LIRNEasi’s Residential Course on Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes [April 27-30, IIT Delhi]: Apply by March 28

HOW TO ENGAGE IN BROADBAND POLICY AND REGULATORY PROCESSES?

LIRNEasia & Bharti School of Telecommunications Technology and Management

Dates: 27-30 April 2016 – IIT Delhi

OBJECTIVES

The objective of the four-day residential course is to produce discerning and knowledgeable consumers of research who are able to engage in broadband policy and regulatory processes.

At the end of the course attendees will:

 Be able to find and assess relevant research & evidence

 Be able to summarize the research in a coherent and comprehensive manner

 Have an understanding of broadband policy and regulatory processes in India

 Have the necessary tools to improve their communication skills

WHO MAY APPLY

We will be selecting 20-25 participants (including junior – mid level officers of government and regulatory agencies,university students, lecturers, academics, media personnel and other civil society officers working in related fields) to participate in the course.

We hope to have a diverse group of participants in both experience and discipline as this would enrich the discussion and give different perspectives of the issues related to the broadband.

Only Indian applicants apply.

FUNDING

There is no registration fee for the course.

Participants shall receive support for travel (lowest-cost airfare to and from New Delhi; local travel, if applicable); and accommodation and meals for the duration of the course.

APPLICATION

Fill the Application Form online only, and can be accessed here.

The submission deadline is 28 Mar 2016, Monday, 1700 Hrs. Notification of selection shall be emailed on or before 1st April 2016.

REVIEW CRITERIA

1. Content of application

2. Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, policy-relevant research

3. Gender, discipline, relevant experience and regional representation to ensure diversity

LIRNEasia (www.lirneasia.net) is a regional ICT policy and regulation think tank, active across the Asia Pacific.

LIRNEasia’s project, ‘Facilitating and enriching policy discourse on improving broadband access by the poor in India’ aims to inform and engage decision makers and stakeholders in India (TRAI, DoT, Ministry of I&B, senior executives from operators, senior academics and civil-society leaders) about good practices on licensing policy, spectrum management and other regulatory aspects affecting broadband access by the poor.

This project is supported by the Ford Foundation, New Delhi.

Bharti School of Telecommunications Technology & Management (bhartischool.iitd.ac.in) is a joint initiative of IIT Delhi and Bharti Enterprises to fulfill emerging technological as well as managerial needs of the telecom domain.

It offers PhD, MS (Research), MTech (Telecom Technology and Management), and MBA (Telecom systems Management) degrees.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 Ms. Laleema Senanayake, [email protected]

 Dr. P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan, [email protected]

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