Friday 30 November 2018

Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was the pioneer in "Open Innovation" in India. He refused to patent most of his inventions, because he believed that knowledge should be available to everyone.

Tuesday 27 November 2018

New Report "Data Localisation in a Globalised World: An Indian Perspective"

Data Localisation in a Globalised World: An Indian Perspective
by The Dialogue, C/O Foundation for Progressive Narrative, November 2018.

Abstract: India is ushering into a crucial juncture, more than seventy years after independence. The country is taking important strides towards emerging as a middle-income economy, provide jobs to millions of people, take global leadership on issues of geopolitical importance and stake claim for a growing superpower. In all of this, data and technology will play a fundamental role for India going forward. If the 20th century brought the promise of the Internet as a decentralised and self-regulating space, the 21st century is marked by battles over the control of data. This study aims to study the impact of data localisation from various perspectives, analyse the government's objectives towards implementation of such policy, identifies alternate policy mechanisms that we believe are better suited to drive home the objectives as opposed to blanket data localisation. Some of the key highlights in this report include the Cross-Border Data Flow Fundamental, Huge Costs to Mandatory Data Localisation, Organic Data Storage through Progressive Policies, and Alternative Policy Mechanisms.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Cross-border Data Flows and Why They Matter
Chapter 2: Data Localization Driving Domestic Protectionism
Chapter 3: Sub-optimal Impact Of Forced Data Localisation
Chapter 4: Data Localization and the Indian Context
Chapter 5: Analysing the Motivation Behind Data Localization In India
Chapter 6: Alternative Policy Mechanisms
Chapter 7: Greater International Cooperation
Chapter 9: Towards Making India A Big Data Centre Hub
Chapter 10: Comparative Analysis With Other Nations
Chapter 11: Sectoral Analysis
Chapter 12: Content and Thematic Analysis

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Just Released: "2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report - Migration, Displacement and Education: Building Bridges not Walls"

The launch of the 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report

2019 GEM Report out now

The 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report on migration, displacement and education: Building bridges not walls, is now available.

It examines the education impact of all population movements: within and across borders, voluntary and forced, for employment and education. It also reviews progress on education in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In view of increasing diversity, the report analyses how education can build inclusive societies and help people move beyond tolerance and learn to live together. Education provided equally builds bridges; unequal provision raises walls between migrants and refugees and their host communities.

Two new global compacts on migrants and refugees recognize education's role and set objectives aligned with the global commitment to leave no one behind. This report is a vital toolkit for these compacts. It covers policy issues that address seasonal migrants, rural school consolidation, intercultural curricula, refugee inclusion in national education systems and elimination of segregation, qualifications recognition, targeting of school funding, more effective humanitarian education aid and teacher preparedness for diverse classrooms in emergency, protracted and "new normal" contexts. The report calls on countries to see education as a tool to manage migration and displacement and an opportunity for those needing one.

Download the Report and its supporting materials in multiple languages. Join us in sharing its findings and recommendations with your networks, and in online discussions via @GEMReport and #EducationOnTheMove

See where launch events for this Report are taking place around the world, which you might wish to attend
Watch an animation showing the key messages and recommendations from the Report
Watch a 3 minute video of people from around the world talking about migration, displacement and education 
Watch the global launch live from Berlin at 08.30 GMT or the Regional launch live from Nairobi at 5.30 GMT on 20 November
Share the social media pack. 
Watch the presentation outlining the key findings in the 2019 GEM Report
See the infographics, which illustrate some of the Report's key messages
See the 35 background papers commissioned to feed into the Report.