Fifth South Asia Regional Meeting of Think Tanks

11 May 2016
Fifth South Asia Regional Meeting of Think Tanks
Key Outputs

The Centre for Policy Research organised the 5th South Asia Regional Meeting of think tanks supported by the Think Tank Initiative in November, 2015.
A range of topics spanning agriculture, trade and food security in the region; the role think tanks play in influencing policy; climate and environment; addressing issues of poverty and development; and working toward greater South Asian cooperation were deliberated at the meeting. In addition to sharing learning and understanding challenges, think tankers and donors focused on charting the future trajectory, with the aim of continuing to be effective within the South Asian milieu.

Over twenty think tanks; the Canadian High Commission; political representatives from India and Sri Lanka; select media representatives; and donors participated in the meeting.

Provided below are key outputs that emerged from the meeting:

  • A summary report highlighting the key themes addressed and the recommendations that emerged.
  • Videos of the following sessions:
    • Session on Agriculture, Trade and Food Security
    • Panel on Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) 
    • 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
    • Key Note Address by Harsha de Silva, Hon. Deputy Foreign Minister, Sri Lanka, on Think Tankers as Policy Makers
  • Photographs from all days: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
  • Presentations by: CSTEP, Harish Damodaran, IPS, CPD
  • Storified live tweets from the meeting.

The dedicated event page can be visited here.


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