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Mahiti Manthana - Reimagining a women's empowerment programme through digital technologies

Anita Gurumurthy, Parminder Jeet Singh, Aparna Kalley, Chinmayi Arakali and Krupa Thimmaiah
Think-pieces

This article looks back at the Mahiti Manthana project, a joint project of IT for Change and Mahila Samakhya Karnataka which explores how women's mobilisation and organising processes can be strengthened through new Information and Communication Technologies...

 

Reclaiming development in the information society

Anita Gurumurthy, Parminder Jeet Singh
Research Papers and Reports

This research paper is part of the collection of essays In search of economic alternatives for gender and social justice: Voices from India which highlights some common guiding principles for alternative economic practice and building blocks for an alternative...

 

Reframing Southern feminism(s): An information society perspective

Anita Gurumurthy
Presentations

Anita Gurumurthy delivered two lectures on the interface between Gender and the Information Society on 25-26 March 2010 in Malaysia. At the Women's Development Research Centre (Kanita) in the University Sains Malaysia...

 

Understanding gender in a digitally transformed world

Anita Gurumurthy
Think-pieces

Beyond the widespread economic and access-centred approach to ICTs, this think piece addresses the need to think about ICTs as a social phenomenon which impacts each of us, whether we actively use ICTs or not. ICTs have an important emancipatory potential for marginalised...

 

From social enterprises to mobiles—Seeking a peg to hang a premeditated ICTD theory

Anita Gurumurthy
Think-pieces

In this article published in International Technology and International Development (Special edition on the Harvard Forum II), Anita Gurumurthy offers a macro-structural critique that derives from an analysis of some policy texts, as well as from the first-hand...

 

From a public Internet to the Internet mall

Parminder Jeet Singh
Commentaries

Parminder Jeet Singh wrote an article for the Economic & Political Weekly, commenting on the future of the Internet after agreements between telecom companies and specific websites (e.g. Google and Verizon in the US or Facebook and Airtel in India), which...

 

'The potential for open development for Canada and abroad' - A public panel organised by IDRC

Anita Gurumurthy
Presentations

Anita Gurumurthy (IT for Change) represented IT for Change at the IDRC Public Panel on ‘The potential for open development for Canada and abroad’ held in Ottawa (Canada) on 5 May 2010. The panel discussion addressed issues such as unequal access to technology,...

 

Open but not public - Social membership in information society as a club good

Parminder Jeet Singh, Anita Gurumurthy
Commentaries

Prepared for a workshop on Open Development organised by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa (Canada) in May 2010, the paper presents a comprehensive critique of the concept of openness, taken from the technology discourse. The paper critically...

 

ICTs in social protection systems – Making the strategic choices first

Parminder Jeet Singh
Policy Documents

This policy brief was originally prepared as an expert input for the 'Regional Conference on Delivering Social Protection to Unorganised Workers', held in Bengaluru (India) in November 2010, and organised by the Department of Labour (Government of Karnataka) and GTZ (...

 

A policy framework for community telecentres in India - Building on the experience of different projects

IT for Change
Policy Documents

India is known as an IT powerhouse but still has the largest number of poor people in any country in the world. India’s experience with policies for digital inclusion may thus offer some useful lessons for other developing countries. This policy brief looks at a range of...

Publications

  • ITfC Annual report- 2009-10
  • Locating gender
  • ISS2
  • Gender Equality through ICT
  • Political economy of IS
  • MahitiManthana
  • Notes from the Field