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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.

Gender and Climate Change: Challenges for Climate Induced Migrants amid COVID-19

Jun 25

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Concept note:

Rapid climate changes are forcing people to migrate (internally and internationally) for their survival. Slow on-set climate events such as droughts, desertification, deforestation, sea level rise and rapid on-set events such as floods, glacial lake outbursts floods, and water scarcity are changing mobility patterns in many parts of the world. According to internal displacement monitoring center (IDMC), 16.1 million migrated due to floods, forest fires, storms, landslides and increased temperatures globally. These events affect men, women, boys and girls differently and it posses’ huge challenges for women and girls. With the emergence of global pandemic COVID-19, migrations patterns are likely to change. In South Asia, this summer, water scarcity and heatwaves are likely to force people to move towards cities which will expose them to the deadly virus. There is also need of the assessment of the number of COVID-19 cases in rural areas.

Moderator: Maryam Shabbir: Project Coordinator at SDPI
Opening Remarks:  Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri: Executive Director SDPI
  • Harjeet Singh is Global climate lead at Action Aid. He is also advisor on climate justice.
  • Ms Munaza Hassan is a Pakistani Parliamentarian, Secretary General Women Parliamentarian Caucus and Chairperson National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change
  • Md Shamsuddoha is the chief Executive of Center for Participatory Research and Development –CPRD (, a research based non-government organization in Bangladesh. He is a member of delegation of the government of Bangladesh to the UNFCCC climate change negotiation and has been consistent in following negotiation especially on loss and damage, finance, adaptation and technology transfer.
  • Kashif Majeed Salik is an Associate Research Fellow at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).

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