Advocacy

IT for Change is a civil society member of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC). In late 2012, the WGEC issued a questionnaire to the public, in a bid to elicit views on the World Summit on the Information Society's (WSIS) mandate regarding "enhanced cooperation" (appropriate mechanisms for governance of the global Internet). Find…

IT for Change was asked to provide inputs in the area of e-governance and ICTD to UNDP as it was developing its plan for the programming period of 2013-18. Upon thorough study of the e-governance and ICTD scenario in India and interweaving of UNDP's general priorities and outlook with the same, IT for Change came out with a detailed document…

Introduction:

The draft Bill opens up some important possibilities; if digital means can be used to deliver services in a completely transparent, accountable and efficient way, much can change in India. There are many important public services, and many important 'parts' of other…

We are happy to inform you that Parminder Jeet Singh of IT for Change has been selected as one of the five civil society members of the UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (on Internet-related public policy issues). His nomination was supported by 42 civil society organizations and networks worldwide.

IT for Change deliberates on the outcomes of the International Telecommunication Union’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in this op-ed for The Hindu. We consider the refusal of the US and its allies to sign the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) to be a historic turning point in…

Icann, the global authority dealing with domain names, is hastening the threat of monopolisation on the Internet through its new scheme
to sell generic words (like .beauty, .books, .search). IT for Change wrote an opinion piece in a leading English newspaper daily about how Icann is getting away with the problematic plan of putting up…

Brief elaboration of some points made during stakeholder consultation on “Legitimate Restrictions on Freedom of Online Speech:  Creating Balanced Approach: From Deadlock to Dialogue” held by FICCI on 4th of September, 2012

IT for Change took part in stakeholder consultation on “Legitimate Restrictions on Freedom of Online Speech: Creating Balanced Approach: From Deadlock to Dialogue” Held by FICCI on 4th of September, 2012. We also submitted written comments on how this issue should dealt at a practical level, especially in view of the very…

IT for Change engaged with Department of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Karnataka to help them in the process of shifting to public software along with revising their syllabus to include public software educational tools. This project had two broad objectives:

Build digital literacy in faculty members in institutions…