Event reports

Anita Gurumurthy represented IT for Change at the International Conference on “Labouring Women: Some Major Concerns at the Current Juncture” organised by the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 31st July to 1st August, 2014.

Anita Gurumurthy, Nandini.C and Emma Saloranta represented IT for Change at the International Working Forum on Women, ICTs and Development. The Forum was organised by UN Women and the U.S. Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, between January 10-11, 2013, in Washington D.C. The overall objective of the Forum was to convene a broad-based coalition in order to take stock of current ICTD and gender approaches, challenges, opportunities and to chart a course forward.

The Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) organised a consultation between 27-28 August 2012 on 'Post 2015 Development' to reflect on, and develop potential successor goals and indicators to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Anita Gurumurthy was invited to review the candidate goals and indicators related to universal connectivity.

At the annual meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, in September 2011 IT for Change co-organised a workshop  on 'A Possible Framework for Global Net Neutrality' along

IT for Change, in collaboration with the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India, and the Centre for Public Policy (CPP) of the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, organised a two-day national workshop on 'Community Information and Service Centres: A New Village Institution for Governance and Democracy'.

IT for Change, in collaboration with Mahiti and the Public Affairs Centre, organised a workshop on 'Advocacy in the Internet age – Exploring ways forward for the civil society' held on 27-30 January 2001 in Bengaluru (India).

IT for Change, DAWN, and the Centre for Public Policy organised a seminar on 'Gender Perspectives on the Information Society - South Asia' in Bengaluru (India) on 18-19 April 2005.

IT for Change, with the support of the University of Manchester and Hivos, hosted a two-day workshop on the 9-10th March 2006 in Mysore (India). The purpose of the workshop exercise was to expose organisations working with poor women, and community leaders from amongst poor women’s groups in Karnataka, to the empowerment potential of ICTs.

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.

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 change, gender transformative processes and techno-social models. The workshop aimed to look at ICT-induced change from different vantages, and attempted to synthesise gender perspectives in relation to contextual ICT-led models of social change.