South Asia Foundation

South Asia Foundation (SAF) was 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.

Founder by UNESCO Goodwill Madanjeet Singh in Year of 2000, it has 8 autonomous Chapters. SAF is in official relationship with UNESCO and APEX body of SAARC
South Asia Foundation

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 the following courses:


Since the 26 October 2010, Mme Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General announced that the 12 SAF Institutions of Excellence will be able to use UNESCO logo and named UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence.

South Asia Foundation
Establishedyear 2000.
FounderMadanjeet Singh
TypeApex Body of SAARC
Headquarters33-A, Vasant Vihar; New Delhi

SAF has been admitted into official relationship with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).[1] It is an apex body of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. The organization's objective is to "uphold its core values of regional cooperation and peace through education and cultural interaction between the eight SAARC countries."


  1. ^ "South Asia Foundation".