AsCon WebSeries Programs: Expert Speak & Ground Expert

Expert Speak: AsCon engages with eminent experts for their insights on a post COVID-19 world, on contentious issues like development funding, connectivity, trade, strategic and security cooperation with particular emphasis on the Bay of Bengal region with North East India at its epicenter.

Following are the video links of Expert Speaks: 
Expert Speak 1: Regional Cooperation in the COVID-19 era, Amb. Rajiv Bhatia, IFS Retd.

Expert Speak 2: Indo-Pacific Trade and Security in the COVID-19 era: Amb. Anil Wadhwa, IFS. Retd.  

Expert Speak 3: Indo-Japan Partnership: During and Post COVID-19; Amb. Deepa Wadhwa, IFS Retd.

Expert Speak 4: Post COVID-19 Implications on Trade and Connectivity in the Bay of Bengal region, Prof. Prabir De, RIS

Expert Speak 5: Tourism for Development of Northeastern states: Reclaiming the narrative post COVID, Mr. M.P.Bezbaruah, IAS Retd. 

Expert Speak 6: Post COVID Development Funding in the Bay of Bengal Region, Mr. Rajat M. Nag, Distinguished Fellow, NCAER

Expert Speak 7: Applying Gross National Happiness (GNH) Principles in the COVID-19 era, Dasho Karma Ura, President, Centre for Bhutan Studies, Bhutan

Expert Speak 8: Bottom Up Capacity Building for Post COVID Recovery: Perspective from the Northeast, Amb. Rudi Warjri, IFS Retd., Distinguished Fellow, Asian Confluence

Expert Speak 9: Implications on Security Environment in the Bay of Bengal Region, Lt. Gen. Arvinder Lamba Member, Governing Council, Asian Confluence

Expert Speak 10: Tourism in the Post COVID times: Perspective from Kingdom of Bhutan, Mr. Dorji Dhradhul, Director General, Tourism Council of Bhutan, Bhutan

Expert Speak 11: COVID-19 & Multilateralism: ASEAN Responses to the Pandemic, Prof. Shankari Sundararaman, School of International Studies, JNU, India

Expert Speak 12: Digital Connectivity in the North East India in COVID times, Mr. B CHandra Shekhar, CGM, BSNL, Shillong, India

Expert Speak 13: Responding and Recovering from the Pandemic: Importance of Gender Inequality, Ms. Nandita Baruah, Country Head, The Asia Foundation, India

Expert Speak 14: Reviving the Indian Economy in the COVID-19 Era, Mr. Bipul Chatterjee, Executive Director, CUTS International, India

Expert Speak 15:India and her extended neighbourhood in the East; Mr. Dipanjan Roy Choudhury, Senior Assistant Editor, The Economic Times, India

Expert Speak 16: Nourishing the Northeast Indian Regional Economy Bottom up: Gaps and Opportunities; Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Professor, ICRIER, New Delhi, India

Expert Speak 17: Bay of Bengal: Sea of Destiny and Hope; Dr. Vijay Sakhuja, Consultant, VIF

Ground Speak: AsCon reaches out to its wide network of working officials, on-ground experts and practitioners in East and North East India and its neighbourhood to understand the unfolding realities on the ground in the wake of COVID-19  pandemic. The on-ground experts share their views, experience and updates on what is happening to contentious issues like cross-border trade, supply chains, livelihoods, health, security and environment. This is envisaged as a technology-aided grounds-up evidence gathering to influence policy in the real time as we adjust and adapt to a new normal in a post COVID-19 world.

Ground Speak 1: Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture and Fishery sectors in Northeast India