LIRNEasia in collaboration with Myanmar ICT Development Organization (MIDO) organized a five-day residential course on “Policy and regulation conducive to rapid ICT sector growth in Myanmar” on 28th Sep to 2nd Oct 2013 at Royal Kaytumadi Hotel, Taungoo, Myanmar. This course was funded by the Open Society Foundation and the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC).
The main goal of this course was to enable members of Myanmar civil-society groups (including academics and those from the media) to marshal available research and evidence for effective participation in policy and regulatory processes, thereby improving policy processes and helping achieve the government’s objective of providing ICT access to all.
A combination of teaching formats was used to enhance collaboration, open discussion and build a thorough grounding in policy and regulation conducive to rapid ICT sector growth. Lectures, panel discussions and group assignments were utilized as teaching tools.
The presentations of the course are below
Session 2 – Importance of demand-side research
Session 3 – Finding information on the web
Session 4 – Licensing and authorization
Session 7 – How Policy and Regulatory Processes Work – Panel Discussion
Session 9 – Price Regulation
Session 10 – Challenges of monitoring license requirements
Session 11 – Quality Regulation
Session 12 – Presenting evidence in slides and written submissions
Session 15 – What next?
Session 16 – Internet Governance
Session 17 – Economic & technical interface with telecom industry
Session 18 – How Internet is Governed in India
Session 20 – Content Regulation