Networking and alliance building
SAWTEE as well as its member institutions are active members of various national, regional and international alliances. By virtue of this networking, they are involved in collective efforts to realize the objective of fair trade and equitable development in the region. SAWTEE has established network linkages with the media, the academia and research institutions at national, regional and international levels, and seeks and obtains critical inputs from them. At the international level, SAWTEE has established close institutional linkages with ActionAid, London, Bangkok and Kathmandu; Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Geneva; Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka; Consumers International (CI), London and Kuala Lumpur; EU-LDC Network, Rotterdam; Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Germany and Kathmandu; Gene Campaign, New Delhi; Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Minneapolis; International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva; International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), Rome; International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa; Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD), Pokhara; MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai; Novib, The Hague; Oxfam, New Delhi; Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI), Harare; Southeast Asian Council for Food Security & Fair Trade (SEACON), Kuala Lumpur; The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Kathmandu; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva and New Delhi; Wageningen University, Wageningen; World Trade Institute (WTI), Berne; and World Trade Organisation (WTO), Geneva, among others.