AT THE CENTER
South and Central Asia
Engaged in a global mapping of faith-inspired organizations in development work, in January 2011 the Berkley Center and the World Faiths Development Dialogue convened scholars and practitioners for a two-day consultation on the role of faith-inspired practitioners and organizations on issues of global development and equity in South and Central Asia. Pre-consultation interviews with participants and a draft background report contributed to the development of the consultation agenda, which brought forth in-depth examination of best practices and collaborative strategies across a range of contemporary development challenges; a consultation report outlining critical actors, best practices, and ways forward will follow. This effort is part of an ongoing Berkley Center initiative sponsored by the Luce/SFS Program on Religion and International Affairs.