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The meet aims to catalyze a common space for ideation, conceptualization, and articulation to build a vision and work towards concerted action towards the WSIS+20 review process.

The Global Digital Justice Forum (GDJ Forum) was invited by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to submit a civil society statement to the Chairperson and organizers of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+20 Forum High-Level Event 2024, which was held from 27 to 31 May 2024, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD…
IT for Change, in collaboration with Rishab Bailey, an independent tech policy consultant, responded to the call for public comments on the draft Digital Competition Bill, recommended by the Committee on Digital Competition Law.* The response agrees with the need for having an ex-ante framework to address digital competition. In particular, it seeks to create a regulatory…
The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence (AIAB) published an interim report on Governing AI for Humanity in December 2023. The initial proposal aimed to strengthen the international governance of AI by carrying out seven critical functions, which would contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.…
IT for Change’s Executive Director, Anita Gurumurthy, participated in a panel discussion at the WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event 2024, titled, ‘Digital Policy Perspectives’ on 30 May 2024. The panel analyzed how digital policies can foster an environment that champions both equity and inclusion, ensuring that no one is left behind. The speakers explored how fostering…
Overview English in India is a passport to socio-economic mobility. English, however, is not taught successfully, except in a few elite schools inaccessible to most students, who rely on the public (government) school system instead. This project has implemented an AI-driven software to support English language teachers in the public school system…
Ahead of the Thirteenth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Gender and Trade Coalition, a global alliance of international and regional feminist networks and progressive allies across civil society, academia and trade unions, has released a letter to the Member States and Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to…

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The Global Digital Compact We Need for People and the Planet

1. What’s the Global Digital Compact? The Global Digital Compact (GDC) is a framework for international digital cooperation that is currently being negotiated as an annex to the Pact for the Future, an intergovernmental agreement that seeks to “build a multilateral system that delivers for everyone, everywhere” with…

How theatre techniques can help students learn

One of the biggest challenges in education is the creation of an engaging, enriching and equitable classroom atmosphere which is ideal for learning. If the children are in a state of emotional stress or worry, they are unlikely to be open to learning the topic introduced by the teacher. Children have to feel that the…

Accelerating Bharat's Digital Agenda

Accelerating Bharat's Digital Agenda is about addressing two critical divides -- the digital divide in meaningful access, and the development divide in the data paradigm 1. The access divides India is rapidly digitalising but there is a risk of leaving Bharat behind. India had over 700 million active internet users as…

Mother tongue first

Imagine you joined a course without knowing that the instruction was in Russian. You would understand nothing. In a poignant scene from the Hindi movie, Taare Zameen Par, the parents of Ishaan, who is dyslexic, are asked to read Chinese and learn. They struggle and fail. This is what happens to thousands of Indian…

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