The project intends to throw light on India’s current foreign policy stance with respect to West Asia and engage the strategic and diplomatic community as well as the general public to build support for a more proactive stance by India in the region.
The North East India Economic Forum is being launched with the objective of creating a sustainable economic corridor for encouraging investments in the North East Region. The Forum will provide the much-needed platform for business leaders, industry and government to engage in deliberations focused on the socio-economic growth of the region as India’s growth story will remain incomplete without including this region, which is endowed with rich natural resources and a strategic geographical landscape.
The emerging economies have a huge potential for capital formation in infrastructure sectors, expansion of trade, growth of services and agrarian economy. However, a significant lack of financial innovation in these markets has hampered growth and investment in these economies. Traditional structures continue to thrive in these markets as they rely much on arbitrage. As a result, many new ventures are stifled at a very nascent stage given the dire need for well-established financial instruments as the necessary fuel.
Providing access to clean water is becoming a major challenge for Governments all over the world. With increasing urbanisation, industrialisation and stress on agriculture availability demand for water is increasing at an unprecedented rate. But assessing the situation in each region, one doesn’t have to look too hard to find out inefficiencies, poor technological or engineering choices or even misplaced habits. Governments and stakeholders can make interventions that do not need radical interventions. The Water Governance project at Oval Observer Foundation looks at a number of aspects that can bring significant relief to water stressed regions.
The rural electrification project has been launched with the objective of electrifying villages across India. The project will commence in January 2015 with the Uttar Pradesh as its flagship state and eventually stretch to other parts of India. The project aims to bring 1MW of power to each village through a micro-grid network. This will not only provide electricity to each village but also set up micro-enterprises resulting in more jobs, self-reliance and greater economic prosperity
The project intends to increase awareness on malnourishment and undernourishment issues in the emerging economies through a sustained campaign using broad range of mediums such as info graphics, photography competitions and .documentary films. On the research and communications front the project will undertake thematic research projects and organize impact based dialogues aimed at a solution oriented approach to some of the most pressing concerns relating to food security.