SAARC Leaders must meet every year. It is all about indispensability

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Only a joint alliance between political leaders and regional non-state actors can point the region towards new horizons. For this reason I hope the SAARC Charter will not be amended. It is high time for civil society members from SAARC nations to speak up, helping the leaders remember why regional integration is worth an annual meeting.

Creating Collaborations among Volunteerism Promoting Agencies: The Way Forward

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International Day of Volunteerism is coming and it's a great opportunity. The volunteering sector in the country reflects the wider development sector: not enough coordination, too many prima donnas like ineffective football teams full of champions all playing for themselves rather than the team. Still there are quite a few ways to initiate a common front to promote volunteerism in the country.