The global socio, cultural and physical environment had undergone major changes during the past decade. Can South Asians strike a balance between rapid modernisation and preserving our environment, our heritage, culture and history beyond 2030?
Diversity, Inclusion, & Justice
What role does diversity and inclusion play in growth and quality of life? What role(s) does it play from sustainable corporate culture to the way forward in South Asia? What are the facets of diversity and inclusion - gender, age, ability, class, and language being a few - that are often overlooked in a global context; where does our region fit in? How has it shaped the past; how is it in play at the present; what impact will it have on the future?
Innovation, Data Economy, & Technology
What would the future economy look like in the light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution? How can innovation and entrepreneurship harness and uplift the livelihood of the region? How do these elements align with the SDGs? What threats on data privacy and issues of cyber security are becoming apparent in the region with the emerging technology? How can we create a value based economic and financial system in South Asia?
Institutions & Geo Politics
Are institutional structures, bastions to promote and protect what we hold dear, or are they hurdles for advancement? How do geopolitics play a role in culture, heritage, environment, rights, and governance? How do countries in South Asia cope with regional powers competing for dominance?