Welcome to the
GDC FieldOps Fellowship!
GDC FieldOps Fellowship is a national programme to identify and train 100,000 students in disaster management using United Nations recognised digital tools and become part of the Emergency Reserve Cadre.
Learn from WHO experts how a disaster is managed at the field level
Hands-on training in United Nations recognised digital tools for disaster management
Become part of a national volunteer team
need to know
What is this?
Experts led field-operations training in disaster management to use digital tools.
Climate Change shall cause many disasters in future. Students who are aware of how government systems work are empowered to both help themselves and can also volunteer to help society recover faster during a disaster.
Who is this for?
Age 18+ students who have a desire to serve the nation during emergencies. Prior experience in volunteering via NSS, NCC, NGOs, or teamwork via University/College festivals, students startups etc is appreciated.
May 30 - July 24, 2022
2 Weeks of highly enjoyable study & self-paced learning
Self-paced learning via video tutorials,with assistance from experts and community.
Weekly Ask Me Anything Sessions with experts from the World Health Organisation and Healthcare workers from the field.
A short management course on how disaster management operations work and technical training on using CoronaSafe Network tools.
Why should I apply early?
The admissions are on a rolling basis and might close earlier if the seats are filled for the batch.
Dr Shibu Balakrishnan
World Health Organisation
Air Marshal Balakrishnan Suresh
PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC,
Commander in Chief, Western Air Command (Retd)
Dr. Ajay Nair
Founder & CEO,
It has been a truly invaluable learning experience. I have gained a lot of knowledge from the constructive input and guidance throughout the course. The course is designed in a way that dones not limit learning. The videos are fabulous and just the right length.
- Reema Shaji ( 2nd Year, Computer Science Engineering Student)
Community Response Network was a splendid course by CoronaSafe Network's knowledge base. The course was easily accessible, with step by step procedures. After going through the course I got an idea of how our system manages a disaster and what responsibilities I have to perfom to aid our society.
- Asna P (3rd Year, BTech Civil , Government Engineering College Thrissur)
CRN 101 was a great program. The sessions conducted in this program helped us to gain so much information. The question and answer session was fun and informative and we got to know each other. Lastly, the interactive session was also great.
- Muhammed Khalifa Zayed (2nd Year, BTech CSE , MES College of engineering Kuttippuram)
This program is created by a team of over a dozen people from across multiple companies, with donor funding from Schmidt Futures and Facebook(India)
The donor funding enables us to offer the course to you for free.
Hospitals Using the platform
* Stats as of February 22, 2022
We are now looking to select 100,000 of the best students in India to become trained field operations volunteers under expert guidance.
Students who complete the programme shall become part of Emergency Reserve Cadre of their state.
Community Response Network 101 Course
Community Response Network (CRN 101) is a simple course designed to give a student the basic understanding of disaster management and how government systems work in general.
You shall also get training in operating the real software tools that health force workers use in the field during disaster management.
Ask Me Anything (AMA) with WHO experts, Doctors and Field Healthcare workers
You will hear experience reports from people in the field who helped control the Coronavirus outbreak since March 2020. There will be no long, boring introductions; instead, you will hear raw stories from the field, what are the key challenges and how Covid19 management is taking place.
The best things about these AMAs are the free-wheeling question and answer session where you talk with the speakers about the most pressing questions in your mind.
Fellowship with students from across the country
This programme is open to students from all colleges from across the country. You will have access to a community forum for discussion. There will be a kind and respectful code of conduct to make the experience welcoming for everyone.
Learn FieldOps Realities
Gain Real-world experience and understanding.
CoronaSafe Network is a fully functioning battle-tested solution that has managed over 3 Lakh patients. You shall learn about how various government departments come together to fight the virus, observe what gaps are there and find solutions to fill those gaps.
Be a part of Reserve Force
Your mission is to learn how our nation manages a disaster so that when the next disaster strikes, you already know whom to reach out to for help and/or can contribute to strengthening the capabilities of our governmental system.
Fundamental Duty to the nation
Article 51-A of the Indian Constitution outlines the fundamental duties of every citizen of India including to defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so; As part of the Emergency Reserve Cadre, you shall have the basic training and skills to be in service of the nation and ready to serve your state or district administration, if the need so arises.