The 3rd Regional Meeting of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) and Resource Mobilization Workshop

The IPS — a Think Tank Initiative (TTI) grantee of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada hosted the 3rd TTI Regional Meeting and Resource Mobilization Workshop, from 13th to 17th March 2013 at the Club Palm Bay, Marawila, Sri Lanka. Representatives from the 16 TTI grantee institutions in South Asia, donor agencies, and IDRC officials were in attendance.

The 3rd Regional Meeting in Sri Lanka follows the inauguration of the TTI in South Asia in New Delhi in October 2010 followed by the first Regional Meeting at Neemrana, Rajasthan. The 2nd Regional Meeting was held in Mysore, India, in March 2012, leading up to the TTI Exchange in Cape Town, South Africa, in June 2012. The key objective of the 3rd Regional Meeting was to share knowledge, practices and experiences related to being a successful policy research organization, and to encourage networking and collaboration among the Initiative’s institutions in South Asia. The Resource Mobilization Workshop was intended to enable participants and expert resource persons to share and discuss South Asian think tanks’ experiences of attracting support from funding partners and other stakeholders, both international and domestic, and highlight the individual and organizational skills and capabilities required to do so.


ED’s Introductory Address