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World Development Foundation (WDF) is a knowledge-based, global foundation with a commitment to enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and excluded people throughout the world.

Provides turnkey solution for Radio /TV Broadcasting, Education, WDF strives to empower the poor by providing education and training with the use of Radio, TV and the Internet. It also conducts research and seminars on social and economic issues. All these efforts are aimed at one goal, namely, Life Enrichment of the Poor and Socially Challenged. WDF is a non-profit organization and is working for the benefit of society.

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06/08/2021

Birth of Radio on Indian Rails

Birth of Radio on Indian Rails
I am describing about efforts made by AIR Resources in extending AIR radio services for the travelers on Indian Rails in 2002. During my college days, I immensely enjoyed cricket and hockey commentaries. All India Radio was the only source which used to relay live commentaries. In those days, while travelling on Rails, I used to miss AIR news and special programs such as live commentary of cricket matches.
I wished to fulfil my young age dream using WorldSpace satellite that AIR had leased to provide services in Asia and Africa. The problem of satellite radio is that the dish antenna must continuously get the signal from satellite. We decide to use a technology known as space diversity which uses multiple dishes at several places. We contacted Indian Railway authorities and explained our plan to conduct the trial. We fitted the dishes on the top of the train both on engine and guard side to avoid interruption while the train passed though bridges. The signals were combined and fed to the announcement system using a bridge and control system in Guard’s room. It was decided to relay the news, morning broadcasts and special broadcasts, if there were any.

Discussions were held with the top authorities of Railway board who gave its in-principle approval to go-ahead on select Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. It was decided to conduct the trial and Delhi-Mumbai Shatabdi express on 18th June 2002. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was agreed to be signed after the June 18 trial run. It was decided that AIR and the Railway Board will hold another round of talks to finalise the modalities of the new service.

The first trial was on Delhi-Mumbai route on 18th June 2002 was a grand success. People on train were amazed and excited to get the program on running train including the relay of 2002 FIFA World Cup commentary. Subsequently, this was extended to more express trains which had facilities of PA system in the train.

One morning, I learnt that Engineer in Chief, AIR sent his favourite person from R & D to present this innovation in International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva without the knowledge of innovators. Nevertheless, it was highly appreciated and acclaimed by ITU. It was learnt that China was quick to use in their trains.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2fBW3iVAD8

07/07/2021

Birth of AIR Global: Extension of AIR Delhi FM to Mauritius:
In this video I am describing the Birth of AIR Global: Extension of AIR Delhi FM to Mauritius. It was May 2002, and Shri Anil Baijal, CEO Prasar Bharati rang me and told that he has scheduled a visit for us to Mauritius next week. He further told me that this was on invitation of H.E. Shri Vijay Kumar, High Commissioner of India to Mauritius who wanted PB to implement a scheme which could strengthen the relation between the two countries. He left on me to decide the scheme. I did not know what miracle could be done within a week’s time. While pondering, an idea flashed. I talked to the Director General of Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and offered him to extend the FM music program of Delhi using DD uplink which he could download and feed it to all his 6 FM transmitters to cover the entire country for broadcast of Hindi film Music. He was very excited and we setup the system in two nights and carried out the trial runs. After reaching Mauritius, I met DG, MBC, got set up the entire chain and then we took Mr. Baijal to MBC Headquarter to show the result. Everyone was surprised receiving Indian music in the entire country. MBC had several interviews of Mr. Baijal and broadcasted all day on the local electronic media. Mr. Vijay Kumar organized a meeting with Sir Anerood Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius. Shri Vijay Kumar, Shri Baijal and Dr. H. O. Srivastava met the PM and demonstrated on a receiver, the reception of Hindi song from Delhi. PM was overwhelmed, profusely thanked us and requested us to provide Bhojpuri Songs also.
Subsequently AIR Resources signed a MOU with MBC for a token fee of 40000 USD per year for the service.
Taking the Cue PB extended AIR FM Gold: Program to Egypt, Tanzania, Tunisia, Myanmar, Japan, Bangladesh, Japan, and several countries.
The program extension had a profound impact on countries relation which has been described by Ministry of External Affairs, India in its video, “India Global- AIR FM Gold: Program on Mauritius” at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8oyjsa4PYA

24/05/2021
30/04/2021

An "International webinar on Role of digital, online and virtual Technology in formal and non formal education for rapid rural transformation" is being organized on 5th May at 11.30AM by Jagan Nath University, Jaipur. Prof. Dr. H. O. Srivastava is the speaker in this webinar.
The Flyer of the webinar with the link to join is mentioned below. Any one interested, may join. Thanks.

An "International webinar on Role of digital, online and virtual Technology in formal and non formal education for rapid rural transformation" is being organized on 5th May at 11.30AM by Jagan Nath University, Jaipur. Prof. Dr. H. O. Srivastava is the speaker in this webinar.
The Flyer of the webinar with the link to join is mentioned below. Any one interested, may join. Thanks.

26/04/2021

Lecture on “Role of Community Radio in Community Empowerment & Rural Development” delivered to the participants of African Asian Rural Development Organization’s member countries in the African-Asian Region, AARDO’s Centers of Excellence and the Regional Representatives on 26th March 2021.
https://youtu.be/G0vLsRHtDfM

Lecture on “Role of Community Radio in Community Empowerment & Rural Development” delivered to the participants of African Asian Rural Development Organization’s member countries in the African-Asian Region, AARDO’s Centers of Excellence and the Regional Representatives on 26th March 2021.
https://youtu.be/G0vLsRHtDfM

28/03/2021

The first five Community Radio Stations in State Agriculture Universities were established by World Development Foundation with the financial assistance of Media Lab Asia, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Govt. of India. These are shown in the photograph.

The first five Community Radio Stations in State Agriculture Universities were established by World Development Foundation with the financial assistance of Media Lab Asia, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Govt. of India. These are shown in the photograph.

10/03/2021

Community Radio in India, its birth, technology, concept and use for farming and agriculture

The video describes the concept and early use of Community Radio in India

27/02/2021

Birth of Community Radio in India (Memoir)

Community radio plays a significant role at the grass root levels for rural development. For instance, issues of poverty, gender inequality, education, social problems among others can be addressed by community radio in local language which can be received on receivers costing one dollar. Radio provides participatory communication techniques that supports agricultural extension by communicating directly with farmers and listeners’ groups. We will show in this presentation a few innovative uses which has resulted in significant impact in the areas of farming and education addressing directly SDG2030.

Let us listen to Dr. H. O. Srivastava, the architect and father of technology about the birth of community radio in India directly.

19/02/2021

Community Radio is an excellent tool for socio economic development, education, and spreading conviviality & culture. A concept diagram is given here.

Community Radio is an excellent tool for socio economic development, education, and spreading conviviality & culture. A concept diagram is given here.

18/01/2021

World Development Foundation is organizing a training program at its Headquarter in Dwarka, New Delhi for the officials and staff of Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, West Bengal from 19/01/2021 to 23/01/2021. The training objective is to educate and skill the participants in understanding, running and operation of online education system connecting the 15 affiliated colleges of the University. The system has been especially developed by WDF. The program schedule is enclosed.

World Development Foundation is organizing a training program at its Headquarter in Dwarka, New Delhi for the officials and staff of Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, West Bengal from 19/01/2021 to 23/01/2021. The training objective is to educate and skill the participants in understanding, running and operation of online education system connecting the 15 affiliated colleges of the University. The system has been especially developed by WDF. The program schedule is enclosed.

Photos from World Development Foundation's post 05/11/2020

Case Study of ONLINE Education by Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, West Bengal, India https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/case-study-online-education-cooch-behar-panchanan-barma-srivastava

Course MC01 Community Radio - WDF University 29/09/2020

Course MC01 Community Radio - WDF University

Community radio is a tool for providing information, education and entertainment to local population. This involves establishing a small power radio station. The radio station is managed by the community. Mostly, it is managed by NGOs, University or colleges. The program format is very simple. Local language is used. It is very useful for uplifting the people. It is also an excellent tool for issuing messages during flood, rains, Tsunami, etc. The Community Radio Act was originally drafted by Dr. H. O. Srivastava.
WDF University is providing free course on Community Radio. Please visit the website:
https://wdfuniversity.org/.../course-mc001-community-radio/

Course MC01 Community Radio - WDF University Community radio is a tool for providing information, education and entertainment to local population.

wdfuniversity.org 27/06/2020

Course:SC01 Cattle Rearing |

WDF University is developing skill development and livelihood generation programs for population affected by COVID. I am mentioning one course which is available for free for the whole world for the people interested in self employment. We are also using new methodologies for teaching using online video, audio, text and also self evaluation. The people going through the course shall be provided certificate from the University. The main feature is that any language of the world can be selected for doing the course.

https://wdfuniversity.org/course-sc001-cattle-rearing/

wdfuniversity.org

10/06/2020

Earn Millions by transforming education

Opportunity for Universities to Emerge Global leaders

The COVID has severely affected the education system all over the world. The Institutions had to resort to closure affecting 98.6% of worlds learning population totalling to 1.3 billion of the learners around the globe. AS recommended by UNESCO, many institutions are turning to remote learning. Many Institutions are also preparing to open their premises. Moving from on-campus to remote learning needs several issues to be addressed ranging from creating interactive compelling content, setting up technical infrastructure, logistics, engagement, access, and delivering everything for which students pay for the expensive education in renowned Universities. The present paper advocates a new world order for learning; partially remote learning supplemented by use of labs carefully at Universities; opening of branches of IVY leagues in less affected locations in several countries, collaborations, use of emerging technologies like AI, VR etc for compelling and entertaining content and providing a feel of vibrancy typically found on campuses by using video options for counselling, online mindfulness classes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxERkmha0Us

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a massive toll on lives and livelihoods of people around the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected educational sy...

31/05/2020

Online teaching methodology in COVID 19

Online teaching methodology in COVID19

The video describes the methodology for imparting online education by schools/colleges/universities post COVID-19. The method described is most economical using interactive audio online. The course can be made available on-demand or streaming: using cloud radio ( a concept of e-school) and /or global -radio. Post COVID, administrators / governments may open the schools /colleges/ Universities, but parents will be reluctant to expose their wards to COVID risk. The use of the solutions shall cut down /reduce the need of attending the institutions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1gXsdoWFK8

The video describes the methodology for imparting online education by schools/colleges/universities post COVID-19. The method described is mot economical usi...

wdfuniversity.org 18/05/2020

WDF University for SDG2030- Make the Planet Earth Livable

WDF University for SDG2030 is using various technological tools to teach the importance of SDG2030 and also improved agriculture and livelihood generation for global population in this CORONA 2019 era. A sample image of methodologies used is enclosed.
https://wdfuniversity.org

wdfuniversity.org

01/05/2020

Tools and Technology for online Education WDF University for SDG2030

Showcase of technologies and methodologies:
WDF University for SDG2030 has a mission to educate the importance of SDG2030 to world population and to achieve the SDG Goals by providing professional courses for continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities. The University is also providing solutions for imparting online education using modern tools and technology. The present video is a showcase of technologies and methodologies used for teaching "Paddy Cultivation"

[05/01/20]   Showcase of technologies and methodologies:
WDF University for SDG2030 has a mission to educate the importance of SDG2030 to world population and to achieve the SDG Goals by providing professional courses for continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities. The University is also providing solutions for imparting online education using modern tools and technology. The present video is a showcase of technologies and methodologies used for teaching "Paddy Cultivation"

10/04/2020

WDF University for SDG2030
WDF University for SDG2030 has been established with a mission to educate & train farming and other populace to increase their income by use of modern methods using broadcasting & Communication technologies and also make an effort to introduce high level technologies such as IOT, Robotics, UAV to automate and spread knowledge in the fields of education, agriculture, healthcare, livelihood generation and removal of ignorance.
Visit website:
http://wdfuniversity.org
All courses are free at present.

04/04/2020

Online University lessons
WDF has designed a system for online delivery of audio courses by Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University which shall facilitate delivery of lecture streams and also on-demand courses to its students in all affiliated colleges.
The design is ready and the content is being added. There is provision for installing android app on mobile phone by students for access from anywhere, anytime.
Main website
http://cbpbu.online/auddiocoochbehar.html
Android app
http://cbpbu.online/assets/_CBPBUEducation_10522938.apk

02/04/2020

WDF launches "WDF University for SDG2030"

Mission: To educate the importance of SDG2030 to world population and to achieve the SDG Goals by providing professional courses for continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities
http://worlddevelopmentindia.com/

29/03/2020

World Development Foundation started a on-line radio station for Cooch Behar University for entertainment.
Radio Cooch Behar channel has been started to propagate the culture, heritage and tradition of west Bengal and Cooch Behar. West Bengal has a rich legacy of amazing literature with great authors like Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, a long tradition of folk tales like the Thakurmar Jhuli, stories of Gopal Bhar and folk drama known as Jatra, film industry known as 'Tollywood', Baul singing, dance forms like Chau, array of festivals etc. It is our endavour to bring these to the whole world.
The channel has started with test transmission. The website is:
http://cbpbu.online/radiocoochbehar3.html

The android app can be downloaded from the following link
https://appsgeyser.io/10404757/Radio%20Cooch%20Behar

23/02/2020

World Development Foundation published their research paper "Growth of Agriculture Sector: A key to Realization of SDG2030" in "African Asian Journal of Rural Development", Vol. LII, No.2 July-Dec. 2019,
Authors: Aprajita Srivastava & Dr. H. O. Srivastava

23/12/2019

World Development Foundation and Shobhit Institute of Engineering, Deemed-to-be-University, signed a MOU for collaboration in various areas, today on 23rd of December 2019.

07/12/2019

SDG2030: National Conference by World Development Foundation, India

National Conference on "ICT & Mass Media for Agriculture & Education for SDG 2030" on 29 Nov. 2019 in New Delhi India

Keynote Speaker: Aprajita Srivastava Executive Director was the Keynote speaker

World Development Foundation, India organized a Conference on "ICT & Mass Media for Agriculture & Education for SDG 2030" on 29 Nov. 2019 in New Delhi India to brain storm to select the right technology to be used by various nations of the world to achieve SDG2030. VIPs such as H.E. Dr. Manoj Nardeo Singh, Secretary General, African-Asian Rural Development Organization, Vice Chancellors from several Universities, Agriculture experts such as Dr. R. P. Singh, Executive Secretary, Indian Agricultural Universities Association, Prof M. Moni, former DG, NIC, Media, and Government officials deliberated on the subject. The lectures shall be broadcast live in several countries through AARDO /WDF channel and proceedings published by Lambert, Germany. H.E. Dr. Manoj Nardeo Singh, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Dr. Peter Chen, Director Education from the Embassy of Taiwan attended the program.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXCDZWCgz64&feature=youtu.be

INNOVATIVE BROADCAST & ICT SOLUTIONS

World Development Foundation (WDF) is a Knowledge Organization based in Delhi which has successfully implemented several government and private sector projects in India and Africa for socio-economic development. WDF uses broadcasting, ICT, IOT, Robotics and Communication technologies to automate and spread knowledge in the fields of education, agriculture, healthcare, livelihood generation and removal of ignorance. We established an “Agriculture Knowledge Dissemination System” for Government of Bihar and also undertook project of establishment of seven radio stations in Ethiopia for education and socio-economic development, among others. WDF also conducts workshops, seminars, and tutorials for knowledge dissemination and deciding the policy and formulating the direction for SDG2030

Contact is for Consultancy and turnkey solutions for broadcasting (Community Radio, Commercial Radio, TV Channels, Electronic Media Production cenre), Eucation an agriculture (Knowledge Dissemination and extension).

For details, visit our site http://www.worlddevelopmentfoundation.in/

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