and AIDA have already initiated several solar power plant development projects in the GCC, Africa, and Central Asian countries and will be instrumental in steering the project from concept to commissioning.
We conducted a similar analysis for a set of scholars who focus on education reform: the presenters at the most recent conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP).
To compile our AEFP sample, we identified the names and institutional affiliations of everyone who was listed as a presenter at AEFP's 2018 conference (17) and then searched OpenSecrets.org for each individual to identify their campaign contributions.
In total, we looked up information on all 749 scholars who presented at the AEFP 2018 national conference.
Information on AEFP conference participants also allows us to glean some sense of how politically active education reformers are.
With several solar power plant development projects in the GCC, Africa, and Central Asian countries, AEFP selected Ducab, as a leading manufacturer of energy cables in the Middle East, to complement the quality and performance of its double glass solar panels.
Jamal Al Dhaheri, Chairman at Ducab, said: "The continuation of our development in the renewables sector in collaboration with AEFP is an important step for Ducab, as it emphasizes our ongoing commitment to promoting sustainability throughout our company and community alike.
"We believe in using products manufactured by UAE-based companies for the development of our solar power plant projects, as not only are these products of the highest quality, but they support the local economy, too," said Ghanim Al Mazrouie, Chairman AEFP. "As a globally recognised manufacturer of cables, and with a range specifically for the solar industry, Ducab was the natural choice as a OEM partner for our ongoing and future solar power plant projects within the GCC, Africa and Central Asia." said Anwar Hussein, Executive director AEFP
The lack of a social dimension in ASEM is, according to AEFP, due to the fact that European and Asian visions for a more just and equal economic and social development have been left out of ASEM since the first meeting in 1996.
In conclusion, AEFP pointed to the Burma/Myanmar dictatorship's lack of progress in terms of democratisation and national reconciliation and called on ASEM governments to demand an immediate release of political prisoners, as well as bringing the case to the UN Security Council.