South Asia

regional Network
Region: Asia & Pacific

SDSN South Asia mobilizes local knowledge to advance viable solutions to sustainable development challenges in the South Asian region. The network, hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute, India, and established in 2014, includes the following countries: Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Key focus areas include exploring transformative solutions in the field of agricultural biotechnology and collaborating on the organization of the host institution’s annual flagship multi-stakeholder convening, the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS).

Empowering Youth for the SDGs

The Network undertakes several activities focused on youth. On World Environment Day 2021, SDSN Youth South Asia launched the second series of GO4Youth - an online exam on the environment and sustainable development for university students. In partnership with POP Movement under the aegis of POP Festival for Youth-led Climate Action, the network organized a session on “Education for Sustainable Development Beyond Boundaries." Additionally, SDG Student Hub - TERI SAS focused on raising awareness about the SDGs and sustainable living through sustainability talks (S-Talks), School University Network (SUN) Programme, and collaborations with actors such as Mindhouse, India’s leading meditation map.

Partnership with UNDP India on Youth Engagement

The network formed key partnerships with the Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre (SDGCC), jointly established by UNDP India and the Planning, Programme, Monitoring and Statistics Department of the Government of Karnataka, to launch the SDGCC Youth engagement campaign called “SDG For Youth." UNDP served as key support pillars for the youth engagement campaign which allowed for the dissemination of critical knowledge on the aspects of sustainability and socio-economic development.

SDSN South Asia Network Members

Organization Country Network Sector
Royal University of Bhutan Bhutan South Asia University (Institution-wide)
Bhutan Institute of Himalayan Studies Bhutan South Asia Research Institution
Center for Environment Science and Climate Resilient Agriculture, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Red Elephant Foundation India South Asia Research Institution
Shri Ram Institute For Industrial Research India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Chennai Medical College & Research Center India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) India South Asia Research Institution
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
For Everyone India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Charities Aid Foundation, India India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Public Affairs Centre India South Asia Research Institution
Arvinbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Indian Institute for Human Settlements India South Asia Foundation/Donor Organization
Society for Development Alternatives (DA) India South Asia Research Institution
Vidyadaan Trust India South Asia Research Institution
Integrated Research and Action for Development India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Foundation for Research and Sustainable Development (FRSD) India South Asia Research Institution
Public Health Foundation of India India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) India South Asia Research Institution
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham India South Asia Research Institution
Center for Environment Education (CEE) India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Xavier School of Sustainability (XSoS), Xim University India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Key Education Foundation India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Rakshak Foundation India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
World NCD Federation India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
University of Kerala India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Parul University, Gujarat India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Sree Narayana Institute of Technology (SNIT) - Adoor Business School India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Indicus Foundation India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
NTPC School of Business India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Million Sparks Foundation India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai India South Asia University (Department/Institute),Research Institution
Chandigarh University India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
LEAD at Krea University (IFMR) India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Jindal Centre for the Global South India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
School of Energy Studies India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
AIC Raise Business Incubator India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization,Foundation/Donor Organization
Goa Institute of Management India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
MKSSS's Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women (BNCA) India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
KES Shroff College India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
ISBM University India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Mahatma Gandhi Mission‘s MGM University, Aurangabad India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Community Agrobiodiversity Centre India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences India South Asia University (Department/Institute),Research Institution,Government Agency
Somaiya Vidyavihar University India South Asia University (Department/Institute),Research Institution,Non-Governmental Organization
Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader College for Women India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Kurukshetra University India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader College for Women (Autonomous) India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Stella Maris College (Autonomous) India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Centre for Research in Air and Space Law, Maharashtra National Law University India South Asia University (Department/Institute),Research Institution
Woxsen University India South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Vellore Institute of Technology India South Asia University (Department/Institute),Research Institution
Vassar Labs India South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Central Department of Environmental Sciences, Tribhuvan University Nepal South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Centre for Green Economy Development Nepal South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Women in Environment (WE) Nepal South Asia Research Institution
Namsaling Community Development Centre (NCDC) Nepal South Asia Civil Society Organization
Community Support Association of Nepal Nepal South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Green Institute (for sustainable development) Nepal South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal) Nepal South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Department of Development Studies, Kathmandu University Nepal South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Kantipur City College Nepal South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Dibyabhumi Multiple College affiliated to Tribhuvan University Nepal South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Holistic Development Nepal Nepal South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Kathmandu University School of Management (KU SOM) Nepal South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS) Nepal South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Institute of Himalayan Risk Reduction Nepal South Asia Research Institution,Civil Society Organization
National Campaign for Sustainable Development Nepal Nepal South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Integrated Development Association (IDeA) Sri Lanka South Asia Non-Governmental Organization
Waidya Peetaya, Peradeniya Wishwa Vidyalaya Sri Lanka South Asia University (Department/Institute)
University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka South Asia University (Department/Institute)
CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems Sri Lanka South Asia Research Institution
NSBM Green University Sri Lanka South Asia University (Department/Institute)
Centre for Environmental Studies & Sustainable Development (CESSD) Sri Lanka South Asia University (Department/Institute)

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Vibha Dhawan

  • Chair
  • SDSN South Asia

Souvik Bhattacharjya

  • Network Manager
  • SDSN South Asia

Mandavi Singh

  • Assistant Manager
  • SDSN Assistant Manager

SDSN Focal Point

Gautham Varada Narayan

  • Manager, Asia Pacific Networks
  • Networks Program