The main global event, the Annual Session of the World Economic Forum, was the first in-person event since the pandemic. With the theme of ‘Working together, Restoring Trust’, the aim of the Conference was to address the economic, environmental, political and social fault-lines exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus areas were progressing cooperation on tackling climate change, building a better future for work and harnessing technologies for fourth industrial revolution. There are elements that could be addressed in the programmes of various institutions, such as education, reskilling, climate action and so on.
The Academy undertook programmes of expert talks, publications, small grants support, as also the selection of Annual Awards and Fellowships. Both the Executive Committee and General Body of the KSTA had met during the quarter. The guidance and inputs received from the Members are gratefully acknowledged.