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ConnectBillions was formed in an effort to create a common platform for all the villages of India where they can raise their voices and concerns, and also network with each other.

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ConnectBillions Official Presentation

  1. 1. Enabling a knowledge society Concept Presentation to ICT Ministry, Govt. Of India
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Platform Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Synergy with the CSC project </li></ul><ul><li>Possible Deployment Models in the CSCs </li></ul><ul><li>Possible Engagement Models </li></ul>Agendas
  3. 3. <ul><li>Project Backgrounder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The next phase of growth needs to include the rural areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The need for the creation of a knowledge hub </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mega Trends in the Indian Context as Enablers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Project Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Connect Billions Project Components </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>70% of India’s 1.3 Billion people still live in the rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>It is a commonly acknowledged fact that in order to sustain economic growth numbers, rural and semi rural areas must become independent centers of economic activity </li></ul><ul><li>People’s participation in development is crucial </li></ul><ul><li>Migration from rural areas is on the rise </li></ul><ul><li>Rural entrepreneurship needs a major boost </li></ul>
  5. 5. Society Cycle Agricultural Society Industrial Society Information Society Agricultural Materials Industrial Goods IT Products Human beings are Nomadic Knowledge Society
  6. 6. <ul><li>Individual Performance and Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Rely on Credit for troubled times </li></ul><ul><li>Consume and Enjoy </li></ul><ul><li>Brand associated with is the mark of success </li></ul><ul><li>Financial standing and number of people led is a mark of success </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusiveness is value </li></ul><ul><li>Pace of Day to day life: irregular and fast </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Performance and INTERDEPENDENCE </li></ul><ul><li>Rely on KNOWLEDGE for troubled times </li></ul><ul><li>SERVE AND ENJOY </li></ul><ul><li>Brand CREATED with is the mark of success </li></ul><ul><li>Number of people knowledge shared with is a mark of success </li></ul><ul><li>INCLUSIVENESS is value </li></ul><ul><li>Pace of Day to day life: FAST BUT LEISURELY </li></ul>Knowledge Society Information Society
  7. 7. <ul><li>Most villages in India have something unique to offer, yet goes un-noticed . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cuisine </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Crafts, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Folklore </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skill sets </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Hyper local Information on every village in a consolidated knowledge hub can generate a lot of economic opportunities and overall growth for a village </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local manufacturing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Human Resource </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Entertainment, E-Commerce, etc. Education, Health Training, etc. Market linkages in agriculture and other Private sector service G2C Services, Utility Services
  9. 10. <ul><li>Enables two way traffic of information between rural and urban areas </li></ul><ul><li>A medium to broadcast news and information to remote areas and get feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Powered by contribution of citizens both rural and urban </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to aggregate based on demographic, geographic or other criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Able to capture subjective information on a “now “ basis </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Increased use of mobile phones in rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing penetration of internet and broadband services in urban and semi urban areas </li></ul><ul><li>A large youth population who are increasing using mobile and internet </li></ul><ul><li>A large number of people from rural areas who live in urban areas but are very much in touch with their villages </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream industries want to enter rural markets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telcos, FMCG, Manufacturing etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing need for white collar workers with experience of rural areas </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Creation of a knowledge hub which can connect urban and rural human resources and knowledge to act as a catalyst for overall economic and social up-liftment of rural areas </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>State of the art Information Technology based infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connect Billions Platform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Capacity building of a peer network of urban and rural youth. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Connect Billions network </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Encourage rural entrepreneurship through knowledge transfer </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Connect Billions hub </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Platform Capabilities
  14. 15. <ul><ul><li>A mobile enabled social networking application which can be used by rural populations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A publishing engine for “citizen editors” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A mega portal consisting of a micro portal for every village </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Every portal offers a full range of links to commercial, governmental and local services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic aggregation of data at district and state level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trend analysis </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. People residing to at the grassroots with access to mobile People with access to internet and ability to write Citizen Editor Connect Rural Change Maker
  16. 18. Platform Rural Change Maker Citizen Editor
  17. 19. Update portal with latest village information Give valuable feedback on posts related to the place. Vote urgent issues/news. Network Report latest news, issues and interesting information about your village/town through cb platform
  18. 20. Participant Who What do they gain Students Increase Skill level to be able to prosper in next generation job markets -FREE Citizen Editors NGOs and Activists Show off their work and activities -FREE Avid Bloggers Increase their online social network Students Increase social network, learn new skills , learn new ways to prosper without migrating Change Makers Entrepreneurs Increase social capital and therefore generate Business oppurtunities Activists Increase reach of their work and message in a “whats happening right now “manner The Public Get hyper-local news and information Users Tourism, News, FMCG industries Get accurate trends and be able to target their goods and services to those who really need them Think Tanks and Development Agencies Get the “pulse” of rural areas, monitor projects with up to date live information.
  19. 21. Social Networking The power is in the hands of a rural ChangeMaker to report about News, Issues, Resources and other General Information that they feel the world should know, through just one SMS or a phone call. 1.
  20. 22. Publishing Engine Any internal enabled citizen with a ability to write can adopt a village/town/city portal for free! 2.
  21. 23. Information Portal for every village He /She can Post issues, news, pictures, videos and interesting facts about the adopted village 3.
  22. 24. News Aggregation Vote Issues/News that need urgent attention; let the world know about their urgency 4.
  23. 25. Social Networking Network with billions of like-minded people! 5. Shamliwale
  24. 26. Build a network of rural Change Makers 6. CM News Network
  25. 27. Empowering rural community participation A rural citizen can contribute information on culture, lifestyle, human interest, heritage and social issues that need to craw people’s attention
  26. 28. <ul><li>The Connect Billions Framework has a lot of synergy and complements the Govt. Of India mega initiative of building Common Service Centers (CSCs) serving every village of India. </li></ul>
  27. 29. Technology based Social Networking
  28. 30. Has ability to offer a micro portal for every village with customized support based on demography Offers a live feedback channel from rural citizens Offers a peer network of urban and rural users who can be used for mutual capacity building Knowledge Management with the power of aggregation
  29. 35. Deployment Models
  30. 36. Change Makers Citizen Editors Portal
  31. 37. <ul><li>The Connect Billions Team is willing to explore all forms of engagement models with the CSC project initiated by the Govt. Of India. </li></ul>
  32. 38. <ul><li>Paramjit Puri/SabyaDutta </li></ul><ul><li>#562/640, Janardhana Towers, III Floor, Bilekahalli, </li></ul><ul><li>Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru, PIN–560076, India. </li></ul><ul><li>Email:, </li></ul><ul><li>Ph: +91 9901255116/+91 9740766366 </li></ul>