The other innovation I think was that the initial mediator-group who interviewed the academics and stakeholders was designed to be one person from the elected official ministry’s office, one civic servant, who is not an elected official, and then one or two people from the private sector who has a stake in this like the Institute of Information Industries and one or two people from the civil society. This 4 to 6 people team were the initial team who decided the time, the duration, the format, the agenda of the entire consultation and this lends to a very balanced view and lends to the legitimacy of the entire process. Otherwise people would say this is just another way of lobbying or this is another way of protesting. We don’t want either of that.

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