay,
Damodar Valley Corporation, Kolkata


I would term this training programme “Tailor Made and Useful” for every resource centre.

G Ganesh,
CPCB, New Delhi

I am satisfied to be part of this workshop, as it sensitized me and took me to the world of digital sources. I can say am INFORMED!!with good and easy, yet sophisticated technology CSE’s workshop faculty introduced me to. “THESAURUS” was a great idea; Megha Prakash; Trainee.

Vaidya Chandra Prakash,
Cancer Research Foundation, Dehradun


A useful overview of digital world to manage the information systems.

Anita Gujarati,
Centre for Alternative Dalit Media, Delhi


Learned some new features of website management. We are developing our organizations website. Will see that it meets all the standards of a good website.

Shivkumar Sharma,
Sense International (India), Ahmedabad


It was the most informative and interesting training I’ve attended. The effort was not to propagate CSE but an honest attempt to share its experiences. You are the most professional and passionate organization.

Tanu Chhabra,
Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust, New Delhi


I am currently in the process of educating myself in Agriculture, low cost input farming & traditional knowledge. So for documenting my travels, my findings, research your course is most handy. Your course was most STIMULATING, INTERESTING, PROFESSIONAL, had the right impact of broadening my knowledge base.

Sangita Sharma,
Crazy Organics, Bangalore


This is a course from which a fresher and even an experienced person can benefit from, because it covers all corners/concepts of information management and dissemination. This is based on experience in this field, which makes the information more credible.

Geetha Nambiar,
New Delhi


This programme is good for people involved in the collection of information, classification and documenting the same to reach the end-user for better results.

Dr M Kalyanasundaram,
Vector Control Research Centre, Pondicherry


The prime objective of the course was Experience Sharing to enhance Information Management. And frankly, nothing works better than that. CSE’s vast experience, its expertise in the field has provided with adequate “Food for thought” and the necessary guidelines that I sought to establish a documentation centre. The course was a wonderful learning experience for me.

Praveena Sanjay,
World Institute of Sustainable Energy; Pune