Mumbai 17, 2017: mLearning or mEducation is a boon in Indian education sector. These days people spend hours on their smartphones or tablets and that’s why mLearning/mEducation is a smarter, efficient way of getting education through mobile technology. This year Aegis Graham Bell Award also has an innovations in mLearning/mEducation.
UNDP India has presented a unique innovation “Data Intelligence Model for forecasting of job growth / skill” at the Aegis Graham Bell Award Jury Round under the “Innovation in mLearning/mEducation” category. At the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), India; we are working to address the problem of data discrepancy in the job market. We are making a concerted effort to develop a data-driven model for job/skill requirement forecasting at the district level. This exercise is entirely based on different datasets available for the labor market – e.g., job advertisement data in online media, data from different departments of the District Administration, and survey/ CENSUS data. This model is going to be more cost-effective as compared to the traditional survey method. Also, this model will be easily replicable across districts. The government, multilateral organizations, private training providers and job-seekers are the targeted beneficiaries of the end product of this exercise. Primarily, the design of this project is complete, and UNDP is working with Nagpur district to launch this pilot project.
“I was quite interested to know about an event like Aegis Graham Bell Award. I submitted our work and I received all cooperation from AGBA which was fantastic. Coming here for the presentation certainly the energy of the place surpassed my expectation. Aegis is doing a wonderful job and I found it is very promising for data science initiatives in India” – Mr Tutan Ahmed, UNDP India.
UNDP works in almost 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. UNDP’s programmes are aligned with national priorities and are reviewed and adjusted annually.
The Aegis Graham Bell Award is the largest innovation award for the ICT domain in India. The Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security and Telecommunication has established the Aegis Graham Bell Award as a tribute to the father of the telephony, Alexander Graham Bell. This Award is intended to promote innovation, entrepreneurship in the field of Telecom, Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud, and Security to provide recognition for outstanding contributions by the innovators. The Award is organized with support of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), and Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE), Convergence India and Deloitte as a knowledge partner.
The 8th Award ceremony will take place on 23th February 2018 at New Delhi. For further information, please visit: www.bellaward.com
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