Indian delegates attend World Policy Conference at Abu Dhabi
The conference deliberated on varied topics of global significance ranging from World Economy, AI and Global Health to Food Security, Ukraine War, and Crises in the Middle East
Hyderabad: The prestigious 16th Edition of the World Policy Conference 2023, of thought leaders and policy shapers from across five continents was held at Abu Dhabi. The Conference deliberated on varied topics of global significance ranging from World Economy, AI and Global Health to Food Security, Ukraine War, and Crises in the Middle East. Former Governor of West Bengal and NSA MK Narayanan and social entrepreneur Manu Mallikarjun who is son of former union minister and Telangana movement leader Dr Mallikarjun, were amongst the four delegates from India invited to the conference.
Speakers included distinguished guests such as Mariam Al-Mheiri (Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE), Dmytro Kuleba (Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ukraine), Jean-Claude Trichet (Former President of the European Central Bank), Dr Bogdan Klich (Senator and former Minister of Defence, Poland) and Dr John Lipsky (Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute at John Hopkins University, SAIS).
MK Narayanan had worked in the administration of Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao in whose cabinet Dr Mallikarjun had also served as Minister of State for Defence and Railways. While Narayanan is a stalwart of Indian diplomacy and security, Manu Mallikarjun contributed perspectives from his experience in the private sector, additionally drawing on his engineering studies and Master's degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), USA. From India, Narendra Taneja (Founder President, World Energy Policy Summit) and Tobby Simon (Founder President, Synergia Foundation) also participated in the panels at the conference and shared their respective expertise on matters concerning Energy Policy and challenges posed by AI.