Two day Training on "Development Documentation and Report Writing SKills"

Event Date: 
2 August 2017 - 9:45am - 3 August 2017 - 5:00pm

Dear Friend,

Bala Vikasa PDTC is pleased to design a two day Training Program on "Development Documentation and Report Writing skills" from 2 - 3rd August, 2017 exclusively to help the members of Non-Governmental Organization to understand the process of documentation and styles. 

      (BalaVIkasa PDTC is located 150 kms from Hyderabad the capital city of Telangana). 

Course Introduction

‘Documentation’ plays an important role for effective functioning of an organization. The innovative experiments, indigenous knowledge, the changing scenario of socio- economic and political conditions of the community and the success stories created in the process of our intervention need to be documented for intensive learning, training, advocacy, public relations, review and sharpening our goal and vision of our organization.  We need to document the data through audio, visual and written forms to cater to all sections of the society. Effective documentation and Effective report can attract the donors.


Course Objective

  • To enable the participants understand the nature and importance of systematic documentation processes and enhance their skills
  • To equip them to use appropriate tools for visual documentation such as still and video cameras
  • To help them learn report writing skill to prepare reports and produce newsletters


Course contents

  • Documentation:  How to write document with a purpose, best practices for determining what to document,  process and skills required
  • Guidelines for developing a  quality of a document : quality control procedures
  • Types of Reports and what how to write an effective report
  • Manual and Electronic documentation
  • Audio-visual documentation
  • Documentation of case studies and success stories
  • How to use the documented data to reach out to all stake holders


The participants are encouraged to bring their still (digital) /video cameras which can be used during practical exercise. Kindly bring connecting cords for downloading them into computers.

Course Language: English 


Training Methodology

The emphasis would be on participatory learning methods. The training will be imparted through lecture-cum-discussion, simulation exercises, demonstration, brain storming exercises, group discussion as well as audiovisual films.

Resource person: Dr.Magimai Pragasam

Dr.MagimaiPragasam has over 30 years of experience in the field of Development communication and Documentation. He is a professional journalist, film maker, trainer and researcher. He completed his communication studies at the University of Leeds, UK, Social Communication at the University of Lyon, France, Film studies at Xavier Institute of Communication, Journalism and Sociology at University of Mysore. He is a certified Master Practitioner of NLP from FNLP, Florida, and USA. He offers training on development and communication, produces films and engages in research in development communication and media education. He has produced several short films on development issues and written books in Communication.

Award of Certificate: The participants will be awarded a certificate of participation.

Program Cost:

The total program cost is Rs.2500. This amount should be sent by DD drawn in favour of “BalaVikasa People Development Training Centre” and dispatch the same by post / courier.

To encourage the participation, BalaVikasa PDTC provides food and accommodation – (Non A/C rooms 3 sharing basis) within the premises of PDTC, at its own cost.



The maximum intake number for the training program is only 25. Hence we request you to confirm your participation at the earliest by sending your application form which is attached to this email or can be downloaded from Registrations are in progress.



Ms.Sunitha Reddy on 98498 44868 or 0870-2453255.

For Application Form and Broucher:

Please fill the application form and send it to / to register for this training.


Note:Please disseminate this course information to other NGOs / Friends in your region or networks.

We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.


With best wishes

S.Sunitha Reddy,

Program Manager,

Capacity Building programs




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