Our affiliates in Asia form the connective strand that allows IRA to weave a broad and deep network of literacy leaders. In many cases, this network also provides a grassroots local connection for our international projects and a catalyst for activities that respond to their communities' specific needs. IRA activities in the region are coordinated by the International Development in Asia Committee.

Contact IRA or the Asian network of affiliates list below for more information.

The 2015 Asian Literacy Conference, with the theme "Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Promoting Reading and Developing a Learning Society," will be held in Mumbai, India, October 15–16, 2015.

National Affiliates

Afghanistan Reading and Social Association (ARSA)
Rahimullah, President
Main Office: Suite # 24
Urooj Plaza, Kart-e-Char
Kabul, Afghanistan
Saeedullah, Project Manager

Bangladesh Reading Association
Council No. B7A00
Kazi Rafiqul Alam, Chairman
House No. 19, Road No. 12
Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209
800 28115909
Nafiz Uddin Khan, Project Manager
880 1711960899

CNU Reading Association
Room 602, Department of English Education
College of Foreign Languages
Capital Normal University
Beijing, 100089
Miao SUN, IDAC Member
880 1711960899

Hong Kong (SAR of China)
Hong Kong Reading Association
Council No. H5125
Lornita Wang, President

Reading Association of India (RAI)
Council No. I315
Dr. S. Y. Shah, President

Perhimpunan Baca-Tulis Masyarakat (PBTM) Indonesia
Council No. I7A00
Richard Manuputty, President
Prodi Bah Inggris, Kampus PGSD Unpatti
Jln. Dr. Tamaela, Ambon 97001

Japan Reading Association
Council No. J6A00
Nobuko Uchida, President
Sachiko Adachi, Director of International Affairs

Malaysian Reading Association
Council No. M2A00
Ambigapathy Pandian, President

Sindh-Balochistan Reading Council
Zafar Yasin, President

Reading Association of the Philippines
Council No. P5A00
Ani Rosa Almario, President
Flora Alfonso, IDAC Representative

RAP Journal
RAPporteur (newsletter)

Society for Reading and Literacy, Singapore
Council No. S3A00
Serene Wee, President
Kheng Min Ma, Vice president
Ng Chiew Hong, Secretary
SRL Secretariat
33 Sembawang Hills Drive
Singapore 575909
Singapore (Rep. of)
65 9003 1594

SRL News Magazine

Taiwan (Republic of China)
Taiwan Reading Association
Shih-Jay Tzeng, President

Thailand Reading Association
Council No. T1AOO
Dr. Banjert Chongapiratanakul, President

Northern Thailand Reading Association (NTRA)
Thinking Classroom Foundation 29/8
Teparak Road, T-Chang Phuek, A-Muang Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300
(+66) 53-216 728
(+66) 86911-5711
Dr. Thein Lwin, President
(66) 53 216 728 (Thailand)
(95) 973255563 (Myanmar)

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