Photo credit to Mr Michel Claude
Founded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh in 2000, the South Asia Foundation (SAF)
is a secular, non-profit and non-political organization, comprising eight autonomous chapters:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
SAF’s core objective is to promote regional cooperation through a number of UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence in the eight SAARC countries, offering courses in Preservation of Cultural Heritage (Kabul, Afghanistan), Human Rights and Common Law (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Forestry Studies (Bumthang, Bhutan), Journalism (Chennai, India), Kashmir Studies (Srinagar, India), Regional Cooperation (Pondicherry, India), Green Energy Technology (Pondicherry, India), Climate Research (Maldives), Development Studies (Kathmandu, Nepal), Visual Arts (Lahore, Pakistan), South Asian Studies (Lahore, Pakistan), Water Management (Moratuwa, Sri Lanka).