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Digital solutions are the bridge to career success

See how Anudip and Cisco are partnering to provide equitable employment and career opportunities toward an inclusive future for all

Digitizing makes a difference


low-income women and youth trained to date


low-income women and youth trained annually


obtain jobs


average increase in family income

Work and career opportunities change lives

India’s technology sector is booming. Despite that, under- and unemployment among youth and women is high:

  • 75 percent of people earn less than US$78 per month.
  • 32 percent of youth age 15 to 24 are unemployed.
  • 100 million youth age 18 to 25 are educated but unemployed or underemployed.

Anudip addresses this gap by preparing low-income women and youth to work in the digital economy. Their programs help people:

  • Build technical and professional skills to find jobs with career progression opportunities.
  • Obtain stable, reliable jobs that provide a substantial increase in their income.
  • Become financially independent and secure, enabling them to permanently break the cycle of poverty.
  • Contribute to local economic growth.
  • Thrive in the digital economy.

Technology not only increases our capacity through robust systems, it also allows us to control our costs through blended learning, larger centers, and improved trainer productivity.

Dipak Basu, CEO, Anudip

Increasing efficiency through technology

Cisco has worked with Anudip to help:

  • Digitize its processes and optimize business operations.
  • Improve in collecting, analyzing, validating, and evaluating data.
  • Use this data to support decision-making, guide business strategy, and measure the impact on its beneficiaries over time.

Cisco has also helped research, design, and implement new client service offerings to support progressively higher-level skills training:

  • An online technology platform has supported onboarding and training of beneficiaries, as well as helped them secure higher paying jobs.
  • An increase in clients with higher revenue and margin potential is supporting Anudip’s long-term financial sustainability.
  • Cisco Networking Academy curriculum prepares Anudip participants for technology careers with skills training and industry certifications.

100K women and youth

Anudip aims to reach 100K low-income, at-risk women and youth in India by 2021.

Vispala uses 3D printing to empower amputees

Globally, there are more than 45 million amputees, with one million new amputees annually. Most prosthetic limbs are unaffordable and not relevant for daily activities and work. Here's how Anudip and Cisco are helping:

  • Cisco was an early supporter of Anudip's 3D printing for Development (3D4D) initiative, which began in 2017 before growing into a for-profit social enterprise called Vispala.
  • Lightweight, customized, 3D-printed prosthetics enable amputees to regain mobility and pursue livelihood opportunities.
  • Vispala evaluates each patient-user's unique situation to provide the most effective and usable device.
  • The project is financially sustainable via earned revenue.
  • The name comes from Hindu mythology, wherein a warrior queen named Vispala lost her leg in battle and wore a metal prosthetic limb.

Give a gift that transforms lives in India

Join Anudip’s mission to provide digital livelihoods and transform the lives of marginalized youth and women across emerging economies.