SAFE is a registered non-profit civil society organization working at the science-society interface towards sustainable environment development and poverty alleviation in the Indian eco-region of South Asia since the year 2004. SAFE has a focal directive on Sustainable Development Goals, and proactive partnerships are extremely valuable to SAFE which remains an integral part of the organization’s work approach. SAFE believes that it is important to highlight the collective action across various sectors towards climate initiatives in the Indian eco region as this will enrich our collective delivery and ascertain our nation’s climate commitments in the global arena. SAFE is recognized by M/O Environment Forest & Climate Change, accredited by “NGO Darpan” of Niti Aayog of India, and acts as an implementing partner in National Water Mission, and National Livelihood Mission as well as a stakeholder in UN Environment and also enjoys consultative status with UNFCCC, UNDP, World bank and ECOSOC.
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.