Capacity-building is an important component of LIRNEasia’s mission. Accordingly, LIRNEasia’s research is always linked to the following or more capacity building initiatives that cut across our research themes.
Communication Policy Research in the Global South conference(or the CPRsouth Conference) showcases ICT policy-relevant research from the Global South. [More]
The Young Scholar Academy includes participation in 2.5 days of tutorials and the 2.5 days of the Communication Policy Research south (CPRsouth) conference. [More]
A number of courses have been offered in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka on broadband, with the support of the Ford Foundation.
The courses are about the economies of infrastructure regulation, regulatory functions (e.g. licensing, quality regulation, price regulation, safety regulation) and the design of regulatory agencies. For high and mid-level staff from regulatory agencies, utilities and ministries.
Executive training course on regulation and reform were offered, first in Singapore and then in Cape Town.
The Learning Organization (and International relations) Monica Kerretts-Makau (PhD) Course on Regulatory Design and Practice Nay Pyi Taw September 2017
Here’s to a refreshing holiday season and lots of great learning and growing in 2018, from all of us at LIRNEasia! Read more about how we have learnt – and helped others learn – in the years gone by in our latest Annual Report.
Most of the organizations that were given time at the First Session of the Steering Committee meeting used the time to advertise themselves. I chose instead to present our broad range of contributions to AP-IS in the form of a short presentation of work done under the Project on Myanmar as an Inclusive Information Society. I briefly described some findings from the baseline and endline surveys, pointing out that much of what came out from the ITU on Internet users was worthless. We are not expecting to do such surveys again, though there is value in surveys being done periodically. My second point was on the need to develop an understanding of broadband quality of service experience. This is where consumers and politicians feel the effects of the international backhaul problems that AP-IS is seeking to solve. My final point was that it was essential that policy makers and regulators had adequate capacity to understand the underlying problems (and contribute to solving them, or at least not contribute to aggravating them). The slideset.
Regulatory staff: Compensation & career development Rohan Samarajiva Course on Regulatory Design and Practice Nay Pyi Taw September 2017