Description: 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
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