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

European Commission Towards a Gender-Equal World
Webinar

Nandini Chami will participate in a panel discussion on 'Promoting Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment through Digitalization' at a high-level event organized the European Commission, in cooperation with the European External Action Service and the German Presidency of the European Union, on November 25 2020.

The event will mark the launch of…

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Webinar

Bhavna Jha will be speaking at Cybercrimes Against Women: Towards A New Legal Framework, a webinar held on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, organized by the Centre for Constitutional Rights Research & Advocacy (CCRRA), India.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues and more women take to digital spaces…

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Webinar

Parminder Jeet Singh will be speaking at a session on Financing for Development and South Asia, as part of the series "South Asia Peoples Forum on the SDGs (SAPF 2020): Protecting Rights of the People in the time of Covid-19 crisis".

Focusing on the critical issue of financing key development objectives including but not limited to the…

UN IGF 2020
Online

Rising to the challenges of a global pandemic, the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be convened virtually this year from Nov 2 - 17, 2020.

Like every year, the IGF will bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals to discuss public policy issues about the Internet, aiming to facilitate a common understanding of…

Non-Personal Data: Scope and Challenges
Webinar

Parminder Jeet Singh is participating in a panel discussion on Non-Personal Data: Scope and Challenges, as part of IIM Bangalore and IISc Bangalore's panel series on Non-Personal Data for Public Good.

The first in the panel series, this kick-off discussion will look at the potential for Non-Personal Data to provide significant economic…

Economies Through Data: Southern Feminist Perspectives
Webinar | Masterclass

Anita Gurumurthy gave a masterclass on Economies Through Data: Southern Feminist Perspectives, as part of the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies, 2020. This masterclass was organized by DAWN and Escuela de Economia Feminista in collaboration with IT for Change and Feminist Digital Justice.

Anita discussed how the struggles…

Digital Sequence Information: Taking Stock and Moving Forward
Webinar

Anita Gurumurthy participated in a webinar on Digital Sequence Information: Taking Stock and Moving Forward, organized by the Third World Network as part of their Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework series of webinars.

The webinar aimed to bring participants up to date on international discussions related to digital sequence…

Who Controls the Data? Perspectives on Digital Sovereignty From the Global South
Webinar

Parminder Jeet Singh is participating in a panel discussion on perspectives on digital sovereignty in the Global South, organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Washington, DC, a non-profit organization that is part of the global green movement, and Konnektiv, a Berlin-based agency working at the intersection of technology, collaboration,…

#TechforNotSoGood? How Can Data and Technology Be Applied to Improve Development/Humanitarian Outcomes Without Exacerbating Inequalities and Causing Harm?
Webinar

Gurumurthy Kasinathan is participating in a panel discussion on the application of data and technology to improve developmental and humanitarian outcomes without exacerbating inequalities and causing harm, organized by the London International Development Network, on 22 October, 2020.

This panel will discuss whether data and technology…

Why Does Data Governance Matter for Workers' Rights?
Webinar

IT for Change is co-organizing a webinar on 'Why Does Data Governance Matter for Workers' Rights?' with Public Services International, Focus on the Global South, and Third World Network. This is the third and last of a three-part webinar series on digital trade rules and workers' rights.

The webinar will explore why data governance…

Understanding the Digital Economy at the Covid Conjuncture
Webinar

Anita Gurumurthy gave a talk titled ‘Understanding the Digital Economy at the Covid Conjuncture’, as part of a one-month, international webinar series on Covid-19 and its impact on women. This series was a collaborative effort between the Department of Women’s Studies, University of Calicut and the Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS…

What the Social Contract Means in the Age of Data – Feminist Visions and Perspectives
Webinar

IT for Change and the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development, an alliance of women’s organizations and networks which advocates for the advancement of women’s human rights and gender equality in the Financing for Development related UN processes, co-hosted a panel on What the Social Contract Means in the Age of Data – Feminist…

Workshop on Digitalisation and Women
Online Workshop

IT for Change's Khawla Zainab and Ankita Aggarwal made a presentation on Understanding Data Capitalism as part of a two day workshop on Digitalisation and Women. 

The workshop, organized by World March of Women, saw feminist activists from across countries coming together to discuss issues such as digitalisation and women's labor,…

Feminist Internet - An Alternative
Webinar

IT for Change's Anita Gurumurthy was a panelist at a discussion on 'Feminist Internet -- An Alternative', co-organized by Breakthrough and Arthan.

This session was a part of a 2-day series about 'Making Technology Gender Inclusive', to understand how technology can be made gender friendly and more accessible by women and girls.

Digital Commons: Action-Research Perspectives
Webinar

IT for Change's Deepti Bharthur and Nandini Chami participated in a discussion about 'Digital Commons: Actions Research Perspectives' on Thursday, 10th Sept 2020, at 5:00 pm.

The discussion was part of a collaborative initiative by the Centre for Financial Accountability (CFA) and Environment Support Group Trust (ESG) titled '…

Criticism of Globalisation in the Digital World: Big Data, Technology Giants and Counter-force
Webinar

Parminder Jeet Singh contributed to the plenary meeting on “Criticism of Globalisation in the Digital World: Big Data, Technology Giants and Counter-force”, organised by the Karibu Foundation as part of the Norwegian Social Forum, from 4 - 6 September. The theme of the 2020 forum was “From Crisis to Struggle”, focusing on peoples’ mobilisation…

Research and Destruction – The Role of Science in Waging Imperialist War and Fighting for Just Peace
Webinar

Anita Gurumurthy spoke at a two-part webinar series titled 'Research and Destruction: The Role of Science in Waging Imperialist War and Fighting for Just Peace', organized by Commission 13 of the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). 

This webinar series highlighted the ways in which scientific institutions utilize their…

Computer Says No: Can Algorithms Be Fair?
Zoom Webinar

Gurumurthy Kasinanthan participated in a discussion about whether algorithms are here to stay, and how we can respond to the challenge of algorithmic injustice, organised by Open Democracy on 27th Aug 2020.

The discussion raised issues about governments increasingly using algorithms to make decisions that affect us all. The UK’s exam…

Strategy Discussion on the Gig Economy
Webinar

Sadhana Sanjay represented IT for Change at a virtual roundtable about the gig economy, co-organized by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and the Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL).

The discussion brought together civil society organizations and workers organizations working on the gig economy to…

Trade Deal between India and the US: What does it mean for Agriculture
Zoom Webinar

India and the US are close to signing a limited trade deal that includes some key agricultural and dairy products, medical devices and some issues of digital trade. India hopes to secure a continuation of GSP concessions and a possible reversal of punitive tariff hikes by the US. However, a more ambitious Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is also…

Janta Parliament: A Virtual People's Parliament
Zoom Webinar

Anita Gurumurthy participated in the Janta Parliament, a virtual people's parliament, jointly organised by by several civil society initiatives and grassroots movements, to discuss urgent governance, policy and rights-based issues that have arisen during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to put forward policy suggestions to the government.

The…

Countering the Effects of the Pandemic: Women's Viewpoints
Zoom Webinar

Anita Gurumurthy will be speaking at an online conference entitled "Countering the Effects of the Pandemic: Women’s Viewpoints" organized by the "women and girls" working group of the Civil BRICS.

The discussion will highlight some of the principal economic problems that BRICS countries are facing after the pandemic, and discuss…

Unpacking Community Consent and Collective Models for Data Stewardship
Zoom Webinar

Parminder Jeet Singh will be a panelist for a discussion about 'Unpacking Community Consent and Collective Models for Data Stewardship', facilitated by Astha Kapoor. This panel, hosted by Aapti Institute, is part of their discussion series titled 'Data Deliberations'.

The idea of community ownership and governance of data and the…

Data Governance Network's Fifth Quarterly Roundtable
Webinar

IT for Change's Anushka Mittal and Parminder Jeet Singh will participate in the Data Governance Network's Fifth Quarterly Roundtable, hosted by IDFC Institute. The online roundtable, which takes place between August 4 and August 6, will see researchers present their work on use of technology in government and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trade Deal between India and the US: What Is on the Menu?
Zoom Webinar

India and the US are close to signing a limited trade deal that includes some key agricultural and dairy products, medical devices and some issues of digital trade. India hopes to secure a continuation of GSP concessions and a possible reversal of punitive tariff hikes by the US. However, a more ambitious Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is also…

Virtual Stakeholder Consultation on Non-Personal Data Governance
Zoom Meeting

IT for Change's Parminder Jeet Singh will be speaking about community rights over data at the virtual stakeholder consultation on non-personal data governance, organized by The Dialogue on Friday, July 31 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm IST.

The objectives of the consultation, held in the wake of the Committee of Experts’ report on India’s Non-…

IT for Change at RightsCon Online 2020
RightsCon Online Platform

Rising to the challenges of a global pandemic, the RightsCon Summit Series will be hosting its ninth edition on an online platform from July 27-31, 2020.

Like every year, the summit will bring together business leaders, policy makers, technologists, advocates, academics, government representatives, and journalists from…

Interactive Online Discussion on the Draft Non-Personal Data Governance Framework
Webinar

Parminder Jeet Singh was a part of an interactive discussion about the draft non-personal data governance framework. The session was moderated by Amrita Choudhury from CCAOI and Internet Society, India Delhi Chapter, and Rahul Sharma from The Perspective.

The participants deliberated on the nature of non-personal data and issues…

Data Ownership: Corporate Control or Collective Ownership?
Zoom Webinar

Parminder Jeet Singh's latest research 'Economic Rights in a Data-based Society: Collective Data Ownership, Workers’ Rights, and the Role of the Public Sector' was presented and discussed at the conversation about 'Data Ownership: Corporate Control or Collective Ownership?', organized by Public Services International – PSI and the Friedrich…

Covid and Free Trade: Workers Countering Big-Tech in the Post-Covid Era
Webinar

IT for Change will co-host a webinar with Public Services International (PSI) titled 'Covid and Free Trade: Workers Countering Big-Tech in the Post-Covid Era' .

While the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health crisis and is predicted to have devastating economic impacts, technology giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook,…

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Yogesh KS will participate and present a paper on Integrating Wikis into Open and Distance Learning, co-authored with Gurumurthy Kasinathan, at the 24th Indian Distance Education Associate (IDEA) National Conference. The presentation is scheduled between 3:15 pm and 4:45 pm on July 18, Saturday.

The event is being organized by the…

IAMCR
Recorded online panel

Anita Gurumurthy will participate in the second plenary panel for the 2020 conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) which aims to examine the theme 'The Future of Internet Governance: Risk, Trust and Institutions'.

IAMCR 2020 online sessions and plenaries will be a series of high-quality pre…

Digitisation and Population Surveillance after Covid-19
Webinar

Anita Gurumurthy is one of the speakers at this panel discussion on the long-term implications of increasing digitisation and population surveillance in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. The panel will focus on the long-term consequences of increasing levels of digitised cash transfers, digitised cash payment systems and digital health…

COVID-19, Trade in Services and E-Commerce
Zoom Meeting

Parminder Jeet Singh was a delegate at a meeting about "COVID-19, Trade in Services and E-Commerce". The meeting was organized by South Center in collaboration with UNCTAD, Centre for WTO Studies, IT for Change, Public Citizen and TWN.

In the session overview, Aileen Kwa and Amb Mulumbi Peter addressed concerns about "What is needed in…

Gender-Based Violence and Technology
Webinar

Bhavna Jha spoke at a webinar on Gender-Based Violence and Technology organized by UNDP and UNICEF.

The webinar discussed the rise in the use of mobile and web-based technology to support the increasing number of survivors of gender-based violence since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy dialogue focused on the…

ICT4S
Webinar

Anita Gurumurthy was part of this online panel on 'Digitalisation and Global Equity: Who Benefits, Who Loses?' organised by ICT for Sustainability.

While stories of global digital enablement continue to be told and manifest in various ways, new forms of disadvantage, divides and even imperialist structures have also emerged. The…

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Webinar

Anita Gurumurthy was one of the speaker at a webinar organised by the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIR Network) on a feminist transformation of the internet. Other speakers included Mariana Valente of Internet Labs, Marwa Azelmat, Helani Galpaya of LIRN Asia and Anriette Esterhuysen.

Covid-19 Pandemic and Higher Education: Challenges and Beyond
Webinar

IT for Change's Gurumurthy Kasinathan was a panelist at the e-assembly on 'Covid-19 Pandemic and Higher Education: Challenges and Beyond', on June 17 and 18. The e-assembly aimed to deliberate on the issues and concerns in higher education due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. Gurumurthy Kasinathan spoke at the panel on “Digitalizing Higher…

Digital trade rules
Webinar

The global trade in data now outstrips trade in goods, and data is widely understood as a valuable raw material. Importantly, it is a raw material that we all create, through our lives and work, yet most of us - including public bodies like the NHS and communities in the Global South - are capturing little if any value from our data output.…

TNI webinar
Webinar

Prior to the pandemic, popular opposition to the power of Big Tech was growing. Yet, in the Covid-19 moment, Big Tech has emerged stronger than ever. A new digital economy opportunism is deepening faultlines of inequality, while systems of surveillance are being normalised that will invariably be deployed along class and race lines.

This…

women leadership in critical times
Webinar

IT for Change's Executive Director Anita Gurumurthy is speaking at an online seminar titled 'Women, Leadership and Sustainability in Critical Times'. This is a joint initiative of the University of Padova Centre for Gender Studies ‘Elena Cornaro’ and the Department of Politics Law and International Studies: the first in a series of meetings…

gender and trade event
Webinar

IT for Change's Nandini Chami is one of the speakers at the webinar on 'Trading Away Women’s Rights: How Free Trade has Undermined Women’s Human Rights Before & During This Time of Pandemic'. The event will focus on the ways in which the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further exarcerbated the undermining of the rights outlined in the…

Algorithmic Accountability in India
Webinar on Zoom

IT for Change's Executive Director Parminder Jeet Singh will be part of this roundtable discussion intended to explore the challenges of automated decisions made within governmental setups, and how to tactically use and strategically employ existing legal standards mechanisms as means of accountability for such systems. It will bring together…

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Zoom

IT for Change's Parminder Jeet Singh will be part of a webinar hosted by FES and Public Services International. The input will be provided by Parminder  to present the key findings of the study titled, 'Economic Rights in a data-based society' .

Comments will be provided by Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of Public Services…

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IT for Change's Anita Gurumurthy will be part of a webinar hosted by FES in Asia and WIDE. Titled 'The Digital Economy in Asia: Feminist Perspectives', the webinar will explore feminist perspectives on how the Fourth Industrial Revolution is impacting the present and future of women's work in Asian economies. In…

Panel discussion on PDP Bill
Lecture Hall No. 1, India International Centre (Annexe), New Delhi

The panel included Justice (retd.) BN Shrikrishna, Parminder Jeet Singh, executive director of IT for Change, Ashutosh Chadha, vice president of public policy at MasterCard, Rama Vedashree, chief executive officer of Data Security Council of India (DSCI), and Bishakha Bhattacharya, Executive Government and Regulatory Affairs, IBM India. The…

ICRIER and MEITY
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Anita Gurumurthy was a panelist at a one-day conference on “Internet Governance in India: People, Purpose and Process” organised by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) with the support of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY).

This paper was written as part of the…

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…

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Berlin
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
FGV, ISOC,…

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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.

 

WTO
Geneva
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…

civic society convention
Bellagio Centre

Anita Gurumurthy participated in a convention titled 'Built for Purpose: Charting the Future of Asia's Civil Society in Transformative Times' organised by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The event brought together various civil society activists.

Anita's presentation at this event, tited 'New Actors, New…

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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…

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
Netherlands

Anita Gurumurthy was 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.

The subject of the presentation was 'Surveillance Capitalism and Digital Futures'. We are in the age of surveillance…

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…

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.

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…

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Bangalore

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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Bangalore

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?
2.…

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.

 

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…

Policy lab on AI & Democracy
Bangalore

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…

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…

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…

"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…

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Bangalore

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…

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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…

ITECHLAW
Bangalore

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". 

Kerala Education Conference
Kozhikode

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…

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.

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. 

 

 

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…

NCERT
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…

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…

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

Personal…

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.

 

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…

#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.,…

#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…

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?'

 

#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…
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…

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Marrakesh, The Kingdom of Morocco

The 2018 United Nations Public Service Forum will take place in Marrakesh, in the Kingdom of Morocco from 21-23 June 2018, with the theme of “Transforming governance to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

Anita Gurumurthy will speak on 'ICT and Inequality – What sustainable strategies to close the Digital Divide
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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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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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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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Hyderabad

IT for Change is conducting a district level workshop for MIS coordinators in Hyderabad from 15 - 19 May 2018. 

For more details, click here.

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BPR&D Conference Hall, New Delhi

Annual Flagship Confluence of Ideas and Thought Leadership being jointly hosted by BPR&D and the Indian Police Foundation on 16&17 May 2018, at the BPR&D Conference Hall, New Delhi. The theme for this year’s conference is : A STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR POLICING IN THE DIGITAL AGE. 

COPPS 2018 seeks to bring to the fore-front,…

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Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

RightsCon Toronto 2018 is the seventh event in the RightsCon Summit Series. As the world’s leading conference on human rights in the digital age, it brings together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defenders from around the world to tackle pressing issues at the…

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iCED, Jaipur

iCED is holding a National Training Programme on "Audit of Universalization of Education" from 14 May to 18 May 2018 for officers of Indian Audit & Accounts Department.

It is a 5-day programme, aiming at capacity building of participants on issues relating to School Education in India, Right to Education, Inclusion and Equity,…

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Kristu Jayanti College

Session on 'ICT and Education' in a workshop for 100 principals from high schools and higher secondary schools/colleges at Kristu Jayanti College on 4 May 2018.

Workshop Objectives: Understanding possibilities of integrating ICT in education Orientation on concept mapping Orientation on how to create text resources (LibreOffice writer)…
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…

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Hotel Taj West End, Bangalore

The Government of India would host the Third Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) at Mumbai in June 2018. In this regard, RIS is closely working with the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, as the Knowledge Partner to organize eight thematic lead-up events and a…

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Palais des Nations, Geneva

UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week, now in its fourth edition, is today the leading forum for Ministers, senior government officials, CEOs and other business representatives, international organizations, development banks, academics and civil society to discuss the development opportunities and challenges associated with the evolving digital economy.…

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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'.

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Ramanujan college, University of Delhi

The Teaching Learning Centre of Ramanujan College organized one month Induction Training Programme for young college and university teachers from 9th April-5th May, 2018.  ITfC will conduct sessions on 16th April on "ICT: effective use of technology for teaching, learning and evaluation".

Workshop objectives Learning how to use ICT to…
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University of Sydney, Australia

This workshop on Digital Rights in Asia is being organised as part of a Sydney Research Excellence Initiative (SREI)-funded project on Digital Rights in Australia and Asia.  It will include 20-30 participants, drawn from universities, policy agencies, NGOs, and industry, to explore, identify and discuss the key issues…

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University of Manchester, UK

The DIODE network will be holding a two-day workshop in Manchester, UK on 11-12 April 2018. It will consist of:

A workshop of presentations on “Development Implications of Digital Economies: Findings and Next Steps” An action workshop finalising research priorities on digital economies in developing countries An action workshop developing…
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Vijaya Teacher's College, Bangalore

ITfC designed and conducted a workshop for Trained Graduate Teachers at Vijaya Teacher's college from 2nd to 4th April 2018.

In the workshop, the teachers learnt to use different different digital methods for supporting self-learning, peer learning and collaborative learning. They also practised the integration of ICT for resource…

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Vijaya Teachers College, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

ITfC designed and conducted the second workshop for Bengaluru Teacher Education Colleges faculty (B.Ed. program) from 24 - 28.

In the workshop, teacher educators from six colleges of teacher education in Bengaluru, learnt to use the Learning Management System Moodle as students and as faculty. They learnt to use the spreadsheet…

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New Delhi

The Global Development Network is organising its 18th Global Development Conference, titled 'Science, Technology and Innovation for Development,' in New Delhi, between 22-23 March, 2018. The conference is intended to be a forum where global actors from governments, research, private sector and civil society can share…

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United Nations Headquarters, New York

We participated in the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women  (March 2018). The themes of CSW 62 were as follows:

Priority theme: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;

Review theme: Participation in and access of women to the media, and…
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South Centre

Parminder Jeet Singh from IT for Change will be a keynote speaker at this meeting.  The key questions that Parminder will respond to at this session will include:

As a global community, we need to decide on how data flows should be handled. Some have called data the ‘new oil’. Should it be given away freely? What are the different…
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Geneva

The second session of the Multi-year Expert Meeting on Enhancing the Enabling Economic Environment at All Levels in Support of Inclusive and Sustainable Development, and the Promotion of Economic Integration and Cooperation, is invited to discuss how the diffusion of digital technologies shifts the…

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Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bengaluru

Karnataka Election Watch (KEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) are organising the 14th Annual National Conference on Electoral and Political Reforms on 10 March 2018. Anita Gurumurthy from IT for Change is a panelist at the session on 'Information & Communication Technology for Better Governance.'

 

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Ramanujan college, University of Delhi

The Teaching Learning Centre of Ramanujan College organized a seven day Faculty Development Programme on “Skill based Teacher’s Training in ICT, IPR and Research” to enhance the skill set of the teaching fraternity from 5 March 2018 to 11 March 2018. IT for Change  conducted sessions on 9 and 10 March on ICT integration in education.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

Parminder Jeet Singh from IT for Change will be participating in the workshop - 'Digital Trade and Industrialization: Perspectives from the South' organised by Department of Commerce (Government of Sri Lanka) and UNCTAD in partnership with Sri Lanka Export Credit and Insurance Corporation and Centre for WTO Studies.…

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Bengaluru

Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust,  Sivananda Sarma Memorial Rv College, Jayanagar Bangalore, Bangalore University and Centre For Educational And Social Studies (Cess) are organising a one day seminar on Quality Assurance In Higher Education.

Gurumurthy Kasinathan from IT for Change will be a discussant in the Session 3: Technology for…

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IIT Bombay

The Gender Policy Study Unit of the Centre for Policy Studies, together with H&SS Department is organising a half day workshop on 8th March, the International Women’s day in the afternoon; 3.00 to 6.00 pm, at Room 31 VMCC as part of its Policy Discourse series.The theme of the workshop is “Policy making: Gender…

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Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay

Anita Gurumurthy was invited to deliver a lecture at the Women and Work dialogue convened by Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018.

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91 Springboard, 7th Block Koramangla

A two hour curated mixer to be held in three cities: Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. MASH Project has collaborated with India Fellow to bring awareness about the India Fellow Program to graduates and graduating students. This mixer aims at introducing potential fellows to career opportunities in the field of social entrepreneurship. Speakers…

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TISS Mumbai Campus

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences is organising a 'Collaborative Knowledge Building: Interrogating Processes and Patterns' workshop to be held at the Mumbai campus from 26th-27th February. The workshop will hold 16 paper presentations under the following sub-themes: 

Interrogating the Collective Knowledge Building Process Diverse…
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Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, 15-A, Rizal Marg, Chanakyapuri, Delhi

Parminder Jeet Singh will be facilitating the session ‘E-commerce – state of play and outlining key issues’ at the meeting- ‘Brainstorming on WTO in the post-MC11 phase'. This meeting is organised by Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India in partnership with Centre…

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IIT Bombay

On 17 February 2018, Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay, organised the Annual Policy Dialogue on the Information Economy (IE). The dialogue sought to deliberate upon new research agendas on the information economy, in the current age of pervasive digitalisation and datafication. Anita Gurumurthy and Parminder Jeet…

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YMCA Hall, Chittoor Road, Ernakulam

Anti-FTA Committee along with Kerala State Swathantra Matsya Thozhilali Federation, Farm Care Foundation, Voters Alliance is organizing a workshop on Ministerial Conference 11 @ Buenos Aires (Argentina): effect on Indian Agriculture, Fisheries, Small Trade and Industries, Critical analysis and way ahead on 12th February 2018 @ YMCA Hall,…

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Delhi University, New Delhi

Anita Gurumurthy was invited to hold a session on media, knowledge and development by the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi to the Round Table Conference organised as part of their ICSSR research programme on Knowledge, Development and Politics in Post-Colonial India: Contestations in State, Market and Civil Society.

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TISS Mumbai Campus

IT for Change, Bengaluru, and Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, are organising a National Dialogue on Gender-based Cyber Violence, with support from the Women's Rights Online programme of the Web Foundation.

The issue calls for urgent dialogue and deliberation. Reports about technology-…

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Education University of Hong Kong

Achieving significant impact in moving towards fulfilling SDG4 requires significant effort, resources and international collaboration. IDRC together with the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) and The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) will host an international meeting…

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Geneva

The twelfth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18 to 21 December 2017, on the theme, Shape Your Digital Future!

Join us at the following sessions -

1. Empowering global cooperation on cybersecurity for sustainable development & peace

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Trivandrum

Yogesh K S attended the Swatantra 2017, sixth international free software conference which was held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India during 20-21 December 2017 organized by the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), an autonomous organization set up by the Government of Kerala, India for the propagation of FOSS. At…

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Songdo Convensia Convention Center, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Against this backdrop, DPADM/DESA, through its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Korea, will organize a Symposium from 5 to 8 December 2017 on “Building Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Institutions and Public Administration for Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

National Conference on ICT in School Education - Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Ajmer, November 28-30, 2017
Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

The conference provided an opportunity for exchanges of national and international initiatives and experience on ICT in school education, spreading information, and making suitable recommendations for policy planners, academic and administrative staff. The conference focused on a) Exploring innovative use of ICT is teaching-learning-assessment…

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India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi

As the Eleventh Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Argentina ​draws near, it is important to create awareness among broad constituencies in India about the issues on the table, especially the challenges facing developing countries. We need to jointly learn about the linkages between these…

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Mussoorie

The National Gender Centre (NGC), Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, in partnership with UN Women had undertaken a project to strengthen institutional capacities on Gender Responsive Governance (GRG). The project is aimed to strengthen capacities of national and sub national…

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Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru
Karnataka, India
Borders is an initiative of Women’s Education Project - India (WEP-India) to foster partnering and exchange of strategies, programs, and resources among NGOs, social enterprises, CSRs, foundations and individuals committed to advancing the lives of girls and women.   Anita Gurumurthy from IT for Change will be a panelist in the discussion on ‘Is…
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Green Templeton College, Oxford, UK

Anita Gurumurthy attended the DIODE Network’s workshop at the Green Templeton College, Oxford, UK, between 9-10 October 2017. At the workshop, she made a presentation on data in digital trade debates, using the RCEP negotiations as an exemplar.

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Kathmandu, Nepal.

Yogesh K S attended the State of the Map(SOTM) Asia conference held in September 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal. At the conference, he gave a lightning talk about different methodologies of adding local language map data on the OpenStreetMap platform. Listen to the talk here and get the slides here.

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India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Amrita Vasudevan  spoke at a panel at the Digital Citizen Summit, 2017 on 22nd September 2017. The panel  reflected on “Regulating search engines: Competition, free speech and human rights”.

IIT Bombay

Parminder Jeet Singh was invited by the Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay to deliver a talk on 'Digital Data - The New Raw Material in the Globalising Economy' as part of the Development Discourse Series. In the talk, Parminder unpacks data collection, use, and regulation from a political economy perspective; and also delves into the…

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IT for Change presented key findings from the Voice or Chatter research project on July 5, 2017 at a webinar organised by Global Partnership for Social Accountability Knowledge Platform. A session recording is available here.

Majlis Legal Centre

The annual conference of the Majlis Legal Centre - Negotiating Spaces - chose to analyse the various facets, impacts and internal contradictions of on-line spaces, through a gender lens. Anita made a presentation on ‘What's happening today to women's rights and citizenship?’, focusing on the network- data complex and its…

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Kerala, India

Anita Gurumurthy was a speaker at Workshop on Unpacking Participatory Democracy: From Theory to Practice and From Practice to Theory organised by ISID, McGill University, IMG and TISS. She presented in the  Breakaway Session 4B: Digital Technology/Demystifying Technology. 

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IT for Change, Bangalore

A pre-consultation meeting was organised in Bangalore in January 2017 to review our discussion paper, 'Technology-mediated Violence against Women in India: How can we strengthen existing legal-institutional response mechanisms?'. A group of feminist scholars and practitioners came together at this meeting to debate the questions raised by this…

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IT for Change, Bangalore

IT for Change, supported by Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the World Wide Web Foundation (WWW), organised a workshop on ‘What are people’s rights in the Digital World? - Moving towards a digital social contract’ (4th-5th December, Bengaluru). The aim of this workshop was to bring together experts and thought leaders around…

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Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Anita Gurumurthy was invited to speak on the theme 'Common Property Resources and Women' on Day 2 of the International Conference on Labouring Women: Some Major Concerns at the Current Juncture organised by Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, with support from UN Women.

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Bangalore

Public Software Centre (IT for Change) is pleased to announce a “Website Content Management and Administration Programme for NGOs using Drupal”. Drupal is a free and open source content management system (CMS) distributed under the GNU General Public License, which enables it to be freely shared and customised.

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Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development, Mysore

UN Solution Exchange - Karnataka Community and Public Software Centre, IT for Change are organising  'Capacity Building Workshop for Knowledge Management and Knowledge Networking' on 17, 18 and 19 January, 2011 in VLEAD, Mysore.

The workshops aim at helping institutions learn Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) applications. A CD…

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Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

UN Solution Exchange - Karnataka Community* and Public Software Centre, IT for Change** organised the Capacity Building Workshop for Knowledge Management and Knowledge Networking with support from UNICEF, on the 16th ,17th and 18th December 2010 at Indian Institute of Science,…

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