SEWA have been imparting trainings to build capacity of members within the organization as well as other groups. In the effort to bring all the trainings under one umbrella, culminated the formation of SEWA Academy in the year 1991. The main trainings undertaken at SEWA Academy were to develop leadership skills. In addition to capacity building trainings; research, communication, documentation and literacy were regarded as the activities of SEWA Academy.
The two mediums of communication, Anasooya and Video SEWA involved in raising awareness and knowledge, have been directly linked with SEWA Academy. Video SEWA was functioning since 1984 as a tool for developmental communication, to bring video technology in the hands of ordinary women.
Radio was observed as an untapped source of education and communication to the remotest of villages in India. Radio is an ideal medium of communication for the women while rolling bidis, making incense stick, stitching or weaving. In April 2005, SEWA began its first community radio programme, entitled Rudi no Radio, a weekly 15-minute program produced and broadcast by members of SEWA for its rural audience.