CBPS organised a talk by Prof. Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Director, Ramaiah Public Policy Center, Bengaluru. He is also a Professor Emeritus of Information and Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He spoke on, ‘Systematic Policymaking Using Ontologies: How to Make the ‘Elephant’ Dance’.
In his presentation, he discussed on how policies can be made systematically using ontologies. He went on to describe how ontologies can be used in all four stages of policy-making – Intelligence, Design, Choice, and Assessment. It detailed on how ontologies can be constructed and applied to complex problems such as river-water sharing, waste management, environment, healthcare, and education policies.