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Anita Gurumurthy

Executive Director

AnitaAnita Gurumurthy is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change, an India-based  NGO that works at the intersection of development and digital technologies. The organisational vision on social justice in the network society draws upon Southern critiques of mainstream development, and its key strategy is to create and work through trust-based coalitions and horizontal alliances. Through her work at IT for Change, Anita has attempted to promote conversations between theory and practice. In addition to research responsibilities at IT for Change, Anita also leads the work of the organisation's field resource centre that works with grassroots communities on 'technology for social change' models. Equity and community-ownership, focussing particularly on socially marginalised women, are the cornerstones of such model building.

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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 works on program, research and advocacy aspects in the domains of Education, Public Software and Internet Governance at IT for Change. He has led research to study ICT programs in schools, in Kerala and Karnataka states and the work of the Regional Resource Centre component of the University School Resource Network (USRN) of Delhi University. He leads ITfC programs in schools, using ICTs to pilot new models of teacher education, including Teachers Communities of Practice (CoP) and Open Educational Resources (OER)'. These programmes are designed and implemented at school, block as well as state levels in Karnataka. He has worked on the role of proactive disclosure on the Internet in the context of the Right to Information in India. He leads programs on the adoption and promotion of public software (www.Public-Software.in) in the Indian public sector. He is a member of committees in the area of teacher education at national and state (Karnataka) levels, and also a member of networks of educationists and of FOSS communities in India.

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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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