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2018 PEP Annual Conference

Bangalore, India | June 7-13, 2018

 

The 2018 PEP Annual Conference and General Meetings will be held in Bangalore (India) from June 7 to 13, 2018. 

PEP conferences are international events that gather hundreds of participants, including development researchers, practitioners, leading experts and policy stakeholders from around the world, to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities related to development research, policy analysis and advisory work.

This year's conference will feature intensive training workshops, presentation and discussion of research findings and new project proposals, and a high-level policy forum.

It is organized as part of the second phase of the PEP-PAGE initiative with support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID, or UK Aid) and the Canadian government through the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The event will also be hosted in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS).

Download the souvenir program.
 

Building capacity for policy research in developing countries
Training workshops and scientific peer-review sessions

PEP meetings represent a unique opportunity in terms of peer-review and international networking experience for all participants, especially developing country researchers.

Research teams selected under the first round of PEP’s PAGE II program will present their preliminary findings for discussion with peers and international experts.

Following proposal presentations and peer-review during this year's meeting, the projects and research teams to be supported under the second funding round of the PAGE II program will be selected.

From June 7 to 10, PEP-affiliated resource persons and international experts will provide attending developing country researchers with intensive training workshops in:

  • Best practices for policy outreach and communication, to maximize chances of research uptake,
  • The application of cutting-edge research methods and analytical tools, including innovations fostered through the experience of PEP-supported research and initiatives,
  • Best practices in writing scientific papers, to increase quality and chances of publication.
     

Policy forum: "Women, Children and Climate Change"
Designing an economic policy research agenda

PEP conferences also feature a one-day policy conference (or series of plenary sessions), to present and discuss the policy implications of PEP research and analytical approaches.

These events are thematically focused on current or emerging development policy issues. Relevant stakeholders—including policymakers, practitioners and international institution representatives—are invited to attend and participate. 

The theme of this year's policy forum, to be held on June 13, is "Women, Children and Climate Change", and the objective is to identify specific evidence gaps where research can engage with policy to define inclusive solutions for women and children in the face of climate change.

Providing an opportunity for international academic and governmental participants to debate the issues at hand, these conferences help bridge the gap between research and policy to address poverty issues and promote development.

The main lessons and recommendations drawn from these dialogues will be systematically compiled, published and publicized by PEP and its partners for wider impact, as they were for previous PEP Policy Forums

 

 

Program of activities

June 7

MPIA technical training workshops

  • Training workshops in the application of cutting-edge research methods and analytical tools of development research
  • For representatives of shortlisted PAGE II-Round 2 applicant research teams in the MPIA research group

June 8

Policy engagement workshop

  • One-day workshop to review best practices for policy outreach, to maximize chances of research uptake
  • For all representatives of shortlisted PAGE II-Round 2 applicant research teams
June 8-10

CBMS technical training workshops

  • For representatives of PAGE II-Round 1 research teams in the CBMS research group
  • Download the program

June 9

Technical training workshops

  • A series of parallel, intensive training workshops in the application of cutting-edge research methods and analytical tools of development research
  • For representatives of shortlisted PAGE II-Round 2 applicant research teams in the PIERI, PMMA and MPIA research groups.

Research communications workshop

  • One-day workshop to review best practices to communicate research findings and maximize chances of research uptake
  • For representatives of PAGE II-Round 1 research teams in the PMMA and MPIA research groups

June 10 a.m. 

Scientific writing workshop

  • Half-day workshop to review best practices in writing scientific papers and articles, to increase quality and chances of publication
  • For all representatives of shortlisted PAGE II-Round 2 applicant research teams, Round 1 teams may also attend

June 10 p.m.

June 11

June 12 a.m.

MPIA, PMMA, PIERI presentations and discussions

  • PAGE II-Round 2 proposals in parallel group sessions, according to methodology applied in research
  • PAGE II-Round 1 reasearch findings in parallel group sessions, according to methodology applied in research

Draft programs with links to papers and presentations (where available): MPIA, PMMA, PIERI 

June 12 p.m.

MPIA, PMMA, PIERI individual meetings (Rounds 1 and 2)

    June 11-12

    CBMS presentations of draft CBMS-SDG reports

    • For representatives of PAGE II-Round 1 research teams in the CBMS research group
    • Download the program
    June 13

    Policy forum on Women, Children and Climate Change

    June 14-15 Board, management and staff meetings

    Contacts

    Aissatou M. Diop, Grant Administrator 
    aissatou.diop@pep-net.org

    Marjorie Alain, Director of Communications
    marjorie.alain@pep-net.org 

    General information for participants

    Conference Venue

    The Chancery Pavilion
    135, Residency Road, Bangalore - 560025, India
    Telephone: +91-80-41414141
    Website: www.chanceryhotel.com

    Travel Information 

    Download the Travel Advisory for conference travel information including airport transfers, visa requirements, and vaccinations.

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