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How to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes, Marawila, Sri Lanka, 2015

A 4-day residential course on ‘How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes’ was held in Marawila, Sri Lanka (25th – 28th September 2015). This is the fifth of a series of short courses funded by Ford Foundation. The first two courses of this series mainly focused on producing knowledgeable consumers of research who are able to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes, whereas this course along with the previous courses in New Delhi, India and Nagarkot, Nepal incorporated how to produce policy-relevant research into the syllabus.

Call for applications: English, Sinhala, Tamil

Syllabus of the course can be accessed here.

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Course Report

Media coverage: README

The presentations of the course are below

Day 1

Session 1 – Introduction

Session 2 – Finding Evidence

Session 3 – Demand-side research

Assignment 1 – Group formation; Assignments explained and introduction of Broadband Website

Session 4 – Introduction to legal research , Sri Lanka’s improved but not perfect RTI bill

Day 2

Session 5 – Baseline knowledge about Sri Lanka ICT (RS))

Assignment 2 – Assessing & summarising research

Session 6 – Interrogating supply-side indicators

Session 7 – Introduction to quantitative research 

Day 3

Session 8 – National Broadband Networks of India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia: Comparative study 

Sri Lanka: Broadband infrastructure and international connectivity

Session 9 – Demand-side stimulation

Session 10 – Why and how of ICT policy, strategy and plans 

Session 11 – Broadband quality of service: Regulatory approaches

Session 12 – Net neutrality, zero rating and their applicability in conditions of low Internet access

Day 4

Group 1- Presentation, Policy brief

Group 2- Presentation, Policy brief

Group 3- Presentation, Policy brief

Group 4- Presentation, Policy brief

Group 5- Presentation, Policy brief

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