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IT for Change

An India-based NGO working on information society theory and practice from the standpoint of equity, social justice and gender equality.

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Maths made interactive at Domlur High School, Bengaluru

 

IT for Change at the UN WSIS+10 Review, 16 December 2015.

 

IT for Change announced a Call to occupy the Internet at the World Social Forum in Tunis in March 2015.

 

 

Teachers who are part of a Subject Teacher Forum (STF) workshop with their own laptop.

 

Women's collectives from a Mysuru village participating in a community video screening.

 

Information fair organised by IT for Change's field centre in Doddahejjuru village of Mysore district.

 

IT for Change workshop on Regulating the Internet in Public Interest in New Delhi, May 2015.

 

IT for Change at the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on WSIS + 10 Review

Parminder Jeet Singh, representing IT for Change, was invited to speak at the UN General Assembly's High Level Meeting on World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) + 10 Review on 16th December, 2015 in New York, USA. The main objective of this meeting was to do an overall review of the implementation of WSIS outcomes. In his talk, Parminder highlighted the importance of having global governance mechanisms in place to ensure that the egalitarian potential of the Internet is not lost.

What Free Basics Did Not Intend To Do

Following Face book’s aggressive campaign to gain public support for Free Basics, Parminder Jeet Singh, in this article, "What Free Basics Did Not Intend To Do" argues how while the campaign utterly failed in its intended purpose, its unintended consequences may have done a lot of good to India. Firstly, it helped make a case for governments providing a basic data package as an entitlement to everyone.

IT for Change at The First General Assembly of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender

Anita Gurumurthy was invited to participate in The First General Assembly of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG), on 9-10 December, 2015. At the event, she was a panelist at the session 'Post 2015 SDGs and implications for Gender and the Media'. Organized by UNESCO and GAMAG, in...

IT for Change at International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media

Anita Gurumurthy participated at the International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media, convened by UNESCO on 7-8 December, 2015. At the event, she was a panelist at the Round Table discussion 'Strategic link between policy and research on gender and media, including technology...

Education

IT for Change at Comparative Education Society of India (CESI) Conference 2015

The Subject Teacher Forum (STF) is an “in-service teacher education” programme for high school teachers in Karnataka was started in 2010-11 by RMSA Karnataka, in collaboration with IT for Change.

ITfC has commenced a participatory action research of the KOER programme, to understand “whether and how, a bottom-up approach, where participants collaboratively and actively co-create contextual resources ('embedded' within a 'community of learning'), can support effective OER models read more...

Development and IS


Anita Gurumurthy's Key Note at the Seventh International Conference on Communities and Technologies

Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change, was invited to deliver a keynote address at the Seventh International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T 2015), hosted from 27-30 June, by the University of Limerick, Ireland and co-sponsored by the Journal of Community Informatics.

Governance


Inputs to the High Power Committee examining amendments to the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993

In June 2014, the High Power Committee examining amendments to the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993 invited IT for Change to provide inputs on the strategic use...

IT for Change at the ITU event, Girls in ICT Day, at Bangkok, Thailand

The International Girls in ICT Day was organised by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Bangkok, in collaboration with UN Women and Intel, on 23 April, 2015. Ms. Anupama Suresh represented IT for Change at the event and shared her experiences of the project...

Making Women's Voices and Votes Count

IT for Change, Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS), and Area Networking and Development Initiatives (ANANDI) are partnering in the 'Making Women's Voices and Votes Count', a two-year field project funded by UN Women. Under this project, which commenced in January 2013, the three organisations with the support of...
Workshop on

'What are people's rights in the digital world? - Moving towards a digital social contract'.

IT for Change is organizing a workshop on 'What are people's rights in the digital world ?- Moving towards a digital social contract' at the Pai Viceroy, Bengaluru on the 4th and 5th of December, 2015 . The workshop note can be accessed here.

In Media

Following Face book’s aggressive campaign to gain public support for Free Basics, Parminder Jeet Singh, in this article, "What Free Basics Did Not Intend To Do" argues how while the campaign utterly failed in its intended purpose, its unintended consequences may have done a lot of good to India. Firstly, it helped make a case for governments providing a basic data package as an entitlement to everyone.

Recent Blog Posts

Tanuka Mukherjee December 2015 Type of resource: Blog
The state has always held information about citizens. The power of the state to track its citizens, and its disciplining and discourses of obedience...
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The much anticipated conversation on Net Neutrality has finally gained momentum and it is indeed the time to celebrate as India's vibrant public...
IT for Change attended the Forum Social Mondial 2015, in Tunis, Tunisia, primarily to co-organise a workshop on 'Organising an Internet Social...

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