International Workshop on "How to use low-cost smart phones for effective visual, interactive and strategic communication


Applications accepted from national and international applicants. Fellowships available for participants from Africa

Innovations in the digital age have introduced enormous challenges and opportunities in every field – including visual communication and new media. Growth of the Internet and popularity of mobile phones and tabletshas transformed the art of telling a story visually. The world now belongs not only to photojournalists but also to citizen journalists, bloggers and all those who can use pictures to create stories.

So, if you are in the field of developmental communication or you are interested in exploring how the low-cost smart phones add value to your work,this is a workshop for you. It is an opportunity for all those who want to master the skill of producing effective, contextual multimedia stories—using photographs, videos, audio bytes, infographics and interactives.

Who will steer the workshop?

With an experience of over 30 years in knowledge-based activism and use of trending modes of communication, Centre for Science and Environment, a global think tank, brings you a workshop to understand the discipline of visual story-telling and new media. The workshop will go a step beyond “how to shoot” and tell you how to give a “perspective” and a “reason” to what you have shot.

Our team:

  • Multimedia specialists

  • Environment journalists

  • Editors and writers

  • Photojournalists and social media experts

This is a team that has witnessed and lived through all that it takes to embrace, portray and communicate environment and development through the lens of visuals—for both print and the web media.

Key Modules

  • Learn the grammar of visuals (you understand the potential of visual communication, various types of shots, Stills Vs Video)

  • Storytelling through stills (you learn to create photo essays)

  • How to use videos to communicate for print and web (you learn to shoot, edit, upload, create video stories and share)

  • How to use social media strategically to promote visual content (you learn to reach out through Instagram, Vine, Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo, Twitter)

Programme Schedule

Date: May 12-14, 2015
10.30 am to 5.00 pm

Venue: Centre for Science and Environment,
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi- 62

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded by Centre for Science and Environment on completion of the course.

Register Online

Medium of Instruction: English

Tools: Hands-on Interactive Sessions, Presentations, Field visits, Group Activities

Course Fee: Rs  4500/- only  (US$ 75 only) (  (includes fees, training materials, field visits, lunch, tea/coffee and refreshments during training and field visit)

Accomodation 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 in the name of CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT. ( Add Rs.15 for all non-Delhi cheques )

Note: Participants are requested to come with their own smart phones.

For information contact

Kiran Pandey
Progamme 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