Development and IS

2014

In April 2014, IT for Change submitted a solicited input to the Second High Level Committee on Status of Women in India, analysing key policy and programmatic concerns in the area of 'Digital Technologies and Gender Justice in India'. The brief demonstrates the urgent need  for  a gendered analysis of the National e-governance Plan and e-…

2014

Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change, has been closely in dialogue with the Women's Major Group for the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals , urging for the inclusion of information society concerns in the SDG discussions. In December 2013, she submitted a note on 'ICT, information and data issues' to the Women…

2014

This research study, carried out by IT for Change in partnership with Dr. Lisa McLaughlin, Associate Professor from Miami University, Ohio (United States), explores the structural-institutional facets of the relationship between women entrepreneurs, ICTs, and the mainstream discourse on entrepreneurship. The research study was carried out…

2010

Anita Gurumurthy (IT for Change) represented IT for Change at the IDRC Public Panel on ‘The potential for open development for Canada and abroad’ held in Ottawa (Canada) on 5 May 2010. The panel discussion addressed issues such as unequal access to technology, threats to privacy, and intellectual property rights, examining…

2010

Prepared for a workshop on Open Development organised by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa (Canada) in May 2010, the paper presents a comprehensive critique of the concept of openness, taken from the technology discourse. The paper critically analyses the elements of openness – greater access,…

2009

IT for Change conducted a learning clinic at the 2009 PAN Asia Networking All Partners Conference (PAN ALL), held between on 12-14 June in Penang (Malaysia). The learning clinic sought to present an analytical framework (in the making) to unpack ICTD spaces examining power relationships within these. The framework explored…

2006

In this article published in the Economic & Political Weekly (11 March 2006), Parminder Jeet Singh and Anita Gurumurthy provide an evaluation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Tunis in November 2005, which was widely seen as a 'fuzzy' event, since WSIS was never mandated with…

2006

ITfC is partnering with the APC and UNDP amongst others to establish a Community of Expertise (CoE) on ICT Policy and Finance for Social, Community and Public Entrepreneurship under the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID).

2003
ITfC presented papers at two panels during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) at Geneva, Switzerland (10 December 2003). The first paper, "Globalised media and ICT systems", presents a feminist framework on globalisation, as well as going on to examine instances of militarism in the context of globalised media and ICTs. A feminist…