Centre for Education and Documentation (CED), Bangalore Project: CED's Habitat Centre
CED's mission is to be an information organisation
on social and development issues, and make available to NGOs and
other organisations and individuals in civil society, information and
analysis on all emerging and latent issues, which affect the interest
of the marginalised.
The Habitat Centre is the platform for information dissemination to the
local organizations and people on any Habitat related issues. This is
in cases of disasters like Tsunami, where the major
reconstruction and re-organising is done without involving the local
Dharani Trust, Bangalore Project: Dharani Trust E-Communities of Practice
an online community for Documentation and Dissemination phase of the
2nd International Conference on Sexualities, Masculinities, and
Cultures in South Asia (2004) conducted by The Dharani Trust in June
2004 in Bangalore.
The work involved creating web space for
solicitation of feedback and conference presentation materials from
delegates. Setting up e-communities on topics stemming from the
conference and disseminating parts of the conference.
Implemented a post
conference community for discussion forums where registered
participants can take part in active discussions about sexualities,
masculinities and cultures in South Asia
Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA), Bangalore
Project: Directorate of Municipal Administration SJSRY Monitoring and Reporting system
DMA is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of poverty alleviation schemes like SJSRY in Urban Local Bodies (ULB's)in the State of Karnataka.
The quantum of funds that DMA provisions for the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Karnataka under the SJSRYscheme has been over Rs 100 Crores in the last three years.Monitoring the allocation and utilization of these funds is a critical responsibility of the DMA. Reporting by the ULBs has been efficient but has been limited to a paper and pen format and report submission was through traditional mail.
An Information Management System (MIS) was essential for DMA if it wanted up-to-date information on ULB's activities. A MIS system was conceptualized and implemented by the DMA team for all its 217 Urban Local Bodies that come under SJSRY scheme, using the PANTOTO Communities Software.
The data collected through the Pantoto MIS helped DMA to :
Create proactive interventions for ULB's that are under-utilizing funds under the scheme.
Send timely reports to the Central and State Government.
Provide reports to the DMA which will help in planning activities.
Monitor the funds that are being allocated and spent for the SJSRY scheme.
Monitor the number and type of beneficiaries that are covered under SJSRY
Ashram is part of Pipal Tree, a registered non-profit trust,and closely
connected with an international movement called 'The Alliance for a
Responsible, Plural and United World'. It is also a founder member of
the Tokyo-based Global Forum for Cultures and Development (ECUDEV). As
a living and learning community, Fireflies is a vital and integral part
of the Global Eco-village Network (GEN).
For Fireflies we
created a charter for human responsibilities to promote and deepen the
vision and practices of Human Responsibilities in India and South Asia
through www.myresponsibility.org and provided an interactive website
for Human responsibilities, including necessary access levels groups.
The Indo-Dutch Programme on Alternatives in Development, Delhi Project: The Indo-Dutch Programme on Alternatives in Development (IDPAD) community
Indo-Dutch Programme on Alternatives in Development (IDPAD) promotes
social science research that is of relevance to development inIndia.
With an intention to increase relevance and utilization of research the
programme stimulates interaction between researchers and users of
research, including policy makers from the governmentand the NGO sector.
Pantoto based community created for IDPAD captures information related
to scientists, projects, and organizations involved in the social
science research. The content has been interlinked to create depth of
Indicorps is a non-partisan, non-religious, non-profit
organization registered in the USA that encourages Indians around the
world to actively participate in India's progress.
Pantoto was used to develop an extranet for Indicorps
volunteers to connect with each other. Through this intranet Indicorps
volunteers could submit their project, visit or staff reports, enter
their plans and to-do items etc.
Petroleum Conservation and Research Association, Delhi Project: ESCO PCRA Conference Community
Petroleum Conservation and Research Association's mission is
efficient energy utilization and environment protection leading to
Improvement in Quality of Life.
PCRA aims to become a center of excellence for conservation of
hydrocarbons environment protection for sustainable development.
The conference community was created for PCRA based on
Pantoto. It is much more than a website, it is a dynamic community
portal for knowledge management and networking. The conference
community provided an interactive portal.The conference community is
sustaining its communications and knowledge sharing beyond the
conference with the active involvement and interaction of the Efficient
Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India (SAATHII) , Chennai Project: SAATHII's Online Resource Center
SAATHII strengthens and expands HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services throughout India.
Online Resource Center aims to serve as a clearing house of information
relating to HIV/AIDS in India. The four main componentsof the ORC are
its E-library of resource materials including documents and links,
E-forums for information exchange, knowledge and best-practice sharing,
E-training of individuals working on HIV/AIDS through online
instruction and evaluation, and E-support for capacity-building of our
NGO partners. Also are included databases of HIV/AIDS jobs,
conferences, training, funding and volunteer opportunities, and a
newsletter compiling media coverage on the epidemic in India.
Here is the media coverage on SAATHII and Janastu.
Shramik Abhivrudhi Sangh (SAS), popularly known under one of its units
Jana Jagaran,is a social action wing of the Goa Jesuits. Fr. Joseph
Chenakala S.J., is its chief executive. SAS activities are concentrated
in Belgaum and other districts of north Karnataka and Kolhapur district
SAS is an experiment at the grass root for transforming unjust
structures of society. It aims at building harmonious communitiesof
diverse peoples, religions, languages and cultures with access to basic
necessities of life in a clean and healthy environment.
For Shramik we created a plaform where its work and products can be
showcased. One can find here the various developmental projects and
training taken up by SAS for the triabal people, share the experiences
of the tribal women involved in SAS activities and the beautiful wool
products and their catalogue.
Shri Shakti Alternative Energy Limited , Hyderabad Project: Building Energy Performance Index ( BEPI) Survey
Shakti Alternative Energy Limited (SSAEL) is an expert in offering
energy saving products and services to the industrial, commercial and
domestic customers. SSAEL also specializes in renewable energy systems
such as solar UPS, solar power plants for remote village
Pantoto was used for the BEPI survey to
captures information to calculate a Building's Energy performance. The
data collected through the site will be used by SSAEL to develop a
Building Energy Performance Index(BEPI) for India.
Tsunami Knowledge Centre, Bangalore
Project: Tsunami Rehabilitation Knowledge Center
Pantoto is currently being used for creating a Tsunami
Information center.The Tsunami Rehabilitation Knowledge Center will be
the central repository of information for the Regional Resource
Centers, and for all NGOs who are participating in tsunami
reconstruction and development.
It is an interactive platform, serving as both a library for
data and aforum for communication and collaborative effort. It is a
virtual hub for the collection and sharing of knowledge, dissemination
of best practices, and development of consensus.
We want to thank you The Golden Chain Fraternity (www.goldenchain.org) for their valuable support in this project.
Pan Asia ICT R&D Grant Project : GIS/Mapping solution for the Tsunami Information Resource Center
Pan Asia R & D Grants Programme was established by Canada's
International Development Research Center IDRC in 1997 to support
research projects that offer innovative approaches to Internet
networking in developing countries of Asia.
non-profit organization dedicated to providing Open Source information
solutions for community development, was awarded the PAN Asia ICT
R&D grant for March 2005. Janastu is using Pantoto for integrating
GIS/Mapping solution system in the Tsunami Knowledge Center portal. The
project aims to:
Create an Open Source GIS/Mapping solution into the existing Indian Tsunami Knowledge Center.
with the agencies collecting tsunami data, teaching them how to collect
GIS data, how to enter their data into the system, and how to use the
system to visualize the data that has been collected.
the Open Source GIS/Mapping solution as independent software that can
be used by any organization to GIS-enable their data.
Current Status: To be able to use the ICT grant money Janastu has to seek registration with the Central Government under the Foreign
Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 for the acceptance of foreign contribution.
Janastu submitted the FCRA papers on June 23rd 2005 to the Office
of Deputy Commissioner, Bangalore District which would give a
certificate recommending Janastu to receive the FCRA registration
number. The certificate was given to Janastu on Nov 20th 2005.
The FCRA papers were sent to New Delhi on Nov 21st 2005, and on Dec
12th 2005 Ministry of home affairs asked Janastu to apply for Prior
Permission, which will give a one time permission to Janastu to use the
Janastu will be sending on the FC-1A prior permission papers as soon as the offical letter from Delhi arrives.
Meanwhile, inspite of Janastu not being able to use the grant
money,? the project is going ahead. We have a GIS personnel
travelling in the Tsunami affected areas meeting the volunteers and
organizations and collecting their data. Our developers are working on
displaying the who is doing what where on the Indian Map.
Link to the project proposal: http://www.apdip.net/projects/ictrnd/2005/s10-in/index_html/view
Indian Council For Promotion Of Energy Efficiency Business, Hyderabad Project: Knowledge Portal for Energy Efficiency Business
Indian Council For Promotion Of Energy Efficiency Business
(ICPEEB) is a non governmental, not-for-profit association of energy
efficiency professionals. ICPEEB aims to link business purpose with a
larger national purpose of enhancing energy security through energy
The Knowledge Portal for Energy Efficiency Business (KPEEB)
is designed to build and manage Efficient Energy knowledge through
Participatory Approach rather than the commonly used Top-Down Approach.
Link to the project: http://www.icpeep.org
Project Home, Bangalore Project: Home On Mother Earth
H.O.M.E. was created by individuals who were involved in various social projects and who felt pulling their resources
together would help create and manage their interests better.
A community has been designed for Project Home to showcase their activities and interests.
Link to the project: http://pantoto.org/idpad_v2/servlet/WMSearch?urlid=prhome