On the initiative of Dr. M. Sadiq Malik, SANGO was established in 1987 by group of leading NGOs from India, Bangla Desh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan. Dr. M. Sadiq Malik was appointed the convener of SANGO by the founding member NGOs. RDF also houses headquarter of SANGO at RDF Centre, Islamabad.
The aims and objectives of SANGO are:
SANGO at present is lying in suspended animation because of political situation in the sub-continent. Since RDF is the convener and headquarter for SANGO is in the premises of foundation, steps are being taken to revive SANGO at the earliest.