Mr. Ashish Jha is an independent researcher based in India. He has done M.A. in Local Governance and Development from Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Tamil Nadu, India. He has done his internship in Bangladesh and also visited Russia as an Indian Youth Delegate. He has worked as Research Associate in ICSSR Sponsored Research Project at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu, India. He has attended and presented various national and international seminars and conferences. His interest includes public management, development management, public policy etc. His works are widely published in reputed national-international and Scopus indexed journals.
Ms. Anita Poudel is a deputy director of studies of Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC), a national premier civil service college responsible for public sector capacity building in Nepal. She has over five years of experience as a faculty of public service delivery, inclusive governance, and general management at NASC. She has done her Master's in Business Administration from Ace institute of Management, Pokhara University, Nepal, and has worked as a research supervisor in various national-level research projects. Her interest includes public service delivery, federalism studies, and general management.
Carin Mayo is the Master of Public Administration program manager and adjunct professor of public administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Carin is active in crisis management research concerning international access to Covid-19 vaccines; response to disasters nationally and internationally; social justice and restorative justice initiatives; and higher education leadership and administration. She was appointed by the Governor of Alabama and currently serves on the Alabama State Board of Education’s Special Education Advisory Panel; the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Sustainability Council; and as a diversity ambassador with the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is past co-chair of the UAB Benevolent Fund Annual Campaign, raising $1.9 M. Carin is currently completing her doctorate of higher education administration and leadership at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; earned her Master of Public Administration, Masters of Business Administration, and a Masters of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she was awarded Outstanding MPA Graduate Student, the Dean’s Outstanding Student Award, nominated for the UAB Graduate School’s Samuel B. Barker Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies, and inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha Professional Honor Society for Public Administrators. In 2021, she was honored to receive the UAB Gaston Excellence in Mentoring Award. Carin has presented and published at the national and international levels in different humanities-based and public administration organizations.
Professor Cliff Ransom Wendell B. Lilangan, Ph.D
Dr. Cliff Ransom Wendell B. Lilangan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Central Mindanao University, awarded as the first student at Central Mindanao University to finish his course in 3 and a half years only without summer classes while graduating Magna cum laude at the same time. He finished his Master’s degree in Public Service Management at Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City.
Currently, while teaching at Holy Angel University in Pampanga, he is also finishing his Doctorate of Public Administration at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
He has been conferred the Honorary Doctorate Award of Social Work (Honoris Causa) by the United Nobles Rescue Services (Service to God and Humanity) last October 17, 2020. He has been conferred the Outstanding Dignitary Award for 2021, the World Peace Icon Award 2020, the Humanitarian Medal 2020, the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award for Social Services 2020, and many other accolades. He has also been selected as Philippine Representative in the Australasia Philadelphia Youth Camp held in Australia for 5 years, in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017, and 2019.
Dr. Lilangan is both a research and language enthusiast. His research entitled, “Nihongo Gakushuu: The Interplay of Hiragana, Katakana, and Romaji in Japanese Language Learning” won him two international awards, namely, Best Abstract in Education and Best in Oral Presentation during the International Multidisciplinary Research Conference held in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Just this January 30-31, 2021, Prof. Lilangan and his Korean co-researcher bagged the Best Paper in Business and Economics award for their conference paper titled “Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Samsung Data Systems Employees in Thailand towards International Logistics Risks: A Phenomenological Study” during the Asia Pacific E-Conference on Multidisciplinary Research.
Aside from teaching Social Sciences, he also serves as the Adviser of the Holy Angel University-University Student Council and is a member of the Holy Angel University-Institutional Review Board (formerly the Ethical Review Board Committee).
Muzafer Rasool Hajam
Mr. Muzafer Rasool Hajam aims to pursue diversified education for wiping tears of the last man in the row. After completing BSc Radiation Science Technology (Cancer Management Course) and subsequent adjustment as M. Physics Technologist in GMC Srinagar, treating cancer patients, he felt inevitability of governance reforms which motivated him to gain holistic knowledge of governance and public administration to contribute his bit towards social service. Consequently, he completed Masters in Public Administration from the IGNOU, New Delhi. He was selected three times for UGC-NET in public administration. Currently, he is pursuing PhD in Public Administration through Lovely Professional University, Punjab. He was selected twice for Maulana Azad National Fellowship, published one research article in SCI journal. Till now, he presented four papers in national conferences and completed more than 15 certificate courses. He is a CDMA-USA certified international career coach, reviewer for one international journal, life member of Institute of Scholars, IFERPA, ARTTI. He received Young Researcher Award, India Prime Top 100 Researcher 2021 Award and Best Care Giver in COVID Pandemic Award. Presently, he is working on multiple research studies related to challenges of governance, administrative reforms & delivery of public services, aiming to aid government & policy planners through policy inputs & deeper insights to ensure peaceful & prosperous human development
Prajakta Pradip Shukla, Ph.D.
Dr. Prajakta works at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, India-the apex training institute for civil servants. She has successfully contributed in designing and imparting training to the newly inducted Officer Trainees as well as Senior Civil Servants in their Mid-Career Training Programme. At LBSNAA she has worked on competency mapping, innovative pedagogies in training, creating repository of case studies, preparing modules on health, social inclusion, rural development, some of which are available on I-GOT platform.
Prajakta completed PhD on the issue of “Maternal Health in India with reference to Janani Suraksha Yojana” under the guidance of Prof Rumki Basu. In her Doctoral thesis, she assessed the maternal health of women in remotest and the most marginalized communities. Her interest areas are public health, health economy, public policy, governance, research and training, administration etc. She has extensively worked on Bhil tribe and as of now interested in ‘Raji’ the endangered tribe of Uttarakhand.
Being a Recipient of Indian Council of Social Science Doctoral Research Fellowship, Prajakta has also received Yunus Emre Institute fellowship for learning Turkish language and Culture in 2018. She has been teaching public administration, public policy and political science for over five years.
Ms. Rubaya Akther is a registered research scholar at Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India, pursuing PhD in Public Administration. She completed B. Tech Civil Engineering form Punjab Technical University, followed by Masters in Public Administration from IGNOU, New Delhi. She published one research article in SCI journal and she presented four papers in national conferences and completed more than 10 certificate courses. She is a CDMA-USA certified international career coach, a student member of IFERPA. Presently, she is working on multiple research studies related to challenges of climate change, sustainable development and urban planning, aiming to contribute her bit towards peaceful and prosperous human development by providing policy inputs and deeper insights into the domains of public administration and governance.
Professor Saidamin P. Bagolong, Ph.D.
Saidamin P. Bagolong, Ph.D. is a licensed teacher by the Professional Regulation Commission and a Professor of Public Administration at Cotabato State University (CotSU), Philippines. He received his Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) at Southwestern University (SWU), Philippines, and his Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP), Philippines. Prof. Dr. Bagolong handles courses on Research Methods and Designs, Theory and Practice in Public Administration, Policy Analysis, Development Administration, etc. He has published seven books and nineteen research articles. Also, he has presented several research papers at national and international conferences. He has been invited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc. as an accreditor for public administration, as an evaluator of the Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT) for public administration, education, and social sciences related programs by the Commission on Higher Education Region 12, and as an external examiner for research proposals by the Department of Science and Technology-NSTEP Region 12 and other universities.
Tai Vu Anh, Ph.D.
Dr Tai Vu Anh is the Deputy Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam.