access to knowledge

2010

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Public software is 'software developed or procured, for the public good, which is publicly owned' (Guiding principles for public sector software). It is essential for participating in the digital society and thus needs to be provided to everyone as an…

2010

IT for Change, in collaboration with the e-Governance Department, the Department of Public Instruction and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Government of Karnataka), Karnataka State Knowledge Commission, ICT for Development Community/ Solution Exchange, UNESCO, organised a workshop on 'Software…

2010

IT for Change (ITfC) played an important role in campaigning efforts to bring to the Government of India's notice that the use of non-royalty-based open standards in e-governance are basic to ensuring people's right to information in a digital age.

As a part of advocacy efforts, ITfC worked with the National Campaign…

2009

This document was an input into the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Review of Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action.

It aims to use the powerful lens of the 'information society' to define the emerging priorities for analysis…

2008

This case study is part of a research project that sought to analyse how different telecentre models approach development on the ground, proceeding to elaborate a typology based on the cornerstones of participation and equity. To conduct this assessment, four telecentre projects were examined: the Gujarat government’s e-Gram…

2007

This paper was written for the second IGF – Access Plenary Panel (Rio de Janeiro, 2007). It posits that ICTD models for poor people cannot be driven by financial considerations, and neither can they be demand-driven. Access to ICTs for the information poor has a very direct impact on their development status; consequently, ICTs cannot be…

2006
This article was published in the EgovOnline.net magazine in August 2006. The challenge for the 'Right to Information' is that while such rights may have been translated into laws, the practice of enforcing such rights is one which in many contexts is out of reach for those without considerable access to legal or financial resources. However, it…