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.
A combination of teaching formats was used to enhance collaboration, open discussion and build a thorough grounding in Broadband Policy and Regulation. Lectures, panel discussions, team work, and individual assignments were utilized as teaching tools.
The presentations of the course are below
Session 1 – Introduction
Session 2 - Research on significance of broadband/Internet
Session 3 – Finding Research
Session 4 – Demand-side Research
Session 5 - Interrogating supply-side indicators
Session 6 - Assessing & summarizing research
Session 7 - The art of media interaction
Session 9 - Policy/regulatory questions amenable to evidence
Session 10 - Making policy & doing regulation
Session 11 - Influencing policy using evidence – Panel Discussion
Session 13 - Research on subsidies in broadband eco system
Session 14 - Spectrum policy debates
Session 15 - Framing issues