Uniting the World for a Greener Future

A Think Tank to Promote Sustainability through Cognitive Research

Vision & Mission

South Asian Institute for Advanced Research and Development (SAIARD), a non-profit R & D and autonomous research, capacity building and policy advocacy think tank (formed under the Trustee Registration Act of Govt. of India) with a motto to promote research, advocacy, education and innovative ideas through publication, various outreach programs, collaborations and partnerships for sustainable and cognitive development of the  South-East Asia region.

Interdisciplinary Research

Facilitate and promote interdisciplinary research across various fields, including geospatial sciences, climate change, disaster management, urban planning, and more.

Dissemination of Knowledge

Disseminate research findings and innovations through publications, conferences, and public outreach to inform and educate the broader community.

Capacity Building

Enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals and institutions through training programs, workshops, and seminars, focusing on emerging technologies and research areas.

Foster Innovation

Encourage innovation and the development of new technologies and methodologies to address regional and global challenges addressing critical issues facing South Asia and beyond.

Policy Advocacy

Advocate for evidence-based policy-making and support the implementation of policies through cognitive research that promotes sustainable development and socio-economic well-being.

Community Engagement

Engage with communities to understand their needs and challenges, and develop solutions that are socially relevant and impactful.


SAIARD builds and maintains collaborative partnerships with academic & research organizations, industries, and government agencies, both regionally and globally, to strengthen each other.

Sustainable Development

Contribute to sustainable development goals by integrating research and development activities with environmental conservation, climate action, and disaster resilience.


SAIARD is working as a Regional Capacity Building Centre of National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt. of India in Eastern Region of India on Integrated River Basin Management with focus on Geospatial Technology in Riverine Ecosystem after signing an MoU with NMCG on September 1, 2021 at NMCG, New Delhi

Since April 2024, SAIARD is working as a Development Strategy Partner of the Government of Mizoram (Dept. of Rural Development, Horticulture & Public Health Engineering), Mizoram, India to support them in case of their policy development and its further implementation

The Founder

South Asian Institute for Advanced Research and Development (SAIARD),  has been formed with broad objectives and visions to spread the arena of research throughout the world, to hold the hands of those who are primarily fond for education, to empower the people through various academic modes as well as to serve the nation for its all-round development particularly focusing on the greater South Asia Region. Hard work, teamwork, sharing of knowledge, maintaining cultural integrity are the major pillars of our institution and due to these, one day, I believe that, SAIARD will set a benchmark in the global education system.

Biswajit Roy Chowdhury, Chairperson, SAIARD

Partnership & Associations

SAIARD focuses on a diverse range of areas aimed at fostering sustainable development, innovation, and societal impact.

SAIARD Research Consultancy

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SAIARD offers a range of professional consulting services from its high-end officials, designed to support organizations, governments, and communities in addressing complex challenges and achieving sustainable development goals.

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Our Niche

SAIARD focuses on a diverse range of areas aimed at fostering sustainable development, innovation, and societal impact.

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Climate Change & Environmental Policy

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Water Resource Management

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Disaster Management & Resilience

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Resource, Energy & Finance


Urban Policy & Governance


River Science & Policy

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Public Health and Social Policy


Geospatial Technology & Innovation


Governance and Institutional Reform

Centre of Excellences

Considering the relevance of Geospatial Technology & River, under SAIARD we have developed two Centre of Excellences namely, Radhanath Sikdar Institute of Geospatial Science & Technology (RSIGST) & the Centre for River Affairs (CRA)

Policy Reports

SAIARD is dedicated to producing insightful, data-driven policy reports that address critical issues facing South Asia and beyond. Our policy reports aim to inform policymakers, stakeholders, and the public about pressing challenges and potential solutions across various sectors.

Our Clients

Time to time SAIARD is providing consultancy services to different Govt. & Non-Govt. organizations to support their projects and achieving goals.

let's Stand Together

Become A SAIARD Seva Volunteer

The South Asian Institute for Advanced Research and Development (SAIARD) is dedicated to addressing critical issues such as climate change, sustainable development, public health, education, and social equity. As part of our commitment to fostering positive societal impact, we offer a unique opportunity for individuals to contribute to meaningful projects through our SAIARD Seva Volunteer program. Becoming a SAIARD Seva Volunteer is an opportunity to contribute to meaningful projects and initiatives that aim to foster sustainable development and positive societal impact.


e-SAIARD:A Knowledge Platform

SAIARD Knowledge Platform is an innovative digital hub designed to facilitate knowledge sharing, research collaboration, and policy innovation. The platform aims to bridge the gap between academia, industry, and policymakers by providing a comprehensive resource center for sustainable development, social equity, and economic growth.

It serves as a central repository for cutting-edge research, policy analysis, and educational resources. It is designed to support researchers, students, policymakers, and practitioners in accessing valuable information, collaborating on projects, and driving impactful solutions to the region’s most pressing challenges.

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We are delighted to have you as part of our community of inquisitive minds, dedicated to exploring the realms of science, advancement, innovation, and research. Whether you're a seasoned scientist, a tech enthusiast, a student eager to learn, or simply someone who revels in the wonders of discovery, our blog is your haven for insight and inspiration.

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Be a Member of Team SAIARD

SAIARD is delighted to extend an invitation to you to join our prestigious Research Internship Program and become a Fellow Member of our esteemed institute. At SAIARD, we are committed to fostering research excellence, innovation, and leadership in sustainable development and policy advocacy.

The SAIARD Research Internship Program is designed to provide young researchers, students, and professionals with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge research projects.

Becoming a Fellow Member of SAIARD is an esteemed opportunity for seasoned researchers, academics, and professionals to contribute to our mission of advancing research and policy development.

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Published Books

Special Moments

SAIARD Flagship

Looking forward to your participation in our upcoming flagship events

3rd Int. River Congress

8-9 November, 2024 at Sri Lanka

Climate Finance Dialogue

4 Oct (Delhi) & 24 Nov (Dhaka), 2024

RSIGST Geospatia 2025

21-22 February, 2025 at Kolkata

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SAIARD in News

Letter of Appreciations

Voice of Appreciations

Gajendra S Shekhawat Union Minister, Ministry of Jal Shakti, GOI

I appreciate and wish SAIARD every success and hope that it will strengthen our various developmental programs & initiatives with the infusion of new and innovative ideas

Javed Ahmed Khan Minister,Dept of Disaster Management,GoWB

I trust that SAIARD will go a long way toward raising awareness among the people about the river's usefulness and its delta, prompting them to care about protecting parts of the environment.

Rajiv R. Mishra, IAS Former DG, NMCG, Ministry of Jal Shakti, GOI

I welcome the efforts of SAIARD in taking the initiative to focus on river resource allocation, where scientists and stakeholders come together and share their ideas with each other

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