- 10 May 2021
- 1 min read
CoWIN app quirks show just how Phase 4 of India’s vaccination programme excludes entire class of Indians
The vaccination process for people aged 18 to 45 years shows how the use of technology, backed by the wrong policy and implementation design can lead to large-scale exclusion
This opinion was published in Firstpost on May 10, 2021.
About the Authors
Sumeysh is a Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi's Nyaaya. His research interests are primarily in areas of access to technology, information and rights in the digital space. He completed his BA.LLB (Hons.) from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2013. Subsequently, he went on to pursue an LLM, specializing in Human Rights from the same institute and successfully completed the same in 2014. He frequently writes on socio-legal issues in for media outlets such as the Hindu, Times of India, FirstPost, The Wire etc. Previously, Sumeysh worked as a researcher in the Centre for Social Justice, where his research work contributed to two PILs filed for secruing socio-economic rights of fishing communities. Before joining Vidhi, he was working as CEO of Nyayika, a non-profit start-up offering affordable legal services through law centres in Gujarat. Sumeysh is a certified master trainer, through a program conducted by BRAC University and South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies
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