Students from Government and Aided High Schools in Bengaluru South presented their digital creations in a 'Digifest' organized on April 9 at Vijaya Teachers College. 



IT for Change and Indian Police Foundation, with support from UN Women and Web Foundation, are organizing a Strategy Meeting on a Systemic Response to Gender-based Cyberviolence.

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This report presents emerging insights from the research studies being undertaken under the project. Covering 14 countries and a range of domains and sectors, it examines the current trends in platformization, mapping the emerging policy responses and challenges. Read more from the 'Policy Frameworks for Digital Platforms' research network here.

It is becoming increasingly evident that the far reaching impacts of machine learning and AI demand immediate attention to the digitalisation of society itself. AI is not just another technology that has emerged on the horizon. On the contrary, it is a general purpose technology akin to electricity or the internal combustion engine that catalyses…

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…

The paper, developed for the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, examines, the nature of digital economy in a developing country context, focussing the study partly on Bengaluru, often called the Silicon Valley of the South. It distinguishes digital industry from the earlier software industry and then the Internet industry.The paper defines digital economy as one…

Education has been accepted as a project for social and political transformation, with the development of each individual not only for her economic gains, but also for building a just and humane society1. It also needs to promote awareness and build agency for sustainable development…

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’…


Looking Beyond Privacy: The Importance of Economic Rights to Our Data

Digital data and the pervasive intelligence that it provides about people, and about artefactual and natural phenomenon, is the very basis of a digital economy. With the industrial revolution, machines soon became practically unavoidable everywhere; the same will be true of much of digital intelligence-based…

Digital economy deserves more

Going by the chapter on data in the Economic Survey released on July 4, it seemed that the government’s new Budget would carry new thinking on the digital economy. If data of, for, and by, the people was going to be an important digital mantra, then the Budget had to build on this. However, the BJP government’s…

Misleading Takedowns: Facebook needs to be a lot more transparent when it comes to banning pages, groups

Earlier this week, Facebook deleted over 700 pages in India for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” and “spam”. Most of these pages were related to the Congress and the BJP. The action, evidently with an eye on the upcoming elections, targeted what Facebook described as deliberate attempts to mislead. Facebook’s…

Why owning their national data is important for developing countries

There are two ways to look at the digital economy.  One is just as progressive automation of production processes that has been going on for many years, now hitting a whole new level.  Another is to see it as a distinct discontinuity, much like the industrial revolution was.  The latter, within a few decades of…



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