Roundtable discussion on ‘People with Disabilities and, Digital Economies, Rural Livelihoods, Inclusion & Participation’

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A round table discussion on People with Disabilities and, Digital Economies, Rural Livelihoods, Inclusion & Participation was held on 16th September 2017. This was organized as part of EHRC and CITAPP’s ongoing collaboration with the Disability NGOs Alliance (http://www.disabilityngosalliance.org), Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology (http://srishti.ac.in/) and Azim Premji University (http://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in)

 

Workshop on Privacy and Global Data Protection: Case of India

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V. Sridhar organized a workshop on Privacy and Global Data Protection: Case of India on 2nd September at IIIT-B. This was organized in partnership with International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). This was part of the Bangalore KnowledgeNet Chapter meeting and included roundtable discussions on the following topics:

Aadhaar and Associated Privacy Issues: which aspects of privacy are being compromised; concerns that are being raised regarding violation of privacy, possibility of identity theft and government surveillance of residents

EU GDPR and the IT Industry: impact of GDPR cross data transfer regulation and its effects on the Indian IT industry

Workshop on ‘Economic Inclusivity in India’ by UCSC

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CITAPP, along with the Everett Program for Technology and Change at the University of California Santa Cruz, organized a workshop on Economic Inclusivity in India: Conceptual and Empirical Recommendations for an Indicator Framework on 19th August, 2017. This workshop is part of a larger study on Inclusive Economies, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. In its attempt to better promote inclusive economies, they are developing a framework to better understand and measure inclusivity, focusing on five broad dimensions: growth, equity, participation, stability and sustainability.
The workshop was attended by the experts from within Bangalore and other parts of the country. The project team presented its findings from applying the framework in the Indian context and sought expert opinion on the relevance and usefulness of the framework on different aspects of inclusivity and development in India.

Book launch of Politics of the ‘Other’ in India and China: Western Concepts in non-Western Contexts

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The paperback edition of the book Politics of the ‘Other’ in India and China: Western Concepts in non-Western Contexts edited by Lion Köenig and Bidisha Chaudhuri, and published by Routledge in 2016 was launched on 19th June 2017 at The Cayley Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster, London, U.K. The details of the event are at: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/events/politics-of-the-other-in-india-and-china-western-concepts-in-non-western-contexts

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