As an organisation located at the unique intersection of development justice and digital rights, IT for Change convenes forums that serve various purposes – promoting dialogue, exchanging knowledge, building research community, providing training, educating the wider community and sharpening advocacy frameworks.



The second session of the Multi-year Expert Meeting on Enhancing the Enabling Economic Environment at All Levels in Support of Inclusive and Sustainable Development, and the Promotion of Economic Integration and Cooperation, is invited to discuss how the diffusion of digital technologies shifts the…

United Nations Headquarters, New York

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.


Priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;

Review theme: Participation in and access of…
University of Sydney, Australia

This workshop on Digital Rights in Asia is being organised as part of a Sydney Research Excellence Initiative (SREI)-funded project on Digital Rights in Australia and Asia.  It will include 20-30 participants, drawn from universities, policy agencies, NGOs, and industry, to explore, identify and discuss the key issues…

New Delhi

The Global Development Network is organising its 18th Global Development Conference, titled 'Science, Technology and Innovation for Development,' in New Delhi, between 22-23 March, 2018. The conference is intended to be a forum where global actors from governments, research, private sector and civil society can share…

South Centre

Parminder Jeet Singh from IT for Change will be a keynote speaker at this meeting.  The key questions that Parminder will respond to at this session will include:

As a global community, we need to decide on how data flows should be handled. Some have called data the ‘new oil’. Should it be given away freely? What are the different…



The twelfth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18 to 21 December 2017, on the theme, Shape Your Digital Future!

Join us at the following sessions -

1. Empowering global cooperation on cybersecurity for sustainable development & peace


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Yogesh K S attended the Swatantra 2017, sixth international free software conference which was held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India during 20-21 December 2017 organized by the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), an autonomous organization set up by the Government of Kerala, India for the propagation of FOSS. At…

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Songdo Convensia Convention Center, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Against this backdrop, DPADM/DESA, through its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Korea, will organize a Symposium from 5 to 8 December 2017 on “Building Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Institutions and Public Administration for Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

National Conference on ICT in School Education - Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Ajmer, November 28-30, 2017
Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

The conference provided an opportunity for exchanges of national and international initiatives and experience on ICT in school education, spreading information, and making suitable recommendations for policy planners, academic and administrative staff. The conference focused on a) Exploring innovative use of ICT is teaching-learning-assessment…

India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi

As the Eleventh Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Argentina ​draws near, it is important to create awareness among broad constituencies in India about the issues on the table, especially the challenges facing developing countries. We need to jointly learn about the linkages between these…


The National Gender Centre (NGC), Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, in partnership with UN Women had undertaken a project to strengthen institutional capacities on Gender Responsive Governance (GRG). The project is aimed to strengthen capacities of national and sub national…

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Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru
Karnataka, India
Borders is an initiative of Women’s Education Project - India (WEP-India) to foster partnering and exchange of strategies, programs, and resources among NGOs, social enterprises, CSRs, foundations and individuals committed to advancing the lives of girls and women.   Anita Gurumurthy from IT for Change will be a panelist in the discussion on ‘Is…
Kathmandu, Nepal.

Yogesh K S attended the State of the Map(SOTM) Asia conference held in September 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal. At the conference, he gave a lightning talk about different methodologies of adding local language map data on the OpenStreetMap platform. Listen to the talk here and get the slides here.

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Amrita Vasudevan  spoke at a panel at the Digital Citizen Summit, 2017 on 22nd September 2017. The panel  reflected on “Regulating search engines: Competition, free speech and human rights”.

IIT Bombay

Parminder Jeet Singh was invited by the Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay to deliver a talk on 'Digital Data - The New Raw Material in the Globalising Economy' as part of the Development Discourse Series. In the talk, Parminder unpacks data collection, use, and regulation from a political economy perspective; and also delves into the…


IT for Change presented key findings from the Voice or Chatter research project on July 5, 2017 at a webinar organised by Global Partnership for Social Accountability Knowledge Platform. A session recording is available here.

Majlis Legal Centre

The annual conference of the Majlis Legal Centre - Negotiating Spaces - chose to analyse the various facets, impacts and internal contradictions of on-line spaces, through a gender lens. Anita made a presentation on ‘What's happening today to women's rights and citizenship?’, focusing on the network- data complex and its…