Events

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.

PAST EVENTS

#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 The draft policy, albeit withdrawn, has raised concerns across a spectrum of issues, like FDI, privacy, protectionism, etc.,…

#NAMAprivacy discussion on the Data Protection report
Hotel Royal Orchid, Bangalore

The Justice Srikrishna Committee has released a draft data protection law for India, and we will be discussing the issues related to the draft bill, looking at the following issues amongst others,

    Issues related to data sovereignty, localisation, mirroring and cross border data flows.     Impact on consent, data collection, storage and…
Internet Governance Forum 2018
Paris

The thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be in Paris, France from 12 to 14 November 2018 on the theme, Internet of Trust. 

Join us at the following sessions -

1. Agenda setting session

Internet Rights and Principles: Sustainable Futures: The Internet, Human Rights, and Environmental Issues…

Digital Development Forum
Asian Development Bank Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

The Digital Development Forum 2018 was organised by the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines from 4 - 5 September, 2018 where Anita Gurumurthy represented IT for Change and made a presentation on the topic 'Are women benefiting equally from the digital economy?'

 

#Leave No Woman Behind – Furthering gender equality in the digital economy
Geneva

The digital economy can be a game-changer for gender equality, especially in developing country contexts. But this potential can be unlocked only if the policy roadmap focuses on women’s meaningful inclusion in the digital marketplace and on creating ‘high value’ opportunities through digital innovations in key economic domains. The session…

Impact of platform economy and digital trade on economic distribution
Geneva

Digital platforms are rewiring the global economy, fundamentally shifting how we socialize, work, buy, sell and consume. Being organized globally, most of these platforms directly impinge on global trade, and vice versa. The proposed session will address the multiple policy challenges that platforms, and global trade around them, present for…

Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru

ITfC conducted a workshop on ICT and Education for the Head Masters of schools run by Kristu Jayanti college and other private institutions, from across the country. Head Masters from around 100 schools across India participated, and the digital tools and the digital methods used in our work was a revelation for all of them. Some of them are in…

IT for Change Rethinking Tech-utopias
Azim Premji University PES Campus, Pixel Park, B Block Hosur Road, Electronic City, Bengaluru

The millennial euphoria about feminist emancipation in a digitally mediated new world is faced with a more sobering reality. While new possibilities for community and solidarity, voice and self expression, have certainly opened up, this is not a simplistic narrative of empowerment and change. Digital artifacts and spaces are no exception to…

Development Dimensions of Digital Platforms
Geneva, Switzerland

Between 16-20 April 2018, UNCTAD organised the 2018 edition of the e-commerce week. This year's theme was “Development Dimensions of Digital Platforms'. Anita Gurumurthy was invited to be a speaker at the session on ‘E-commerce, digital industrialization, and micro, small and medium enterprises'.

Ensuring women's inclusion in the digital economy
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Conference on ‘Digital Trade in Africa: Implications for inclusion and human rights’ was organised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 31 May-1 June 2018. Nandini Chami represented IT for Change and made a presentation on the topic ‘Ensuring women’s meaningful inclusion in the digital economy: Some reflections.’ The presentation can be found here…

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Victor Menezes Convention Centre (VMCC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India

Platforms are to the network age what the factory was to the industrial revolution. As with all times of paradigmatic change, public policy making in the domain must evolve to effectively meet the needs of the times. With support from International Development Research Council (IDRC), IT for Change’s global project ‘…

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Geneva

UNCTAD are organizing a brainstorming meeting for UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2019, which is to focus on "Capturing Value in the Digital Economy in Developing Countries".

The meeting will take place in Geneva, on Thursday, 31 May, and Friday, 1 June 2018. Parminder Jeet Singh from IT for Change will participate in the session. …

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