IT for Change along with Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Digital Empowerment Foundation, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan and the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) organized a workshop on "Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age", between November 14-15th 2016, in New Delhi.
The workshop was a great starting point in being able to bring together a coalition of committed and invested individuals, and begin a comprehensive dialogue about a framework for democratic accountability in the digital age. The Charter on Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age is a step to consolidate the emerging dialogue on data governance/ data in governance. As a document, it was born out of the group discussions and debates in the November workshop, and our larger research and advocacy efforts into citizen voice.
The draft charter is currently available on google docs for review and comment.
In a bid to take the momentum from the workshop forward and open up the charter to deliberation and enrichment, IT for Change organized a Round Table on March 11, 2017 in Bangalore.The round table involved a day of discussions and debate over the issues raised in the charter.
A civil society coalition, which emerged in the course of the round table which will work on developing the charter further and put together research and advocacy plan for action in the next few months.