AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad is set to host first ever two day international Shape South Asia summit to celebrate Gandhian spirit of 'doing good for all', entrepreneurship and innovation. The event will be organized by Ahmedabad Global Shapers (AGS) community, a voluntary youth organistion that is a part of Global Shaper Community, initiated by the World Economic Forum. Participants will be coming from 36 different cities of six South Asian countries which include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Global Shapers Community is a worldwide network of city-based hubs developed and led by youths. Globally, there are 356 hubs spread with more than 4000 shapers.

The summit is themed on 'Roaring South Asia' and will be hosted on the 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate the day. It will address some common challenges and explore opportunities to tackle common problems which are as wide ranging in scope as the cultural diversity of South Asia.

The first edition of SHAPE South Asia aims to serve a long lasting impact in building bridges and connections for a better future. Kumar Manish, vice curator of AGS said, "South Asia has common history, common culture and common challenges. South Asia has youngest population, who are roaring to make a difference in the society. This will be an opportune time start a new dialogue. The summit will also have major digital activity to engage with people globally."
Shape events are meeting of regional hubs from across borders and are geared towards bringing together shapers from neighboring countries to have a dialogue, collaborate and co-create, which results in a lot of positive energy and output.
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