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Anita Gurumurthy

Executive Director

AnitaAnita Gurumurthy is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change, where she leads research collaborations and projects in relation to the network society, with a focus on governance, democracy and gender justice. Her work reflects a keen interest in southern frameworks and the political economy of internet governance and data and surveillance. Anita engages actively with policy makers, practitioners, social movements activists and the academic community to expand and deepen conversations on the digital, as it rewires social justice, gender relations and citizenship rights. She also directs and draws inspiration from the work of Prakriye, IT for Change’s field centre, that works with rural communities, promoting women’s and girls’ leadership and digital capabilities. Anita is part of the Feminist Alliance for Rights, a global advocacy platform that emerged during the SDGs process and on the International Steering Committee of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender. She also serves as a member of the Science and Technology Constituency of the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Mechanism. She was invited to be part of the Karnataka State Committee to address violence against women, set up by the Department of Women and Child Welfare in 2017.

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Gurumurthy Kasinathan

Director

ACA, MCom. (Management), BCom. (Accountancy and Audit), GCD.

Gurumurthy Kasinathan

Gurumurthy Kasinathan (Guru) is Founder and Director of IT for Change, a NGO based in Bangalore India. He has over 28 years of experience in the development, corporate and government sectors. Guru leads ITfC work in research, demonstration projects, systemic teacher education reform and policy advocacy, in the area of education. His areas of expertise include open educational resources, ICT integration in education and school leadership. He has designed and conducted evaluation of ICT programs in school and teacher education. He has designed and implemented state-wide teacher education programs, adopting a ‘professional learning community’ approach.

He has led research to study ICT programs in schools, in Kerala and Karnataka states and the work of the Regional Resource Centre of the University School Resource Network of Delhi University. He is currently leading an action research studying OER-based participatory teacher professional development models, as a part of the Research on OER for Development (ROER4D) global program.

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Parminder Jeet Singh

Executive Director

Parminder Jeet Singh

Parminder leads IT for Change's work in the areas of governance reform and Internet Governance. He was closely involved with setting up the field centre of IT for Change, Prakriye – Centre for Community Informatics and Development, and led its work for many years. He has been working in close association with many civil society networks in India and worldwide in the areas like right to information, trade governance, ICTs for development and community informatics.

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Ranjani Ranganathan

Deputy Director

Ranjani has been with IT for Change since April 2011 and has been involved very closely in the design, development and implementation of several education programmes of IT for Change. She has provided leadership to various programmes including the Karnataka in-service teacher training programmes of Karmataka Subject Teacher Forum, Karnatata Open Educational Resources, Telengana Teacher Training Programme and the creation of educational resources in collaboration with IIT Mumbai under the NMEICT programme.  Ranjani has conceptualized and is leading a programme for building a Teachers' Community of Learning across select schools in Bangalore South.  She has also co-designed and delivered a course in ICT integration for the B.Ed course in Vijaya College and has co-authored the ICT Mediation Handbook and Source Book for the revised D.Ed curriculum in Karnataka.  Ranjani is also on the committee for the drafting of the National ICT curriculum, constituted by the NCERT.

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