From Re-wiring Women's Rights Debates in the Digital Age
Anita 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.
Parminder Singh is Executive Director, IT for Change. Previously, he worked for nearly a decade in the government, where he initiated innovative e-governance projects. During this time, in 2001, he co-authored the book, “Government@Net: E-governance opportunities for India” (Sage Publications). He was invited to do a research study at the INSEAD Business School in France on ‘New ICTs for community and governance institutions'. Subsequently, he has worked with many ICTD field projects, as well as in policy research and advocacy related to information society issues. At IT for Change, Parminder heads the organisation's initiatives in the area of Internet governance.
Nandini is Senior Research Associate at IT for Change. At IT for Change, she is part of the team that works on research projects pertaining to the field of ICTs and democratic governance. Her areas of interest are public sphere theory and the political economy of ICTs. She has a Masters in Urban and Rural Community Development from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Previously, she has worked with NGOs and activist groups on issues pertaining to urban governance, environmental policy and governance of common property resources.
Roshini Suparna Diwakar
Roshini is Research Assistant at IT for Change. She has completed her Masters in Comparative Politics (Research) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace Building and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. Her research interests include the study of democratic institutions and processes in conflict and post-conflict contexts as well as gender-sensitive and feminist perspectives of social welfare.
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