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.