Kanyashree Online 4.0

Details of the organization
Dept of Women & Child Development & Social Welfare, Govt of West Bengal, India
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Kanyashree Online 4.0
Kanyashree with its e-governance portal www.wbkanyashree.gov.in , designed and implemented by the Department of Women & Child Development & Social Welfare, Govt of West Bengal, India is a Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme that seeks to reverse the high incidence of child marriage and low retention in education of girls between the ages of 13 to 18 years in West Bengal. (“Kanya” means daughter & ”Shree” means prosperity). It is a child protection system for the Government to ensure girl children having vulnerable socio-economic background enrolled in educational institutions, remains within a safety net, prevented from getting married till they reach the age of 18, empowered through continued IEC & financially included to live life on their own terms. Linkages with skill development programmes ensures economic empowerment too. Kanyashree Online 4.0 is the e-governance mechanism of the programme. In a span of 40 months, 4.0 million adolescent Girls are enrolled under the scheme.
Local implementation: India, State of West Bengal
Ongoing from 01/10/2013 to 30/09/2020
i. Finance Dept, GoWB ii. School Education Department, GoWB iii. Minority Affairs & Madrassah Education, GoWB iv. Higher & Technical Education & Training, GoWB v. Banks vi. National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics & IT vii. UNICEF

WSIS information
      * E-government
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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