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Reflections about media, violence, identity and representation - Through an 'information society' lens

IT for Change, Vimochana, Court of Women
Presentations
- 2009

This three-day event, called ‘The Daughters of Fire’, was organised by Vimochana and the Asian women’s Human Rights Council in July 2009 at Christ University, Bengaluru (India). The presentation focused on the theoretical framework examining media-related...

 

Violence against women via cyberspace

Anita Gurumurthy, Niveditha Menon
Commentaries
- 2009

This article, published in the Economic and Political Weekly  (3 October 2009), is a report of the consultation on the 'Misuse of Communication Technology and Its Linkages with Violence against Women' held in Trivandrum (India) in March 2009. The article...

 

ICTD: Is it a new species of development?

Anita Gurumurthy, Parminder Jeet Singh
Think-pieces
- 2009

This paper is based on a lecture delivered at the Michigan State University (USA) in February 2009. Unpacking the hegemonic neo-liberal and market fundamentalist view on ICTD, the paper details a two-fold discourse, where the utopic preoccupation with technology and an...

 

IT for Change at ICTD 2009

IT for Change
Commentaries
- 2009

At the 2009 Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development (ICTD), IT for Change organised a panel  titled 'Tracing the genealogy of ICTD research: Premises,...

 

Seminar on Gender and Governance at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (United Kingdom)

IT for Change
Presentations
- 2009

IT for Change (ITfC) was part of a seminar at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, organised  by the BRIDGE team, on Gender and Governance on May 1, 2009. Anita Gurumurthy represented ITfC...

 

ICTs for community development in India - Going beyond the basic CSC model

IT for Change
Position papers
- 2009

IT for Change (ITfC) submitted a solicited paper on the role of Common Services Centres (CSCs) to the e-governance division of the Department of Information Technology of the Government of India. The paper briefly examines the CSC model of employing ICTs for community...

 

Building an alternative e-Governance model: Lessons from e-Gram in Gujarat

Roshni Nuggehalli
Research Papers and Reports
- 2009

This paper frames a critique of India's existing e-governance programme in the context of a market-driven and efficiency enhancing approach. This narrow guiding vision occurs because of a deficit in normative frameworks for governance rooted in principles of governance...

 

Computer learning programmes in schools - Moving from BOOT models to an integrated approach

Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Policy Documents
- 2009

Computer learning programmes in schools (CLPS) in India have largely failed to achieve their goals of positively impacting learning processes and outcomes in schools. Implemented usually through 'PPP' (Public Private Partnership) models, these programmes have been...

 

Policy brief – ICTs in education. Outsourced versus Integrated Approach

Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Policy Documents
- 2009
A number of state education departments in India are launching computer learning programmes in schools. The predominant model for this programme is to outsource the entire program to vendors. However a few states like Kerala have successfully in-sourced this program, by...

 

Comments on IDRC's draft paper on “Open ICT4D”

Parminder Jeet Singh
Commentaries
- 2009

This paper is a contribution to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) interactive discussion on the guiding concepts on the notion of the openness in the ICT4D field.

 

Digital story telling and local communication processes consultation

IT for Change
Workshop Outputs
- 2008

IT for Change, in partnership with IKM Emergent Research Programme, organised a consultation on 'Digital story telling and local communication processes' (Bengaluru, 5th June 2008). The aim was to open up a process of dialogue among people who are interested in...

 

IT for Change at the 2008 OECD Ministerial Meeting on 'The Future of the Internet Economy'

Parminder Jeet Singh
Position papers
- 2008
IT for Change was at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Meeting on 'The Future of the Internet Economy', an event held in June 2008 in Seoul (Korea). Parminder Jeet Singh was a panelist on the Civil Society - Organised Labour Forum on a policy...

 

IT for Change at the 2008 OECD Ministerial Meeting on 'The Future of the Internet Economy'

Parminder Jeet Singh
Presentations
- 2008
IT for Change was at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Meeting on 'The Future of the Internet Economy', an event held in June 2008 in Seoul (Korea). Parminder Jeet Singh was a panelist on the Civil Society - Organised Labour Forum on a policy...

 

e-Choupal – An initiative of ITC

IT for Change
Case studies
- 2008

This case study is part of a research project that sought to analyse how different telecentre models approach development on the ground, proceeding to elaborate a typology based on the cornerstones of participation and equity. To conduct this assessment, four telecentre...

 

Akshaya and E-Krishi

IT for Change
Case studies
- 2008

This case study is a part of the broader research study Locating gender in ICTD projects: five cases from India, undertaken by IT for Change, which sought to understand how principles promoting women’s inclusion and gender sensitivity can be incorporated into...

 

An empowerment approach to gender equality in the information society - Regional analyses from Asia

IT for Change
Case studies
- 2008

This collection of papers comes out of a project undertaken as part of the regional activities of the World Summit on the Information Society's (WSIS) Gender Caucus. To strengthen gender advocacy during the WSIS processes, it was felt necessary to analyse in detail whether...

 

An empowerment approach to gender equality in the information society - Regional analyses from Asia

IT for Change
Research Papers and Reports
- 2008

This collection of papers comes out of a project undertaken as part of the regional activities of the World Summit on the Information Society's (WSIS) Gender Caucus. To strengthen gender advocacy during the WSIS processes, it was felt necessary to analyse in detail whether...

 

Community Learning Centres and Trade Facilitation Centre of SEWA

IT for Change
Case studies
- 2008

This case study is a part of the broader research study Locating gender in ICTD projects: five cases from India, undertaken by IT for Change, which sought to understand how principles promoting women’s inclusion and gender sensitivity can be incorporated into...

 

DHAN Foundation’s Village Information Centres

IT for Change
Case studies
- 2008

This case study is a part of the broader research study Locating gender in ICTD projects: five cases from India, undertaken by IT for Change, which sought to understand how principles promoting women’s inclusion and gender sensitivity can be incorporated into Information and...

 

Gender equality through ICT access and appropriation: Taking a rights-based approach

Anita Gurumurthy
Position papers
- 2008

This paper was contributed for a report prepared for the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID) Global Forum on Access and Connectivity in least developed countries and small islands developing states in Asia/Pacific and innovative financing...