9th G20 Summit 2016 T20 Innovation Forum: Towards a Collaborative, Inclusive and Dynamic Global Innovation Environment

The Group of Twenty (G20) comprises 19 countries like USA, China, India, Japan plus the European Union and the G20 leaders meet annually. However, the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet regularly to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy, reform international financial institutions, improve financial regulation, and discuss key economic reforms. The next… Read More

South Asia Region Preconference of the G20 Interfaith Summit: Interfaith Harmony and Sustainable Development

IPAG; Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue (CICD), Griffith University, Government of Kerala, India and Ma’din Academy jointly organized the G20 Interfaith Summit Preconference (South Asia) on July 25-27, 2016 in Kerala, India. The G20 Interfaith Summit is a timely initiative that aims at bringing together stakeholders from different socio-economic, political and faith groups for… Read More

Nice to Singapore to Dhaka: Joining the dots on terrorism

Radical ideologies are spreading faster than before, and appealing to vastly different cross-sections of people. How can this be tackled? In Bangladesh, a popular cafe in the capital, Dhaka, is attacked on July 1 by youngsters from well-educated, wealthy backgrounds who kill the cafe’s Italian, Japanese, Indian and local patrons. In Singapore, on July 12,… Read More

Take Dhaka tragedy as a wake-up call: No country is immune from such terror attacks

The terrifying attack on a calm Friday evening, at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, has perplexed the world. The gruesome killing of innocent civilians has prompted many theories. For the first time in the history of Bangladesh, a popular socialising place had more than 30 people taken hostage for a gut-wrenching 12 hours of… Read More