The South Asian countries are closely tied through a common culture and ancestral heritage. They also face similar socio- economic problems, which has slowed down development at the national as well as the regional level. The student-led South Asia Engagement Group (SAEG) at the Harvard Kennedy School envisions to provide a space for conversations around common issues for the emerging leadership of the region.
To this end, a South Asia Symposium is being organized on 13th April 2019. This is the first time that an event of this magnitude is being arranged on South Asia at the Kennedy School. The aim is to discuss common problems being faced by the region such as insufficient energy, lack of youth participation in politics, corruption in governance, the implications of regional peace and human rights in business. The intended outcome is to provide a neutral space where South Asian countries are able to continue dialogue at the policy level. Such dialogue would then be catalogued and carried forward by a youth working group comprising of enterprising young people from across the region.
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