LIRNEasia is a regional ICT policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific

Course Applications: HOW TO ENGAGE IN BROADBAND POLICY AND REGULATORY PROCESSES

Organized by LIRNEasia and Internet Society Nepal (ISOC Nepal) (with support from the Ford Foundation).

Dates: 14th – 17th July 2017

Location: To be decided

OBJECTIVES

The objective of the four-day residential course 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
− Understand broadband policy and regulatory processes in Nepal
− Have the necessary tools to improve their communication skills
− Have some understanding of how media function and how to effectively interact with media

WHO MAY APPLY

We will be selecting 25 participants (including junior – mid level officers of government and regulatory agencies, university students, lecturers, academics, media personnel and other civil society officers working in related fields) to participate in the course. We hope to have a group of participants diverse in experience and discipline as this would enrich the discussion and give different perspectives of the issues related to broadband.

FUNDING

• Lowest-cost airfare to and from Location (where applicable).
• Travel allowance from airport/ home to hotel.
• Accommodation (on twin-sharing basis) and meals for the duration of the course (4 days and 4 nights). Arriving the evening before the course starts (13th July 2017) and leaving on the evening of the last day of the course (17th July 2017).

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Application form is online and can be accessed here.

The submission deadline is 20th June 2017

Notification of acceptance will be emailed on or before 27th June 2017, with instructions on travel arrangements.

REVIEW CRITERIA

1. Content of application
2. Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, policy-relevant research
3. Gender, discipline, relevant experience and regional representation to ensure diversity

 

Download the course packet here.

 

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