Shape South Asia 2016

Colombo – September 22- 24, 2016
Cinnamon Lakeside

Shape South Asia 2016, organized by the Global Shapers Colombo Hub was held in Colombo in September 2016, under the theme “Shaping Identities”.

IPS Executive Director, Dr. Saman Kelegama, spoke as part of a panel on “Reimagining South Asian Cities” alongside H.E. Riaz Hamidullah, Bangladesh High Commissioner and Abbas Adil Riza, Maldives Deputy High Commissioner.

IPS Researchers Chantal Sirisena and Kithmina Hewage were also among over 50 professional youth from South Asia who participated at the Forum.

The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum with over 400 Hubs in over 150 countries with over 4,500 young people globally who are a part of the community. This was the first time the event was held in Sri Lanka.