Webinar: Peering into the Future- Economy, Society & World Politics after COVID-19
Virtual Panel Discussion on "Peering into the future - Economy, Society and World Politics after COVID-19" Panelist: Jan Kalvik: Editor-In-Chief, Defence and Intelligence Norway Sohail Inayatullah: Inaugural UNESCO Chair, Futures Studies Host and Moderator: Neha Dewan, Fellow and Political Affairs Officer, GPI Convener: Arpit Chaturvedi ,CEO, GPI
Magali Caceres, Ex-Minister of Youth, Paraguay interviewed by Arpit Chaturvedi (CEO, GPI)
Magali Cáceres, proudly born in Asuncion, Paraguay, graduated from George Washington University earning a B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science and is now a candidate of a Masters in Social Entrepreneurship at American University. In GW she served as the first Hispanic Class Council President, for over 10,000 students. After playing for the Paraguayan Women National Soccer Team that qualified in the World Cup, she was drafted for the George Washington University Women’s Soccer Team. She has directed successful International Youth Leadership Programs promoting moral and innovative leadership worldwide, working with the United Nations, World Bank, State Department, Capitol Hill, Embassies, and UN Permanent Missions. Besides being the Deputy Executive Director of IYLA, she served as the International Advisor to the Ministry of Youth of Paraguay
Victor Cummings (Ex-Minister of State, Agriculture & Lands) interviewed by Arpit Chaturvedi.
Victor Cummings has extensive work experience in a variety of fields. These include Government Affairs and Public Policy Analysis and Implementation. Extensive Management Consulting, Change Management & Leadership Development Experience.Lecturer in Law and Urban & Regional Planning. A former Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture & Lands, Member of Parliament and Parish Councillor. Championed several development initiatives. These projects covered a variety of areas, from tourism and resort development, housing development, attractions development, and urban development. In addition, Coordinated and conducted several research projects for national and international organizations. Gained entrepreneurial experience through several private business ventures and teaching of entrepreneurship. Specialties: Strategic Planning, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Leadership Development, Change Management, Performance Management, Community Development, Structure Finance, Project Conceptualization, Project Management, Research, and Development, Critical Writing and Analysis, Entrepreneurial Skills, Small & Micro Businesses Development, Non Profit Organizations, Policy Analysis, International Experience, Negotiation Skills, and Law.
Impact of COVID19 on water issues and the way forward- A Round-table conversation
During the on-going pandemic, most of us have observed or experienced too, that how nature is reclaiming its lost space. Whether it is a reduced level of pollution in the Yamuna river, or cleaner air in cities, one of the reasons for these ecological changes is the minimal human interaction with the environment. This raises an important question on the climate change debate. The efforts to mitigate the problem were largely focused on systemic changes but CoVID has brought the humans to the center of this debate. In this regard, one important issue to be addressed is the increasing demand for water by 2050 for which there will be hindrances such as environmental diplomacy and in particularly damaged rivers. We see that basic utilities are not given to people who cannot afford and this happens because we look at citizens as customers. whereas for good governance, we need to evaluate if the water is reaching all citizens, define goals, and most importantly ensure citizen participation.