CITAPP Seminar Series Talk by Sarayu Natarajan on ‘Governance of Digital Public Infrastructures: Why and how’

Date: 21/02/2024

About the Talk:

The talk primarliy focused on the governance of Digital Public Infrastructures. Few of the themes covered were: why digital infrastructural systems need to be governed, connecting it to their systemic impact, and thinking about how context matters in governance. Sarayu, through the examples of digital systems and their governance (such as the cases of ONDC and Namma Yatri), walked the audience through Aapti’s work on both governance and sustainability of digital systems.

Speaker Bio:

Sarayu is the founder of Aapti Institute

The talk was followed by a discussion and Q&A

CITAPP’s Monthly Seminar Series is an attempt to create a forum where researchers across IIITB domains can meet and discuss cutting-edge research on the chosen theme of the semester. The Series hopes to explore a technology or topic for its ramifications in different realms of social activity. In particular, we are interested in understanding the specific kinds of complexity that these domains present for technological innovation and design.

CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.