South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) is an Inter-governmental Organization,established in 1982 by the Governments of South Asia to promote and support protection,management and enhancement of the environment in the South Asian Region.Eight countries,namely; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the member states of SACEP.It is also a Multilateral Organization registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations. SACEP has its headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka and is enlisted as a Specialized Agency under the Diplomatic Missions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. SACEP is the Secretariat for the South Asian Seas Programme (SASP) which is one of the eighteen Regional Seas Programmes of United Nations Environment Programme.
During 33 years of its existence, SACEP in collaboration with various partner organizations had implemented a number of programmes / projects in the field of Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Coastal and Marine Environment, Combating Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Data and Information Management and Clearing-House Mechanism,Environmental Education,Environmental Law,Environmentally Sustainable Transport,Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements and Waste Management, etc.
SACEP has been involved with the member states, UN agencies and programmes, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and the Corporate Sector etc in capacity development, training exercises, workshops, seminars, conferences and meeting on various environment and sustainable development issues in the region during the past 33 years. This experience has increased the SACEP in house capacity at the highest level of professionalism and now SACEP has emerged as one of the leading capacity development institutions in South Asia.
SACEP believes the importance of engaging with the corporate sector to ensure greater commitment, accountability and responsibility of the corporate sector towards sustainable development through the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR).
CSR is becoming mandatory to the Corporate Sector around the Globe for ensuring environmental sustainability.
SACEP seeks partnerships with Organizations, Companies or Individuals who wish to discuss possible, substantial contributions to support the mandate of SACEP through the Trust Fund. Interested parties are invited to contact the Director General of SACEP or the Secretariat.
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Partnerships and co-operation between governments, communities, NGOs and regional and multilateral institutions are increasingly seen as critical drivers for the achievement of sustainable development. The focus on partnerships was one of the salient features of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and is thus receiving attention by SACEP.
Partnerships are very relevant to South Asia given the complexity and scale of the environmental challenges in the region and is now one of the specific areas of interest of SACEP.
SACEP itself is indeed a partnership of its member countries, working through the National Focal Point and Subject Area Focal Point networks. Partnerships have also been established with international organizations to address several priority environmental concerns in the region. These include:
SACEP is keen to work with other organisations that have relevant programmatic focus such as biodiversity, energy and environment, management of freshwater resources, and coastal and marine area management. SACEP would welcome such contributions from interested organizations.