[It-women] Fwd: FW: Deadline Extended! Research Methods for Policy & Advocacy in Latin America & the Caribbean Workshop

Patricia Vargas patriciaavl at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 12:48:35 BRT 2017

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Patricia Adriana Vargas Leon <pavargas at syr.edu>
Date: 19 July 2017 at 11:27
Subject: FW: Deadline Extended! Research Methods for Policy & Advocacy in
Latin America & the Caribbean Workshop
To: "patriciaavl at gmail.com" <patriciaavl at gmail.com>

​Hola a todas, la fecha ha sido prorrogada!

La sede estara en Buenos Aires.


The Internet Policy Observatory Presents:

*Research Methods for Policy & Advocacy Workshop in Latin America & the

*October 2-6, Buenos Aires Argentina*

*Application Deadline Extended to July 23!*

*Application available at https://goo.gl/forms/Ab1KC9YkxaQi3wLJ3

The Annenberg School for Communication’s Internet Policy Observatory has
teamed up with the Center for Technology and Society at the University of
San Andres, Derechos Digitales, the Center for Technology and Society at
FGV School of Law in Rio, the Group for Internet Studies at the University
of the Andes in Bogota, and R3D in Mexico to organize the third regional
Research Methods Workshop for Internet Policy and Advocacy in Buenos Aires
for the Latin American and Caribbean region.

The workshop seeks to provide a venue for stakeholders in the region to
consolidate existing advocacy and research ventures with more robust
analytical and evidence-based approaches. The program 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. Sessions will cover both qualitative and
quantitative methods and will provide the space for hands-on activities and
opportunities to apply these skills to impact real-world internet
governance policy decisions. In this way, the workshop will
offer opportunities to connect scholarly expertise with policymakers and
advocates and improve working synergies between emerging networks of civil
society organizations, academic centers and think-tanks. The goals of the
program are 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 Latin America and the Caribbean 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, group projects, and one-on-one
mentorship with top researchers and experts from around the world.

The course will be mainly conducted in English and applicants should have
high proficiency in English in order to interact with experts, lecturers
and other participants who will come 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.

To apply for the workshop, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/

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








Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences
or unsubscribe from this list

This email was sent to pavargas at syr.edu
*why did I get this?*
    unsubscribe from this list
    update subscription preferences
Internet Policy Observatory · 3901 Walnut St · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19104 · USA

[image: Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp]


Patricia A. Vargas-Leon
PhD candidate
School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
E-mail: pavargas at syr.edu
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://mail.lacnic.net/pipermail/it-women/attachments/20170719/45e774c9/attachment.html>

More information about the It-women mailing list