Ramathi Bandaranayake, Author at LIRNEasia


Ramathi Bandaranayake presented the following paper at the 3rd International Conference on Gender Research, held July 16 – 17 2020. The conference took place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper discusses the findings of our qualitative research related to female online freelancers in India and Sri Lanka.   Bandaranayake, R., Iqbal, T.
During a pandemic, the emergence of scientific knowledge may be slow and subject to sudden change. However, swift and decisive policy making is often needed to minimize the damage caused by a pandemic. As a result, policy makers often need to make quick decisions with limited knowledge. This policy brief provides ethics-based guidance for decision making in pandemic-related policy. We situate this guidance in the COVID-19 pandemic, and focus on the following areas: Decision making under uncertainty Privacy of the infected and exposed The ethics of digital contact tracing technologies Restricting the movement of people in quarantine and during lockdowns
Both high and low trust may have a role to play in effective pandemic response.
An image of a robot's outstretched hand This involves working up from specific use cases, not only working down from principles.
Image of a phone in a car with the Uber app open This is highly dependent on the nature of the platform.
Photograph of a female freelance translator working on a laptop with a phone in her hand The answer depends on a combination on factors, including the circumstances of the work.