||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 South Asia
Engagement Forum (SAEF) envisions to provide a space where conversations can be held around common issues such as weak governance, energy scarcity, limited participation in the political space and growing polarization. A symposium at Harvard Kennedy School on 13th April 2019 is proposed to be used as such a space where various participants from the South Asian countries come together to identify and propose a way forward for the regions shared issues, such as inadequate participation by the youth in politics, corruption, peace building, human rights in the context of business ethics and finding a common identity in fragmented societies.