As the world around is evolving and becoming increasingly complex and interconnected, the nature of threat to global security is also transforming. The recent rise in protectionism along with nationalism, intensified geopolitical competitions and resurgence of regional conflicts all pose serious challenges to global security. Over the years, the threat of environmental risks aggravated by climate change has been a rising concern for global security. Similarly, in a world of interconnected systems, cyber security has been cited as number one threat to global economy. Furthermore, the nature of conflict and warfare is changing, conflicts are no longer limited to conventional weapons and battles. While the world has become remarkably adept at understanding how to mitigate conventional risks, we still struggle when it comes to dealing with complex risks that underpin our world. A trend towards nation-state unilateralism may make it more difficult to sustain the long-term, multilateral responses that are required to counter these cross border issues.

Countries need to work together to tackle challenges that extend beyond their own borders. Cooperative efforts are also essential for enhancing cyber security, tackling corruption, and mitigating and coping with climate change.

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Transnational Governance

  • As our world becomes more and more interconnected, our security grows to become a collective-common. As human security issues continue to evolve how do governments worldwide prepare and prioritize to address these threats? 
  • How do we create an efficient and collective decision-making system for collaborative actions on transnational issues?
  •  How do we build consensus and establish international policies to govern cyberspace and ensure cybersecurity?

Human Security

  • How can population growth and resources be brought into balance?
  • What once were organized crime groups are becoming sophisticated global enterprises. How do we revamp security strategies to reduce ethnic conflicts, terrorism, and the use of weapons of mass destruction?

Food Security

The prevalence of undernourishment (PoU) is an estimate of the proportion of the population whose habitual food consumption is insufficient to provide the dietary energy levels that are required to maintain a normal active and healthy life. It is expressed as a percentage
Climate change, pests and pandemics (such as COVID-19, Swine Flu etc) are causing a stress in food production and disrupting supply chains. This in turn limits people’s ability to access nutritious and affordable food. Improving access to safe and nutritious food and maintaining food security in times of global crisis is vital in building a healthy community right from childhood
Food insecurity is defined as the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of lack of money and other resources. Majority of research examining food insecurity and its effects on health outcomes is concentrated on children.
  • There is enough food in the world for everyone to lead a healthy and productive life but roughly 14% population of malnourished. What is the missing link in food security that we have yet to figure out?
  • What can we do to ensure food insecurity in time of crisis?