Foreign Visits

Visit to Bangladesh

During the year 2009, our proposal No 432 titled “REVIVAL OF MICRO NUTRIENT RICH FOODS TO POOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN RURAL AREAS” was one among the 60 finalists by the Development Marketplace 2009 of the World Bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  The Chief Functionary attended the DM 2009 meeting in Dhaka and a pavilion displaying native millets was one among the stalls by the FRSD.

Courses from Foreign Universities

The Chief Functionary of the FRSD has completed Five Online Courses successfully from the DIPLO Foundation, Malta from 2009 to 2011 on the following subjects:

  • Internet Governance and Capacity Building (IGCB)
  • IGCB Advanced Phase-Intellectual Property Rights
  • IGCB Intellectual Property Rights-Research and Policy
  • IGCB Intellectual Property Rights-Research Implementation.

The courses have been completed in March 2011. The subject of the Research was:
“PROTECTING IPRs and TKs OF RURAL AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES THROUGH DIGITAL DATABASE TO PREVENT BIOPIRACY AND FOR BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT"

As a Member of the Internet Society, I continue my activities to protect the IPR and the TK. Formed a Network of NGOs to protect the IPRs and TKs of local and mountain communities on completion of the courses from Diplo Foundation.

  • Completed a Course on Climate Change Diplomacy from the Diplo Foundation, Malta during December 2011.
  • .During January 2011, our Foundation collaborated with the University of IOWA, USA for a regular program on WINTERIM INDIA.  During this year, the course was aimed at educating students of the IOWA University, Gandhigram Rural University and conservation NGOs including GREEN, Chinnamanur, Theni District on " Opne Source Geographic Information System for Society.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn't have one global Internet.

ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn't deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet's naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.

ICANN 41 MEETING IN SINGAPORE

The Chief Functionary of the FRSD has completed a Fellowship Program of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) conducted in Singapore from 19 June 2011 to 25 June 2011. New TLD was approved during the historic meeting. 

ICANN 46 BEIJING DURING APRIL 2013

The Chief Functionary of the FRSD attended the ICANN 46 Meeting in Beijing, China as a Fellow during April 2013.  The exposure to various programs on internet service in China and other historical sites like Great Wall of China, National Museum and Tiananmen Square was impressive and unforgettable.