ICTD

To take recourse to the comfort of clichés, it can be easily said that we live in extremely interesting times. If there is one thing here that the spot light must not miss, it is how the sweeping winds of technological change have brought with them the expanding 'oligarchic nucleus' of democracy, the…

Below is Anita's Editorial for the special issue on Gender of The Journal of Community Informatics: I came into this special issue of the Journal of Community Informatics as guest editor with the rather common sense hypothesis that the notion of 'community' as well as information and communication systems are unequivocally gendered. It is well…

Gurumurthy K, IT for Change, participated in the “CeTIT 2010”(Citizens Empowerment Through Information Technology), the second edition of Conference-Cum-Exhibition on “e-governance” on 27th and 28th July 2010 organized by FICCI, Department of Information and Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (…

Talk on "Locating Gender Politics in the New Techno-Industrial Complex” by Dr. Lisa McLaughlin, Associate Professor in Media Studies and Women’s Studies, Miami University-Ohio, USA Date: Jul 23, 2010 (Friday) Time: 4 p.m. Place: CIS - The Centre for Internet and Society No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage Bangalore 560…

On June 16, a  high level delegation from  Tajikistan with members from government (Parliament, ICTs agencies), civil society organisations working on ICTs and development issues and the private sector  had a 2-hour discussion on the main programmatic areas and activities conducted by IT for Change. The group visited IT for…

A two day photo exhibition was organised in the villages Hosavaranchi (on Jun 7-8) and Attiguppe (May 31-Jun 1), in Mysore district, to showcase to the community the learning of adolescent girls who participate in the 'Kishori Chitrapata' (Adolescent girls' expressions on the video screen) Project, a collaborative…

The article by Giroux has several thought provoking ideas and assertions on the aims of education, the social context of school today, the role of teachers and education administrators... Debating: * Leadership vs management * Theory vs practice * Testing/measurable indicators and assessment * Training vs education * Role of teachers in student…

IT for Change Internship Programme is open for students enrolled in a graduate programme in the areas of Social Science, Development Studies, Education, Gender, ICTs and Communications. Eligible candidates interested in joining us as interns can send us your CV, followed by a proposal including the following information:…

The Hindu May 26, 2010 Special Correspondent KOCHI: Kerala is a role model for other States in implementing ICT-enabled (information and communication technology) education in schools using Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS), according to Rajen Vareda, moderator of U.N. Solution Exchange ICTD Community. Kerala's success in…

Adolescent girls (kishoris) from rural villages in Mysore district were trained in audio and video content to be used to promote contextual and participatory learning process among them. A photo exhibit revealing the perspectives of their communities is being organised by IT for Change in Attiguppe village on 31 May…