A training programme on data sourcing, analysis and visualisation for non-profits, NGOs, communication professionals and policymakers
The course is being hosted by the Centre for Science and Environment’s data centre with CODATA, France as the Knowledge Partner.
September 10-September 24, 2020
We are in an age of overabundance of data. An age when information – specifically information based on and made up of numbers - is available instantly at the click of a key, from a multitude of sources. Almost everything that is worth talking about today has a component that is made up of data and statistics.
In a scenario such as this, we are often left floundering, and quite incapable of making any sense of the deluge of data that we are faced with.If used creatively and intelligibly, data and numbers can add immense value to anything that is communicated. But unanalysed data, or numbers that are not clearly understood, are as good as data not collected. They cannot be used to make or prove a point.
Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) initiative, brings you an online course to hone and sharpen your data analysis and communication skills. The course will focus on established as well as new trends and approaches in data-driven development communications for effective presentation and maximum impact.
Who can apply
The course is open to participants from the Global South (India, South and Southeast Asia and Africa).
What you will learn
The training will be a mix of lectures, presentations, exercises and assignments, specially designed for professionals working with non-profits, media, government organisations and corporate, who want to learn the basic skills of data analysis and presentation for communicating their stories using data.
The course is broken down into four modules which will have video instructions, followed by exercises and discussions.
There are 4 modules. Each module includes sessions delivered through short presentations and exercises
Module 1: Data for effective communication and informed decision making on development
Module 2: Finding the right data
Module 3: Data processing and analysis to make data meaningful
Module 4: Data visualisation
All those who attend and complete the coursewill be assessed by the course coordination team. CSE and AAETI will award Certificates of Participation to all those who attend and complete the course.
Based on the assessment, the top five participants will be invited to an advanced course later this year at the AAETI residential facility in Nimli, Rajasthan. Boarding, lodging and training fees will be waived off for these participants.
|Training Course structure|
|See the course structure here (pdf)|
|September 10 - 24, 2020|
|Zoom and Moodle|
|2 weeks (total of 15 hours)|
|Rs 3,500 for Indian participants
US $100 for Global participants
|Dr. Simon Hodson
Executive Director, (CODATA), France
Managing Editor of Down To Earth magazine.
broadcaster and development communicator, Sri Lanka
|Dr D D Basu
Advisor, Industrial Pollution, CSE and Ex-Additional Director, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
Assistant Editor Copy, Down to Earth magazine
Programme Director, Environment Resources Unit,