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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.

 

TRAI's historic decision

Following TRAI's historic ruling that prohibits the discriminatory tariffs for data services, Parminder Jeet Singh, in this op-ed in the Deccan Herald, discusses how TRAI has asserted its regulatory control over the internet by ensuring data services are not discriminated based on content and are provided as regulated public utility.

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.

Inputs to MAKAAM - Women Farmers' Rights in Digital Age

The digitalisation of public service delivery has effected a paradigmatic shift in governance. This note discusses two aspects of this shift pertinent to women farmers - 'E-agriculture' initiatives and the new challenges to women's citizenship arising due to the reconstitution of governance systems by the Internet and ICTs. In the past, digitalisation efforts by the government has focused on the areas of digitalisation of service delivery at both central and...

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...

Education

Interview on All India Radio

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


Voice or Chatter? Using Structuration Framework Towards a Theory of ICT mediated Citizen Engagement

IT for Change will be spearheading a research study into  ICT mediated citizen engagement and  their impact on governance structures and processes. With support from the Institute of...

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...

Deadline Extended - Call for Researchers from South America & Europe for study on ICT mediated citizen engagement

IT for Change seeks interested researchers from South America and Europe for a multi-country research project, Voice or Chatter? Using Structuration Framework Towards a Theory of ICT mediated Citizen Engagement. To Know more please click here.

In Media

Gurumurthy, Director of IT for Change discusses the work and vision of IT for Change in an interview on All India Radio.

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