Research

2011

Under the 'Gender and citizenship in the Information Society' Research programme, Anita Gurumurthy and Arpita Joshi undertook visits to three tele-centre initiatives which showed a keen understanding of the gendered nature of technology use and society, especially targeting their programme to ensure reaching  marginalised women. The programmes…

2011

Government representatives of the three IBSA countries asked for creating a new UN agency for looking into global Internet governance issues in a paper that came to be known as Rio Recommendations. In this context, the meeting agreed that the models proposed by the Working Group on Internet Governance in 2005 provided useful…

2011

IT for Change wrote a paper titled 'A development agenda in Internet Governance - Outlining global public policy issues and exploring new institutional options' for the IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa) seminar on global Internet Governance that took place on 1-2 September 2011 at Fundação Getulio Vargas, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The event…

2011

IT for Change organised a panel with IKME at the EADI/DSA General Conference on 'Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty' which was held in York (United Kingdom) on 19-22 September 2011. The panel was titled 'How are Digital Technologies Transforming Development?' Anita Gurumurthy was a part of the panel…

2011

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IT for Change was asked to comment on the Final Report of the Research Project 'Mediating Voices and Communicating Realities – Using Information Crowdsourcing Tools, Open Data Initiatives and Digital Media to Support and Protect the Vulnerable and Marginalised' by Evangelia Berdou, research fellow at IDS. The commentary reflects on…

2011

For the tenth anniversary of Feminist Media Studies, Kumarini Silva and Kaitlynn Mendes engage with Carolina Escosteguy and Anita Gurumurthy about the degree of impact that feminism and feminist media studies have had, can have, and should have, in the global "South". The conversations show the importance of investigating the…

2010

In this article published in International Technology and International Development (Special edition on the Harvard Forum II), Anita Gurumurthy offers a macro-structural critique that derives from an analysis of some policy texts, as well as from the first-hand experience of IT for Change. Read the article here.

2010

Beyond the widespread economic and access-centred approach to ICTs, this think piece addresses the need to think about ICTs as a social phenomenon which impacts each of us, whether we actively use ICTs or not. ICTs have an important emancipatory potential for marginalised populations, and especially for women, as they allow…

2010

IT for Change was invited by the Journal of Community Informatics to guest-edit a special issue on gender and community informatics, which presents articles from various countries across the world and discusses how information and communication technology have a transformatory impact on gender relations. Please read the journal here.

2010

The study of two large 'ICTs programmes in School Education' (IPSE) programmes of neighbouring Indian states reveals some interesting insights. The integrated model followed in Kerala's IT @ Schools programme, which focused on developing systemic in-house capabilities anchored around school teachers, has shown considerable success; in terms of…