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

Balaji Parthasarathy presents paper at the 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries

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Balaji Parthasarathy presented a paper titled Collaborative Social Innovation in the Hybrid Domain: Organization and Rationality at the 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (IFIP Working Group 9.4 conference 2017) held during 22nd-24th May 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Yuko Aoyama, Clark University, co-authored the paper.

Nomination for the Best Research paper at the 10th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2017)

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Priyanka Ivatury (M.Sc. (Digital Society) 2015) and Angel Jeena presented their paper titled ‘Relevance of participatory approaches in creating ICT systems for public health programmes‘, co-authored with Prof. Amit Prakash, at the 10th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2017) held during March 7-9 at New Delhi. It was nominated for the Best Research Paper category at the conference. This paper presents a case for using participatory approaches in the design and development of ICT-based systems that incorporate the complexities embedded in the Indian public health system and bring desired changes, especially in programme implementation processes.

The ICEGOV series is coordinated by the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV) in Portugal. It brings together academia, governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector on the use of technology to transform the working of government and its relationships with citizens, businesses and other non-state actors in order to improve public governance and its contribution to public policy and development.

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