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Gender Parity in the Entrepreneurship Cycle in Kenya
Gender | GENDER ISSUES Jun 06, 2022

Gender Parity in the Entrepreneurship Cycle in Kenya

Gender disparities in Kenya’s entrepreneurship cycle are a manifestation of both the historical marginalisation of women and the structural barriers limiting equal participation in the economy. Recent progress in the legal framework has been suboptimal in closing the gender gaps, as seen in the persistent ...

The Russia-Ukraine War: The Last Crisis to Break the UN Camel’s Back?
International Affairs May 21, 2022

The Russia-Ukraine War: The Last Crisis to Break the UN Camel’s Back?

The United Nations (UN) has recently been plagued by several crises—the COVID-19 pandemic, the Taliban’s return in Afghanistan, and the Ukraine war—that have tested its ability to deliver on humanity’s projects of peace and security, sustainable development, human rights, and humanitarian response. Indeed, its actions ...

How Fares the PMAY (U)? Taking Stock of India’s National Housing Programme
Development | Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation May 12, 2022

How Fares the PMAY (U)? Taking Stock of India’s National Housing Programme

Across India’s burgeoning cities, the supply of affordable homes is highly inadequate to keep pace with the growing need; as a result, slums and other informally built areas, where living conditions are extremely poor, have grown. In 2015 the Indian government implemented a national housing ...

Public Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance: Results of a Community-Based Survey and Implications for Policy
Healthcare May 04, 2022

Public Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance: Results of a Community-Based Survey and Implications for Policy

Knowledge assessment is essential to policymaking, including for health. This report measures awareness of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance, and finds crucial gaps in understanding on many issues. In a survey among visitors to a science museum in Kolkata, the authors found, for example, more than ...

Covid-19 Global Vaccination Drive: The Goal of Equity in an Unequal World
Neighbourhood | Healthcare May 02, 2022

Covid-19 Global Vaccination Drive: The Goal of Equity in an Unequal World

The Covid-19 vaccination rollout has been slow in many parts of the world, and it might not be inaccurate to say that the newer, more transmissible variants have done a better job at immunising populations than the vaccine. More than 16 months since the global ...

Threats to the Environment in the Indo-Pacific: Strategic Implications
Climate, Food and Environment | Maritime Security Mar 11, 2022

Threats to the Environment in the Indo-Pacific: Strategic Implications

The Indo-Pacific region is confronting emerging challenges that go beyond the traditional definition of “security.” Among the most crucial are threats to the environment, including natural hazards such as cyclones and tsunamis; illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing and overfishing; and marine pollution. This report ...

Taliban’s Return Threatens Past Gains for Aghanistan’s Women and Girls
International Affairs | Neighbourhood Feb 22, 2022

Taliban’s Return Threatens Past Gains for Aghanistan’s Women and Girls

In the midst of the chaotic withdrawal of the US-led forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban swept back to power in Kabul on 15 August 2021. Since then, the Taliban have repeatedly attempted to project a more moderate brand of governance. However, the Taliban leaders have ...

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Nikhila Natarajan

Nikhila Natarajan

Nikhila Natarajan is Senior Programme Manager for Media and Digital Content with ORF America. Her work focuses on the future of jobs current research in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence digital innovation and strategy. Nikhila also tracks ...

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Premesha Saha

Premesha Saha is a Fellow with ORF’s Strategic Studies Programme. Her research focuses on Southeast Asia, East Asia, Oceania and the emerging dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region. Premesha’s other research interests include: Indonesia’s maritime strategy, India and Southeast Asia, India’s ...

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