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Decoding Impact

Decoding the Digital Ecosystem for Skilling & Livelihood (DESH) Stack with Satish Mohan

Fri Dec 09 2022
  • India faces issues with the existing skilling landscape, including supply and demand mismatch, limited training facilities, and lack of effective credentialing.
  • The Deish stack e-portal aims to improve verification and credibility through digital skilling credentials by bringing together stakeholders in one digital ecosystem.
  • Open source communities can create building blocks for systems, but running a 24/7 service is challenging. Providing open source as a service can make it more viable for people to take it as a career and provide economic incentives for creators.
  • Providing open source as a service can offer economic models and incentives for creators while benefiting those who consume it.
  • The use of services in enterprise architecture allows for a seamless customer experience and faster time to market.
  • Trust is crucial in a distributed model like ONDC, which enables trust through norms, registries, and standards.
  • Standards defining how search functions can lead to innovation and prevent lock-in to specific infrastructure.
  • Credentialing includes data points that articulate a person's journey and achievements. Verification processes can be time-consuming and costly, limiting the services that can be delivered.
  • Selective disclosure models can provide only necessary information for verification without sharing unnecessary personal details. Automating consistent identification details can remove human error and reduce friction in accessing benefits.
  • The stack aims to transform the credentialing process by making it easier for providers and seekers to discover each other and exchange data points.
  • Dash can help migrant workers by providing a way to verify their skills and experience. Capturing details about a student's journey in education can help providers differentiate between students and provide better support.
  • Four things need to be solved for: who issues the credential, their incentive to ensure it, the action used to create it with limited friction, and the level of detail in the credential.
  • Lowering interaction barriers is important for participation in ecosystems and industries. Verifying identities of institutions or companies remains a challenge that requires further discussion.
  • Digitalization of payment and record keeping can lead to the creation of automatic potential for employees, without adding complexity.
  • Leveraging data can create different services and outcomes, such as creating registries or managing data.
  • The web is undergoing a transformation towards more ownership and control of data by creators.
  • Credentialing needs to be validated and verified by someone on the other side to shift behavior in recruitment processes, creating opportunities for entrepreneurship.
  • Philanthropy and social organizations can add value by capturing outcomes in a reusable format, contributing to upskilling and financial inclusion, and encouraging builders to come up with newer solutions.
  • Organizations' participation is crucial for the adoption of technology and its extension to ground level use cases and regulators, leading to growth.
  • The speaker thanks the hosts for having them on the show. The podcast is called Decoding Impact and listeners are encouraged to explore Sathwa and Sathwa Knowledge Institute at Listeners are invited to like, share, and subscribe to the podcast.