SDPI was founded in August 1992 on the recommendation of the Pakistan National Conservation Strategy (NCS), also called Pakistanâ€™s Agenda 21. The NCS placed Pakistanâ€™s socio-economic development within the context of a national environmental plan. ....
To catalyse the transition towards sustainable development, defined as the enhancement of peace, social justice and well-being, within and across generations.
To be a center of excellence on sustainable development policy research, capacity development and advocacy in Pakistan.
To be a centre of excellence in generating and disseminating research based knowledge to strengthen SDPIâ€™s brand and to remain relevant to our beneficiaries.
To become a quality training organisation through a high performing team to contribute and for the successful attainment of SDPIâ€™s mission.
To design, conduct and market at least 20 short training courses (generic, research based and specialized) every year by addressing the needs of potential clients.
The main objective of the advocacy unit is to engender dialogue, advocate for SDPIâ€™s Policy Advocacy and Outreach Unit and engage in public-interest campaigns.
Raising awareness, stakeholdersâ€™ mobilisation and partnerships on environmental, economic, political, and social sector issues are SDPIâ€™s main goals
The Institute undertakes policy advocacy, networking & partnerships and litigation on issues of public interest.
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has been organising a series of Sustainable Development Conferences (SDCs) since 1995. The SDC is a flagship event of the Institute that not only provides a forum for SDPIâ€™s own research but also invites other researchers, practitioners, policy makers and academia from the region to share their work and engage in a dialogue with fellow panellists and audience. This annual event has been established as a prime Conference in South Asia with a major focus on Asia. It is one of SDPIâ€™s many efforts in tackling sustainable development challenges through mutual and collaborative knowledge sharing, critical analyses and best practices.
From this Conference comes out an edited and peer reviewed anthology that is jointly published by SDPI and a publisher. The anthology is then launched at the following SDC and circulated widely both by the Institute and the publisher.