Event Management

We are an experienced & vibrant organization with a combined experience of over 20 years in the field of Event Management, Seminars, Conferences, Exhibitions, Annual General Meetings (AGM), Annual Days, Product Launches, Awards Nights, Fashion Shows, Calendar Shoots etc.

We not only have the professional managers to execute the events, but also have designers and creative people to design the concepts for each and every event that we handle.

WDF also organizes tutorials, symposiums etc. specially structured for organizations for a group of scientists / experts/ officers, based on their needs. Please contact us for such needs.

WDF organizes these Seminars & Workshops on a number of themes namely use of radio, TV, new media, satellite, Internet etc. to propogate the science to eradicate poverty and educate people.

Please check our website (http://wdfindia.org) regularly to know the dates of launch of new events.

Our Visions

Our vision and philosophy is to be the most cost effective yet total solution providers for the clients We also strive to create, heighten and project the image of the client companies in the corporate world through events, exhibitions and business summits To create novel concepts for launching, re-launching and positioning of the products and services of organizations that strive for an identity in the corporate world.

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National Conference on “ICT and Mass Media in agriculture and education for SDG2030” New Delhi, 29th November 2019

About the Conference

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by International Community in September 2015, seek to address issues relating to hunger, poverty alleviation, democratic governance and peace building, climate change and disaster risk, and economic inequality [1]. The SDGs and targets are intertwined. Almost all the SDGs relate to sustainable agriculture. The pathway of linkage is either direct (like in the case of SDG 2 on ending hunger and achieving food insecurity) or indirect like SDG 8 on promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth (which can only be achieved if agricultural growth encompasses marginal and small farmers, women farmers etc.). Many countries of the world have started including these into their national development frameworks, action plans and budgets. The 2030 Agenda and its enshrined goals, embracing the economic, social, and environmental perspectives of sustainable development provide a historic and promising opportunity for the well being of the world’s future generations and the planet.

Knowledge AgricultureTM is a process which uses technology and tools such as Greenhouse, IOT (Internet of Things), Robotics, AI (Artificial Intelligence), UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) and specialized software for weather modelling, smart zone seeding, fertilizer modelling, Country’s income is directly related to education of its people and ICT penetration. The focus area is education and skill development. The challenge with the informed society is to communicate with people in their own language and impart knowledge and skill to enable them to earn their livelihood and improve their living conditions. Execution of technology assisted knowledge & skill development projects and their sustained monitoring for many years by us showed inspiring changes in rural behavior and willingness of learners to adopt the new technology. In the conference we shall debate on few tools and technology that can be used to attain SDG2030 especially for agriculture and education. This conference focussed on use of technology such as Cloud, New Media, Internet, Broadcasting including Community Radio for achieving the SDG2030 in long term and accomplishing the mission set by our honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to double the income of farmers by 2022 and skill the youth for generating employment.

The Conference brain stormed 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 participated. Ms. Aprajita Srivastava, Executive Director, World Development Foundation delivered Keynote. The lectures are being broadcast live in several countries through AARDO /WDF channel and proceedings being published by Lambert, Germany. H.E. Dr. Manoj Nardeo Singh, Secretary General, AARDO graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Dr. Peter Chen from the Embassy of Taiwan discussed about the steps being taken in Taiwan.

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SDG2030: Keynote by Aprajita Srivastava in National Conference

SDG2030: National Conference by World Development Foundation, India

Workshop on Community Radio for SAUs, KVKs, & NGOs: New Delhi on 15th & 16th January, 2009

Dr. H. O. Srivastava, President World Development Foundation, Sh R. S. Tiwaari, Jt. Secretary, Min. of Agriculture and Sh. S. N. Goswami, MD & CEO Media Lab Asia, MCIT.

A workshop was organized by World Development Foundation on the above theme at NASC Complex, New Delhi on 15th & 16th January, 2009 with the support of Media Lab Asia, Ministry of Communications & IT (MCIT) and Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The main objective was to discuss the new policy of the Ministry of Agriculture to provide funds for setting up Community Radio Stations for SAUs, KVKs, & NGOs working in the filed of Agriculture under their scheme Support to State Extension Programme for Extension Reforms.

Media Lab Asia & World Development Foundation also approached the State Agriculture Departments, SAUs and KVKs by writing letters, e-mails and making telephone calls.

About 100 delegates from State Agriculture Departments, SAUs & KVKs attended the workshop. The workshop was conducted as per the programme schedule. The highlights of the workshop were as below:

  • 1. Joint Secretary and Officers from Ministry of Agriculture explained the system to be followed for getting funds, through ATMA, by Ministry of Agriculture. The details of eligibility criteria, approval at state level, submitting of proposal etc. were explained.
  • 2. A live demonstration of Community Radio Station including the content to be used was made by World Development Foundation by temporarily establishing a small Community Radio Station. The Hardware, Software content generation and training etc. were explained to the participants.
  • 3. Participants from Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, namely Dr. R.P. Singh, Ratan, Director Extension and from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore namely Dr. R. Vijayraghavan appreciated the efforts of World Development Foundation in establishing the Community Radio Station for them. Dr. Ratan narrated the success stories and told the effect of Community Radio Station at Rachni on the lives of many villagers in improving their Agricultural produce and also their option for selling the crops. He told the name of individuals as example who have been benefited by CRS at University. Dr. Raghavan from TNAU, Coimbatore had all appreciation for the content team of World Development Foundation who worked day and night for producing the content at Combatore and also explained about various formats, areas and applications. Dr. K.P. Singh from Pant Nagar University also specified the methods for content production.
  • 4. In a special session on Hardware, Sh. R.K. Singh, Chief Engineer, All India Radio, Sh. T.N. Kundra, Chief Engineer, All India Radio, Sh. D.P. Singh, Chief Engineer, Training AIR & Doordarshan, explained the technology of CRS, choice of FM, monitoring technique etc.

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The total workshop was made interactive with lively question & answer sessions and finally a panel discussion at the end. A number of questions regarding procedure for getting LOI, Frequency, SACFA etc, status of individual cases, power of the transmitter and content production etc. were raised and answered by experts. Following points emerged as follow up action:

  • More such workshops should be held in various part of the country.
  • Capacity building, programs to be taken up in various part of the country. Mode of funding for this to be examined.
  • In individual cases especially in urban area, additional funds to increase the power of transmitter to 250 watt may be considered by Ministry of Agriculture.
  • License fee and guarantee amount may be allowed to be paid from within the funds provided by Ministry of Agriculture for content generation.
  • Contractual staff for operation may also be paid from the funds provided for content generation.
  • SAUs where CRS have been established by MLA/WDF may be allowed to get the funding for content generation from ATMA.

The Workshop was appreciated by the participants and had achieved the objectives of demystifying the licensing, funding, technology issues.

Ms. N. Suneja, Jt. Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Explaining the scheme to the participants.

A Community Radio set up in the workshop for demonstration

Photos of the workshop day one
Photo of the workshop day two

Workshop Presentations

Dr. H. O. Srivastava, President WDF
Dr. R. P. Singh, Ratan, Director Extension, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi
Dr. K. P. Singh, Director Extension, G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar
Dr. R. Vijayaraghavan, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
Sh. T. N. Kundra, Chief Engineer, All India Radio, Directorate
Sh. D. P. Singh, Chief Engineer, Training, All India Radio and Doordarshan
Ms. N. Suneja, Jt. Director, Min. of Agriculture

Workshop on Community Radio for Healthcare, Education & Livelihood generation: New Delhi, 16th & 17th App. 2007

WDF organized a workshop on 16th &17th App. 2007 along with Media Lab Asia, MCIT, GOI on the topic Community Radio for Healthcare, Education & Livelihood generation.The chief guest was Sri. R. ChandraSekhar I.A.S Add. Secretory MCIT, GOI and guest of honor was Sri Kiran Karnik, President NASSCOM. The items discussed are as below:

  • New policy of Govt.
  • Steps to get licenses..
  • Hardware & Software Issues.
  • Demonstration of the system.
  • Use of Community Radio for Healthcare, agriculture, farming & livelihood generation.

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On Dias, Prof. C.R. Hazra, Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Raipur, Dr. Baldeo singh, Joint Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi ,Dr. Room Singh, Vice Chancellor, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad, Dr. G. Selvaraj, Director (Operations and Distance Learning), Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore, Dr. R.P. Singh Ratan of Birsa Agriculture University, Ranchi.

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L to R, Shri P. K. Singh, Dy. Dir, AIR, Dr. H. O. Srivastava, President WDF, Shri R. Chandrasekhar, Addl. Secretary, MCIT, Shri Kiran Karnik, President NASSCOM. Shri S. N. Goswami, MD & CEO Media Lab Asia

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On Dias, Shri Arvind Kumar, Director, Min of I &B, Shri E.K. Bharat Bhusan, IAS, Joint Secretary, MCIT, and Shri D. Singaravelu, Deputy Wireless Adviser

Seminar on Community Radio Station: New Delhi, 10th & 11th January 2007

WDF organized a two days seminar on the topic Community Radio Station on 10th & 11th January 2007. The main purpose of this seminar was to focus all methodology to get the license, install and use the community radio station to spread education and social awareness among the poor and socially disadvantaged. Sri D.C.Pathak , Former director IB and member NSAB, Sri R. Mani Naidu & Sri V. Kurian CMS were present among others. A few details of the delibressions are as under:.

  • Present scenario of CRS in India and the world.
  • Regulatory issues and getting license.
  • Issues related to setting up of CRS.
  • Issues related to content development/acquisition.
  • CRS for socially challenged people.

  • There were special sessions to discuss various issues related to setting up of low power FM Radio Stations for Educational Institution/ NGOs. Eminent speakers from industry education and field were drawn. The related equipment were also exhibited.

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    On Dias, Shri P. K. Singh, Dy. Director, All India radio, New Delhi, Shri R.Mani Naidu, Member KAPAT, New Delhi, Sri D.C.Pathak , Former director IB and member NSAB, Dr. H. O. Srivastava, President World Development Foundation, Shri V. Kurian, Head CMS, Lucknow. Shri R. R. Prasad, Chief Engineer, All India Radio

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    L to R, Shri R. R. Prasad, Chief Engineer, All India Radio, Sh. H. R. Singh, Chief Engineer Training AIR, Shri Ghan Shyam, Chief Engineer,All India Radio, Shri O. P. Bhatti, Director, All India Radio

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    Ms. Aprajita Srivastava, Head RadioDilli.com welcoming the Guest.

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