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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.

Flood induced displacement in South Asia

Sep 7

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Concept note:

Floods triggered by heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in South Asia, the one of the world’s most densely populated geographical regions, pummeling countries that have already been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the monsoon season began this year, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal are among those being affected in the region having 1/4th of the world’s population, increasing risks of malaria, dengue, diarrhea and COVID-19 with it.

The monsoon season of South Asia, which affects the Indian subcontinent every year from June through September, often brings cyclones and devastating floods in recent years and causes the displacement of millions of people living in low-lying areas. This year too, unprecedent rainfalls have inundated many areas of South Asia this year. Due to urban flooding and flash flooding homes are damaged, livestock dead, agricultural crops destroyed, and millions of people are displaced. In India’s Assam nearly 3 million people have been displaced due to floods (Aljazeera). Approximately same number of people have been isolated and surrounded by flood water in Bangladesh, and uncountable are affected in Nepal and Pakistan as well.

In this context, Sustainable Development Policy Institute is organizing a webinar to discuss following.

  1. Floods causing displacement and making people vulnerable in the region.
  2. What are reasons of displacement apart from climate change?
  3. What issues flood induced migrants face?
  4. What are policy options to address displacement caused due to floods?

Welcome Remarks:
Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, ED SDPI on impact on economy

Mr. Sanjay Vashist, Director Climate Action Network South Asia (India)
Ms Afia Aslam, Freelance journalist, Pakistan