[IRPCoalition] (Call for Applications) Internet Policy in South and Southeast Asia: Research Methods for Advocacy [ASC-IPO, CCG-NLU, CIS & DAH]

Sarvjeet Singh sarvjeet.singh at nludelhi.ac.in
Sat Dec 24 09:27:22 EET 2016

*The Internet Policy Observatory presents*

*Internet Policy in South and Southeast Asia: Research Methods for Advocacy*

*April 10-14, 2017, New Delhi, India*

*Application Deadline: February 1, 2017*

Application available at https://goo.gl/forms/we53DCD62M0Cmx7Z2

Activists around the world are working towards influencing internet
policymaking processes and raise awareness about the importance of
protecting the open internet. Given this background, there is a clear need
to link relevant and methodologically sophisticated internet policy
research with advocacy efforts.

Building on the success of the Internet Policy Research Methods Course for
Advocates held in Istanbul in 2015, the *Annenberg School for
Communication’s **Internet Policy Observatory has teamed up with the Centre
for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi, the Centre
for Internet and Society **and the Digital Asia Hub* to develop a research
methods workshop for individuals working on digital rights issues in South
Asian and Southeast Asian countries. The workshop will be organized from *April
10-14, 2017 at National Law University, Delhi (India)*.

The workshop brings together young scholars, activists, lawyers, and
technologists for an intensive five-day practicum on using methodologically
rigorous, data-driven, and contextually appropriate research for advocacy.
The workshop is designed to cover both qualitative and quantitative, online
and offline research methods, providing the space for hands-on activities
and project-based learning. The program aims to strategically build
collaborative possibilities across sectors, expand research capacity within
practitioner and digital rights advocacy communities, and to provide the
skills and know-how to use research and data to advance advocacy efforts.

 The program will provide skill-building tutorials on the following topics:

§  Defining and framing research topics and questions

§  Conducting desk and archival research

§  Researching law, policy and regulation

§  Questionnaire/interview design and techniques

§  Conducting surveys and public opinion research

§  Network measurement

§  Social network analysis

§  Data visualization

§  Translating research into action: dissemination for advocacy and
policymaking impact

§  Developing proposals for funding and creating actionable research

We encourage individuals from South Asia and Southeast Asia in the academic
(early career), NGO, technology, and public policy sectors to apply.
Prospective applicants should have a particular area of interest related to
internet governance and policymaking, censorship, surveillance, internet
access, political engagement online, protection of human rights online, or
corporate governance in the ICT sector. Applicants will be asked to bring a
specific research question to the program to be developed and
operationalized through trainings and one-on-one mentorship with top
researchers and experts from around the world.

The course will be conducted in English and applicants should be proficient
in English in order to interact with experts, lecturers and other
participants from diverse backgrounds. A limited pool of funding in the
form of travel support is available and will be allocated based on the
strength of the application, fit with the workshop, and demonstrated need.
If you require funding support, please indicate as such in the online form.

Please do forward this to anyone who may be interested.

To apply for the workshop, please visit

For more information about the program, please visit
For questions, email lsh at asc.upenn.edu


Sarvjeet Singh | Programme Manager
Centre for Communication Governance | National Law University, Delhi |
Dwarka, New Delhi - 110078 | Cell: (+91) 999-023-2298 | Fax: (+91)
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