The world is less than a decade away from the 2030 target of the United Nation’s sustainable development goals. The SDG finance gap per annum, which was 2.5 trillion USD before the pandemic, is now at 4.2 trillion(2021). The economic outlook isn’t great, and the finance gap suggests severe funding constraints. The complexity of global developmental challenges is ever-increasing; governments and organisations have to grapple with limited funding and come up with solutions.
Innovation is key. Cost-effective, innovative solutions utilising technology for inclusive development can be a potential gamechanger. Towards that, organisations and individuals need to be trained.
AI Policy Labs aims to prepare current and aspiring leaders in transdisciplinary approaches to modern-day complex issues. With this objective, AIPL annually selects a cohort (7- 12) scholars for its GIDS Program, and prepares them to address strategic issues from a multidimensional, multistakeholder perspective.
Scholars from across countries, levels and sectors are shortlisted by us and trained to become future-ready with relevant skills in the age of the digital revolution. The cohort 2021 has been intentionally kept as a mix of leaders with diverse experience level and backgrounds ranging from very senior bureaucrats, diplomats to fresh graduates.
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There is a selection process of accomplished scholars based on a competitive application process for future cohorts selected for their ability as leaders to be change-makers.
Scholars who are part of the cohort will benefit from the support of faculty and staff mentors and collaborative onboarding for training.
Scholars will be based in extensive training sessions either organised in-house by AI Policy Labs or by our partner organisations delivering these specialised training through this program.