Partnership Organization



The Bangladesh Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs (BCIPA) is proud to commemorate its collaborative initiative with the prestigious Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) with a historic South Asian Workshop held under the Strategic Security Network from August 28th to 30th, 2023.

NESA is a platform for regional security cooperation run by the United States Department of Defense. Its primary goal is to improve mutual understanding and collaboration among military and civilian representatives from the Near East and South Asia regions. NESA runs a number of events, workshops, and projects intended to encourage discourse, strengthen ties, and tackle common security concerns faced by participating countries. These difficulties frequently include counterterrorism, regional stability, military collaboration, defense policy, and a variety of sociopolitical issues affecting the broader security picture.
This momentous gathering brought together prominent figures such as Dr. Hassan Abbas (representing NESA), Ambassador Farooq Sobhan, and a slew of distinguished delegates and intellectuals from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the United States. Their united participation and intelligent remarks provided an extensive range of viewpoints and strategic insights into the subsequent events.
BCIPA and NESA’s partnership illustrates a shared commitment to encouraging collaboration, understanding, and dialogue on crucial regional security challenges. This partnership highlighted the importance of developing long-term policies for the Indo-Pacific region.



The Bangladesh Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs (BCIPA) has solidified a groundbreaking partnership with the South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) of Washington, DC, USA. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Bangladesh Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs (BCIPA) and the South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) was signed for the purposes of enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between the parties and the promotion of friendly, cooperative, and collaborative institutional relations. This partnership marks the beginning of a new era for the Bangladesh Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs (BCIPA).

The South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN), based in Washington, DC, is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating debate, research, and analysis about South Asia’s future. It brings together professionals, scholars, politicians, and practitioners to discuss many topics influencing the South Asian region’s future. SAFN frequently discusses geopolitical, economic, social, and environmental concerns impacting South Asian countries. It aims at offering ideas and suggestions to help the region better understand and solve the region’s issues and possibilities.
The MoU signifies the commitment to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between BCIPA and SAFN. The MoU was officially signed by Professor Shahab Enam Khan, representing BCIPA, and Mr. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, representing SAFN. Their commitment to this relationship demonstrates both organizations’ shared vision and ambitions.