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Public Policy Research Methods School 2016 organized by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) is set to commence on April 30th, 2016.

This year 11 participants from 10 countries selected through a vigorous process will be undergoing a two-week intensive training in Public Policy Research Methods, at Kochi, Kerala, India.

Course Period: April 30 2016 – May 14 2016

In the past, CPPR in collaboration with Atlas Network has successfully conducted Policy Schools that have won the acclaim of participants from 32 countries. The programme has been instrumental in shaping the research skills of think tank professionals, policy researchers, etc. Some of the alumni were able to influence the policy decisions in their home country after acquiring skills towards understanding public policy.

Mr. A.P.M Mohammed Hanish IAS (Secretary, Urban Development, Government of Kerala, with additional charge of Secretary Public Works Department) will be inaugurating the Policy School and delivering the keynote address on the topic ” The Role of Sound Public Policy in effective governance” .

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Mr. Mohammed Hanish completed his Bachelors in Technology in Civil Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum.

He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1996 and was allotted to the Kerala Cadre. He worked as the Assistant Collector Kollam (Trainee) and was and has held posts of importance like the Sub Collector and Sub Divisional Magistrate Perinthalmanna (1988-2001), General Manager Roads and Bridges Development Corporation Kochi (2001- 2004), Managing Director Kerala Market Fed(2002-2005), and Director of Public Instruction Kerala (2008-2011).

Presently he serves as the Secretary, Urban Development, Government of Kerala, with additional charge of Secretary Public Works Department. He is also serves as the Managing Director Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala Ltd since 2011, and The Cheraman Financial Services Ltd under Government of Kerala and the Nodal Officer of FIFA (Under-17) World Cup India 2017, Government of India.

Having undergone training programmes at University of Toronto, Canada; Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, Thailand; Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, he is the recipient of the State E-Governance Award instituted by the Govt. of Kerala for the initiatives taken in the Educational Department in the State and the National Trainer on Leadership Skills by Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.

During the opening ceremony, we would be also honoring the Public Policy Brief Challenge winners : Ranjeet Rane and Mathew John. They will do a brief presentation about their winning policy followed by discussion.

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The selected participants for this year’s Policy School are:

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