NASSCOM foundation initiative towards IT capacity building
Samir Sachdeva | April 6, 2010
NASSCOM Foundation, the social development arm of NASSCOM, organized a Connect IT workshop for government officials on the 26th and 27th March, 2010 in Sangli. The 'ConnectIT' capacity building workshops are an initiative of NASSCOM Foundation as part of its efforts towards building IT capacity among government officers and managers from grassroot organizations.
With the growing importance of e-governance in India, capacity building of Government offices in using technology in the day-to-day operations in their work has become very important.
With this mission of training local government officers, NASSCOM Foundation initiated the 'ConnectIT' programme in Sangli with support from District Collector's Office and National Informatics Centre.
'ConnectIT' is a national level programme of NASSCOM Foundation as part of its efforts towards building IT capacity among government officers and non-profits. The programme is supported by Microsoft and NASSCOM.
The inaugural session at Sangli was attended by over 60 government officers from 27 Government departments.
At the two day ConnectIT workshop, the government officers were introduced to various communications technologies such as video conferencing, email practices and social media tools including twitter, facebook and blogging.
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