South Asia Forum for Education Development South Asia Forum for Education Development
Welcome to SAFED
The South Asian Forum for Education Development (SAFED) is an education forum for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Education and learning is a powerful platform, to recognize and celebrate diversity across and within borders. SAFED is a forum to foster policy dialogues between public sector, civil society organizations and private sector working jointly for learning solutions to reduce poverty through quality education for all... Read More
Right to Education & Early Childhood Education and Development
South Asian Perspectives

September 16 - 17, 2014

ASER Pakistan
ASER - The Annual Status of Education Report is the largest citizen led; household based initiative that aims to provide reliable estimates on the schooling status of children aged 3-16 years residing in all rural and few urban districts of Pakistan.
 ITA at CIES 2014 - March 10–15, 2014 l Toronto
    CIES and ITA in Toronto  see our panel on the 12th March, 2014


Program of Events Organized and Supported by theOpen Society Foundations Education Support Program

2013 Human Development Report
The rise of the South is radically reshaping the world of the 21st century, with developing nations driving economic growth, lifting hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and propelling billions more into a new global middle class, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.

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Seminar Series on Right to Education (RTE)
Focusing on Teacher Quality in Pakistan:
Urgency for Reform

Education is seen as a necessity and considered a fundamental non negotiable right for every child. As embedded in the constitution of Pakistan, Article 20 A makes provision of free and compulsory education for all children aged 5-16 years.

Education for All
SAFED Themes
SAFED Summary
SAFED Report
SAFED Launches
SAFED Media coverage
SAFED Important Links
Borders blur as experts brainstorm on education
One Million Signature Capmaign The Aman ki Asha Education Committee met in New Delhi last Thursday to decide on ways in which India and Pakistan can collaborate to bring about reforms in education on both sides of the border. The Indo-Pak Education/Skills Development ...
Joint UNICEF-CSO Statement on Rights of the Child
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Stepping up the global effort to advance the rights of every child....
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2nd meeting of SAARC education ministers held in New Delhi
Upcoming Conferences
Call for Proposals
ASER Pakistan
Uwezo means ‘capability’ in Kiswahili. Uwezo is a four year initiative that aims to improve competencies in literacy and numeracy among children aged 6-16 years old... Learn More
Partnerships for Equity in Education in South Asia
Prospects and Challenges
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2nd Meeting of SAARC Education Ministers Held Union HRD Minister Smt Smriti Irani Addresses the SAARC Meet
The 2nd Meeting of SAARC Ministers of Education/Higher Education was held at New Delhi today.The Union HRD Minister of India, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, was unanimously elected to the Chair. While addressing the Meeting she reiterated Indias initiatives for strengthening mutual
Irani Stresses Education Strategy at Saarc Ministers' Meet
NEW DELHI: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday reiterated India’s initiatives for a well-focussed education strategy in the Saarc region and improved cooperation among the member countries.
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    "ASER Pakistan 2014 cycle has officially begun as the National Master Training Workshop Kicks Off today at the Hotel Pak Heritage, Lahore, with partners from all over the country. ASER 2014 (Rural) once again aims to cover all districts of Pakistan with 22 urban centers. The training is scheduled for 28, 29 & 30th August, 2014."

    Date: 18-24 May, 2012

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