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IT for Change at the 11th AWID Forum (2008)

Anita Gurumurthy
Presentations
- 2008

At the 2008 AWID Forum (Cape Town, South Africa, 14-17 November), IT for Change (ITfC) was  part of the strategic session on 'Politics, power and the Internet' which discussed the intersections between women's rights and communication rights, and why...

 

Locating gender in ICTD projects: Five cases from India

IT for Change
Case studies
- 2008

This research, supported by the National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) and undertaken by IT for Change, seeks to understand how principles promoting women’s inclusion and gender sensitivity can be incorporated into Information and Communication Technologies for...

 

Locating gender in ICTD projects: Five cases from India

IT for Change
Research Papers and Reports
- 2008

This research, supported by the National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) and undertaken by IT for Change, seeks to understand how principles promoting women’s inclusion and gender sensitivity can be incorporated into Information and Communication Technologies for...

 

Mahiti Mitra kiosks of the Setu project of Abhiyan

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...

 

Internet governance and development agenda

Gurumurthy Kasinathan, Anita Gurumurthy
Commentaries
- 2008

This article authored for the 5 April 2008 issue of the Economic and Political Weekly  articulates the political contestations surrounding the governance of the Internet and explores how governments from the...

 

Rural eSeva kiosks

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

 

Rethinking ICTD – 'Back to the basics' of development

Parminder Jeet Singh
Policy Documents
- 2008

This paper was prepared for the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UNGAID) Global Forum on Access and Connectivity: Innovative Funding for ICT for Development (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) in May 2008 The analysis captures the significance of a rights-based...

 

Political Economy of the Information Society

Collective
Research Papers and Reports
- 2008

This collection of papers is an attempt to build a body of critical work that offers analytical and conceptual tools to understand and engage with the structural changes that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are bringing about in society.

 

Political economy of the information society – A Southern view

Parminder Jeet Singh, Anita Gurumurthy
Position papers
- 2008

The authors discuss the process of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process and its positive outcomes in terms of Internet governance, and negative outcomes regarding the failure to establish a financing mechanism for Information and Communication...

 

Examining the PC4D approach - Redeeming ICTs in development

Parminder Jeet Singh
Commentaries
- 2008

This paper, published in Women in Action (2, 2008) by Isis International – Manila, is a critique of the 'People's Communications for Development' (PC4D) framework that has been developed by Isis. PC4D seeks to rightly...

 

IT for Change at the 11th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development - UNCTAD

Parminder Jeet Singh
Presentations
- 2008

Parminder Jeet Singh was the civil society representative at the 11th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development - UNCTAD, held in Geneva (Switzerland) in May 2008. The theme was 'Development-oriented policies for a socio-economic inclusive...

 

Recommendations for meaningful and successful e-governance in India

Parminder Jeet Singh
Research Papers and Reports
- 2008

This paper is a contribution to the Second Administrative Reforms Commission on 'Citizen Centric Governance'. The paper introduces e-governance in the Indian context and provides suggestions both from the strategic level to implementation on how the use of Information...

 

Village Knowledge Centres: An initiative of MSSRF

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...

 

India in the Global Information Society Watch 2008 Report - Access to infrastructure

Vivek Vaidyanathan, Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Research Papers and Reports
- 2008

The 2008 report of the Global Information Society Watch surveys the national deployment of ICT infrastructure and its implications for development. It gives a detailed analysis of steps which need to be taken to improve ICT connectivity in rural areas. IT for Change wrote the chapter on India,...

 

E-Gram Project: A public service telecentre initiative of the Government of Gujarat

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...

 

Drishtee

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...

 

Advocacy campaigns for a national policy on ICT in school education - 2008-2012

IT for Change
Advocacy Statements
- 2008

CABE accepts ICT in school education policy - June 2012

Read the final version of the policy on ICTS in School...

 

A gendered analysis of research methodologies in ICTD projects in India

Mridula Swamy
Presentations
- 2007
Mridula Swamy presented this paper titled 'A gendered analysis of research methodologies in ICTD projects in India' at the Global Training Exchange (GTM) Programme held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in June 2007. The GTM is a major activity of the second phase of the...

 

Refurbishing the women's empowerment strategy - The new ICT opportunity. Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2007

Anita Gurumurthy, Parminder Jeet Singh
Presentations
- 2007
IT for Change made a presentation at the Access Plenary Panel during the second Internet Governance Forum (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 12-15 November 2007). The presentation posits that ICTD models for poor people cannot be driven by financial considerations, and neither can they be demand-driven....