Training on Tibetan Demography and Workforce Information System Concluded.


Aug 17, 2017


WFIS Staff with Training participants at Bylakuppe

Under the USAID program for Workforce Information System (WFIS), the Department of Home successfully conducted training program on the Tibetan Demography and Workforce Information System (WFIS) for the Tibetan Settlements in India, Nepal and Bhutan. The Training was conducted by the WFIS database managers Mr. Yeshi Paljor and Mr. Tenzin Kunga – the dealing staffs of this project. Over the last one month, the WFIS training was held at 3 zones i.e. Northeast zone, South zone and North zone.

The northeast zone training was held at Sed-gyued monastery, Salugara from 24th July to 25th July, 2017. Training participants includes WFIS database managers, Tibetan settlement officers (TSO), office secretaries and data entry staff hired from each settlements for the particular project from Nepal, Bhutan and Northeast Tibetan settlements. 55 participants attended the training.

The south zone training was held at Yiga Choelling, Bylakuppe from 1st August to 2nd August, 2017. The settlement officers of Central and South Tibetan settlements with their offce secretaries and data entry staffs altogether 28 participants attended the training.

The north zone training was held at Tibetan reception centre, Dharamsala from 10th August to 11th August, 2017. The training was attended by Dr Kunchok Tsundue, Chief Planning Officer, Mrs Tsewang Dolma Shosur, Officiating Secretary, Department of Home Mr Karma Choeying, Additional Secretary, Department of Home, Mr Tenzin Ignyen, Deputy Secretary Planning section head, Department of Home among other participants from the North Tibetan settlements with 54 participants.

Concurrently, a high quality workforce information system (WFIS) database will be designed and installed at the head office in Dharamsala. The WFIS will maintain a standardized and centralised information on key characteristics of the Tibetan workforce in India and Nepal including current employment status, age, gender, academic and professional qualifications and career aspirations.

It is expected to significantly improve the quality of future workforce development planning and monitoring. A secure user friendly database program will be tailored for the Department’s use.

The trained team of 45-50 data entry staff will collect baseline data over a period of one year in all Tibetan settlements and scattered communities across India, Nepal and Bhutan. After the baseline data is entered, settlement office staff will be trained to provide biannual reports from their respective settlements to update WFIS, and data users at the Department will be trained to generate reports and analyze WFIS data for project planning and monitoring.


WFIS at Dharamshala - A Group Photo.

WFIS at Salugara - A Group Photo.

WFIS database manager Yeshi Paljor with Dickey Larsoe TSO welcoming the participants at Bylakuppe
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