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.


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…

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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?

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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,…

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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.