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IT for Change

An India-based NGO working on information society theory and practice from the standpoint of equity, social justice and gender equality.

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IT for Change at the BRICS Internet Studies Research Group's Inaugural Meeting at Sao Paulo

 

Research validation meeting of the 'Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society' research network at Bengaluru, India

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De-constructing dominant approaches and concepts in relation to ICTs and development and articulating alternatives

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Interrogating dominant ICT models and providing avenues for equitable and progressive policy interventions and models of practice

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Building theoretical frameworks that bring together gender and citizenship in the information society through field projects

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Using ICTs to shape participatory and collaborative processes of learning and teacher development

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Examining the role of new technology paradigms in opening up novel opportunities for deepening democracy

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Developing a Southern view of global Internet governance architecture

Getting a CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation through a UN General Assembly resolution was an hard one victory for developing countries. It was an opportunity to propose and push for a new institutional architecture for the global governance of the Internet. In April, 2013, IT for Change wrote this paper for the South Centre, Geneva, an inter-governmental think-tank of developing countries, outlining the significance of the Working Group and exhorting developing countries to take up an active role in it.

Making a transformational shift - From Internet to Equinet

In early 2013, the Department of India, government of India, set up a working group for developing Principles for Internet Governance in India. IT for Change is a member of this working group. In April, 2013, we submitted a detailed input paper outlining a framework for developing such principles called "From Internet to Equinet" building on a term that was coined by the then Minister of Communications and IT.

What does the Internet Governance Forum signify for gender equality?

This paper sets out to study how gender equality gets constructed within the discursive space of IGF, using IGF 2012 as an exemplar. It utilises a Critical Discourse Analysis Framework that draws upon the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development's framework which defines gender equality as comprising the following domains: capabilities and access to resources and opportunities; empowerment; and enabling...

Gender and ICTs - Policy Brief

IT for Change was commissioned by BRIDGE, IDS in 2013 to prepare a policy brief on Gender and ICTs for DFID. The final policy brief, submitted in February 2014, provides a broad brush-stroke analysis of the depth and breadth of the implications of information society change for gender equality and women's empowerment, and identifies future directions for policy and programming.

Education

Letter to AICTE on compulsory use of Office 365 suite

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to implement Cloud email for all its institutes. In their notification AICTE has...

Governance


Inputs to the High Power Committee examining amendments to the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993

In June 2014, the High Power Committee examining amendments to the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993 invited IT for Change to provide inputs on the strategic use of Information and...

Making Women's Voices and Votes Count

IT for Change, Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS), and Area Networking and Development Initiatives (ANANDI) are partnering in the 'Making Women's Voices and Votes Count', a two-year field project funded by UN Women. Under this project, which commenced in January 2013, the three organisations with the support of...

Women-gov

Women-gov (2012-2014) is a feminist action-research project supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), that aims at enhancing marginalised women's active citizenship and their engagement with local governance, across three sites in India, Brazil and South Africa. The partnering organisations are IT for Change in India, Instituto Nupef in Brazil and the New Women's Movement in South...

A Note from the Directors (As part of Annual Report 2011-2012)


In Media

The IG chapter, penned for a book of policy recommendations in the context of the new Government, calls for a reconstitution of the India's Internet policy in place of knee-jerk reforms that are poorly researched, incomprehensible and lack foresight.

Recent Blog Posts

IT for Change, Bangalore and Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, co-organised a three day workshop, from Jan 31, 2014 - Feb 2, 2014, on the...
The UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has spawned similar initiatives in many countries and regions. However there has been concerns whether some of...
Dear Google; Yes, the world indeed needs an open Internet, for which reason it is rather awful to note that you, meaning, Google; 1) Sold the...
We see four sets of issues that are most important in terms of the forthcoming ITU meeting, World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT...

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