There's a leadership shortage in Southeast Asia, and the region will have to address it soon to compete on the world stage. But if ASEAN businesses are going to capitalize on this growth, they must contend with a scarcity of available leadership talent in the region. With more than million people who speak multiple languages and dialects and represent a multitude of cultures, the ASEAN region is a complex place to do business.
India's grand old Congress party faces a leadership crisis as its president Rahul Gandhi refuses to reverse his decision to quit his post following a humiliating loss in last month's general elections. Mr Gandhi, 49, the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family that has given India three prime ministers, resigned a month ago after the Congress won just 52 of the seats in the Lower House of Parliament. But the party has refused to accept his resignation, with several protests breaking out including one by Youth Congress members on Wednesday.
Unlike their counterparts in the United States and Europe, which have several generations of sustained transitions, the majority of Asian family firms with the exception of Japan are relatively young. Many are still predominantly in the midst of transitioning their businesses from either first to second generation, or second to third. As generational leadership transitions take place, businesses also evolve.
The company is already one of the largest international hotel groups in India, with properties and over 16, rooms currently operating or under development nationwide. As the group enters the second year of Destinationits five-year strategic roadmap, extensive expansion is underway across this vibrant region. Seven new hotels were opened in India inand the group is on track to reach the landmark of opening its th hotel in India this year. Leveraging its first-mover advantage in the country, Radisson Hotel Group intends to introduce international hospitality to a series of fast-growing Tier II and III cities, as well as emerging areas such as North East and Central India.
But the question, here in Asia, is whether there really is such a thing as a woman prime minister. More women have reached the pinnacle of power in Asia in recent years than in any other part of the world, and their example has shown that in general, women leaders can be hard to tell from men. Rather than earning their positions independently, almost every one of them has risen to power through a family connection.
The women on this list have attained high political power in their countries, all across Asia, beginning with Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, who became Prime Minister for the first time in To date, more than a dozen women have headed governments in modern Asia, including several who have governed predominantly Muslim nations. They are listed here in order of the starting date of their first term in office.
State Department grant. Participants learn about diversity and cultural appreciation, community action and activism, and networking and collaboration within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN. The program utilizes an active approach that includes community service, field trips to US sites and schools, group projects, American family home stays and community engagement.
Throughout history, religious leaders have deep-seated and trusted relationships with their followers and communities. They are in a unique position to address inequity related to societal factors — such as social norms, behaviors and practices - that impact the lives and wellbeing of women and children and to speak out on behalf of the most disadvantaged, marginalized and vulnerable. Religious leaders shape social values and promote responsible behaviors that respect the dignity and value of all life. Because of their expansive networks of religious communities and access to families and communities, religious leaders are an important conduit of communication for social change and transformation.
The Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka have brought the island nation to the forefront of the global terrorism discourse. The Islamic State militant group, via its quasi-official Amaq News outlet, took credit for the attacks, releasing pictures and videos of the alleged attackers. The video showed the suicide bombers who conducted the raids wearing black overalls, faces covered, pledging allegiance to the Islamic State and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
In various nations of South Asia, UPF is promoting peace and cooperation through leadership consultations and grassroots activities. Bringing youth from diverse backgrounds together to build bridges of understanding respect and serve a local community are the focus of programs in AfghanistanNepalIndiaPakistan and Sri Lanka. In Nepalprograms focus on reconciling political divisions, addressing conflicts, and cultivating the spirit of one family under God. In Indialeadership consultations promote interreligious cooperation and encourage good governance.