The task of capacity-building has always been an important component of LIRNEasia’s mission. Accordingly, LIRNEasia has put a considerable amount of collective thought into the design of its capacity-building component, and has proposed the need for a systematic approach to field-building, starting from a more thorough and comprehensive knowledge-mapping and centered around an annual research conference that will provide a focus for scholars engaged in ICT policy and regulation research in the South. This initiative, Communication Policy Research: south (CPRsouth), is loosely modeled on the TPRC and EuroCPR conferences. More information on CPRsouth can be found HERE and at www.cprsouth.org.
LIRNEasia also offers an executive training course on regulation and reform, first in Singapore and now in Cape Town, as part of its capacity building program. Details of the training course can be found HERE.