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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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Towards a Just and Equitable Internet for All


A meeting on 'Towards a Just and Equitable Internet' was held in New Delhi on 14th and 15th Feb, 2014. A large number of civil society organisations and individuals from across the world attended the meeting. The participants agreed to form a coalition, called as the 'Just Net Coalition' (JNC), as a platform to address issues of social justice and human rights with regard to Internet governance. The organisational form of the Coalition is being finalised. Meanwhile, the Coalition submitted a set of Principles as an input to the preparatory process of the 'Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of the Internet' also called the NetMundial meeting, to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 23rd and 24th April, 2014. These Principles are as below..

Bringing the lens of social justice to interrogate the Internet and the Internet-mediated world – Concept note for a 3 day workshop


Jointly organised by IT for Change and Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities

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Dates – Jan 31st to Feb 2nd, 2014

Venue – Manipal University, Manipal

The discontinuities of the network age seem to render the depth of conventional categories and ideologies inadequate in explaining power and exclusion. As leading information society scholar Manuel Castells observes, the network age is a crisis for liberal democracy.

Labouring Women, Enterprising States – A Research Study on Women, Information Technology and Narratives of Entrepreneurship

This research study, carried out by IT for Change in partnership with Dr. Lisa McLaughlin, Associate Professor from Miami University, Ohio (United States), explores the structural-institutional facets of the relationship between women entrepreneurs, ICTs, and the mainstream discourse on entrepreneurship. The research study was carried out between 2010-12, focusing on women entrepreneurs in the two Indian states of...

ICTs as Infrastructure- Explorations through a Gendered Prism

Anita Gurumurthy participated in a panel arranged by UN Women on Gender and Infrastructure during the 8th Annual Conference on Public Policy and Management organized by the Center for Public Policy, at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in August 13, 2013. She made a presentation on 'ICTs as Infrastructure- Explorations through a gendered prism'.

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...

Development and IS


Round table on 'Inclusion in the network society – mapping development alternatives, forging research agendas'

IT for Change and IDRC are co-organising a Round Table in October 2014, that aims at bringing together around 25...

Governance


Bangalore NGOs to Stage Protest against the Amendments to the RTI Act

IT for Change with CIVIC Bangalore, KRIA Katte, and Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement condemn the proposal to...

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...

Annual Report

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


In Media

Link to the article here.

An analysis of outcomes of International Telecommunication Union’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) by IT for Change, which appeared as the lead Op-Ed in The Hindu on 21 December 2012.

Recent Blog Posts

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...
The Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society (CITIGEN) research programme, launched in 2010, aimed to explore the notion of marginalised...

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