How to benefit from data in digital age

Course Date:  July 26-28, 2016

The saying “what gets measured, gets managed” is more true today than ever. We are now in a time when data is overflowing; information is available from so many sources and so fast that sometimes we end up not making any sense of the happenings. And unanalysed data is as good as data not collected. So, processing data and information is the new way to communicate.


This three-day hands-on workshop is specially structured to build the skills required to access data, analyse and present it in a coherent and lucid format. The workshop will be led by data specialists, journalists and communication experts at Down to Earth (DTE) and the Centre for Science and Environment

What participants will learn

  • How and where to look for relevant raw data

  • How to analyse, interpret and clean raw data

  • How to process, visualise and present data

Who can benefit

  • Development communicators

  • Project and programme managers with national and international organisations

  • Government officials working at district, state and national level

  • Statisticians, researchers and students

  • Data managers

  • NGOs and consultants

  • Web/ information managers

  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) /public relation professionals in industries

Medium of Instruction

The workshop will be conducted in English. Functional proficiency in English is expected.

Course Fee

The course is available to you at a fee of Rs 9,900 per participant. There is a 50 per cent discount for NGO participants and students. Accommodation and related costs are not included. However, CSE can help you find a place to stay.

Course fee includes instructional fee, reading material, lunch and refreshments. Accommodation and related costs are not included in the cost. However, CSE can help you find a place to stay.

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

Programme Schedule

Date:  26-28  July, 2016
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   with cc to ,

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

 Please note: Participants are expected to come with laptops

Eligibility and application

This short course is limited to 30 participants selected from open application process. Applications are invited from India and other countries working full-time or part-time in development and/or social organisations and handling advocacy, awareness, activism and other outreach and engagement work. Those working with government and international development organisations handling documentation, communication, public relation and web outreach activities are also encouraged to apply. Multiple applications from the same organisation are welcome, although they will compete among themselves. Interested journalists may also apply. This is not a journalism workshop, but various concepts of data analysis and visualisation covered in the workshop will be useful for journalists


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: 9871215338
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879


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Participant's Response
 "The training was organised mostly in interactive way. This was impressive one and also the course contents were from the practical experience of CSE. Now we can try out the learnings in our organisation and works. These two things are very valuable."

R. Gopinath, Senior Scientist,
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
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