Parminder 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 is the coordinator of a UNDP-funded field project, which aims to bring new ICTs to disadvantaged rural women, and is co-coordinator of IT for Change’s research and advocacy project ‘Information Society for the South’.
In the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Parminder was active in the debates around financing and information society governance issues. He is closely associated with post-WSIS structures, namely the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), UN Global Alliance for ICTs and Development (GAID), and the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF). He is currently a co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus.
Parminder is a member of the Strategy Council of the UN’s Global Alliance on ICTs and Development, and a Special Advisor to the Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum.