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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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IT for Change at the BRICS Internet Studies Research Group's Inaugural Meeting at Sao Paulo

 

Research validation meeting of the 'Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society' research network at Bengaluru, India

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De-constructing dominant approaches and concepts in relation to ICTs and development and articulating alternatives

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Interrogating dominant ICT models and providing avenues for equitable and progressive policy interventions and models of practice

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Building theoretical frameworks that bring together gender and citizenship in the information society through field projects

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Using ICTs to shape participatory and collaborative processes of learning and teacher development

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Examining the role of new technology paradigms in opening up novel opportunities for deepening democracy

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Internet Social Forum (ISF) at the World Social Forum 2015

"At the World Social Forum, 2015, in Tunis, the workshop on 'Organising an Internet Social Forum - A Call to Occupy the Internet' was held on 26th March, 2015. At the workshop, inter alia, a call to hold an Internet Social Forum (ISF) and develop a People's Internet Manifesto was presented in the form of the "Tunis Call for a People's Internet".

Statement by IT for Change to the 18th Session of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)

IT for Change was at the 18th annual session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development . We delivered the following intervention during the plenary discussion reviewing the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This meeting of the Commission was supposed to input into the WSIS plus 10 review to be taken up in December, 2015, by the UN General Assembly.

Contribution to Post 2015 Women's Coalition's Advocacy on the SDG Process

The Post 2015 Women’s Coalition is an international network of feminist, women’s rights, women’s development, grassroots and social justice organizations working, through advocacy and movement building, to challenge and re-frame the global development agenda.

How digital pathways can work for inclusive local governance

This policy brief provides insights from Women-gov, a feminist action research project aimed at enhancing marginalised women's active citizenship and their engagement with local governance, across three sites in India, Brazil and South Africa. The partnering organisations for this project are IT for Change in India, Instituto Nupef in Brazil and...

Education

Professional Learning Communities through the Subject Teacher Forum

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


IT for Change at UNESCO's CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action

Anita Gurumurthy was invited to speak at the international multistakeholder conference CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action organised by UNESCO in Paris. The conference was held to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues. The meeting proposed recommendations for responses to Internet-related issues in UNESCO’s fields of competence.

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...

In Media

The IG chapter, penned for a book of policy recommendations in the context of the new Government, calls for a reconstitution of the India's Internet policy in place of knee-jerk reforms that are poorly researched, incomprehensible and lack foresight.

Recent Blog Posts

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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...
Article "Tech know" -  SANJAY GUPTA and  PRIYA VISWANATH.  source - http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/tech-know/...
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