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Kanti Kumar
Works at WHO Regional Office for Europe
Attended Times School of Journalism
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Who is not stressed about email overload? Here are some business policies worth stealing ideas from... 
If you feel like email is stressing you out, there might be something to it. A study conducted at the University of California found that giving people uninterrupted time where they weren't dealing...
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Sohini graduated today from high school. She won two awards: for being the Best in English and for Academic Excellence. Today's was the award ceremony and the traditional Danish graduation. The formal graduation ceremony takes place in 2 days.
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Read my thoughts about this on my site (click on the title)...
Ha! One of those wonders of new technologies! I am thinking of the possibilities: no more stress due to navigating traffic on way to work and home. One can spend that time more productively, reading, catching up on work or socializing (in the car or on phone/online). Traffic will be more civil with ... Powered by RebelMouse
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Why does diversity matter? Three-quarters of the world's major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is necessary for peace, stability and development.

Wednesday is the World Day for Cultural Diversity and Development. 

Take a look at ten simple things you can do to celebrate: http://j.mp/1gIFiuC
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NEW official photos from DAY 3 of the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva, 21 May 2014.
Find out more: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/2014/wha67/en/
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Happy New Year, Tushar! (Belated, sorry.) Amra India giyechhilam Dec-e. Takhon Shantiniketan ghure elam, poush mela dekhe. Sohini ekhon UK-te, Warwick University te Creative Writing degree korchhe. Tomader sab khobor ki? Kothae accho ekhon? Detail-e likho, via email...
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Child abuse is a real and major issue that is hardly talked about, least of all by who have experienced it. In this video that my colleagues produced, 7 individuals who experienced abuse in their childhood talk about their experience and what can make a difference and what should be done to ensure safe and healthy childhood. 
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Here's our pick for today - introducing our colleagues who often work hard behind the scenes, to help keep the World Health Assembly running smoothly.

What other roles during #WHA67 you would like to us to feature here?
Let us know!
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Social Media Cheat Sheet For Business
Was created by Studio 5 Innovation (unfortunately couldn't find the original blog post)
Compares users, and highlights pros and cons of each platform.
It might be something very basic, but we have to start from somewhere, and to start SMM we need a general knowledge about the social media networks where we would like to market our company.
h/t +Studio 5 Innovation and +Michael Ross 
#socialmediamarketing   #cheatsheet  
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Education
  • Times School of Journalism
    Social Journalism, 1988 - 1989
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Web Manager at WHO/Europe. Digital strategist. Advocate of leadership. Intercultural ambassador. Work to make others' life easier. Content reflects personal interest and opinion.
Introduction
Want to add me to your G+ circle? Here is what is of interest to me:
- Social media
- Online/digital/web communication
- Public health
- Leadership and team management
- Non-profit management
- Volunteerism
- Photography (real work, plus tutorials)
- Mobile technologies
- Entrepreneurship
- Journalism, media
Bragging rights
Web4Dev Award from the World Bank for excellence in web design and management (June 2006), for the World Volunteer Web site; K. K. Birla Foundation Fellowship (October 1998) for research on The Trend of Violence on the Indian Screen & its Influence on Children; Centre for Science and Environment Fellowship for Journalists (January 1988) for research on Water Management in the Hirakud Dam Project; The Economic Times Award for Best Project Report for research on The Health Situation in Delhi (1988).
Work
Occupation
Web management, web content development, website development & redesign, social media management, online community development
Skills
Corporate communications; Strategic thinking and planning; Team management and leadership; Web and social media communications.
Employment
  • WHO Regional Office for Europe
    Web Manager, 2009 - present
    Responsible for strategic direction of the Regional Office's web communications, including the corporate web site and social media. Provide strategic advice to Regional Director's office and technical divisions on web communications. Responsible for compliance with global policies and standards. Management tasks cover work plan development, resource allocation, supervision of day-to-day operations, training and coaching, and performance assessment. Manage staff, interns, volunteers, and consultants, and coordinate with staff dispersed across the region.
  • World Health Organization
    Web Editor in Chief, 2006 - 2009
    - Manage and coordinate multilingual content production for the WHO corporate site, including the home page; - Supervise on daily basis the content being published in multiple languages on the corporate site, ensuring consistency in messaging and branding; - Manage the day-to-day operations of the editorial team, including direct supervision of two editorial staff; - Coordinate with technical departments, regional and country offices, and editorial staff; - Lead the production of regular web features, including their planning; - Write and edit feature stories and coordinate their translation and production; - Develop and disseminate corporate web editorial standards and policies; - Draft new publishing polices and guidelines for online content applicable across the organization; - Manage and lead important aspects of the web redesign project; - Provide advice and support to web content developers throughout the organization; - Assist the Web Manager in developing and communicating strategies and operational planning for the development of the web site; and - Participate in evaluation and reviews of WHO sub-site content.
  • United Nations Volunteers
    Web Editor, 2004 - 2006
    I was responsible for the World Volunteer Web and the UNV corporate web site. In this role, my tasks were to: - Develop and implement a long-term strategy for the two web sites' growth; - Ensure their overall editorial quality, with supervision of editing and review of content; - Plan and execute new designs and structures for the web sites; - Introduce new editorial products and new interactive features; - Coordinate with contributors, online volunteers and discussion forum moderators; - Extend the World Volunteer Web's partnership base; - Supervise two editorial staff and coordinate with other editorial and technical colleagues contributing to the web sites; and - Plan and carry out promotion and outreach activities for both web sites.
  • OneWorld International
    Editor, Digital Opportunity Channel, 2001 - 2003
    Digital Opportunity Channel is a web site focusing on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable development. I edited the web site from OneWorld South Asia based in New Delhi, in coordination with my two co-editors in Washington, D.C., and The Hague, technical colleagues in London and other administrative colleagues in New Delhi. I was involved in the development of the Channel since its inception in mid-2001. More specifically, my responsibilities were to: - Conceptualize and implement the web site, including its development, launch and promotion; - Ensure regular content development and content quality; - Coordinate regularly with co-editors & external contributors and partners; - Bring on board stakeholders in the development sector in strategic & editorial collaboration; - Recruit NGOs as members of OneWorld network; and - Represent OneWorld South Asia and the Channel at international forums, including the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in December 2003.
  • The Times Internet Ltd
    Chief Copy Editor, 2000 - 2001
    My responsibilities were to: - Supervise real-time updating of the online edition; - Select and sort news stories and images, edit them and upload them to the web site; and - Coordinate with reporting bureaus.
  • Sahara Television
    Associate Producer, 1999 - 2000
    I was part of the initial team that launched the channel. My responsibilities were to: - Produce news bulletins for the channel, supervising about 20 production staff, and coordinating with reporting, editing, camera, graphics and studio teams; - Manage videotape library and news archives; - Establish a news archives management system; and - Assist in recruitment of junior staff.
  • Business India Television
    Associate Producer (News), 1994 - 1999
    I was part of the initial team that launched the channel. My responsibilities were to: - Produce news bulletins for the channel, supervising about 20 production staff, and coordinating with reporting, editing, camera, graphics and studio teams; - Manage videotape library and news archives; - Establish a news archives management system; and - Assist in recruitment of junior staff.
  • The Economic Times
    Chief Copy Editor, 1994 - 1994
    - Take charge of the satellite edition of the newspaper for Madras (Chennai), publishing the edition on a daily basis; - Perform editorial services, including supervision of page layout and transmission of pages from Delhi to Madras; and - Coordinate with reporting bureaus, editorial teams and the press.
  • Down to Earth
    Senior Copy Editor, 1992 - 1994
    As part of the team that launched the magazine, my responsibilities were to: - Perform editorial services: rewriting, copyediting, proofreading, writing headlines and intros, designing pages; and - Write articles on science and environment issues as a regional correspondent for eastern India.
  • Sunday Mail
    Senior Sub-Editor, 1991 - 1992
    My responsibilities were to: - Perform editorial services for general and sports desks: rewriting, copyediting, proofreading, writing headlines, and designing pages; and - Write news stories and features on development issues like health, education and environment.
  • The Times of India
    Sub-Editor-cum-Reporter, 1989 - 1991
    Worked on the business and edit page desks as well as the general desk of the Lucknow edition of the newspaper, besides doing news features regularly.
  • Sun-Times
    Sub-Editor, 1988 - 1988
    I was part of the team that launched the first popular English daily of the state of Orissa, brought out by the Sambad Group.
  • Sucharita
    Sub-Editor, 1987 - 1988
    I edited, rewrote and translated articles, read proofs and designed pages of the Orissa’s most popular family monthly.
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Copenhagen
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Bonn - Geneva - Delhi - Lucknow - Cuttack - Ghaziabad - Bhubaneswar
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My Schedule - Social Media Week
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It's Not About You--and Other Advice for Mastering Social Media in 2014
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In an Inc. Live Chat on Thursday, Dave and Carrie Kerpen shared their views on social media today and where it is going.

How to Lead When Employees Don't Want to Follow
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Are the troops pushing back on your solutions to problems? Learn four ways to overcome their resistance.

Flip Your Org Chart Upside Down
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To make your customers happy, put them at the top of your chain of command.

Remote Work vs. Collaboration: 8 Startups Weigh In
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The controversy over Marissa Mayer's decision to ban telecommuting at Yahoo just won't go away. But what about startups? Is remote working r

World Health Organization
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations' agency for health

The Next Web - International technology news, business & culture.
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TNW is a consumer tech blog & resource. If it's worth hearing about, you'll hear it from us....first.

Start Google Plus
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Get started with Google Plus - import your Facebook photos and download a browser extension.

Top 10 CMS vendors in the UK in 2013 | J. Boye
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Selecting the right content management system remains a tricky task in an overcrowded marketplace. Unfortunately most industry analysts tend

The Google+ Project
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The Google+ project makes sharing online more like sharing in real life. Take the interactive tour for a quick look at five of the first key

Google Drive
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Access everywhere. Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff

When Creating Visualizations, Question Everything
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Sure, it can messy. But this Open Web workflow will test your assumptions and give you better results.

Telling Stories with Visual Data: A Glimpse into the Future of Narrative
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Balancing heavy subject matter with a clear story and compelling visuals.

WHO/Europe | High blood pressure: serious but often preventable
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02-04-2013. High blood pressure – the focus of World Health Day 2013 – is a serious but often preventable medical condition. Diseases of the

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News and updates on Google's products, technology and more

Save the Children UK
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We’re the world’s independent children’s charity

5 golden rules for productive digital collaboration
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Many have discussed email etiquette, but for the average web worker, the notion of politesse can seem counterproductive. Here, then, are fiv

Lion 101: Working with PDFs in Preview
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Preview is definitely one of the under-appreciated gems of OS X. Preview actually has two main uses. One for graphics and photos, and anothe

WHO/Europe | Women and cancer: screening and treatment save lives
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One in five women in the European Region will get cancer before the age of 75. A third of cancers are preventable, and common types among wo

TNW Review: Apple OS X Lion - TNW Apple
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Apple's OS X 10.7 'Lion' operating system has been released to the world today. With OS X Lion, Apple is releasing the first desktop OS to b