As an organisation located at the unique intersection of development justice and digital rights, IT for Change convenes forums that serve various purposes – promoting dialogue, exchanging knowledge, building research community, providing training, educating the wider community and sharpening advocacy frameworks.


Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society Conference 2020
New York, US

The socialization of Artificial Intelligence and the reality of an intelligence economy marks an epochal moment. The impacts of AI are now systemic – restructuring economic organization and value chains, public sphere architectures and sociality. These shifts carry deep geopolitical implications, reinforcing historical exclusions and power…

Public Policy Forum & Public Policy LITfest
New Delhi

IT for Change was present at the the Public Policy Forum & Public Policy LITFest organised by the SKOCH Group. Speaking at a panel titled 'Data Governance at Crossroads', Anita Gurumurthy pointed out that all discussions on data governance must start by recognising data as a 'resource ecosystem', rather than as a commodity. Data governance…

Catch IT for Change at the following events: Release of the Digital Justice Manifesto

Pre-event organised by Just Net Coalition
Monday, November 25 | 14:20 - 18:15
Venue: Estrel Saal C
Speakers from IT for Change: Anita Gurumurthy, Parminder Jeet Singh

Internet Commons Forum

Pre-event co-organised by

I. Value creation and capture in the digital economy: Implications for developing countries

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Digital disruptions have rapidly led to the creation of enormous wealth, but it is highly concentrated around a small number of countries, companies and individuals. Meanwhile, they raise…

sotm asia
Krishibid Institution, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Yogesh K S will attend the State of the Map(SOTM) Asia 2019 conference being held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. At the conference, he will talk on how to dive deep into OpenStreetMap data using Taginfo.


We the People Hall, UN House, New Delhi

IT for Change and Indian Police Foundation, with support from UN Women and Web Foundation, organized a Strategy Meeting on a Systemic Response to Gender-based Cyberviolence, on 27 August 2019, in New Delhi at "We the People Hall", UN House, 55 – Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.

Today, gender-based cyberviolence is a veritable national crisis…

University of Hyderabad (UoH)

Yogesh presented a paper on ‘AI and Education’ at the National Seminar on 'Innovative Practices and Research in the era of Digi­Education' organised by Department of Education and Education Technology, Central University of Hyderabad (UoH).

While other presenters spoke about the potential benefits, Yogesh cautioned the participants on…

Women and the future of work in Asia
Kuta (Bali), Indonesia

Nandini Chami from IT for Change attended a conference in Bali, Indonesia to kick off a new regional project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) on the topic with the working title Women and the Future of Work in Asia .

The future of work will see wide-ranging changes for employers and workers, including automation, artificial intelligence…

Women and the future of work in Asia
Kuta (Bali), Indonesia

Nandini Chami from IT for Change attended a conference in Bali, Indonesia to kick off a new regional project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) on the topic with the working title Women and the Future of Work in Asia .

The future of work will see wide-ranging changes for employers and workers, including automation, artificial intelligence…

JNC Satellite Event
Hôtel LAICO Tunis (RightsCon Venue), CARTHAGE 2

Are you planning to be at RightsCon this year? Join us at Tunis, and be part of shaping a future agenda for digital equity and social justice.

Just Net Coalition invites you to the workshop:

What do social movements need to do in the age of data…

2020 & Beyond: Strategic Thinking Gathering

Anita Gurumurthy will be a participant at a 'strategic futures' workshop organized by the Transnational Institute (TNI) to discuss some of the key challenges social movements will need to confront in the next decade.

Anita will be focusing on technological transformations, digital monopolies and surveillance.

The Future of the WTO: Emerging Issues for Developing Countries 2019
New Delhi

Parminder Jeet Singh will be a discussant at the event titled “The Future of the WTO: Emerging Issues for Developing Countries” organized by the Third World Network and TWN Trust. The event aims to discuss the current situation at the WTO, the options faced by developing countries and in particular, India, and their emerging positions.

Stockholm Internet Forum 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

Nandini Chami will be a participant at the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) organised by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). SIF is a platform for advancing a free, open, and secure Internet as a driver of development. It offers an arena for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and collaboration. The forum will explore the most…

Data for development banner

Anita Gururmurthy spoke at the faculty workshop titled "Data for development: Mapping key considerations for policy and practice in India", which carried out an in-depth stocktaking of India's AI scenario. She focused on the following questions:

1. What is India’s current approach to data and AI technologies for development?

At the Same Table banner

Anita Gurumurthy attended the event "At The Same Table" facilitated by the EdelGive Foundation. It is an engagement platform for free and frank discussion on issues and ideas that collectively concern the funding community. It is a two-hour convening bringing together the funding fraternity in philanthropy - companies doing strategic CSR,…

Conference on Social Media and Democracy in the Global South Banner

Deepti Bharthur attended a roundtable event on Social Media and Democracy on 22nd March. The event was organised by CIS in collaboration with Social Science One, and the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age. The conference was on social media and democracy, with particular attention to the Global South, especially…

Policy lab on AI & Democracy

Ira Anjali Anwar and Meenakshi Yadav attended a policy lab on AI & Democracy, organised by Tandem Research in partnership with Microsoft Research and FES. It considered the ways in which AI and data-driven decision making are shaping ideals and practices of democracy in India, with a view towards identifying the relevant research and policy…

"Feminist Visions for the Future of Work" International Conference and Study Visit
Berlin & Geneva

Anita Gurumurthy was a panelist at an international conference organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) to reflect on “Feminist Visions for the Future of Work” with experts from trade unions, social movements and progressive feminist academics from Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The goal was to enrich the debates…

Global Data Law Conference, NYU Law
New York, USA

Parminder Jeet Singh will be a panelist at the session "Data Law in China and India" at the Global Data Law Conference which will be held on April 26-27, 2019 at NYU School of Law.
He'll be reflecting on India's data laws in the context of the broader e-commerce policy. 

He'll also be a part of the discussion on "Developing Digital…

Towards an empowerment scorecard for women in e-commerce: Session at UNCTAD eCommWeek
Geneva, Switzerland

Nandini Chami was a panelist at the session: 'Towards an empowerment scorecard for women in e-commerce' during  UNCTAD e-Commerce week in Geneva, Switzerland.

The pane deliberated on the following questions:

To what extent has the global digital economy and the current e-commerce regime been successful in furthering women’s…

International Conference on Universal Social Protection and Labour
Kathmadu, Nepal

Anita Gurumurthy was a speaker at International Conference on Universal Social Protection and Labour where she talked about 'Livelihood futures in the digital economy'. See her presentation here.

Digital Justice Workshop
Bangkok, Thailand

Just Net Coalition and its partners are organising a three day workshop on Equity and social justice in a digital world – An inter sectoral/movements dialogue for a digital justice agenda from 25-27 March, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop is aimed at shaping progressive and Southern agendas for the digital society and economy. Read more…

Drishya Kalika Kendra, G. Baiyappanahalli, Bengaluru

IT for Change is holding a session on public data sets by Dr. Rajendran Narayanan, professor, Azim Premji University. Dr. Narayanan has extensive experience working with public data sets especially on designing and developing bottom up Janatha information systems and his work on MGNREGA is also well known. The session will be delivered in…


Parminder Jeet Singh from IT for Change is speaking at International Asia Conference 2019 on 'Data Sovereignty vs. Free Data: A Debate on Data Localization'.

National Conference at RIESI
RIESI Bengaluru, Jnanabharathi Campus

Gurumurthy Kasinathan from IT for Change is speaking at the National Conference at RIESI on "Technology and English Language Teaching". 

FORE International Conference on Digital Innovation
FORE School of Management, New Delhi

Amrita Vasudevan from IT for Change is attending FORE International Conference on Digital Innovation as a plenary speaker. The conference aims to provide collaborative platform for researchers and experts to discuss the impact of digital technologies for creating safer cities in India. 



HCI 2018
Bangalore International Exhibition Center

Anita Gurumurthy is delivering a valedictory keynote at India HCI Conference 2018 on "Seeing beyond the screen - reflections on crafting technology for the art of change". The conference is organised by Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

Watch the presentation here.

Kerala Education Conference

Gurumurthy Kasinathan from IT for Change was a speaker at Kerala Education Conference on "Education in the age of Technology".

This education festival was conducted by Kerala School Teachers Association (KSTA) – the progressive and largest teachers association of Kerala to discuss the political, social, cultural and academic aspects and…

Launch of Technology Integrated Learning Course for B.Ed students
Vijaya Teachers College, Bengaluru

Vijaya Teachers College and Centre for Education and Technology, IT for Change are launching a blended course for B.Ed students of Vijaya Teachers College on “ICT integrated learning”.

This course, developed by IT for Change, is based on the National ICT Curriculum of Central Institute of Education Technology, National Council of…

Room No.202, CIET, NCERT

Parminder Jeet Singh is a panelist at 23rd All India Children's Educational Audio Video & ICT Mela organised by Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The theme of the panel is "Technology and Learning: The Road Ahead" where he will speak on open educational…

VTC Workshop
Vijaya Teachers College, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

DAY 1 19 November 2018

Introduction to the workshop 10.00 am – 10.30 am

1. Objectives of the refresher workshop of 1st semester course

2. Students expectations from this workshop

3. Students feedback about the course 4. Take them through the courses on moodle


Induction Training Programme
Ramanujan College, University of Delhi

The Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) of Ramanujan College, University of Delhi is organizing an Induction Training Programme for young college and university teachers. The Teaching Learning Centre has been initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India under its scheme Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National…

SOTM Asia 2018
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Yogesh KS from IT for Change attended the State of the Map (SotM) annual conference of OpenStreetMap (OSM) held this year at IIM Bangalore. The conference brought together participants and contributors from around the Asian countries to discuss challenges, learn, and celebrate mapping together on OSM.


#NAMApolicy discussion on the National E-commerce Policy
Hotel Royal Orchid (Domlur), Bangalore

E-commerce remains a small share of the overall retail in India, and any policy covering it will govern this fledgling ecosystem for at least a decade at a moment where its exponential growth has just started kicking in. The draft policy, albeit withdrawn, has raised concerns across a spectrum of issues, like FDI, privacy, protectionism, etc.,…