Global Dialogue Review
Current Volume: 14 (2022 )
ISSN: RNI No. DELENG/2013/58940
Month(s) of Publication: March, June, September & December
Subject: Political Science & International Affairs
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Global Dialogue Review (GDR) is a quarterly foreign affairs journal committed to scholarly analysis of international issues. Circulated to a cerebral, decision-making readership around the world, it can be viewed on www.globaldialoguereview.in. The quality of its production and its editorial board as well as its writers are rated highly, both internationally and domestically. GDR's parent Global Dialogue Media Group has wide ranging interests in publishing, television and production, as well as in think tanks being set up around the world. It is also known for organising business and intellectual events in India and abroad. GDR's Editorial Advisory Board includes Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor, Former President of Ghana, who had also served as Chairman of the Africa Union, Mr. Sunil Bahadur Thapa, Nepal's former Commerce and Supplies Minister, Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, a Senior Ethiopian politician who was Minister in Ethiopia's Prime Minister's Office, Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd.), PVSM, AVSM, Nao Sena Medal and Bar (Gallantry), former Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, Indian armed forces, Ambassador A.R. Ghanashyam IFS (Retd.) and Mr. Radhakrisnan Nair, Founder and Managing Director of international home furnishings and textiles brand, Soma.
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Who served with Reuters across the world for nearly two decades, and reached proficiency in political, economic, sports and diplomatic news coverage. Former President of Ghana Managing Director, OPG Power Ventures Plc Former Minister of Education, Ethiopia Director General of the Women's Strategic Development Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia UYSM, SM, VSM (Retd.) Formerly General Officer Commanding in Chief, South Western Command Director General of the Indian National Association, Club of Rome. General Secretary, Nepali Congress Former Minister for Commerce and Supplies, Nepal Founder of Aarna Law (India) and Aarna ADR (Singapore) Founder and Director, Soma, an international brand in traditional home furnishings and textiles Professor, Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
He was also regional head of Reuters Television, and currently runs a think tank, a TV channel as well as a documentary and television production company.
Director, Social Media
Ms. Mannat Narula
Director, Sales & Marketing, Operations
Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor
Mr. Arvind Gupta
Dr. Genet Zewdie
Lt. General Arun Kumar Sahni
Mr. Sunil Bahadur Thapa
Mr. Shreyas Jayasimha
Mr. Radhakrishnan Nair
Dr. Laura Yerekesheva
Who served with Reuters across the world for nearly two decades, and reached proficiency in political, economic, sports and diplomatic news coverage.
Former President of Ghana
Managing Director, OPG Power Ventures Plc
Former Minister of Education, Ethiopia
Director General of the Women's Strategic
Development Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
UYSM, SM, VSM (Retd.)
Formerly General Officer Commanding in Chief,
South Western Command
Director General of the Indian National
Association, Club of Rome.
General Secretary, Nepali Congress
Former Minister for Commerce and Supplies,
Founder of Aarna Law (India) and Aarna ADR
Founder and Director, Soma, an international
brand in traditional home furnishings and
Professor, Farabi Kazakh National University,
Volume 14 Issue 3 , (Jul-2022 to Sep-2022)
Editorial Advisory Board
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Council of Distinguished Fellows
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The Bay of Bengal Community's Global Aspirations
By: Prof. Dr. Rashed Uz Zaman
Page No : 155-160
In today's world of uncertainty, the Bay of Bengal community needs to find its own representation. The potential of this region is yet to be fully explored. Without creating one strong voice, it cannot emerge as an agenda-setter on a global scale.
Dr. Rashed Uz Zaman, from the department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, has a doctorate in Strategic Studies from the University of Reading, UK and is an Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Erfurt, Germany. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Professor in the department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, US. Dr. Zaman works on strategic and international security issues, and has spoken and written extensively on Bangladesh in UN peacekeeping missions.
Squally Sea, Geopolitical Shoals
By: Dr. Geoff Heriot
Page No : 161-169
India enjoys the prerogatives of an ascendant major power able to straddle dominant geostrategic blocs and the global south. As a smaller Eurasian power resident in the Indo-Pacific, Australia has little choice but to build overlapping networks of the like-minded and relationships of opportunity amid the turbulence.
Dr Geoff Heriot has extensive international experience as an Australian foreign correspondent, broadcasting executive, corporate strategist and adviser on media and governance. He is state secretary of the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Tasmania. In early 2023, Anthem Press (UK) will release his book: International Broadcasting and its Contested Role in Australian Statecraft.
India-Nepal Relations: Striking the Right Balance
By: Ambassador AR Ghanashyam IFS (Retd.)
Page No : 170-180
Several agreements on development projects that have been signed between India and Nepal need to be reviewed and updated, for implementation in the future. A single institution vested with financial and administrative powers, preferably jointly managed by both countries, could work out feasible targets.
An alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, Ambassador A.R. Ghanashyam IFS (Retd.) spent six years in the Oil and Shipping industries in India before joining the Indian diplomatic corps, where for the next 35 years he occupied senior positions in India and overseas. He has been Indian envoy to eight countries, including Angola and Nigeria. He currently advises and speaks on international economics and foreign policy issues.
Ukraine, Afghan Conflicts - the Repercussions on Central Asia, India
By: Dr. Laura Yerekesheva
Page No : 181-188
India and Kazakhstan provide an appropriate platform for a Central Asia Dialogue to strengthen cooperation in trade, security partnerships, extending to humanitarian and cultural fields. This can be a platform for exchanging views from a regional point of view.
Dr. Laura Yereksheva, professor at al Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, is a globally recognised expert on religious identity and Sufism in Central and South Asia. She is also a UNESCO recognised authority on international migration in Central Asia.
South Asia's Decline in Sport
By: Dr. Laura Yerekesheva
Page No : 181-188
Efforts to isolate sport and its international competitions from the prevailing regional turmoil has found little success.
Mr. Prabhjot Singh is a veteran journalist specialising in investigative, sport, environmental and business reporting. He joined The Tribune, the oldest and largest circulated English daily of North India, in 1976 and continued working for it in various capacities for almost four decades. Currently a media consultant based in Toronto/Chandigarh, he has remained associated with various news agencies, including Reuters, and media houses like PTC News (India/Canada), Parvasi Media (Canada) and the Liberal World (India). He has covered seven Olympic Games, written extensively about business and the financial markets, the health industry, public and private sector, aviation, and worked as a political reporter covering Sikh and Punjab politics. He has a special interest in the Indian diaspora in general, and Sikh diaspora in particular. In 2012, he was chosen for the International Press Institute’s prestigious special investigative journalism award for his series on exploitation of public transport by influential politicians. He is also recipient of several awards and honours in recognition of his journalism. He is the winner of three national newspaper awards; and two fellowships by media houses, including the KK Birla Foundation of the Hindustan Times. Born and raised in Punjab, India, he now lives in Toronto and is an avid sportsman.
India Emerges as a Mediation Destination in South Asia
By: Muthupandi Ganesan
Page No : 195-201
In a post-Covid world, with trade regaining momentum, India has the potential to establish itself as a preferred mediation services provider for commercial disputes among stakeholders in South Asia, and even beyond.
Muthupandi Ganesan is the Chairperson, Society of Mediators London. He is a dual qualified lawyer, both in the UK and in India. He was admitted to practice as a barrister-at-law in England and Wales and is a qualified advocate in India (Tamil Nadu). He is a litigation and strategy specialist, especially in cases involving crossborder issues in bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring and international commercial arbitration. He advises and represents both individuals and companies on a range of regulatory and commercial issues, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as directors and shareholders disputes. He also specialises in antibribery, anti-corruption, civil and criminal asset recovery under the proceeds of crime legislation in various different jurisdictions.
EU- South Asia Ties and the Geopolitics of Connectivity
By: Ms. Priya Vijaykumar Poojary
Page No : 202-208
The EU's relationship with South Asia is fraught with complications contained in a complex mosaic of trade and development, and humanitarian aid. This severely limits its engagement with the region. Primarily, the EU does not consider South Asia a strategic region. In fact, the EU considers only India among all the South Asian countries as a strategic partner.
Ms. Priya Vijaykumar Poojary teaches EU affairs at the Manipal Centre for European Studies. Her work focuses on EU foreign policy with a specific focus on EU-India relations. She has co-edited Contours of India-EU Engagements: Multiplicity of Experiences. She has been a Marie-Curie EU Co-fund visiting fellow at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) and had an Erasmus+ teaching fellowship at University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland and University of Wroclaw, Poland. She holds a couple of research journal articles, book chapters and newspaper columns to her credit. She is currently a Schuman trainee at the Directorate-General for the External Policies of the Union-Unit for Asia, Australia and New Zealand (AANZ), European Parliament.
Interaction Among Youth can Unite South Asia
By: Ms. Areeba Ahsanat Moazzam
Page No : 209-215
The youth of South Asia has made substantial use of social media to connect with the world outside its borders. They have done this through interactive online games, international sporting events, movies and music. Apart from these interests, intellectual interests have also found favour among the youth and have stirred their imagination.
Ms. Areeba Ahsanat Moazzam: (HCU, Hyderabad), is pursuing a doctorate in American Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Period. Her articles have been published in various journals and magazines including Sage's South Asian Survey, Journal of Politics and Governance, Global Dialogue Review, and chapters of edited books (Springer, Routledge, World Scientific, Singapore). She has presented papers at international and national conferences. She is the president and founder of Association of Indian Research Scholars (AIRS).
India's Potential Amidst South Asia gains in a Post Covid World Order
By: Mr. Iniyavan Mathiyalagan
Page No : 216-220
With its rising stature as a Covid vaccine producing hub specifically, and a global leader in general, Reimagining South Asia; Multilateralism in Contemporary Times resonates with India's realisation of its potential through its relationships and policies.
Mr. Iniyavan M, is a PhD scholar at the department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad. He is a trained mechanical engineer with a Bachelor's degree from Anna University, Chennai. His broad area of research is ‘Political Sociology of Caste’ and his research interests include new social movements, legal pluralism, distinctive modalities of Dalit and Dravidian politics, affirmative policies, and State and non-State polarities.
Chinese Economic Woes may Boost Bilateral Trade with India
By: Late Mr. Dev Varam
Page No : 221-230
China's economic tailspin has hit its investors, wage earners and the real estate, besides triggering a domino effect on other economies. India is perhaps among the few able to withstand the blow, as it has an equally huge domestic market and a largely insulated economy.
The late Mr Dev Varam was the Editor of Global Dialogue Review. A veteran foreign correspondent with Reuters, Mr Varam was previously with The Indian Express group. He established the Reuters Mumbai Office.
Jan-2022 to Mar-2022
The World in Cyberspace’s Embrace
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General Bipin Rawat
PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, YSM
Former Chief of the Defence Staff of India
March 16, 1958 - December 81 2021
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IT’s Vital Role in the Northeast’s Development Comes with Many Challenges
By: Hon’ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Mr. Conrad Sangma
Page No : 1-6
The region's Information Technology (IT) infrastructure is quickly expanding and has been influential in governance and in improving the socio-economic condition of its people. However, as elsewhere, the Internet brings with it both opportunities and challenges.
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya state, Mr. Conrad Sangma, is also president of the National People's Party, succeeding his late father and former Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Mr. PA Sangma. Apart from politics, Mr. Sangma is president of the PA Sangma Foundation for the betterment of education and environment, and he also serves as President of the Meghalaya Cricket Association and Sports Academy.
Collaboration and Partnerships to Combat Cyber Threats
By: Lt. General (Dr.) Rajesh Pant, PVSM AVSM VSM (Retd.)
Page No : 7-12
Cybersecurity is about collaboration and coordination among global, regional and federal organisations, along with Public Private Partnerships. This will not only help us to counter cyber crime but also explore new areas of innovation, digital economy, cybersecurity and cyber-enabled critical and emerging technologies.
Lt. General (Dr.) Rajesh Pant, PVSM AVSM VSM (Retd.), an internationally recognised Cybersecurity expert, holds the prestigious position of National Cybersecurity Coordinator of India. In this capacity he oversees all activities across multiple sectors to ensure a secure and resilient cyber space within India. A PhD in Information Security metrics, he has headed the Army’s Cyber Training establishment in the Signals Corps, and thrice awarded for distinguished service of the highest order by the President of India.
India’s Cyber War Preparedness, Strategies
By: Mr. Navin Kumar Singh, IPS
Page No : 13-21
Preparing for a cyber war is not about defending the physical territory of a nation, but about protecting its Critical Information and Infrastructure, economy, sensitive data, R & D efforts and Intellectual Property Rights, while preventing the loss of lives due to cyber terrorist attacks and above all, protecting the nation's reputation and sovereignty.
Mr. Navin Kumar Singh IPS, Director General, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre, is a senior, reputed police official. His institution is the nodal agency protecting India’s information structure from cyber terrorism to cyber warfare.
Cyberspace Shapes Military Dimensions in the Indo Pacific
By: Vice Admiral Dr. IR. Amarulla Octavian, S.T., M.Sc., DESD, of the Indonesian Navy
Page No : 22-27
Cyber Technology can maximise benefits for both security and defence. It can also persuade nations to forge closer cooperation. In the Indo Pacific region, this cooperation has much potential and opportunity to develop new cyber technologies to overcome threats in this domain.
Vice Admiral Professor Dr. Ir. Amarulla Octavian, S.T., M.Sc., DESD., of the Indonesian Navy, is Rector of the Republic of Indonesia Defense University. He holds a Master of Science degree from Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas and a doctorate on military sociology from University of Indonesia. He has been a visiting professor to the Japan National Defense Academy, and the PLA National Defense University.
Multilateral Cooperation to Realise India’s Cyberspace Vision in the Indo Pacific
By: Ambassador Ruchi Ghanshyam IFS (Retd.)
Page No : 28-32
Cyber power is a value addition to the defence of a nationa. For India, an effective cybersecurity strategy in the Indo Pacific should consider multilateral cooperation.
Ambassador Ruchi Ghanashyam IFS, a distinguished Indian Diplomat, has been High Commissioner of India to the UK and envoy to the Commonwealth in a career spanning 38 years. She has been High Commissioner to both Ghana and South Africa.
Collaboration and Conflict: The Pace Quickens
By: Dr. Geoff Heriot
Page No : 33-41
Confidence in the Multilateral system having waned, along with American geostrategic primacy and internal cohesion, nations feel their way in a changing world order. Sometimes they find themselves in unfamiliar constellations. So long as China continues to create a regional pattern of aggression from what otherwise might be bilateral and localised disputes, it will motivate the quest for collaboration and mutual reassurance.
Dr. Geoff Heriot, Member of the Council of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, one of Australia's oldest think tanks, is a former foreign correspondent and executive with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), widely travelled in South Asia and the Pacific, and a consultant on media and governance. His senior ABC appointments included Chief of Corporate Planning and Governance, General Manager of Corporate Strategy, and Controller of News and Programmes at the multilingual international service, Radio Australia. He was seconded as adviser to the post-Apartheid board chairperson and the chief executive of the South African Broadcasting Corporation from 1994-96.
Economic Considerations and Geopolitical Conflicts Affect Cyberspace
By: Prof. Heribert Dieter
Page No : 42-47
Cyber-based production is appealing only if it is more cost effective than conventional production. At the same time, geopolitical conflicts have a bearing on industrial production and cyberspace.
Professor Heribert Dieter is Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Visiting Professor of International Political Economy, Zeppelin University, Lake Constance and Adjunct Professor at the University of Potsdam.
Ensuring a Safe Cyberspace for Democracy
By: Mr. Peter Rimmele
Page No : 48-52
In an increasingly borderless world, proactive cooperation in cybersecurity is of utmost importance to defend our shared values and protect our free and open societies.
Mr. Peter Rimmele is Resident Representative of Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung Office, India. He represented the German Foreign Ministry in East Timor as Registrar General, Head of Civil Registry and Notary Services (UNTAET), and became later Principal Advisor for Governance Reform for German International Cooperation (GIZ) to the Ministry of Administrative Reform and the Anti-Corruption-Commission of the Republic of Indonesia.
Elusive Universally Accepted Norms Mar Cyberspace
By: Lt. General Sunil Srivastava, AYSM, VSM (Retd.)
Page No : 53-57
The time to act is now, The least we can do is to prioritise an early, legally binding implementation of norms on which consensus exists, rather than remaining mired in endless and inconclusive deliberations on how international laws apply to cyberspace.
Lieutenant General Sunil Srivastava, AVSM, VSM** (Retd.), Director, Centre for Joint Warfare Studies (CENJOWS) has commanded a Field Artillery Regiment and an Infantry Brigade on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, and an Infantry Division on the Line of Actual Control in the Northeast. He also served as Senior Faculty for over two years at the National Defence College, New Delhi, and was Commandant, Officers Training Academy, Gaya.
Addressing Global Concerns for Cybersecurity
By: Lt. General Arun Kumar Sahni, UYSM, SM, VSM (Retd.)
Page No : 55-58
The global presence of a healthy and expanding cyber system is likely to place humans at risk of exploitation and impacts of cyber-attacks will have far-reaching consequences. Collaborative systems are needed to minimise risks.
Lt. General Arun Kumar Sahni, PVSM UYSM, SM, VSM (Retd.), Former General Officer Commanding in Chief, South Western Command, and Director General, Indian National Association, Club of Rome, is a highly decorated, scholar–soldier, with 40 years of commissioned service in the Indian Army. He has been awarded the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card twice. He has been Vice President of Indian Polo Association.
Fast Evolving Cyberspace is Wrapped in Unavoidable Vulnerabilities
By: Major General Lav Bikram Chand, VSM (Retd.)
Page No : 63-67
From Microprocessors of the 1970s to the AI of this decade, cyberspace has made massive and noteworthy strides, pervading every aspect of our lives. The corresponding increase in related vulnerabilities should be cause for grave concern.
Major General Lav Bikram Chand, VSM, (Retd.), in his 37 years of active service in the Corps of Signals, Indian Army, gained expertise in software development for Integrated Electronic Systems & Communications for Tac C3I systems, managing main frame computer centres, the Pan India Army Static Switched Network (ASCON) and its associated Network Operating Centres, Security Operating Centres and Data Centres. At Headquarters, Integrated Defence Staff, he was responsible for Spectrum Management. As Additional Director General, Telecommunications, he oversaw Network Security of Army Data Networks.
Digital Sovereignty Under Threat of Cyber Wars
By: Mr. George Mikaberidze
Page No : 68-72
In present times, a critical component of sovereignty has emerged in the digital sphere. If the country or state cannot maintain its digital independence, it may lose all components of its sovereignty in the near future.
Mr. George Mikaberidze is CEO, JSC Rosinfocominvest, a stateowned agency responsible for Russian IT exports. He was cofounder and CEO of 100AM Corporation, which develops business networking platforms. He has been Vice President for Business Development and Marketing, RBC Media Holding – a leading Russian Business Media Holding which owns TV channel, news portals and other media.
Bangladesh makes Impressive Gains in Cybersecurity
By: Mr. Md. Nobir Uddin
Page No : 73-78
Under Digital Bangladesh, the country's e-governance and m-governance has seen transparency, accountability, and fairness. Bangladesh is ensuring the secured accessibility of information to its citizens. It is developing its human resource, promoting industries, establishing high-tech parks in different geographical areas and boosting start-up ecosystems.
Mr. Md. Nobir Uddin is a Senior System Analyst, ICT Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Government of Bangladesh.
The Industry’s View on Cybersecurity
By: Mr. Ravi Nirgudkar, Managing Director, BAE System India
Page No : 79-82
A strong cybersecurity crisis management plan is not an option anymore; it is a necessity for the corporate world.
Mr. Ravi Nirgudkar is Managing Director for BAE Systems in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. BAE Systems is a technology and innovation leader, specialising in defense, aerospace and security solutions. Mr. Nirgudkar has 27 years service in international business development and programme management in defense, space, aerospace and international markets. He was previously Raytheon’s Country President for India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. He has served as Programme Director on Protected Satellite Communications Systems responsible for strategy development and evaluation of new growth areas.
Cybersecurity is Integral to Industry
By: Mr. Argha Bose
Page No : 83-88
Industry 4.0 has opened its doors to hacking threats, making cybersecurity crucial for its safety. Vulnerabilities due to the convergence of IT and OT have become a cybersecurity concern and are a major challenge to Industry 4.0. It is imperative to secure the physical and digital components.
Mr. Argha Bose, Head, Cybersecurity, at Tata Advanced Systems Ltd., is focused on, in which he has more than two decades experience in Consulting, Practice and Delivery Management, Presales, Business Development, addressing Indian and global customers on Cybersecurity.
The Ascendance of AI: Computing its Impact on Our Human Future
By: Ambassador AR Ghanashyam IFS (Retd.)
Page No : 89-93
Artificial Intelligence is influencing the way we live, think and work in transformational ways. However, developing a guiding ethic is a key when considering national and global interests.
Ambassador AR Ghanashyam, IFS (Retd.) is a distinguished Indian diplomat who had served as India’s Ambassador to Angola and High Commissioner to Nigeria. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, he is an adviser and a commentator on foreign policy and energy issues.
Apr-2022 to Jun-2022
Editorial Advisory Board
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Council of Distinguished Fellows
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Byju's Embracing Education's AI-Driven Revolution in June 2022 at New Delhi
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The Fourth Revolution in Education - Prepare or Despair
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Inclusivity Defines India’s New Education Policy
By: Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe
Page No : 95-103
India's latest reforms are expected to herald in an era of diversified and choice-based approach to education, one where students decide the subject, time, location and even the teacher from whom they can learn.
Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe is Chair of the apex regulatory authority for all technical education in India — the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). He has held key Academic, Research and Administrative positions at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Tata Consulting Engineers, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and College of Engineering, Pune previously. He has been an architect of reforms in technical education at AICTE, which include mandatory student induction and internship and new funding schemes for supporting students, faculty and institutes.
AI in Higher Education Helps Shape New World Order
By: Air First Marshal Dr. IR Rudy Agus Gemilang Gultom M. Sc., CEH, CIQaR
Page No : 104-107
The metaverse technology is a 3D-Virtual world where students and lecturers or other participants can meet, interact, or socialise via digital avatars in a virtual environment. It is a perfect fusion of physical, augmented and virtual reality. The benefits that the metaverse brings to the higher education industry are endless.
Air First Marshal, Dr. IR. Rudy Agus Gemilang Gultom, M.Sc., CEH., CIQaR, is Vice Dean, Defence Technology Faculty, Republic of Indonesia Defence University. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science, University of Sheffield and is a Doctor of Information Technology, University of Indonesia. His education includes Indonesia Military Academy, Indonesia Air Force Unity of Command School, Indonesia Air Force Command & Staff College, British Council Chevening Scholarship, a Lemhannas RI Scholarship for Doctoral Programme from IHEDN-Ecole Militarie, Cyber Security Course, Paris, and the US National Defense University – Cyber Security for Information Leaders (CSIL) Course. He has been Head of Information and Data Processing Services, National Air Defense Command, Head of Telematics Unit, Bureau of Telematics, National Resilience Institute of the Republic of Indonesia, and Head of Study Programme, Faculty of Defense Technology.
Malaysia Excels in being a Leading Educational Hub
By: Tan Sri Dato Prof. Joseph Adaikalam
Page No : 108-113
More than 200,000 international students from more than 150 countries are patronising Malaysia as their education centre. Also, institutions in Malaysia have been exporting education to the world market over the last 15 years.
Tan Sri Dato Professor Joseph Adaikalam is Founder Chairman of Binary University in Selangor, Malaysia. An educationist, social entrepreneur and philanthropist, he is advisor to the Government of Malaysia under the Entrepreneurship Development Advisory Council and advisor to previous Prime Ministers of Malaysia under the National Economic Advisory Council. He was knighted as a Dato (Sir) in 2007 and Dato Paduka in 2015. In 2017, the King of Malaysia bestowed the title of “Tan Sri” nation’s highest civilian title for his outstanding contributions to the nation.
Overcoming Challenges to Accessing Quality Education
By: Mr. S Ramadorai
Page No : 114-121
Formal Learning does not meet the needs and aspirations of the learners or the employers. Lack of access is compounded by a crisis of relevance and poor-quality instruction, which hinders creativity and curiosity. Patterns of student disengagement and dropouts are seen at all levels of education, pointing to intrinsic inadequacies. These collective failures call for a new, shared vision and renewed principles and commitments that can frame and guide our actions in the education space.
Mr. Subramanian Ramadorai, CBE was an adviser to the Prime Minister of India in the National Council on Skill Development. He is Chair of the governing board of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and IIT, Guwahati. He was earlier Chief Executive Officer of Tata Consultancy Services, transforming it into one of the world's largest IT companies.
Speed of Change needs Adaption by Humans and Nature
By: Mr. Pierrick Fillon-Ashida
Page No : 122-125
A normal evolution is now endangered by the speed of change. Human beings cannot necessarily cope with speed. But can nature adapt quickly to change?
Mr. Pierrick Fillon-Ashida, works at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, International Cooperation Affairs, in charge of relations with ASEAN and India. He has been working for more than 25 years within EU Institutions as Head, Science and Technology (S&T) Section at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan. He has also worked at the DirectorateGeneral Enterprise and Industry (DG-ENTR) (ESPRIT programme) in the field of digital libraries and corresponding large repositories bridging the gap between users, tech-providers, and policy makers.
Australia and India can Collaborate on Education Reforms
By: Mr. Mathew Johnston
Page No : 126-130
The two countries can look at each other for a cooperative relationship between industry and academia to create flexible education systems that really cater to the needs of the economy, and contribute in the end to the individual as well.
Mr. Mathew Johnston, Minister Counsellor (Education and Research), Australian High Commission in New Delhi, represents the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) in South Asia. He leads government-togovernment engagement in the region to increase international education collaboration on policy development and education regulatory issues and to position Australia as a knowledge partner of choice. Mr. Mathew has served as Education Counsellor in Brazil.
Sustainable Development should Underpin Education’s AI Evolution
By: Lt. General Arun Kumar Sahni, UYSM, SM, VSM (Retd.)
Page No : 131-133
Education must be guided by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure inclusivity, equity, and quality while promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Added to this is Al, taking education to another level and ideally, making the education experience holistic.
Lt. General Arun Kumar Sahni, PVSM UYSM, SM, VSM (Retd), Former General Officer Commanding in Chief, South Western Command, and Director General, Indian National Association, Club of Rome, is a highly decorated, scholar–soldier, with 40 years of commissioned service in the Indian Army. He has been awarded the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card twice. He has been Vice President of the Indian Polo Association.
Bangladesh Shines in Reducing the Regional Gender Gap
By: Lailufar Yasmin
Page No : 134-139
Bangladesh's gender gap index is surprisingly low for this small South Asian country. But at the micro family unit, which is considered the primary source of education for children, women's education must come first.
Dr. Lailufar Yasmin is Professor at the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. An outstanding academic, she has been a Fulbright Scholar in the US, a Chevening Scholar in the UK, and recepient of the Australian International Post-Graduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) among others. She has done her fellowships on peace and conflict issues in the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, and as an Asia Fellow under the Ford Foundation Fellowship at Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Hawaii.
SDG-4 Quality Education Underpins Global Sustainability
By: Mr. Pranav Gupta
Page No : 140-148
Publishers are uniquely positioned to drive progress in quality education - a critical Sustainable Development Goal. With the spread of basic literacy, skills having expanded considerably. Thus, even greater strides must be taken to reach universal education goals.
Mr. Pranav Gupta. In his professional standing of 16 years, Pranav Gupta has conquered the feats of establishing his name in the Indian publishing sphere as the Managing Director of Prints Publications Private Limited. His drive for entrepreneurial success stems from the inter-generational legacy that precedes him and has helped him spearhead pioneering initiatives on the global front. Presently, with a fervour for taking the Indian publication to new heights, he is serving as the elected Secretary-General for Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation and the Joint Secretary for The Federation of Indian Publishers. Through his tireless pursuit of expanding the digital footprint of these organisations, a wave of novel and unique events has curated an underlying current of networking opportunities by promoting individual businesses.
AI in Industry Extends Beyond Learning to Marketing
By: Mr. Abhimanyu Raja
Page No : 149-154
Gone are the days of marketing with printed colourful printed brochures. Al's role in marketing is undisputed, as it makes the marketing experience dynamic.
Mr. Abhimanyu Raja, Managing Director, Janyu Technologies, Mumbai, India, is an engineer turned entrepreneur, with more than two decades of experience in strategic planning, operations, finance & administration. His company focuses on providing portable robotic and remotely operated solutions and services to improve safety and productivity in non-conducive work environments and in dealing with hazardous applications.