The Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs, is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit foreign policy think-tank, based in the highly geo-strategic Himalayan region. Headquartered in Kathmandu, Nepal, AIDIA aims to lead a new era in foreign policy and international relations and reflects the unstoppable rise of the Asian continent as the key stakeholder in the economic, strategic and geo-political equations of the present day world.
AIDIA provides a platform for Policy Makers, Academicians and Industry leaders from around the world to come together to debate, discuss and share their views on the contemporary geopolitical and geoeconomic issues confronting the international community.
AIDIA seek to do this by facilitating effective engagement through the various AIDIA fora our in order to inform, educate and initiate the involvement of Nepal’s youth in foreign policy debates and decision making. AIDIA is actively engaged in providing policy analysis, facilitating diplomatic dialogue, and promoting entrepreneurial engagement among all major actors and institutions native to or that have an interest in Asia.
Born as a result of the gap existing in Nepalese foreign affairs and diplomatic studies and practice, AIDIA has been envisioned as an Institute that would place Nepal at the front line of global academic excellence and that would also provide the required expertise in the field of education in diplomacy and international relations to the newer generations of Nepalese -and wider Asian- public service and business practitioners.
The founder of AIDIA, Mr. Sunil KC stated, “With AIDIA, I am willing to stir the practice of diplomatic relations in a region that has traditionally been out of the global focus in spite of its top strategic character at present and in the coming times, by creating a conducive environment for more enhanced and constructive dialogue and collaboration among international affairs professionals and foreign representatives. I am happy to say that, in spite of its recent inception, AIDIA is already moving forward with all of its envisaged programmes, and the Institute has gained a relevant position within the existing networks at regional, continental and world levels.”
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