Events

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

November
2017

IT for Change will organise a national seminar on gender and online violence in November 2017 with TISS, Mumbai. Coming soon - Call for abstracts.

PAST EVENTS

2009

At the 2009 Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development (ICTD), IT for Change organised a panel  titled 'Tracing the genealogy of ICTD research: Premises, predispositions, and paradoxes of a field in the making'. As a field in the making, ICTD is situated right at the centre of an unfolding…

2009

This article, published in the Economic and Political Weekly  (3 October 2009), is a report of the consultation on the 'Misuse of Communication Technology and Its Linkages with Violence against Women' held in Trivandrum (India) in March 2009. The article advocates that policy choices  need to avoid narratives of fear around…

2009
Paper presented for the Commission on Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues of  the World IT Forum (WITFOR). The presentation emphasises the gender gap not just in terms of connectivity to the internet, but also access to the sophistication of ICTs. Identifying various factors detrimental to women's interests, it also critiques the closed nature of…
2009

This three-day event, called ‘The Daughters of Fire’, was organised by Vimochana and the Asian women’s Human Rights Council in July 2009 at Christ University, Bengaluru (India). The presentation focused on the theoretical framework examining media-related constructs and critiques of the 'new' public sphere through the lens of…

2009

IT for Change (ITfC) organised two panels at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in November 2009, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The overall theme of IGF 2009 was 'Internet Governance – Creating Opportunities for All'.

The first panel was about 'Multistakeholderism at the IGF: Assessing impact on…

2008

2008 - National Policy on ICT in School Education - first draft

In January 2008, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) released a draft National policy on ICTs in school education. This policy, drafted by a committee that included big businesses interested in the 'ICT in education' space was hugely problematic. The draft…

2008

IT for Change, in partnership with IKM Emergent Research Programme, organised a consultation on 'Digital story telling and local communication processes' (Bengaluru, 5th June 2008). The aim was to open up a process of dialogue among people who are interested in contextualised, development-oriented local communication…

2008

IT for Change organised a workshop on 'ICTs for participatory local development – Exploring a systemic approach'  in Bengaluru (India) on 9-10 December 2008. The event offered a forum for researchers from five countries – Brazil, India, the Philippines, South Africa and Uganda – to present their initial findings regarding a…

2008

The 2008 Internet Governance Forum(IGF) was held in Hyderabad, India, between 3-6 December with the  overall theme 'Internet for All'. IT for Change (ITfC), along with the Alternative Law Forum, the Centre for Internet and Society, the Delhi Science Forum, the Free Software Foundation and Knowledge Commons, sent an open…

2008

At the 2008 AWID Forum (Cape Town, South Africa, 14-17 November), IT for Change (ITfC) was  part of the strategic session on 'Politics, power and the Internet' which discussed the intersections between women's rights and communication rights, and why communication rights are critical to women's movements. ITfC was also…

2007
Mridula Swamy presented this paper titled 'A gendered analysis of research methodologies in ICTD projects in India' at the Global Training Exchange (GTM) Programme held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in June 2007. The GTM is a major activity of the second phase of the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) project of the Association for Progressive…
2007

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…