Our New Delhi office supports local initiatives to enhance women’s safety, security, economic empowerment, and initiatives that facilitate India’s engagement in regional and global affairs. The office also serves as a focal point for the Foundation’s regional programs in South Asia, including transboundary water governance and intraregional trade.
Support Networks for GBV Survivors
Our India office leads a multi-country research project to study screening and support services for trafficking and gender-based violence survivors in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The project will provide national and regional recommendations to government and non-government stakeholders. The Foundation also supports vulnerability mapping in the state of Jharkhand, a trafficking hotspot, to inform the government’s preventative measures.
NEWS FROM INDIA
India Development Partnership Activity
The Asia Foundation is implementing the India Development Partnership Activity (IDPA), a three-year project that will enhance India’s development cooperation footprint in support of the U.S. and India’s mutual aims in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. The project focuses on three core areas: disaster risk reduction, climate smart agriculture, and renewable energy. In countries across the region, IDPA will establish partnerships with government, civil society, business corporations, think tanks, and academic institutions. Through Indian Centres of Excellence, training institutes, and the private sector activities, IDPA will build capacities, forge collaborations, and develop Triangular Cooperation projects to provide targeted assistance. IDPA draws upon the Foundation’s six decades of experience operating in the Indo-Pacific, its operational infrastructure, and relationships in 19 countries in the region to transfer Indian innovations addressing challenges in agriculture, disaster management, and renewable energy. In doing so, IDPA promotes India’s strong development expertise, expands joint U.S.-India development assistance, and fosters greater regional prosperity.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
Leaders on the Frontlines:
Leaders for a Better World
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6PM PT