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Digital Skills Capacity Building Training

​​​​​The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Ministry of Communications, Government of India are organizing "Digital Skills Capacity Building Training" from 29 July to 1 August 2019 in New Delhi, India.

The training aims to expand skills policy and training, and defining transferrable skills for a digital future by demonstrating to participants how they can work to address the human and technical capacity challenges involved in bridging the digital divide through enhances digital skills.  This training emphasizes fostering partnerships with academia and ICTs, government agencies, which eventually stimulate social innovation activiti​es that empower communities to benefit from the digital revolution. 

This four-day training will focus on developing human and technical capacity and empower participants with valuable and practical skills while solving c​hallenges that affect their communities. Please see draft agenda for details. 

To register for the above-mentioned training, participants are kindly requested to register by 30 June 2019 at the latest. The course is offered free of charge and will be conducted in English and paperless. The travel arrangements, accommodation etc. should be made and borne by the participating administration or participants directly. 

Practical and general information and entry visa requirements can be found at the webpage here​.​


DAY 01: 29 July 2019
12:00 — 12:30Registration

 

10:30-11:30

Welcome Ceremony

Lighting of Lamp
Welcome Address, Mr. Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, C-DoT
Address by Mr. Debatosh Manna, Member (Services), DoT
Address by Dr. Henk Bekedam, Acting UN Resident Coordinator & WHO Representative, India
Keynote Address by Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, ITU
Inaugural Address by Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary (Telecom) & Chairman Digital Communication Commission
Presentation of Mementoes to Dignitaries
Vote of Thanks by Mr. V. Raghunandan, Deputy Director General (IR), DoT​

11:30-12:00
​Group photo and High tea
​12:00-12:30
Registration
​12:30-13:00

Introduction

Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, ITU
Mr Peter Argent, ITU Expert​

​13:00-14:00

 

 

14:00 — 14:45

Session 1: Digital Transformation through Digital Skills: Keynote Address 

  • SDG and Connectivity Targets
  • ICT Development Trends
  • Cross Sectoral Collaboration
  • Digital Skills Development

Mr. Sameer Sharma [Presentation​​]

 

 

14:45 — 15:30

Session 2: Skill Development : Innovation Ecosystem in Digital India

  • Digital India
  • Innovations, Start Ups , Digital Financial Inclusion
  • Unique Identities
  • Skill Development

Mr. Premjit Lal, Director (Standardization), TEC, DoT​ [Presentation​]

15:30 — 16:00
 AFTERNOON BREAK
16:00 — 16:30

Session 3: United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC)

  • ITU Initiative on UN4SSC
  • KPIs for smart cities
  • Smart City Initiatives in India
  • Need for Skill development in Smart Cities

Mr. Vimal Wakhlu, Former CMD, TCIL, India [Presentation​]

16:30 — 17:00

Session 4: Social Innovations for Inclusive Transformation

  • Need for social inclusion
  • Skills for inclusive  empowerment
  • Key initiatives

Mr Sandeep Bhargava, Former EVP Corporate Affairs at Vodafone Idea Limited and Member Governing Board Of Sarthak Educational Trust [Presentation​]

17:00 — 17:30

Session 5 : Impact of 5G on Economy  : Opportunities  for Skill Development

  • Overview of 5G  and its impact in society
  • Opportunities for Digital Transformation
  • Entrepreneurship  and job creation through new Digital Skills

Mr. Manoj Misra, Senior Public Policy Director for India, GSMA​ {Presentation​]

DAY 02 : 30 July 2019
09:00 — 10:10

 Session 6 The Importance of Design Thinking

  • Overview of design thinking
  • The place of design in the world
  • The value of making design the basis of everything we do
  • Innovation and design
  • Design thinking tools

Mr Peter Argent [Presentation​]

10:10 — 10:55

Session 7: Design Thinking Challenge

  • Teams use design thinking tools to find innovative solutions to a social challenge

Mr Peter Argent

10:55 — 11:25 COFFEE BREAK
11:25 — 12:10

Session 8: Technology Design & Development

  • Design processes for creating technology solutions
  • User experience design
  • Prototyping

Mr Peter Argent [Presentation]

12:10 — 13:30

Session 9: Technology Design Challenge

  • Teams design an app/website for their social innovation solution

Mr Peter Argent

13:30 — 14:30
LUNCH
14:30 — 15:15

Session 10: Artificial Intelligence Impact on Employment

  • Implications of AI on the workforce
  • Current state of AI research

Mr. Manish Jain, Director (ICT), NTIPRIT
[​P​resentat​​ion]

15:15 — 16:00

Session 11: AI Challenge

  • Teams will discuss how AI might impact their solution and use AI Canvas

Mr Peter Argent

16:00 — 15:30AFTERNOON BREAK
16:30 — 17:15

Session 12: Digital Skill for safe and secure access to ICT

· Challenges and risk of emerging technologies
· Need to ICT awareness and skills
· Building capacity for developing safe cyber culture : Success stories

Mr. Deepak  Maheshwari , Symantec [Presentation​]

17:15 — 18:00

Session 13: Reflections of Day 1 and Day 2

  • Key observations
  • Learning lessons

Preparation for the Day 3 

DAY 03 : 31 July 2019
09:00 — 09:55

Session 14: Cultivating a Culture of Innovation

  • Benefits of a culture of innovation
  • Tools of an innovative workplace
  • Innovative workplaces, innovative societies

Mr Peter Argent [Presentation]

09:55 — 10:40

Session 15: Innovation Culture Challenge

  • Teams will discuss how their organisation might improve their culture of innovation
  • Teams will devise a plan to improve their innovation culture

Mr Peter Argent

10:40 — 11:10MORNING BREAK
11:10 — 11:40

Session 16: Creating Opportunities with Digital Skills

  • Collaboration between government, universities, ICTs and citizens
  • Tech skills for business and employment growth
  • Investment in community technology hubs for social impact

Mr Peter Argent [Presentation]

11:40 — 12:30

Session 17: Digital Skills Opportunity Challenge

  • Teams will create a plan for a community digital skills hub

Mr Peter Argent

12:30 — 13:30

Session 18: Startup Community Development

 

  • ​Startup community activities
  • Community inclusion
  • Growing the community
  • Inclusion of Guest from Academia or Government Sector (based on availability)

 

Ms Prity Khastgir {Presentation​]

​13:30 14:30
​LUNCH
14:30 — 15:00

Session 19: ICT Skill Development Success Stories from Datamation Foundation

Mr. Chetan Sharma, Datamation Foundation [Presentation​]

15:00 — 15:30AFTERNOON BREAK
15:30 — 16:00

Session 20: Social Innovation Projects for Digital Transformation

  • Project discussion

Mr Peter Argent

16:00 — 17:00

Session 21: Social Innovation Project

  • Teams commence work on their projects

Mr Peter Argent

DAY 04: 1 August  2019
09:00 — 10:30

Session 22: Team Project: Morning kick-off

Mr Peter Argent

10:30 — 11:00MORNING BREAK
11:00 — 12:30 Team Project​
12:30 — 13:30
Team Project Presentations - Part 1
​13:30 — 14:30
​LUNCH
14:30 — 15:00 Team Project Presentations - Part 2
15:00 — 15:30AFTERNOON BREAK
15:30 — 16:00 Team Project Awards
16:00 — 17:00

CLOSING CEREMONY

Closing remarks:

  • DOT , India
  • Mr. Sameer Sharma , ITU ​