South Asian Forum for Environment
SAFE works to achieve environmental conservation objectives and poverty alleviation through participation, partnership, equity, and reciprocity.
SAFE envisages global reciprocal partnership and participatory policy frame for commons to promote sustainable environment development and wise use of natural resources.
During the year 1998, while working on issues of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood and acute water scarcity problems in areas of Himalayan terrains in North Eastern parts of Bhutan and India, the necessity of a civic forum to discourse ecological issues in India and the whole eco-region of South Asia, was envisioned by Dr.Dipayan Dey, who founded SAFE, with a support network of eco-conscious people from different sectors. The fundamental thought behind the institutionalization of SAFE remained, “Environmental challenges need to be addressed beyond political boundaries”. On 9th June 2004, SAFE was established under the Indian Trust Act. Hereafter, the organization is actively working towards sustainable development in India and countries of South Asia.
SAFE is a Not-for-profit, Community based civil society organization registered under the Trust Act of India 1861 & u/s 12A & 80G of IT Act of India, FCRA u/s 11(1) and accredited by M/O Planning and Central Social Welfare Board, Govt. of India.