Introducing myself and my journal: Advocacy Communication and Sustainable Development through Information Technology.

P.T.Aienla Lemtor
Posted May 21, 2014 from India

About Me:I am a social worker, heading and NGO called Nagaland Centre for Human Development and Information Technology (NCHD-IT) in a small State in North East India for the last 15 years, working with the farmers of my State.All the staffs in the organization working in the office and in the field are all women. We believe that that if we turn Back to the Soil can bring sustainable development. The word development is spoken, written and heard all the time in all States, Countries and the World at large but till date this word Development is not felt to my poor farmers.

What is the definition of Development to you? For us it is not about infrastructure development but it is about mindset development and helping them get the three basic needs food, clothing and shelter.

In Naga Customs Women have no place in Society. Women have to take care of their whole family, she has to go to the field and returning back she has to fetch water and if any mistake she is at the receiving end.We have encourage the farmers to cultivate different crops and the organization help them to market their products. But the financial and other support that we give is in the name of the lady of the family. The accounts each household is in her name and even after the sale it will be deposited in her account. This automatically gives her a position in her house in many ways.

We have a communication center in each village, electricity is very poor. Our field workers of the organization meet them twice a week for one to three hours, once a week on educating them on their crops (Agriculture), Health, Sanitation and related issues and the other day of the week is to discuss the problems and developments in their own houses and even in their community. During this discussion, it is connected with Web Cams to the Head Office at Dimapur where we make sure to have an expert during this discussion hour at the head office through Video Conferencing .

This way we try to educate them, counsel them and also give them a position so that they can have a say in their own houses, community and also help their family grow economically.

My Passions:Is to see that our Naga Women hold importatn position in the community and even in the parliament and the farmers are successfull and self sustained

My Challenges:Customs and Traditional, financial and manpower

My Vision for the Future:To see that Nagaland is seen in the World map through this developments

My Areas of Expertise:Human Resources Development

WWW: Women Weave the Web

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Kika Katchunga
May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014

Welcome to our world community, so happy to have you with us Soon on line

Yvette Warren
May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014

Welcome to our global family. I hope that we will see the day that solar power makes online communication easy for everybody.

You are now a part of a thriving grassroots network of women leaders and supporters from more than 190 countries. See the Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

I look forward to hearing more of your voice in WorldPulse.

Blessings. Yvette

kellyannaustin
May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014

P.T. Aienla Lemtor,

I was so interested to read about your use of video conferencing to educate women farmers! I wonder if you would be willing to compose a piece about digital issues for our Women Weave the Web Campaign? I'd love to hear your thoughts about how technology affects your life and the lives of women around you. And your use of the web for communication might be a perfect subject! You can find out more information about the campaign here, http://worldpulse.com/about/blog/announcing-the-digital-literacy-phase-o.... It would be fabulous to have your voice join others as we think through issues around digital literacy in all its complexity.

By participating, you will be joining a global community of women speaking out on the importance of digital inclusion and empowerment for women. Your voice will be delivered to powerful decision makers such as government officials, leaders in the technology industry, and policy makers at international organizations. In addition to influencing global agendas, your submission to the campaign will open the door to incredible opportunities such as:

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I hope you'll participate!

Wishing you peace,

P.T.Aienla Lemtor
May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014

Thank you so much SyIvie, Yvette and Kelly for the wonderful comments.I am really blessed and consider myself lucky to have found World Pulse online community to express my feelings, explain, share my work, my plans and dreams forward, not alone but with the ideas, knowledge and support from leaders and women from over 190 countries. I'm a starter, I have a long way to go and a lot of responsibilities added on me and my organization being a member of this World Pulse I know i an achieve. Please help us to help them.

Aienla Lemtor

erincriley
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 08, 2014

Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Mary S
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 17, 2014

Hello Aienla Lemtor

Welcome to World Pulse!

Thanks for sharing information about your organisation I agree that women everywhere should have the right to equality and independence and to control their own finances.

Are the women also learning to use the internet at your centre?

Mary

P.T.Aienla Lemtor
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 17, 2014

Yes they do. In few years from now we plan to hand over to the women folk to run by themselves in their village level. It is very necessary that these women has to be internet equipped.

Aienla Lemtor

Mary S
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014

That's good!