IT for Change, an NGO located in Bengaluru, India, promotes innovative and effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for socio-economic change in the global south. Dominant approaches to ICTs for Development tend to over-valorise the role of technology. Steeped in ideologies of market fundamentalism, they have replaced the cornerstone ethics of participation, social justice and gender equality.
At IT for Change, we believe that progressive development sector actors must come together to intervene in the way techno-social structures are redefining our societies. We seek, to build bridges across different sectors for a global struggle towards an equitable information society. Our work in the areas of education, gender, governance, community informatics and Internet policy push the boundaries of existing vocabulary and practice and explore new development frameworks.
IT for Change is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.