Presentation on theme: "PAN: ICT4D in Asia. A few Words about IDRC International Development Research Centre Canadian Crown Corporation that focusses on research for development."— Presentation transcript:
A few Words about IDRC International Development Research Centre Canadian Crown Corporation that focusses on research for development 4 program areas: –Social and Economic Policy –Environment and Natural Resource Management –Innovation, Policy, Science –Information and Communication Technologies for Development
PAN Asia Networking IDRC program in ICT4D in Asia since 1995 Focused on understanding how ICTs can solve development problems In the process of developing a new prospectus for 2006-2011
PAN Research Projects * PAN supports ICT4D research in all Asian countries through the R&D Competitive Grants
Knowledge Centre in Pondicherry, India : Information Village Research Project
Studies on Distance learning in Asia –Accessibility, Acceptance and Effects of DLT in South AsiaAccessibility, Acceptance and Effects of DLT in South Asia –The Viability of Mobile SMS Technologies for Non-formal DL in Asia The Viability of Mobile SMS Technologies for Non-formal DL in Asia –Evaluation and Adaptation of Open Source Software for DL in Asiavaluation and Adaptation of Open Source Software for DL in Asia –A Platform for Virtual Research and Research Training in AsiaA Platform for Virtual Research and Research Training in Asia –Instructional Design Training for ICT-based DL in Asia Instructional Design Training for ICT-based DL in Asia –A Repository of Reusable Learning Objects for DL in AsiaA Repository of Reusable Learning Objects for DL in Asia –E-assessment Methods and Models for Student Evaluation in AsiaE-assessment Methods and Models for Student Evaluation in Asia –Best practices in DL Technology for Capacity Building in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam Best practices in DL Technology for Capacity Building in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam
PAN Futures: Ideas About Pan Programming for the Next 5 Years
PAN in the Future: 3 Themes 1.Policies and Access: Research on Policies for Promoting Knowledge Societies 2.Technologies for Development: Applied Research through Testing ICT Innovations for Development 3.Effects: Capacity Building for Research on the Socio-Economic Effects of ICTs on User Communities
1- Policies Research on Policies for Promoting Knowledge Societies –IPR: What are the impacts on knowledge creation and livelihoods of current IPR regimes? What is the potential of alternatives (Creative Commons, etc..)? –Regulatory reform: What are the impacts of current Asian telecom policies on the poor? –Regulating in a changing technological environment: What are the policy implications of new technological innovations (Wimax, VOIP, etc)?
2- Technologies Applied Research through testing ICT Innovations for Development –What technologies are appropriate for solving health, education, governance and livelihood issues? –What are the appropriate business models for ensuring technology pilots are sustainable? How can pilots be scaled up? –How can new, pervasive, technologies like mobile phones, be harnessed for solving development problems?
3- Effects Capacity Building for Research on the Socio- Economic Effects of ICTs on user Communities – What are the models for understanding the impacts of new technologies on poverty? –How are technologies like mobile phones changing social interactions? In what ways is society changing? –Who are the winners and losers in this new Asian Information society?
How will PAN do its Programming (Modalities) ? Thematic regional networks (e.g. ICTs and health, pro poor ICT policy research, etc..) Focussed country programming (least developed countries) Main partners: –Academic and research institutions in Asia –NGOs – Civil Society –PPPs with Asian ICT innovators