Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

How to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes, IIT Delhi, India, December 2016
16.12.2016

A 4-day residential course on ‘How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes’ will be held in IIT, Delhi (16th- 19th December 2016). This is the seventh of a series of short courses funded by Ford Foundation. The first two courses of this series mainly focused on producing knowledgeable consumers of research who are able to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes, whereas this course along with the previous courses in New Delhi, India, Nagarkot, Nepal and Marawila, Sri Lanka incorporats how to produce policy-relevant research into the syllabus.

Call for applications: English

Syllabus of the course can be accessed here.

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The presentations of the course are below

Day 1

Session 0 – Introduction to workshop

Session 1 – Research to Policy

Session 2 –Writing for Parliamentarians

Session 3 – Finding research

Session 4 – Group formation. Assignments & Portal introduction

Session 5 –What do we expect from public consultations? 

Plan for the assignment

Day 2

Session 6 – Demand-side research / BharatNet

Session 7 – National Broadband Network four countries

Session 8 –Policy on Virtual Network Operators

Session 9 –Net Neutrality

Session 10 – Interrogating supply-side indicators

Day 3

Session 11 –Evolution of Internet Policy in India

Session 12 –Social Media & Government

Session 13 –Communicating policy-relevant findings (Slideset 1)

Communicating policy-relevant findings (Slideset 2)

Session 14 –Chat Box – Spectrum Policy

Session 15 – Avoiding common mistakes in interpreting law & policy

Day 4

Group 1- Presentation, Policy brief

Group 2- Presentation, Policy brief

Group 3- Presentation, Policy brief

Group 4- Presentation, Policy brief

Group 5- Presentation, Policy brief

Group 6-Presentation, Policy brief

How to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes, IIT Delhi, India, August 2016
1/03/16

A 4-day residential course on ‘How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes’ will be held in IIT, Delhi (19th – 22nd August 2016). This is the sixth of a series of short courses funded by Ford Foundation. The first two courses of this series mainly focused on producing knowledgeable consumers of research who are able to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes, whereas this course along with the previous courses in New Delhi, India, Nagarkot, Nepal and Marawila, Sri Lanka incorporated how to produce policy-relevant research into the syllabus.

Call for applications: English

Syllabus of the course can be accessed here.


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How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes, Sri Lanka- 2015
25- 28 September 2015

A 4-day residential course on ‘How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes’ was held in Marawila, Sri Lanka (25th – 28th September 2015). This is the fifth of a series of short courses funded by Ford Foundation. The first two courses of this series mainly focused on producing knowledgeable consumers of research who are able to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes, whereas this course along with the previous courses in New Delhi, India and Nagarkot, Nepal incorporated how to produce policy-relevant research into the syllabus.

Call for applications: English, Sinhala, Tamil

Syllabus of the course can be accessed here.


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How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes, Nepal- 2015
28- 31 March 2015

The 4-day residential course on ‘How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes’ was held in Nagarkot, Nepal (28th – 31st March 2015). This is the forth of a series of short courses funded by Ford Foundation. The first two courses of this series mainly focused on producing knowledgeable consumers of research who are able to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes, whereas this course and the last course in New Delhi, India incorporated how to produce policy-relevant research into the syllabus.


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Research relevant to broadband policy and regulatory processes 2014
22nd August 2014

The 4-day residential course on ‘Research relevant to Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes’ held on 19-22nd August 2014 in New Delhi, India was the third of a series of short courses funded by Ford Foundation. The two previous courses were mainly focused on producing knowledgeable consumers of research who are able to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes, whereas this course also incorporated how to produce policy-relevant research into the syllabus.

Media Conference April 2014
25th April 2014

A media conference was held on the 25th April 2014 at Holiday Inn Resort, Goa to disseminate the research conducted under the Ford Foundation funded project on ‘Broadband Policy and Regulation Conducive to Access by the Poor’. It was attended by journalists from PTI, Indian Express, India Forbes, Telecom Lead and Cyber Media.

The conference commenced with an introduction to the project and the media launch of the web-based Broadband Policy Resource Centre (http://broadbandasia.info/ ).  The topics covered included what India can learn from the National Broadband Network initiatives of Malaysia, Australia and Indonesia, an analysis about the current status of the National Optical Fiber Network of India and why the Indian app market has not been as successful as expected and how it can be improved.



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Expert Forum on Broadband Policy 2014
12 March 2014

The Expert Forum on Broadband Policy and Regulation Conducive to Access by the Poor 2014 was the second of the series of Expert Forums organized under the current Ford Foundation funded project. This was a small interactive event to gain insights from experts including regulators and policy makers from India, UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico and Sri Lanka. The topics covered included what India can learn from the National Broadband Network initiatives of Malaysia, Australia and Indonesia, an analysis about the current status of the National Optical Fiber Network of India, the Mexican Shared Spectrum Model and its relevance to South Asia, Spectrum policies conducive to broadband rollout and why the Indian app market has not been as successful as expected. The web-based Broadband Policy Resource Centre focused on Indian policy makers  (http://broadbandasia.info/ ) was also launched at the Expert Forum.

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“How to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes” residential course, March 2014
10th March 2014

The 4-day residential course on ‘How to engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes’ held on 7-10 March 2014 at Hotel Westin, Sohna, India was the second of a series of short courses funded by Ford Foundation. This was organized by LIRNEasia in collaboration with the Centre for Culture Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia University. Details about the previous course has been included under the Events tab. The main goal was to enable members of Indian civil-society groups to marshal available research and evidence for effective participation in broadband policy and regulatory processes, thereby facilitating and enriching policy discourse on means of increasing broadband access by the poor.


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“How to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes” residential course, April 2013
2013/04/05

LIRNEasia in collaboration with Indian Journal of Law and Technology IJLT (National Law School of India University, Bangalore) organized a 4-day residential course on “How to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes” at Citrus Hotel, Bangalore 5-8 April 2013. The main goal was to enable members of Indian civil-society groups to marshal available research and evidence for effective participation in broadband policy and regulatory processes, thereby facilitating and enriching policy discourse on means of increasing broadband access by the poor. This course was funded by Ford Foundation.


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Expert Forum on “Facilitating and enriching policy discourse on increasing broadband access by the poor”
2013/03/06

LIRNEasia exploits the wisdom of the crowd, or at least of the informed crowd. Its launch, back in 2004, was at an Expert Forum that brought in knowledgeable regulators, policy makers, stakeholders and researchers to discuss seeds of research ideas and give ideas for new research. Keeping with that tradition, we brought in a number of experts to discuss some initial cuts on papers being developed in the context of the Ford Foundation funded project, “Facilitating and enriching policy discourse on increasing broadband access by the poor” in India. The meeting was held on the 5th Oct 2012 in Negombo, Sri Lanka. It was attended by senior officials from various regulatory bodies including  the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Chairman Dr Rahul Khullar and Advisor Mr Sudhir Gupta.
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