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Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) 2020 launched                    111,75 Think Tanks across the world ranked in different categories.                SDPI is ranked 90th among “Top Think Tanks Worldwide (non-US)”.           SDPI stands 11th among Top Think Tanks in South & South East Asia & the Pacific (excluding India).            SDPI notches 33rd position in “Best New Idea or Paradigm Developed by A Think Tank” category.                SDPI remains 42nd in “Best Quality Assurance and Integrity Policies and Procedure” category.              SDPI stands 49th in “Think Tank to Watch in 2020”.            SDPI gets 52nd position among “Best Independent Think Tanks”.                           SDPI becomes 63rd in “Best Advocacy Campaign” category.                   SDPI secures 60th position in “Best Institutional Collaboration Involving Two or More Think Tanks” category.                       SDPI obtains 64th position in “Best Use of Media (Print & Electronic)” category.               SDPI gains 66th position in “Top Environment Policy Tink Tanks” category.                SDPI achieves 76th position in “Think Tanks With Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program” category.                    SDPI notches 99th position in “Top Social Policy Think Tanks”.            SDPI wins 140th position among “Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tanks”.               SDPI is placed among special non-ranked category of Think Tanks – “Best Policy and Institutional Response to COVID-19”.                                            Owing to COVID-19 outbreak, SDPI staff is working from home from 9am to 5pm five days a week. All our staff members are available on phone, email and/or any other digital/electronic modes of communication during our usual official hours. You can also find all our work related to COVID-19 in orange entries in our publications section below.    The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is pleased to announce its Twenty-third Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 14 – 17 December 2020 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The overarching theme of this year’s Conference is Sustainable Development in the Times of COVID-19. Read more…       FOOD SECIRITY DASHBOARD: On 4th Nov, SDPI has shared the first prototype of Food Security Dashboard with Dr Moeed Yousaf, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on  National Security and Economic Outreach in the presence of stakeholders, including Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Provincial and district authorities attended the event in person or through zoom. The dashboard will help the government monitor and regulate the supply chain of essential food commodities.

Book Launch: “POISONS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT” by Dr Mahmood A. Khwaja

Aug 12

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Islamabad

Book Introduction: 

The book, “Poisons in Our Environment” is a “Research-based” publication having the data (including contaminants in different environment segments), of 38 sites in the country’s three provinces, collected by the SDPI team, not only under the Author’s supervision & guidance but also in his presence at each of the visited sites.

There is no commercial interest at all in writing and publishing this book.  Author’s motivation to continue work on it has been the hazardous sites & the exposure, resulting in the deteriorating environment and public health, especially that of children. It is very likely that this publication would sensitize national policy-makers as well as national and international donors for addressing this rapidly growing most alarming issue in Pakistan as well as across the world.

All data described and discussed in the foregoing pages were acquired through field survey work by SDPI Team at sites, the analytical/laboratory tests reports on the samples collected at sites, of soil, solid/semi-solid wastes, drinking, surface/sub-surface water and through meetings /interviews with the affected local residents at sites and the stakeholders (government, industry, civil society & others). Chapter one also provides the summarized last more than 25 years reported/published research in the three provinces on the hazardous wastes/waste sites issue – a reliable/creditable baseline reference data, for future work. The author has used some innovative approaches in chapters 2, 3 & 4, in describing and discussing the collected data to sensitize readers about the alarming situation. The last chapter describes “Way Forward” including overall findings of the study as well as the views expressed and the suggestions given by some of the stakeholders and the civil society possible leading proactive role in addressing the issue.

At the twilight of his carrier, the publication is Author’s humble gift on SDPI’s 28th anniversary.

Wed, Aug 12, 2020, 4:00 – 5:00 PM (PKT); 1100 hrs.(GMT); 0100 hrs. (EST)

Note:
Those who are interested to join may like to send an email with their name and contact number to web@sdpi.org so that the meeting link may be shared with them.

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