SAF - AFGHANISTAN
Aziz Ahmad Fanoos
Lecturer in Faculty of Journalism, Kabul University, Head of Press
Dept. in Faculty of Journalism, Kabul University and Member of Executive
board of independent Union of Journalists.
Hosson Banu Ghazanfer
Dean of Literature Faculty, Kabul University and Academic member
of literature Faculty, Kabul University; Ph.D. from St. Petersburg,
Russia; Masters degree from literature Dept. of Russian University
and graduated from Aqcha Primary School, Jozjan.
Press Officer, Afghan Culture and Information Centre (AINA), Kabul.
A graduate in Journalism from Kabul University, Hamida Hassan worked
for Magazine Kabul, besides serving in various capacities at the
Royal Norwegian Embassy.
Abdul Haq Waleh
Graduated from Faculty of Law, Kabul University. 1953: Member of
Labor Dept. in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director of Bakhter
Information Agency, Programme Director in Radio Kabul, Press Information
Attaché‚ Afghan Embassy in London, Information Councilor,
Afghan Embassy, Washington.
B.A Queensland University, Australia. Member of Media and Culture
High Council in Ministry of Information and Culture, English Teacher
and Head of Schools Method, Principal in Vocational High School
Afghan Women Organization.
SAF - BANGLADESH
Editor and Publisher, The Daily Star.
Jamilur Reza Choudhury
Vice-Chancellor, BRAC University, Dhaka.
Coordinator, Nijera Kori, an organisation working to improve the
condition of landless women.
M.M. Rezaul Karim
Member, United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka.
President, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute and Former Foreign Secretary.
Managing Director, Grameen Bank.
SAF - BHUTAN
Yanki T. Wangchuk
Director-General, Department of Aid and Debt Management, Ministry
Secretary, National Women's Association of Bhutan, Thimphu.
Managing Director, Kuensel Corporation, Thimphu.
Joint Director, Youth Guidance and Counselling Division, Education
Department, Ministry of Health and Education.
Director-General, Education Department.
Proprietor, Kelki High School, Thimphu.
SAF - INDIA
Former Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
H. P. Dikshit
Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University
Former Foreign Secretary, Government of India and President, Council
for Social Development.
Former Member, National Commission for Women.
Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu.
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Member of Parliament.
M. S. Swaminathan
Agricultural Scientist and Chairman, MS Swaminathan Foundation,
B. G. Verghese
Former Editor, The Indian Express and Visiting Professor, Centre
for Policy Research.
Prof. J. A. K. Tareen
|SAF - MALDIVES
Director General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports has been with
the Ministry since 1996. She has also held positions in the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, the President's Office, and the Ministry of Information.
Assistant Director of the Ministry of Planning and National Development
has been with the Ministry since 1990. She currently heads the Projects
Section, which manages the Public Sector Investment Programme. Lucia
holds an M.Sc. in the area of Information Technology Management from
the University of Sunderland, UK.
Director of the Ministry of Communication, Science and Techonology
works in the policy and regulatory services at the Post and Telecommunication
Section of the Ministry.
House Officer at Public Health, Ministry of Health is a health specialist
with a medical background and experience in health promotion and health
planning. She oversees health planning and international health at
the Ministry. Sheena holds a Masters of Public Health from the University
of Leeds, UK.
Assistant Director General of Ministry of Atolls Administration has
been with the Ministry since 1996. He has served as the Director of
Department of Meteorology and Male' Atoll Chief in the past. He holds
a B.Tech. in Telecommunications Engineering from Plymouth, UK and
B.Sc. in Communications Engineering from Kent, UK.
The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education has been with the
Ministry since 1999. He holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University
of Toronto, Canada.
SAF - NEPAL
A well-known academic, she did her Ph.D from University of Wisconsin,
United States of America and specialises in Planning, Economics,
Gender and Development.
A well-known academic, he was Royal Nepalese Ambassador to Bangladesh
and DPR to the United Nations, New York.
Mohan Man Sainju
Well-known economist and former Vice-Chairman of the National Planning
Commission, he was Royal Nepalese Ambassador to the United States.
Surya Prasad Shrestha
Former Ambassador to the United Kingdom and former member of the
National Planning Commission.
Nishchal Nath Pandey
SAF - PAKISTAN
A patron of the arts and renowned skin specialist, she has been
active in setting up vocational and primary schools as well as primary
health care centres in semi-urban and rural areas around Karachi.
Syed Altaf Hussain
Vice-Chancellor, Allama Iqbal Open University of Pakistan. He has
served in a number of eminent positions, including as the Director-General
Of Curriculum and Training, University Grants Commission of Pakistan,
and Member, UGC. He was Meritorious Professor of the University
of Balochistan, and was awarded the Presidents Medal for Pride of
Performance for Higher Education.
Zaheer Alam Kidvai
Pakistan's foremost education technologist. A New Media Analyst,
he helped set up the department of New Media at Hamdard University.
He is Board member of the Virtual University of Pakistan.
Convener of the Joint Action Committee for Peoples Right. She was
a founder-member of the Women's Action Forum, Pakistan. She is the
co-coordinator of the Para-Legal and Extension Programme for women
and was awarded the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for Promotion of
Peace and Non-violence in 1998.
Recipient of the Nuremberg Award, Mr. Rehman is the Director-General
of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. He is a well known journalist
and political analyst, and a pioneer in the field of human rights.
Well-known journalist with an interest in human rights and cultural
issues. Former Editor of weekly Œ The News on Sunday‚
she is contributing Editor for 'Himal South Asia' and a News producer
with Geo TV, Pakistan's first 24-hour news channel.
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya; Professor
Emeritus, Universities of Colombo and Kelaniya, former Secretary
General of the Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO.
Distinguished lawyer and Senior partner of Messrs. F.J. & G.
de Saram whose members are the lawyers and Company Secretaries to
the Sri Lanka Chapter of the South Asia Foundation.
Partner for 37 years of Ernst & Young, a leading firm of Chartered
Accountants in Sri Lanka and Director of many quoted private and
Former Secretary to Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Secretary
to several Ministries, Chairman, Director or Board Member of many
public corporations, statutory bodies, Commissions and Committees.
Former Chairman, Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.
Former Director-General of Archaeology, an Honorary President of
the International Committee of Monuments and Sites.
Youngest member on the board. Specialised in South Asian Studies,
School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London;
Chairman, Board of Management, Institute of Human Rights; Executive
Director, Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies.
Former Sri Lankan High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, Chairman
and Director of many quoted private and public companies.