Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to nominate and participate in this two-day workshop on "How to manage information resources and communicate online using Drupal, the free & open-source web development platform for content management" from 26-27 September 2013, at New Delhi.
This is a unique opportunity to learn from the experts at CSE with rich experience in developing and managing the India Enviromment Portal and Down To Earth Online built on Drupal, the Open-source web development platform for content management.
This specially designed workshop is for information professionals, so that they are competent enough to manage information resources (books, news clippings, articles, documents, reports, photos, videos, contact addresses), build and manage their website independently without extensive programming skills and technical support of IT professionals. This workshop will also empower you with knowledge to communicate more strategically and intelligently about your outreach and communication plans with your IT team. Few fellowships available for Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives. Conducted by:
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) with more than 30 years of experience in managing thousands books, articles, news clippings, video films, photographs and contact addresses. CSE also has a rich experience in developing and managing these resourceful websites utilising open source tools and technologies
Down To Earth Online, the leading fortnightly magazine on environment and science built using open source platforms http://www.downtoearth.org.in
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Manage information in the digital age – newsclippings, reports, articles, photos, videos, contact addresses
Use photos and videos for web-based outreach
Create and manage online magazine for communication and outreach
Create and manage website of your organisation
Create and manage a portal for your organisation
Know about integration with new media (social/digital) for web outreach and engagement (social media, discussion forums, newsletters...)
Monitor and measure performance of your communication - online magazine, websites, portal
Core Topics and Modules
Features and concepts of Drupal -themes, nodes, fields, blocks, menu, filters, taxonomy...
How to Install Drupal
How to Organise and Tag (index) information, Create specialised Taxonomies/Thesaurus
Create customised format for variety of information resources, Edit and Add content on your website independently - newsclippings, documents, reports, research papers, articles, photos, videos, contact addresses.
Key Drupal modules (important for beginners)
Drupal themes and best practices needed to create customised layout for a website.
Information retrieval and search.
How to integrate new media (social/digital) strategically for web outreach and engagement (social media, discussion forums, newsletters...)
Web analytics to monitor and measure performance of your websites and communication strategy.
Who should attend
This workshop would be of particular benefit to:
Officials in government, public and private sector associated with website management and e-governance
Development Communicators responsible for information management and web communications
Others – Activists, researchers, individuals, self-employed and students planning for web-outreach of their research and other activities.
NGOs: Rs. 3,700 per participant Corporate, government and international organizations: Rs 6,500 per participant
Accomodation and related costs are not included in the cost. However, CSE can help you find a place to stay.
Date: ............................ 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 email@example.com with cc to firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
OR post / fax the registration form (appended below) to CSE (Fax: +91 (011) 29955879)
For information contact:
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)
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Selection will be done on first come first served basis
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.
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.
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.
B.I.R.S.A Mines Monitoring Centre, Ranchi, Jharkhand
I would term this training programme “Tailor Made and Useful” for every resource centre.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
World Institute of Sustainable Energy; Pune
Chennai experienced its worst floods in recent history. While unexpected and heavy rainfall was initially held responsible for the flooding, analysis has further shown that destruction of wetlands in Chennai, which stands strategically at the tail end of several rivers, was a primary reason as well. Town planners see only land, not water, and everyone wants buildings and more buildings. Cities like Hyderabad and Bengaluru, too, have lost their wetlands and lakes due to urban expansion, pollution and catchment loss.