Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

How to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes, Dhulikhel, Nepal, July 2017
14-17 July 2017

A 4-day residential course on ‘How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes’ will be held in Dhulikhel Lodge Resort, Nepal (14th- 17th July 2017). This is the eighth 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 incorporate how to produce policy-relevant research into the syllabus.

Call for applications: English

Syllabus of the course can be accessed here.

Photos of the Event

Course Report


The presentations of the course are below

Day 1

Session 1 – Introduction to workshop

Session 2 – Finding research

Session 3 – Communicating to policy makers

Assignment 1 – Group formation; Assignments explained and introduction of Broadband Website

Session 4 – Introduction policy/legal research, including case study on ICT policy & regulation in federal states


Day 2

Session 5 – Baseline knowledge available online and in English relevant to Nepal ICT policy

Session 6 – Additional knowledge relevant to Nepal ICT policy

Session 7 – Introduction to demand-side research

Session 8 – Assessing & summarizing research

Session 9 – ICTs in disaster risk reduction and management presentation 1, presentation 2, presentation 3

Day 3

Session 10 –National Broadband Networks of India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia: Comparative study

Session 11 – How Nepal makes and implements ICT policy

Session 12 –Net neutrality, zero rating and their applicability in conditions of low Internet access

Session 13 –Implementation actions by the regulator 

Day 4

Session 14 –  Policy and regulatory actions to enhance Internet access by the differently abled

Session 15 – Supplier perspectives: Panel discussion with Dileep Agrawal, Lochan Lal Amatya & Allen Tuladhar

A6 and A7 –

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