Parminder is Executive Director of IT for Change, an Indian NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN. Parminder was an advisor to the UN Global Alliance on ICTs for Development, and later to the UN Internet Governance Forum. He was a member of the UN’s Working Group on Improvements to the Internet Governance Forum, and of the UN’s Working Group on international Internet-related policies. In 2015, during, he was invited to speak at the UN General Assembly. He was involved with development of UNCTAD’s inaugural Digital Economy Report in 2019. At India level, he has been involved with many committees and working groups of the government on digital issues; e.g. the Indian government’s committee that developed the first draft an e-commerce policy, and National Security Council’s committee on cyber-security. Parminder is currently a member of Government of India Committee on Data Governance Framework, and Confederation of Indian Industry’s Task Force on Cyber-security.
Evaluation Panel judges will score and provide feedback on the applications assigned to them using the scoring rubric, and each valid application will receive five sets of reviews with scores that have been statistically normalized to ensure a level playing field. Applicants are encouraged to use this valuable feedback to strengthen and refine their solutions as they implement projects and secure other funding sources.
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The Selection Committee will review the top-scoring submissions and select up to ten winners based on considerations that may include, but are not limited to, Evaluation Panel resulting rank order, organizational capacity, geographic diversity, and feasibility. The Selection Committee will make the final recommendation to Omidyar Network for the winners who will each receive $100,000 awards, as well as up to five additional promising solutions that will each receive $20,000 awards.