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The South Asia Regional Network of the SDSN was launched on July 6th, 2014 at TERI University, New Delhi. Representatives of universities and research institutes from across South Asia, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka attended the launch, along with R. K. Pachauri, Chancellor of TERI University and Chairman of IPCC, and Jeffrey Sachs, Director of SDSN.

“South Asia is a region in vital need of sustainable development in order to end poverty, empower women, reduce inequality, and protect a very fragile natural environment… The entire global network of universities in the SDSN is excited to work with our close friends and colleagues in South Asia to advance the cause of sustainable development within the region and globally,” stated Jeffrey Sachs at the launch event.

TERI University, India, and BRAC University, Bangladesh are the co-hosts of the SDSN South Asia. TERI University vice chancellor Leena Srivastava noted, “TERI University, together with BRAC University in Bangladesh, is proud to host the regional hub for SDSN. The most valuable opportunity that this provides us is to strengthen sustainable development research, education, and application in the university system in South Asia.”

For more information about this regional network, please contact the Secretariat.