The African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) was set up in November 2020 by Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union (AU). Presiding over a teleconference meeting to discuss Africa’s strategy for financing COVID-19 vaccines on November 7, 2020, PresidentContinue Reading

Sri Lanka, the pearl-shaped island with a coastline of 1,340 Kilometers, is central to the Indian Ocean region as it overlooks a very ecologically sensitive region with unique biodiversity. Sri Lanka is an ecological hotspot with broad spatial-temporal variation in climatic, topographic, edaphic and zoogeographic factors that has resulted inContinue Reading

On July 5, 2021, Education Minister for India, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched the NIPUN Bharat programme. The programme name stands for National initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy. The initiative aims to make any 3rd grader student proficient in foundational learning by 2026-27. The centrally sponsored schemeContinue Reading

Green Growth may be defined as a strategy for development that harmonizes economic growth with environmental sustainability while improving the eco-efficiency of economic growth and enhancing the synergies between environment and economy. Thus, green growth is development paradigm that sustains economic growth while at the same time ensuring climatic andContinue Reading

Kuwait Vision 2035 or New Kuwait is a vision programme ongoing from 2010 which aims to translate Kuwait into a regional and international leader in finance and trade by 2035. The vision document also enables approaches for strengthening national values, cultural development and social identity. While launching the programme, HisContinue Reading

The government of Belize under Prime Minister Johnny Briceño is committed to ensuring that the objectives of Horizon 2030 are implemented in the country’s planned medium-term development strategy over the next four years. This development strategy focuses specifically on poverty reduction and social protection and inclusion; economic transformation and growth;Continue Reading

One of the most important aspects of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speech on India’s Independence Day on August 15, 2021, was a thrust on pushing for green energy. The Indian PM stated that the aim is to make the country a “green hydrogen” hub which will allow India toContinue Reading

The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is committed to promoting gender equality and empowerment of women. The ASEAN Member States are also the members of the Non-Aligned Movement which has constantly stressed the importance of achieving the full realization of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.The ASEANContinue Reading

On July 13-14, 2021, the Mid-term Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement took place online. At the end of the Ministerial Conference, a political declaration was issued. One of the major themes mentioned in the declaration was the challenges faced by the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 virus has so farContinue Reading

Uganda is the world’s third largest and Africa’s leading refuge for hostages. Uganda has nearly 1.5 million refugees currently. The Ugandan Refugee Policy has many historically progressive aspects which make it a role model for refuge policy-making. Since half a century ago, Uganda has witnessed a steady flow of refugeesContinue Reading