Fostering Sustainable Development in South Asia: Responding to Challenges
Dec 21 - Dec 23
09:00am to 05:00pm
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) held its Twelfth Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 21-23 December 2009 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The overarching theme of the Conference was Fostering Sustainable Development in South Asia: Responding to Challenges. The Twelfth SDC focused on the six Fs crisis pertaining to food; fiscal; fuel; frontiers; functional democracy; and, fragility of climate. Scholars from South Asia and other regions were invited to delve further on these issues and shared with the audience where South Asia stands today vis–vis coping with the six Fs crisis facing the region. Gender remained a crosscutting theme. Over 92 delegates from 11 countries participated in this three-day Conference. An audience of over 1,400 came to listen and participate in the 21 panels and two keynote plenary sessions. An anthology based on peer reviewed and approved papers from the Eleventh SDC were launched at the inaugural session. The book is titled Peace and Sustainable Development in South Asia: Issues and Challenges of Globalisation and has been jointly published by SDPI and Sang-e-Meel Publications.