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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.

IT for Change's Executive Director Anita Gurumurthy and Research Associate Merrin Muhammad Ashraf submitted a response to the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology's (OSET) AI Risk Pulse Check survey as part of a horizon-scanning exercise on AI. The purpose of the Pulse check is to understand AI risks globally, as well as fine tune…
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.…
Our Research Assistant, Merrin Muhammed Ashraf, represented IT for Change at a virtual meeting convened by the co-facilitators of the Global Digital Compact (GDC) on 21 May 2024. The goal of the meeting was to provide an update on the GDC process while giving stakeholders the opportunity to exchange views on the Rev1 (Revised Text 1) of the Compact. Member States,…
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…

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…

Missed Opportunities in the OECD Guidelines Tech-related Updates

Increasing digitalisation has spawned a system-wide disruption resulting in a reorganisation of production on a global to local scale. This is evident in both traditional value chains and in newer forms of work organisation, like platform work, cloud work, microwork and other invisible, but significant, sectors. The…

Rights Concerns Ignored in Data Law

While DPDPA 2023 is a big step, it requires changes to better safeguard worker rights. Technological advancements, particularly in data-driven production processes, have expanded the scope of workplace regulation beyond individual privacy concerns to encompass data protections and economic justice within the paradigm…

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