As part of IDRC’s announcement of the extension of the think tank initiative to South Asia, a policy research roundtable was organized in Galle on January 21st, 2009. I was asked to speak about innovations related to the research infrastructure. This is what I came up with.
The most interesting stuff, in my view, is on the use of the Internet as a dissemination medium, especially with regard to dissemination in the ‘pull mode,’ where we make sure that the information will be available to stakeholders when they want it, rather than when we choose to give it them (the push mode). These slides are at the end of the presentation. This work is based on a lot of internal discussions with Divakar Goswami and then Chanuka Wattegama. Deserving most of the credit is Indi Samarajiva, who persuaded us to adopt the blog format and who continues to engage us on web design issues.