Ministry of Jal Shakti
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Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation sets up JJM Digital Academy

Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat inaugurated JJM Digital Academy to build the capacity of water and sanitation personnel

JJM and ECHO join hands to harness knowledge and make it accessible to all stakeholders in a cost-effective way through JJM Digital Academy

Posted On: 23 JUL 2023 4:34PM by PIB Delhi

On the occasion of a two-day national conference on 21st and 22nd July at Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was exchanged between the Department of Drinking water and sanitation and Echo India to establish JJM Digital Academy. The online portal of JJM Digital Academy was launched by the Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in the presence of Minister of State for Food Processing Industries and Jal Shakti Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Secretary Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Smt Vini Mahajan and Additional Secretary & Mission Director-NJJM Shri Vikas Sheel.

ECHO India, a non-profit organization has supported the Department in establishing JJM Digital Academy. Through the Academy, the Department aims to build the capacity of various stakeholders associated with water supply programme like administrators, engineers, Panchayat functionaries, technicians, sanitation workers and foot soldiers. The academy will equip them with necessary knowledge and skills to effectively contribute in achieving Mission objectives. The Academy will be using digital technology in delivering training through innovative approach.

The Academy will also build a repository through recording of all sessions for knowledge sharing and future reference of prospective learners. The Key Resource Centres (KRCs) and Implementing Support Agencies (ISAs) will be on board at the JJM Digital Academy platform for training the stakeholders. National and State governments will also be holding sessions to share their best practices. A number of UN and bilateral agencies, RWPF parners, trusts, foundations, institutions and civil society organizations have joined hands to provide knowledge content through this program. They will be publishing their calendars and reaching out to field officers, Gram panchayat functionaries to provide right knowledge, at right place and at right time.

Minister Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat told that the energy generated through the collective efforts of partners, government and communities will create right environment for the sustainability of water supply to households. JJM Digital academy provides a platform to harness this energy.

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