South Asia Regional Meeting: Think Tank Initiative

South Asia Regional Meeting: Think Tank Initiative
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 to Friday, 20 November 2015 Add to Calendar 2015-11-18 09:00:00 2015-11-20 16:00:00 Asia/Kolkata South Asia Regional Meeting: Think Tank Initiative From November 18-20, 2015, around 100 participants will gather in Sohna, India for the 5th Annual South Asian Regional Meeting of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI). This year’s event is organised by India’s Centre for Policy Research, and is an opportunity for representatives from 14 think tanks in the South Asian region, based out of Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India, to come together to exchange ideas, discuss challenges and opportunities, and share successes on key national, regional and global public policy issues they work on. Along with several representatives from each think tank, participants will include high-level policymakers, donor representatives, and other policy stakeholders. Five thematic sessions will focus on how think tanks are contributing to global challenges relating to urbanization, climate change, agriculture/water, social development/poverty, and governance/accountability. The purpose of these sessions will be to highlight key debates, showcase data and evidence, and share examples of how think tanks are instrumental in transforming evidence into policy action. Please note that this is a closed event. Presentations Sujatha Byravan, CSTEP - Quality of Life for All: A Sustainable Development Framework for India’s Climate Policy Harish Damodaran, the Indian Express - Why WTO matters today Nisha Arunatilake, IPS - Pension Schemes in Sri Lanka Towfiqul Islam Khan, CPD - Estimating Women’s Contribution to the Economy: the Case of Bangladesh Photographs from the meeting Day 1  Day 2 Day 3 Storified live tweets from the meeting Full videos of the sessions Westin, Sohna, Gurgaon, Haryana 122103
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Westin, Sohna, Gurgaon, Haryana 122103
Session on Agriculture, Trade and Food Security
Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) Panel
Session on Climate and Environment
Session on Poverty, Development, Inclusion, and Public Service Delivery
Session on Governance, Urbanisation and Accountability
Special Session on Safe and Inclusive Cities
Harsha de Silva, Hon Deputy Foreign Minister, Sri Lanka on 'Think Tankers as Policy Makers'

From November 18-20, 2015, around 100 participants will gather in Sohna, India for the 5th Annual South Asian Regional Meeting of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI).

This year’s event is organised by India’s Centre for Policy Research, and is an opportunity for representatives from 14 think tanks in the South Asian region, based out of Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India, to come together to exchange ideas, discuss challenges and opportunities, and share successes on key national, regional and global public policy issues they work on. Along with several representatives from each think tank, participants will include high-level policymakers, donor representatives, and other policy stakeholders.

Five thematic sessions will focus on how think tanks are contributing to global challenges relating to urbanization, climate change, agriculture/water, social development/poverty, and governance/accountability. The purpose of these sessions will be to highlight key debates, showcase data and evidence, and share examples of how think tanks are instrumental in transforming evidence into policy action.

Please note that this is a closed event.

Presentations

Photographs from the meeting

Storified live tweets from the meeting

Full videos of the sessions

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