CPRsouth Young Scholars are likely to become the most policy engaged

The Young Scholars’ Program conducted alongside the annual CPRsouth conference has been offered eleven times since January 2007, with the support of IDRC. The purpose of both events is to develop policy intellectuals in the global south. A tracer study conducted in 2016 found that those who had participated in the Read more

What are the most important challenges for communication scholarship

An interesting article written by Prof. Samarajiva (Member of the Board & CEO of Administrative Partner). Many who engage with Communication Policy Research south (CPRsouth), our primary vehicle for capacity building, are associated with the field of communication. It is a wide, sprawling field, which has experienced significant growth in Asia in Read more

Research to Policy

One of the main objectives of CPRsouth has been to give the necessary tools for young researchers to enable them to be policy intellectuals.However, getting good research into the policy process has always proved to be a challenge for researchers.

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South Africa has identified some of the resources that would assist researchers and scholars to enter the policy process.

A key aspect of converting research into policy is communication. CPRsouth4 tutorials had a 2 hour time slot set side to teach young scholars about communications Strategies.

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13th Executive Course on Telecom Reform, 20 – 24 April, 2009, Cape Town, South Africa

The 13th Executive Course on Telecom Reform will be held from 20 – 24 April, 2009, in Cape Town, South Africa. It is being offered by the Edge Institute and the University of Cape Town Business School.

Themed, ‘Connectivity and Convergence: Alternative Regulatory Strategies for Telecommunications’, the course is designed to enhance the strategic thinking of a select group of senior decision-makers in telecom and related sectors in Africa and elsewhere.  After having been offered in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, this executive programme is now being offered in Africa to meet the challenges it faces in this sector.

Target delegate profiles include decision-makers in telecommunications and related sectors in Africa including  government; regulatory agencies; operators; unions, ICT journalists, consumer groups and NGOs active in the sector

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