M/o Tribal Affairs: Adi Prashikshan Portal and Online Capacity Building Programme

  • M/o Tribal Affairs has launched Adi Prashikshan Portal and inaugurated 3 Days Online Capacity Building Programme for ST PRI Members in Collaboration with NTRI, SCSTRTI (TRI Odisha) and UNDP in partnership with TRI, Madhya-Pradesh from 16 – 19June, 2021

The Government of India has special concern and commitment for the Scheduled Tribes for improving their socioeconomic status. The unique challenges and concerns of Scheduled Tribes must be addressed to achieve Prime Minister’s vision of  SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is has been framing policy and programmes recognizing this distinct need of the tribal communities and their areas and provides a comprehensive framework for their protection, empowerment and development. Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs stated that this vision of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs can only be successful when the tribal communities are aware of their rights and entitlements and a strong and robust institutional delivery mechanism is put in place to ensure last mile delivery and no tribal household is left behind.

“This requires extensive training and capacity building of different stakeholders, tribal communities and their representatives, officials and nodal agencies. Further training of local communities is possible only when master trainers and resource persons are available at block and district level,” Munda stated.

To achieve this Ministry of Tribal Affairs inaugurated a 3-day training programme on “Capacity Building Training of Master Trainers For ST PRI Members”. It is jointly organized by National Tribal Research Institute, SCSTRTI (TRI Odisha) and UNDP in partnership with Tribal Research & Development Institute, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. The participants of training programme will be  PA ITDAs, District Level & Block Level Welfare Officers, NGOs, Tribal Youths, SHG Member and Sarpanches. This training programme  will cover topics such as Constitutional Rights of Schedule Tribes, Financial and administrative management of GPs, flagship programmes of Central and State Governments schemes meant to improve education, health, nutrition, social security, livelihood and skills of youth.

The Ministry in collaboration with UNDP has also developed ADI PRASHIKSHAN portal. As the name suggest Adi Prashikshan- ‘Training for Tribals” is an initiative to reach remotest area with ‘knowledge packets’ using information technology (IT), so that tribal communities are able to have access to their rights and benefits. It’s an effort to bring Training Institutions/ Organizations, Experts and Trainers together for addressing thematic knowledge gaps among Tribal PRIs, Communities, Officials and various other stakeholders involved in tribal area development.

Anil Kumar Jha, Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs stated that this portal would provide comprehensive information on training programs held across the country.

This portal gives opportunity to register as an organizer of training programs and to partake as trainee or a Master Trainer and acts as an information hub for each trainee and trainer who will have individual log in credentials. The system will also generate digitally signed Certificate to each participant,” He informed.

Adi Prashikshan will transform the various ongoing training initiatives under different units of the Ministry like TRIs, COEs and converge the initiatives for better skill and knowledge building It will also catalyze and improve the processes of conducting training by making it online and accessible to all. Unified open platform will give users access to authentic knowledge products.

Dr. Navaljit Kapoor, Joint Secretary, MoTA stated that the portal also has search options on thematic areas of training along with location and organizer in an inter-linked manner and also captures dynamic dis-aggregated data.

This initiative will be beneficial and will ensure tribal development to reach out to the people for whom it is meant,” He said.