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Jamsetji Tata National Virtual Academy (NVA) for Rural Prosperity International Fellows


Jamsetji Tata National Virtual Academy (NVA) for Rural Prosperity International Fellows

These are local champions from different countries, who, regardless of their educational status and personal circumstances, have dared to do something different to empower themselves, their organizations, and the communities around them.

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Sep 5, 2013

“The most effective pathway by which technological and information empowerment can reach the unreached, is the one that Mahatma Gandhi described over 80 years ago as "attention to the poorest person." (Professor-Scientist M. S. Swaminathan)

Discussion Forum

What are NVA Fellows? 5 Replies

The Academicians are generally grassroot workers who have mastered ICT, at varying levels, for addressing their day-to-day needs and those of their respective institutions and communities/villages. …Continue

Started by Jimmy L. Calata. Last reply by Jimmy L. Calata Mar 31, 2013.

ICT4 Rural India

Thanks Sir,This discussion point is very good for computer literate society. I am working with a NGO. I have prepared also about 10 NVA Fellows from my side. They are working vey well but not throug…Continue

Started by Karna Ram Poonar Jul 14, 2010.

Knowledge Exchange

Let's all share to this online community our ICT4D and telecentre experiences, practices, and proposed projects and activities...

Started by Jimmy L. Calata Mar 9, 2010.

The NVA Fellows and 2.0

How can we engage and empower the NVA fellows to become our effective partners in the telecentre movement?Continue

Started by Jimmy L. Calata Mar 8, 2010.

Comment Wall

Comment by Jimmy L. Calata on March 8, 2010 at 5:06pm
The Academy has over a thousand Indian fellows who serve as torch-bearers of the Rural Knowledge Revolution in India.
Comment by Jimmy L. Calata on March 8, 2010 at 5:11pm
During 2007, twenty five (25) fellows from other countries have also been inducted. The primary aim here is to foster mutual learning among grassroot ICT leaders in the region.

The first foreign fellows of the NVA come from Afghanistan (3), Nepal (5), Philippines (5), Sri Lanka (10), Kenya (1) and Nigeria (1).
Comment by arnab gogoi on March 23, 2010 at 7:03pm
it is the great plateform for our rural people to encourage their works.
Comment by Md. Shahdat Hossain on July 31, 2010 at 6:36am
I m shahdat hossain from comilla, bangladesh. Working as CEO of kachua foundation. I m happy to know about this group & great activities for rural peoples. I want to joint & work in here. Hopefully all the member of this group will think me as their friend. Pls to share with me ur activities.
Comment by Richard Potvin on July 31, 2010 at 8:18am
National Virtual Academy
Dear Jimmy L. Calata
Are you presently using voip-web (audio-video) conferencing to connect with your foreign fellows (Afghanistan, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Nigeria) and if so to what extent?
Comment by Jimmy L. Calata on July 31, 2010 at 9:42am
At this point, our communication is limited to emails, mobile phones and social networking sites (e.g., FB, PhilCeCNet, APTN and We are trying though to organize the group, and looking for some sponsors to get us together to work, perhaps with some partners, on some ICT4D programs, projects and activities.
Comment by Jimmy L. Calata on July 31, 2010 at 9:51am
@ Md. Shahdat Hossain: You might be interested to see the uploaded PDFs at:

You'll find in those e-documents the profile, coordinates and some good practices of the NVA fellows.


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