IT for Change

2014

We organised a letter to Central and State Governments to replace Windows XP, which has been declared obsolete by Microsoft, with a free and open operating system, such as the BOSS GNU/Linux operating system (from CDAC, GoI) or any other GNU/Linux operating system like Ubuntu

2014

In 2014, the World Wide Web Foundation (WWW) in collaboration with SIDA launched 'ICTs for Empowerment of Women and Girls', a 12-month research and policy advocacy initiative with the vision of empowering women in and through the Internet, across ten countries in Africa, Asia and South America. IT for Change contributed to…

2014

The Post 2015 Women’s Coalition is an international network of feminist, women’s rights, women’s development, grassroots and social justice organizations working, through advocacy and movement building, to challenge and re-frame the global development agenda. As a member of the Advocacy Committee of the Post-2015 Women's Coalition, IT for…

2014

The UN Secretary General has issued a very important report on the SDGs process titled "The Road to Dignity for All: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet"

IT for Change submitted the following comments, specifically on ICTs and data…

2014

In September 2014, IT for Change and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, jointly organised a Round Table in Bengaluru titled 'Inclusion in the network society – mapping development alternatives, forging research agendas'. The Round Table brought together 28 research scholars, development practitioners and thinkers,…

2014

At the Geneva Internet conference that took place in mid November 2014, Parminder Jeet Singh was on a panel which included

Robert E. Kahn, CEO and President, Corporation for National Research Initiatives (one of the fathers of the internet). Hon. Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, Malta.…
2014

The Subject Teacher Forum (STF) an “in-service teacher education” program for high school teachers in Karnataka, was started in 2010-11 by Rashtriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) and Directorate of School Educational Research and Training (DSERT) Karnataka, in collaboration with IT for Change. The STF focuses on integrating ICTs for…

2014

ITfC has been working with teacher-educators from District Institute of Education and Training (DIETs) and Colleges of Teacher Education (CTEs) in Karnataka, over 2012-2016,  to build a 'community of practice' for teacher educators. This 'Community of Practice for teacher-educators' (COP TE) is being build in collaboration with Directorate of…

2014

Gurumurthy, IT for Change was a member in the Committee constituted by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) to deliberate on recommendations 8 and 12 of the Justice Verma Commission report. Recommendation No 8 is that “the first professional degree in Teacher Education be only face to face mode”, and recommendation 12 is "Faculty…

2014

The Subject Teacher Forum (STF) is an “in-service teacher education” programme for high school teachers in Karnataka was started in 2010-11 by RMSA Karnataka, in collaboration with IT for Change. Over the last four years, ITfC has trained around 500 Government High School teachers in mathematics, science, head teacher and social…