Anupama has completed her Postgraduation in Human Development from the University of Mysore, with 14+ years of experience in the areas of programme and project management – inclusive of operations, capacity building, resource management and relationship management. She has worked in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, in the areas of micro finance, watershed, water and sanitation, nutrition, livelihood, gender issues, empowerment, HIV AIDS etc.,.
Shabareesh has trained in hardware and networking from Jetking. He has completed his BA from the Karnataka State Open University(KSOU). His primary role involves providing technical support at the community-run telecentres. He also engages in giving technical trainings to intermediaries at our information centres. He is passionate about free software and gets involved in the capacity-building workshops. He also contributes to film-making – editing, camera work, etc.
Mangala has completed BA and Diploma in Journalism (Creative media). She has more than 8 years of experience working with IT for Change and 2 years of Media experience. Her core skills are Audio and Video editing, film making, script writing, team leadership and news writing for paper. Her hobbies include Book reading, writing and news watching.
Nayana’s work at IT for Change involves field research, documentation andarchiving of Prakriye’s programs and campaigns. She also works on external communications and social media outreach for the field centre.
She holds a Masters degree in Media and Cultural Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Her academic interests lie at the intersections of gender, education and media practices. Her research and documentary projects have explored areas of caste in private schools, curriculum in India and work of women’s collectives.
In her free time, she can be found reading, looking for recipes or finding cats to cuddle with.
Anita Gurumurthy is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change, where she leads research collaborations and projects in relation to the network society, with a focus on governance, democracy and gender justice. Her work reflects a keen interest in southern frameworks and the political economy of Internet governance and data and surveillance. Anita engages actively with policy makers, practitioners, social movements activists and the academic community to expand and deepen conversations on the public policy imperatives of the intertwining of the digital in all spheres of life. She also directs and draws inspiration from the work of Prakriye, IT for Change’s field centre, that works towards promoting women’s and girls’ leadership and digital capabilities.
Nandini’s work largely focuses on research and policy advocacy in the domains of digital rights and development, and the political economy of women’s rights in the information society. She is part of the organisation’s advocacy efforts around the 2030 development agenda on issues of ‘data for development’ and digital technologies and gender justice. She also provides strategic support to IT for Change’s field centre Prakriye in its training programmes for women’s rights groups on adopting digital tools in their field practice, and critical ‘education for empowerment’ for rural adolescent girls. She has a Masters in Urban and Rural Community Development from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Sarada Mahesh (Alumni)
Sarada works as a Project Associate at IT for Change. She did her graduation in Law (B.A., LL.B (Hons.)) from the School of Law, Christ, Bengaluru. She has previously interned with policy organisations like Centre for Law and Policy Research, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and PRS Legislative Research. Her areas of interest are public policy and human rights law. She is an avid reader of both fiction and non fiction books, and also loves to travel.
Prakriti Bakshi (Alumni)
Prakriti Bakshi graduated with a BA (Hons.) in Journalism from the University of Delhi, during which she volunteered with the Association for Social Justice and Research as part of the Teach India initiative. Moved by an exhibition on the Partition, she volunteered as a Citizen Historian with the 1947 Partition Archives. The Ideosync-UNESCO-Information-Fellowship has now brought her to IT for Change.
Prakriti is passionate about social change, the written word, and film, preferably all together. She is in charge of designing the Namma Maathu, Namma Jaaga website.