[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Vikalp Varta with Gram Vaani on Friday, August 6: Innovative use of technology during COVID19 2nd Wave

Ashish Kothari ashishkothari at riseup.net
Tue Aug 3 14:18:13 CEST 2021

Friends, do join this interesting webinar! DO NOT WRITE BACK ON FULL 
LISTS PL. For clarifications, pl. contact Reema/Vasudha, cc'd here.


*Innovative use of Technology during the Second Wave of **Covid-19!*

Join the new Vikalp Varta 2.0 with Rohan Katepallewar, manager at Gram 
Vaani and Deepak Kumar, Senior Community Manager at Gram Vaani who share 
how they used technology to tackle Covid-19 in India!

*Date:* Friday, 6th August 2021

*Time:* 6:00 - 7:30pm IST

*Zoom Link:* https://bit.ly/VikalpVartaP202 <https://bit.ly/VikalpVartaP202>

*(No Registration Required)*

*About Gram Vaani*

Gram Vaani started in 2009 is a social tech company incubated out of 
IIT-Delhi. They use technology to create participatory media platforms 
that people find accessible and adaptable. Using simple technologies and 
social context to design tools, they have been able to impact 
communities- more than 3 million lives touched through 25+ district and 
partner platforms covering 20+ Indian states. Their platforms have also 
covered 5 countries beyond India – Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, 
Namibia, South Africa.

*_B_*_*rief note on Vikalp Varta*_

During the second wave of Covid Pandemic, Gram Vaani addressed a host of 
problems to tackle the crisis. They made efforts in 5 areas


    Addressed the stigma and fear around covid through their
    *Interactive Voice Response* (IVR) lines and teleconsultation


    Addressing the lack of awareness and covid appropriate behaviour
    through developing audio content in multiple languages based on
    technical advisories


    Facilitating emergency support such as cash, transportation,
    ambulances, oxygen, etc. to people requesting help on their platform
    especially to those who do not have social security mechanisms


    Deploying voice-based survey tools & registration systems for
    supporting vaccine registration, especially for those, who were
    unable to use smartphones or access the online vaccine registration
    systems themselves


    Envisioning an IVR system for monitoring and triaging of patients
    under home-care, to escalate in time any at-risk cases.

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