IT for Change, an NGO located in Bengaluru, India, seeks to promote innovative and effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for socio-economic change in the global south. Current ICTs for Development approaches tend to over-valorise technology. They bring ideologies of market fundamentalism to development, replacing the cornerstone ethics of participation, social justice and gender equality.
Progressive development sector actors, we believe, must come together to influence the techno-social changes redefining our societies. Therefore we seek to build bridges across different sectors, in the global struggle towards an equitable information society. Our work in the areas of education, gender, governance, community informatics and internet policy push the boundaries of existing vocabulary and practice, exploring new development frameworks.
IT for Change is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
IT for Change undertakes research, advocacy and field work in the following thematic areas:
1. Development and Information Society
2. Community Informatics
3. Technology Governance
To read our annual reports and financial information for 2014-2015, click here.
# 393, 17th Main Road, 35th Cross
Jayanagar 4 T Block
Karnataka - 560041
Tel: +91 80 2665 4134/2653 6890
TeleFax: +91 80 4146 1055
ITfC was established in 2000 as a not for profit society registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960. It is registered under section 12A(a) of the Income Tax Act 1961, which allows it to receive grants and donations. ITfC is also recognised under section 80G of the same Act, and donations made to ITfC are eligible for a deduction from the taxable income of the donor.
Individuals and institutions interested in making donations to IT for Change can send a mail to ITfC[at]ITforChange[dot]net for information on making a donation.