Milindu Tissera, Author at LIRNEasia — Page 2 of 5


Day 2 of LIRNEasia’s Expert Forum on policy-relevant research on disability and information & communication technologies (ICTs) dealt with how policy and innovations can work together to promote inclusion and accessibility.
Project by LIRNEasia + Nuffield School + Yarl IT Hub
An Acceleration Approach to Scaling Need Based Technologies to Enable Independent Living and Human Potential Realisation for People with Disabilities in India
The session started with the presentation of findings and reflections on disability related research conducted by LIRNEasia in Nepal, Myanmar, India and Sri Lanka.
Designing Policy Centric Disability Research in Resource Constrained Settings in the Global South: A Review of Key Concepts
LIRNEasia’s Disability Research
LIRNEasia’s Disability Research
Qualitative findings on persons with disabilities and independent living
ICT access and use in Sri Lanka and Nepal Quantitative study findings
Today’s problems are not caused by delays in building additional generating capacity; they are caused by the lack of dollars to provide fuel for the existing generating plants.
A white paper exploring the use of AI in classifying misinformation. 
LIRNEasia conducted a forum in mid-December 2021 focusing on tackling disinformation.
Science writer Nalaka Gunawardene shares his insights following a forum held in mid-December 2021.
There is little debate about Asia’s increasing economic and political significance. The COVID-19 pandemic that originated in the Asian land mass has retarded, but not reversed, the progress made in taking millions out of poverty and in moving the centre of gravity of the world economy back to Asia, where it was until the 16th century.
A new survey shows that 85% of enrolled school-aged children had some form of education services during school closures between March and July 2020. While some received educational services through multiple means, 54% of students received information, instructions, notes, or assignments sent to smartphone, tab, or computer, 50% had live lessons delivered over Zoom and other applications (potentially alongside other methods).
A recent national survey conducted by LIRNEasia, a regional policy think tank, showed that 44% of Sri Lanka’s population aged 15 and above were internet users in 2021. Internet use was lower amongst the rural, elderly, less educated and poorer groups.