Workshop on Global Development and Institutions Inspired by Faith in South and Central Asia

As part of its global mapping of faith-inspired organizations in development work sponsored by the Luce/SFS Program on Religion and International Affairs, the Berkley Center and the World Faiths Development Dialogue held a consultation on issues of faith and development in South and Central Asia. The consultation convened scholars and practitioners for a two-day long discussion on the role of faith-inspired practitioners and organizations on issues of global development and equity in South and Central Asia. The consultation outcomes led to the publication of reports outlining critical actors, best practices, and ways forward. It was co-sponsored in Bangladesh by BRAC University's BRAC Development Institute (BDI).
The consultation was the sixth in a series of geographically-focused explorations undertaken by the Berkley Center, with support from the Henry R. Luce Foundation, whose objective is both to increase knowledge about institutions and their work and to identify and explore emerging policy issues.

View Background Review: "'Mapping' Social and Economic Development Work in South and Central Asia"

The Center's Katherine Marshall, who hosted the consultation, wrote a piece on the Washington Post's OnFaith page about the Rohingya, a Muslim people living as refugees in Bangladesh. The Center's Melody Fox Ahmed and WFDD's Michael Bodakowski also co-authored a piece on the Rohingya and Muslim Aid, a UK-based, Islamic-inspired group working with the Rohingya in Bangaldesh.

Forgotten crisis: Stateless in Bangladesh
By Katherine Marshall

Faith, Development, and a People Without a State in Bangladesh
By Melody Fox Ahmed and Michael Bodakowski

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