Day 1: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Agenda Item
8:00-8:30: Coffee and registration

1. Setting the stage

8:30 – 9:00
Welcome and introduction to the workshop
Introduction by SDC on expectations and how this fits into SDC strategy of work
Overview of workshop process, principles and agenda
Adrian Gnagi/ Christoph Muziol
9:00- 9:45
**Introduction to participants** – group exercise

9.45 – 10.15
Defining what a platform is (30 minutes)
Understand expectations and initial thoughts on a regional platform (with coffee break)
Group Exercise
Coffee Break

2. Understanding the current context and experiences

10:45 – 11.45
Jump start story telling: How have platforms contributed to change or positive development
Sharing of personal stories/experiences in how platforms have contributed to change
Group Exercise
11.45 – 12.30
Best practices and principles
  • Discuss strategies for influencing policy in politically sensitive context
  • Identify best practices, lessons and principles that can be applied later
Fish bowl
12.30 – 1.30

3. Developing common ground and a theory of change
1.30 – 1.45
Presentation by Mekong Regional Land Governance Program and University of Sydney political economy mapping study
Overview of MRLG, identification of reform actors, initial findings from political economy mapping/on-line repository that is being developed
Christian Castellanet & Kate Rickersey
1:45 – 2:00
Presentation on Social Media Study in Laos – Key findings and entry points for use of social media in platforms
Phoutasinh Phimmachanh and Andrew Bartlett
2:15 – 2:30
Presentation on lessons from the water and energy sector in developing a research for development platform
Kim Geheb
2:30 – 3.00
Discussion/Q&A with three presenters

3.00 – 3.15
Coffee Break

3.15 – 4.30
Defining key issues/problems to address in a regional platform
- identify major problems needed to tackle
- identify actors to support/influence for these problems
Group work
4.30 – 5pm
Present back initial findings
- Exchange current thinking and ideas
- Understand what is emerging
5pm – 6pm
Open space for participants to show off information systems and discuss
Individuals Interested

6.30 pm onwards – cocktail and dinner reception at Namphu

Day 2: Wednesday, February 11
8:15 – 8:30: Coffee and snacks
Agenda Item

Review from yesterday and agenda
Refresh main lessons & agenda for the day
Selected participants + Michael
4. Exploring options and Modalities

Share Fair on current systems
- Review existing platforms that have been catalogued
- Mini world café to showcase different initiatives
- Identify any potential needs/gaps in relation to identified needs from Day 1
Group Exercise
Identifying big ideas
- Identify ideas that can be taken forward to discussed in detail
This could be a big system, a way to aggregate current systems, out of the box ideas – purpose is to provide opportunity to explore multiple pathways
Group Exercise

Coffee Break

Exploring big ideas
- Explore potential ideas for a regional information system – pathways and options

Exploring big ideas (cont) (1hr)

Sharing back to the group (1hr)
Discuss entry points and idea s

5. Sense making and conclusions
**Reflections and ways forward** (45 min)
- Reflection on key lessons learned, gaps in knowledge and potential ways forward and how can group contribute or work together
Wrap up
-Provide participants with an idea of how SDC will take the recommendations forward

Should end by 5pm