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

2007

Anita Gurumurthy was at the 2007 Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) Conference held on 15-16 December in Bengaluru (India). She participated in a panel discussion on 'Meaningful Research for ICT and Development'. Her presentation highlighted the dominant meanings ascribed to ICTD theory both in…

2007

The 2007 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 12-15 November) and its overall theme was 'Internet Governance for Development'. IT for Change was part of several panels and workshops.

Anita Gurumurthy intervened at the plenary session on 'Access'. In her presentation,…

2007
IT for Change conducted an international workshop from 18-20 January 2007 in Bengaluru (India). The workshop proposed to examine the policy options for development in the information society by bringing together policy advocates, leading thinkers and researchers in both fields. The workshop was an effort to construct a social policy framework for…
2007
The information society phenomenon presents a paradigmatic shift in redefining political, social and institutional systems. However, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) which constitute a vital component of this phenomenon are mostly guided by neo-liberal principles and are nested in technical domains, resulting in the absence of…
2007

This meeting, organised by IT for Change, the Association for Progressive Communications, the International Women’s Tribune Centre, ISIS International, and Gloria Bonder (General Coordinator of the Regional UNESCO Chair Women, Science and Technology in Latin America), was held on 5-7 October 2007 in Bengaluru (India). Its…

2007
IT for Change made a presentation at the Access Plenary Panel during the second Internet Governance Forum (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 12-15 November 2007). The presentation posits that ICTD models for poor people cannot be driven by financial considerations, and neither can they be demand-driven. Progressive ICTD models must be embedded in social…
2006

IT for Change presented a paper titled 'Project development for expanding women's digital opportunities: some reflections' at the Policy and Strategy for Digital Opportunities from the Gender Perspectives organised by the Asian Pacific Women's Information Network Center (APWINC) in Seoul (South Korea) in July 2006. In this…

2006

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…

2006

IT for Change was part of a workshop on 'Audio visual resources for development: Moving towards open paradigms' in Bengaluru (India) on 15 June 2006. The workshop was aimed at initiating a policy dialogue on free sharing of audio visual (AV) development content aimed at grassroots interventions, so that these interventions…

2006

This paper, presented at the United Theological College (Bengaluru, India) on 14 December 2006, points out that ICTs are reshaping personal and institutional relationships and the new public reality that ICTs have helped create need to be seen as a new site for feminism. The author discusses the recent depoliticisation of gender and the…

2005

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.

The outcomes of the seminar as well as its specific outputs were to be tied into a sustained strategy for feminist…

2005
IT for Change along with APC WNSP, ISIS International Manila and DAWN organised a panel  titled "Governing digital spaces - The political economy of the information society and violence against women" at the 10th AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and Development held in Bangkok from the 27-30 October 2005. The proliferation of new…