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US state department's TechCamp launched in Mumbai

Posted on Feb 19, 07:11PM | IANS

Mumbai, Feb 19 : The US State Department's TechCamp was launched in Mumbai Tuesday with an aim to build digital literacy for NGOs, an official statement said.

The two-day TechCamp is organised by the US Consulate General Mumbai in association with Global India Fund and Samhita Social Ventures.

"This two-day South Asia technology conference will bring together nearly 140 international technology experts and young, highly-motivated participants from NGOs throughout India and Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives," the statement said.

US consul general Peter Haas said: "The US mission in India is delighted to bring international specialists in new technologies from all over the world to NGO leaders in South Asia to initiate new projects throughout the region which will benefit youth in South Asia."

The camp will provide NGOs with training in low-cost or no-cost new and online technologies.