Our programmes cover capacity building from the development and human rights perspective in areas such as
* Documentation (Case studies, Proposal and Report writing...)
* Strategic planning.
* Campaigns and advocacy
We offer the following types of courses
Course details are given in the attached pdf file
Application deadlines are one month before the course to ensure adequate preparation. Preparatory material (soft copies) is sent a month before the course.
The courses are intensive. Participants should be prepared for lots of writing and focussed work.
The workshops are based on participatory, experiential and reflexive learning methods. Supported by inputs from the training team, participants will learn through doing. A variety of learning tools will be used including inputs, case study analysis, group and individual work.
The workshops will be in English. Those with a fair to good command over English will benefit best. Teaching the language is not within the scope of the programme. The participants will work diligently, under extreme stress conditions. They will be prepared to meet tight deadlines.
The workshops are designed to enable participants to take back high quality documents, in proportion to their effort. Practising media professionals and experts will be resource persons. Most of the time is devoted to honing skills doing practice assignments that are evaluated immediately.
(except for Strategic Planning and MIS:
Organisations (3 Participants) Rs 25,000 [3 International Participants Euro 600]
Individuals Rs 10,000 [International Participants Euro 250])
and for Electronic documentation, Web design and hosting:
Organisations (2 Participants) Rs 25,000 [2 International Participants Euro 750]
Individuals Rs 15,000 [International Participants Euro 400]
This includes training and the costs of the required literature, stationery, accommodation and meals during the course. It does not cover laundry, internet, insurance, entry visa, accommodation and meals prior to or after the course or any other expenses.
Previous participants in any course get an automatic 50% fee concession on all individual fees in any course.
Partial course fee waivers are available for grassroots groups. Small NGOs are encouraged to apply. Requests for partial fee waivers must be made at least a month in advance, and are not guaranteed. However, they will need to pay for their boarding and lodging.
Payments can be sent by crossed demand drafts, payable to OpenSpace in Bangalore. International participants can either make a bank transfer or pay on arrival. (Please make bank transfers only after getting the visa.)
Selected participants will receive a letter of acceptance. The procedure is complete on paying the course fee. On receipt of the course fee, we will send out a confirmation letter, followed by additional information related to participation in the course.
A visa may need more than one week to be issued. Accepted applicants who have completed all formalities will be issued an invitation letter addressed to the Embassy in their countries which will allow them to apply for an entrance visa.
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For more details, contact us at
email: training @ openspace.org.in