The fifth triennial report of the South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE), “South Asia and the Future of Pro-People Development: the Centrality of Social Justice and Equality”, was introduced during the XII South Asian Feminist Capacity Building Course on Gender, Sustainable Livelihoods Human Rights and Peace organised by SANGAT on 30 August 2017 in TEWA center, Kathmandu, Nepal. 

Kamla Bhasin, advisor to Sangat, introduced SAAPE to the participants. Dr. Netra Timsina, Regional Coordinator of SAAPE, gave an overview of the Poverty Report 2016 and highlighted the milestones of SAAPE and Shobha Raghuram, Founder Member and Advisor to SAAPE, highlighted the factors that led to the inception of SAAPE. The report was introduced amongst the participants of the course.

More than 30 participants from several countries are attending, including from Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka.