Dr. Ravinder Rena is a distinguished scholar and currently working as Coordinator, Joint African Masters Programme at the Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business, Polytechnic of Namibia. Prior to this, he worked in different Universities across the world for more than 18 years. He earned his PhD from the Department of Economics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, with an achievement of best Ph.D. Gold Medal. He also obtained five other degrees. He wrote nine books and published over 90 papers in referred journals of repute. His research interests are in Economics of Education and Development Economics with a particular focus on Africa and Asia-Pacific. He published widely on the areas of Micro finance, rural entrepreneurship, Globalization, etc. He is an Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Education Economics and Development and he is also an Editorial Board Member for several professional journals.