IT for Change, an NGO located in Bengaluru, India, promotes innovative and effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for socio-economic change in the global south. Dominant ICTs for Development approaches tend to over-valorise technology. They bring ideologies of market fundamentalism to development, replacing the cornerstone ethics of participation, social justice and gender equality.
Progressive development sector actors, we believe, must come together to influence the techno-social changes redefining our societies. Therefore, we seek to build bridges across different sectors, for a global struggle towards an equitable information society. Our work in the areas of education, gender, governance, community informatics and Internet policy push the boundaries of existing vocabulary and practice, exploring new development frameworks.
IT for Change is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.