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South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)

South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) was launched in 1994 as a regional network of NGOs from five South Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Taking into consideration the emerging need for fair, effective and meaningful integration of South Asian countries into the regional as well as global economies, the major motto of this regional initiative has been: GLOBALIZATION YES, BUT WITH SAFETY NETS.

Based in Kathmandu, Nepal, SAWTEE was also the secretariat of a national network called National Alliance for Food Security in Nepal (NAFOS); a global network called Farmers’ Rights Advocacy Network (FRANK); and another global network called Least Developed Countries Network for Economic Transformation (LDC-NET). SAWTEE’s members and staff have served/been serving on the boards of various international and national agencies working on trade, development, farmers’ rights and food security issues.

SAWTEE’s vision is to ensure fair, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable growth and development in South Asia. Its goal is to enable stakeholders, particularly the poor and marginalised, to derive net benefits from changing political economy and environmental landscapes.

To know more about the organisation, please visit: www.sawtee.org