I must say lucky for being able to visit popular countries of two continents with policy conference within this year 2014. ICANN-50 London meeting form 21-26 Jun, 2014; as it is an apex body of internet policy making especially on domain names and numbers & CPR South -2014 (Communication Policy Research South) Conference which I am attending now at Johannesburg, South Africa.
Being lecturer of computer engineering at Tribhuvan University, ICANN-50 policy meet was really fruitful for me and it boosted me up more into my lectures and fulfill the requirements of syllabus to achieve university degree for my students. Additionally I am a master’s student of Tribhuvan University: Masters of Public Administration (MPA). While I studied public policy subject in my MPA degree, it influenced me towards ICT policy which is the concern of public and a part of public policy. My job while I was an Asst. Director at Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) also catalyzed me towards the value of policy formulation and its importance for the country. I have decided to continue study towards policy formulation, implementation, public policy impacts and many more in my dissertation period of MPA degree.
When I completed my short term research on “Tele-Center impact on rural Nepal” I have further decided to have research on “ICT in the rural Nepal: Prospects and Problems” which has major research question as “what are the major challenges of increasing ICT accessibilities in the rural Nepal”. I expect this conference would be highly fruitful not only of ICT policy making but also about how to carry out proper research in the sectors.
|On the way form OR Tambo Airport (JNB) to Riverstone|
First time I felt really different in my abroad visit after I reached Riverstone Lodge, a bit far from Johannesburg city main area. It is like resort and warmly hospitalized.