Collaboration with South Asia

We work with partner organisations across South Asia, often on cross-border projects. This includes Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

We have been working with partners in South Asia since at least the 1950s, and have a strong history of collaboration in the agricultural sciences. In recent years this collaboration has expanded to a broad range of areas including water, energy, resources, ocean and atmospheric sciences.

We are taking an active role to further develop and strengthen our ties with key South Asian institutions and organisations in close collaboration with the Australian Government.

A number of CSIRO-India activities are funded with the assistance of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Collaboration partners in South Asia

Our South Asian collaborators include:

  • Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
  • Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute
  • Bangladesh Rice Research Institute
  • Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited, India
  • CSIR India
  • Indian Ministry of Environment and Forest
  • Indian Ministry of Water Resource
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Nepal
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in Sri Lanka
  • National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, based in India
  • Prashant, India
  • Singareni Collieries Company Ltd, India
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India
  • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), based in Nepal.

We also partner with many universities, including:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai (IITB)
  • Assam Agricultural University, India
  • Alagappa University, India.


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