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Refurbishing the women’s empowerment strategy – The new ICT opportunity

Anita Gurumurthy and Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles
- 2007

This paper was written for the second IGF – Access Plenary Panel (Rio de Janeiro, 2007). It posits that ICTD models for poor people cannot be driven by financial considerations, and neither can they be demand-driven. Access to ICTs for the information poor has a very direct impact on their...

 

Strategy planning workshop of the feminist network on Gender, Development and Information Society Policies (GDISP)

IT for Change
Workshop Outputs
- 2007

This meeting, organised by IT for Change, the Association for Progressive Communications, the International Women’s Tribune Centre, ISIS International, and Gloria Bonder (General Coordinator of the Regional UNESCO Chair Women, Science and Technology in Latin America),...

 

The local-global connection in the information society: Some tentative formulations around gender, development and social change

Anita Gurumurthy
Think-pieces
- 2007

Anita Gurumurthy presented a paper titled, 'The local-global connection in the information society: Some tentative formulations around gender, development and social change' at a London School of Economics seminar in May 2007 which focused on 'Gender and work in...

 

Workshop on 'Technology, social process and gender in the information society'

IT for Change
Workshop Outputs
- 2007

IT for Change and Luleå University of Technology organised a workshop on 'Technology, social process and gender in the information society' in Mysore (India) on 5-6 February 2007. The workshop took a systems approach that examined the intersecting grids of social and institutional...

 

IT for Change at ICTD 2007

Anita Gurumurthy
Presentations
- 2007

Anita Gurumurthy was at the 2007 Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) Conference held on 15-16 December in Bengaluru (India). She participated in a panel discussion on 'Meaningful Research for ICT and Development'. Her presentation...

 

Workshop on 'Development in the information society – Exploring a social policy framework'

IT for Change
Workshop Outputs
- 2007
IT for Change conducted an international workshop from 18-20 January 2007 in Bengaluru (India). The workshop proposed to examine the policy options for development in the information society by bringing together policy advocates, leading thinkers and researchers in both fields. The workshop was an...

 

Alternative approaches to governance in the information society: Workshop on 'Technology, governance and citizenship'

IT for Change
Presentations
- 2007
The information society phenomenon presents a paradigmatic shift in redefining political, social and institutional systems. However, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) which constitute a vital component of this phenomenon are mostly guided by neo-liberal principles and are nested in...

 

India in the Global Information Society Watch 2007 Report – Participation

Vivek Vaidyanathan, Sudhir Krishnaswamy
Research Papers and Reports
- 2007

 

The Internet governance forum in Rio - A Southern perspective

Parminder Jeet Singh, Gurumurthy Kasinathan
Position papers
- 2007

In this piece written for the South Centre Bulletin (issue 5, December 2007), Parminder Jeet Singh and Gurumurthy Kasinathan highlight Internet governance issues that are important from a development perspective. The World Summit on Information Society was the first step...

 

Gender in the Information Society – Emerging issues

Collective
Research Papers and Reports
- 2006
This publication showcases perspectives that critique the engagement with new technologies in various development sectors such as the media, work and economy and governance.

 

ICTs as an inclusionary imperative: A seminar on Gender and ICTs

Anita Gurumurthy
Presentations
- 2006
This paper, presented at the United Theological College (Bengaluru, India) on 14 December 2006, points out that ICTs are reshaping personal and institutional relationships and the new public reality that ICTs have helped create need to be seen as a new site for feminism. The author discusses the...

 

Project development for expanding women's digital opportunities: some reflections

Anita Gurumurthy
Policy Documents
- 2006

IT for Change presented a paper titled 'Project development for expanding women's digital opportunities: some reflections' at the Policy and Strategy for Digital Opportunities from the Gender Perspectives organised by the Asian Pacific Women's...

 

Mapping an ignored agenda: Internet governance at the WSIS

Anita Gurumurthy, Parminder Jeet Singh
Position papers
- 2006

In this article, Anita Gurumurthy and Parminder Jeet Singh analyse the way in which the emphasis on Internet governance and its high visibility in the WSIS process tended to take focus away from the important issue of exploring how the Internet can address long-standing...

 

Framing a global information society discourse

Parminder Jeet Singh, Anita Gurumurthy
Commentaries
- 2006

 

Community of expertise on ICT policy and finance for social, community and public entrepreneurship

IT for Change
Project Frameworks
- 2006

ITfC is partnering with the APC and UNDP amongst others to establish a Community of Expertise (CoE) on ICT Policy and Finance for Social, Community and Public Entrepreneurship under the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID).

 

“Bottom Up” perspectives on ICTs and the Right to Information

Michael Gurstein, Parminder Jeet Singh
Media Articles
- 2006
This article was published in the EgovOnline.net magazine in August 2006. The challenge of the 'Right to Information' is that while such rights may have been translated into laws, the practice of enforcing such rights is one which in many contexts is out of reach for those without...

 

DataQuest Seminar on "Making e-governance happen"

IT for Change
Presentations
- 2005
This presentation was made at the DataQuest Seminar on 'Making e-governance happen' on 3 March, 2005, in Chennai (India). It focuses on the governance reform mandate of e-governance, and highlights the dangers in vesting decision making powers on national e-governance with technology...

 

Saying no to a hand-me-down information society - The digital gap, gender and development

IT for Change
Think-pieces
- 2005

Prepared for the International Know How Conference (Mexico, 2006), this presentation details innovative directions for the discourse on development and women’s rights.

 

Women Contesting the 'Information Society: From the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing (1995) to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS 2003, 2005) and beyond

IT for Change
Commentaries
- 2005

This paper was presented at the Femme Globale (Berlin, 2005). It briefly traces the development of the information society from the Beijing Conference in 1995 to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2003 and 2005, and women’s situated roles in this development.

 

Workshop on 'Mapping gender in the information society'

IT for Change
Workshop Outputs
- 2005

The workshop was organised by the WSIS Gender Caucus, IT for Change, UNDP Asia Pacific Gender Mainstreaming Programme, and the UNDP Asia Pacific Development Information Programme, in partnership with IDRC and UNIFEM South Asia in Bangkok (Thailand) on 31 October 2001.