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How to Engage in Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes 5-8 April 2013, Bangalore (For persons residing in India only)

Organized by LIRNEasia and the Indian Journal of Law and Technology, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, supported by Ford Foundation. For persons residing in India only.

The objective of the four-day residential course on How to engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes is to produce discerning and knowledgeable consumers of research who are able to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes.

At the end of the course attendees will:
 Be able to find and assess relevant research & evidence
 Be able to summarize the research in a coherent and comprehensive manner
 Have an understanding of broadband policy and regulatory processes in India
 Have the necessary tools to improve their communication skills
 Have some understanding of media function and how to effectively interact with media

Who may apply?
20 junior to mid-level participants (including junior to mid-level officers of government and regulatory agencies, university students and media personnel) and 5-10 senior-level participants from civil society groups (including senior officers of government and regulatory agencies, academics and senior media personnel) will be selected to participate in the course. While the junior to mid-level participants will be expected to attend all four days, it is expected that the more senior participants may choose to attend days 3 and 4 as it is expected that they are familiar with the basics of regulation.

Application Guidelines
Application form (doc)

The attached application form should be submitted to training@lirneasia.net along with a one-page bio, and a one-page write-up outlining why you wish to follow the course on ‘How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes’ and what you hope to learn from it. The submission deadline is 18th Feb 2013.
Notification of acceptance will be emailed on or before 10th March 2013, with instructions on travel arrangements.

Review Criteria
1. Content of application
2. Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, policy-relevant research
3. Gender and regional representation

Funding
• Lowest-cost airfare to Bangalore
• Accommodation and meals for the duration of the course

Contact Information
Roshanthi Lucas Gunaratne, Senior Researcher, LIRNEasia, roshanthi@lirneasia.net Project Manager.
Rohan Samarajiva, PhD, Chair, LIRNEasia, rohan@lirneasia.net Project Director.

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