From the blog

January 17, 2012

Seniornet Launched

Centre for Public Policy Research has announced the formation of an internet portal “seniornet” exclusively for senior citizens to exchange useful interpersonal information. This portal is envisaged to assist the senior citizens with the relevant information like government notifications, various […]
January 6, 2012

Metro Round Table – Open Discussion

The Metro Round Table organised by CPPR along with Kerala Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Cochin on January 6th was attended by political leaders, bureaucrats, urban experts, industry representatives and civil society organisations. The forum actively discussed about the viability […]
November 25, 2011

ipolicy for Journalists (Certificate in Public Policy for Journalists)

In order to secure freedom, prosperity, and good government, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting.  A clearer understanding of public policy—its nature, formation, and how to evaluate its impact on citizens—can enable media professionals […]
November 9, 2011

ANNOUNCING SUPER SATURDAYS AT CPPR

Are you curious, innovative and a person with social drive determined to change the society for the better?? Then CPPR will provide you with the perfect platform to launch yourself. We are the Centre for Public Policy Research, a think […]
August 15, 2011

Seminar on New Trends in Urban Development

“Environmentalists should not hinder development”, says Dr.Gopinath Panangad, Founder Director, Kerala State Literacy Mission. “It is unfortunate that some of the activists are in the habit of attacking any scheme without going into the merit of the project or its […]
June 6, 2011

More Freebies and Offers on Bus Day

The next Kochi Bus Day will be observed on July 20, 2011, at Vytilla Bus Bay between 8 am and 11 am. Kochi residents are requested to leave their private vehicles and travel by bus to save the city from […]
May 22, 2011

Kochi Bus Day on May 31

Kochi is set to celebrate yet another Bus Day! The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), with the support of the Indian Chamber of Commerce, telecom partner Uninor, and media partner Red FM is observing May 31 as ‘Bus Day’. […]
May 19, 2011

Street Design Competition

Civitas Urban Solutions, together with ITDP, Michigan University and the Corporation of Cochin, is launching Kochi’s first-of-its-kind Street Design competition – Smart Smart: Redefining Urban Development. This open-submission competition seeks to identify suitable proposals for the redesign of Park Avenue Road […]
March 11, 2011

Discussion on the Union Budget

A roundtable discussion on Budget 2011 was held recently at the CPPR office. It was attended by members of Paripaakam, a senior citizens group in Kochi, and other guests. The speakers at the event included Aneish Rajan IRS, Professor K […]
February 15, 2011

Talk on ‘Changing Trends in Mediation’

ADR Centre organised a talk on ‘Changing Trends in Mediation – UK and Indian Perspectives’ at National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi on February 14. Paul Randolph, Accredited Mediator, Lamb Building ADR, was the resource person at the programme, […]
February 1, 2011

Sarpanches from Andhra visit Kochi

A team of 17 sarpanches from Hyderabad arrived in Kochi on February 2, 2011, to visit various gram panchayats and schools. The three-day visit was organised by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with the MV Foundation. […]
January 13, 2011

‘Paripaakam’ meets again.

The second meeting of ‘Paripaakam’ was held at CPPR’s Elamkulam office recently. It was attended by Prof K C Abraham, Adv Sunil Kumar (Former Town Planning Committee Chairperson), K J Sohan (Chairman, Town Planning Standing Committee, Kochi Corporation), forum members, […]
December 20, 2010

Kochi ‘Bus Day’ on December 18

The Kochi district administration and the Motor Vehicles Department, with the support of the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR),  observed December 18 as ‘Bus Day’. Joining in the event are Transport Minister Jose Thettayil, actors Dileep, Sidique, Remya Nambeesan […]
November 18, 2010

CPPR to launch Senior Citizens Action Forum

“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.” This proverb explains aptly the wisdom of the elderly; the experiences learnt and taught. […]
November 18, 2010

CPPR launches ‘Paripakam’ – Senior Citizens Action Forum

To tap the expertise of the city’s senior citizens, the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) launched ‘Paripakam’ at CPPR’s Elamkulam office on November 18. The forum was inaugurated by MLA Dominic Presentation and chaired by Deputy Mayor Bhadra Satheesh. […]