General Discussion Post



Welcome to the General discussion forum for the Innovation Policy community of practice!

The innovation policy community of practice is a space for discussing questions and themes that are linked to webinars hosted by the innovation policy platform. It serves as a forum for an exchange of knowledge and ideas between policymakers, researchers and the public.

This particular discussion post is for general feedback on the content provided on this site, which includes webinars, other discussion posts, reading materials etc. It is also a place to keep track of upcoming webinars, which include Access to Finance and Inclusive Innovation for the coming months. The discussions on this community of practice will be facilitated by Hari Subhash ( Feel free to reach out to the provided address if you have any specific questions on using this forum. We are glad to have you here.



The Innovation Policy Platform team professionally facilitates the discussions on this forum and it should be used to exchange thoughts on the content, applicability of what is being discussed to your country context, questions, reactions, etc.

The discussion forum is a great opportunity to experience an intellectually stimulating virtual seminar experience, moderated by facilitators. Instructions on submitting posts to the forum are attached.

Facilitators will be available to discuss and answer any questions you may have. For questions regarding administrative or technical issues, please do not hesitate to contact IPP via email, We will try our best to respond within 48 hours.


When participating in online discussions, it is important to follow some simple do’s and don’ts of etiquette. A useful acronym to remember is WRITE - Warm, Responsive, Inquisitive, Tentative and Empathetic. Above all, be courteous to your fellow peers and respect the diversity of opinions.

Here are a few rules of thumb to add value to your posts:

  • respond to posts initiated by the official moderators leading the discussion (within the already established thread- click on "reply")
  • try to participate frequently
  • try to extend the conversation by analyzing and building on previous posts rather than commenting in isolation (within the already established thread- click on "reply")
  • if a new topic emerges - try to initiate discussion by posting a new discussion topic in the forum
  • try to make posts that are relevant and factually correct, perhaps using references to literature or personal experience to support your points
  • try to make clear and concise comments formatted in a style that is easy to read