Wanted! Your proposals on Regional Integration in South Asia Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, South Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world and yet one of the least integrated. Intra-regional trade accounts for only 5% of South Asia’s GDP, compared to 25% of East Asia’s. Meanwhile, with a population of 1.6 billion, South Asia hosts one of ...

How online work is changing labor force participation and fostering urban youth inclusion in Pakistan The Digital Youth Summit 2015 (May 7-9, 2015, Peshawar) will explore the potential of e-lancing. The vibrant city of Peshawar is getting ready to host the 2nd Digital Youth Summit (May 7-9, 2015, Shiraz Arena). Co-organized by the KP IT Board, Peshawar 2.0 and the World Bank, the Digital Youth Summit is a tech conference and startup expo gathering participants from ...

Will South Asia make the most of cheap oil? The world economy today presents itself as a diverse canvas full of challenges and opportunities. Advanced economies continue to struggle towards recovery, with the US on its way to tighten monetary policy as the economy picks up while a still weak Eurozone awaits quantitative easing to kick in. At the same time, plunging oil prices have set in motion ...

Digital Youth Summit 2015: Tech Entrepreneurs from all over the world will gather in Peshawar Pakistan The IT Minister of the KP Province, the IT Permanent Secretary, and the CEO of Peshawar 2.0 at the launch event of the Digital Youth Summit 2015 Peshawar, Pakistan. One of the oldest cities of Asia and capital of the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), is a vibrant city where a melting pot of local and regional that make it the city ...

Digitizing University Library for Enhanced Learning Experience Components of the newly established RFID-based LMS system The library of any academic institution plays a key role in providing knowledge-based support to its faculty members, researchers and students. In recent years, the ‘digital library’ has emerged as a novel concept. It allows the access to and sharing of literary information and resources in digital and non-digital forms within ...

Public spaces - not a “nice to have” but a basic need for cities The benefits of public spaces in the poorest parts of the world Sounce: World Bank Staff We often think of amenities such as quality streets, squares, waterfronts, public buildings, and other well-designed public spaces as luxury amenities for affluent communities. However, research increasingly suggests that they are even more critical to well-being of the poor and the development of their ...

Safeguarding Animal Health Ensures Human Sustainability Healthy animals are good for humans      An elephant skeleton  at the CVASU museum Since its existence, humans have developed a resilient bond with the animal kingdom. For years animals have been man’s closest companions while providing food, clothing, and medicine. We are therefore indebted to the animals - our fellow inhabitants of the planet. Because Bangladesh largely ...

Sunday, March 8 marked International Women's Day, a celebration of women worldwide that dates back to 1977 when the UN General Assembly challenged its members to declare a day for women's rights and world peace. The 2015 theme is: 'Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!'  WEvolve: Breaking Through Societal Norms that Lead to Gender-based Violence Gender-based violence is a critical ...

In early 2014 I saw a video circulated by a colleague, wherein someone from Japan had put together all the earthquakes that struck Japan between January 2011 to September 2011, essentially capturing the early tremors, the Great Tohoku earthquake of March 11, 2011 and subsequent aftershocks. It was a compelling visual which brought home the sheer intensity of the earthquake ...

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