SAF News

News Paris, France - 15th February 2024

Ms Aashiyana Adhikari,UMCDSRC (2015-19) Alumna Engages in discussion with Mme France Marquet during her passing through Paris

In a delightful encounter in the heart of Paris,UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre of Development Studies and Regional Cooperation (UMCDSRC) Alumna, Mrs. Aashiyana Adhikari, from South Asian Foundation-Nepal program, (2015-2019 Batch), had the pleasure of meeting with Madam France Marquet, Principal Trustee Madanjeet Singh Foundation (MSF). The two shared a light lunch, engaging in a meaningful discussion about Mrs. Adhikari's remarkable professional journey post-graduation. A highlight of Mrs. Adhikari's achievements was her participation in an exchange program at UMSCSAJ

News Paris, France - 15th February 2024

Mme France Marquet Principal Trustee, MSF with Ms Kubra Khademi, Alumna, UMISAA: "Dislocation" Group Exhibition

"Paris, February 15, 2024: Renowned humanitarian and Principal Trustee of MSF, Mme France Marquet, and acclaimed artist and UMISAA alumna, Ms Kubra Khademi, were featured in the thought-provoking 'Dislocation' Group Exhibition at Palais de Tokyo. The exhibition, held on this date, showcased a compelling exploration of themes surrounding displacement and upheaval, providing a unique intersection of art and humanitarianism. Attendees were captivated by the powerful narratives woven through the diverse artworks, making 'Dislocation' a poignant and memorable event at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Paris."

News UMSAILS, Bangladesh - 12th February 2024

"UAP Hosts Inaugural Orientation for UMSAILS LLM Program with Distinguished Guests and Global Representation"

The University of Asia Pacific (UAP) successfully conducted the freshers’ orientation program for the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) LLM program on February 10, 2024.

News Kathmandu, Nepal - 8th February 2024

SAF-Nepal prepares for forthcoming grand SAF-Alumni Meet: A Sneak Peek into the Preparatory Meeting

South Asia Foundation-Nepal Chapter hosted a preparatory meeting for the upcoming 'SAF-Alumni Meet' on January 27, 2024. The meeting took place at a prominent restaurant in Kathmandu, where enthusiastic SAF Nepal Alumni representatives from all SAF Institutions gathered to lay the groundwork for this highly anticipated event.....

News Delhi, India - 2nd February 2024

Mr. Navin B Chawla appointed as the new Chairperson of SAF, India Chapter

Navin B Chawla has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the South Asia Foundation (SAF), India Chapter, taking on a key leadership role in fostering regional cooperation and development. His extensive experience and dedication make him a valuable addition to SAF's leadership team.

News UMCSAWM, Sri Lanka - 31st January 2024

"In Memoriam: Prof. Sohan Wijesekera, former UMCSAWM Director and Renowned Irrigation Engineer passed away

It is with deep sorrow that SAF family announces the untimely passing of Prof. Sohan Wijesekera, the inaugural Centre Chairman of UMCSAWM and an unparalleled figure in our nation's history as a preeminent Irrigation Engineer and Water Resources Expert. His sudden demise is a profound loss, leaving a void that will be felt deeply across our community.

News UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France - 26th January 2024

Mme France Marquet, SAF Representative to UNESCO, attended 15th International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO

15th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO, focusing on "Transforming Mentalities." This event, taking place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on January 24 and 25, 2024, will provide both in-person and online attendance options.

News UMCDSRC, Kathamndu, Nepal - 1st January 2024

UMCDSRC Welcomes Diverse Cohort of Merit Scholars 2024 from SAARC country

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre of Development Studies and Regional Cooperation (UMCDSRC), National College, Kathmandu University, has been shared. Merit scholars selected from Sri Lanka, Bhutan, India, and Pakistan, these fresh intake students reflect the international vibrancy and inclusivity of UMCDSRC's academic community.....

News UMCSAFS, Bhutan - 21st December 2023

UMCSAFS announces 16th fully paid scholarship for the Academic Year 2024 at Royal University of Bhutan

The UNESCO Madanjeet Center for South Asia Forestry Studies (UMCSAFS) at College of Natural Resources (CNR), Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) in Lobesa, Punakha, Bhutan, is pleased to announce one candidate each for Madanjeet Singh scholarship from SAARC member countries for twoyears Masters Programme in Natural Resources Management / Conservation Biology to be undertaken from July 2024 to June 2026.

Testimony Kathmandu, Nepal - 19th December 2023

Ms. Bidhya Neupane, SAF Scholar (Batch ) Sharing her Experience at UMCDSRC, Kathmandu University

On December 13th, I proudly graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Development Studies from the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Center for South Asian Studies and Regional Cooperation at Kathmandu University, Nepal. ....