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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.

High-level Stakeholder Workshop on Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE)

Sep 26

10:00am to 04:15PM

Serena Hotel (Shamadan III) Islamabad

9:30 – 10:00 am

Registration

10:00
– 10:20 am

Welcome remarks

Ambassador (R) Shafqat Kakakhel,
Chair BoG, SDPI

10:20-10:30
am

Introductory remarks

Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive
Director, SDPI

10:30-10:40
am

Presentation on PRISE objectives

Kashif Salik, SDPI

        

Points
for discussion:

·        
Key
research questions

·        
Proposed
methodology

·        
Partners
in PRISE

·        
Timelines

·        
Any
other

 

10:40 – 11:00 am

Presentation on implications of climate change for
Pakistan

Dr. Fahad Saeed, SDPI

11:00
-11:45 am

Open Discussion

11:45 – 12:00 pm

Launch and introduction to the
book titled ‘Action Research and Organizational Capacity Building (OCB)’

Mome Saleem, Research Coordinator,
SDPI

Refreshments

12:15
-12:45 pm

Appraisal on PRISE activities

Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI

    

Points
for discussion:

·        
Year-wise
research activities

·        
Policy
messages and outreach

·        
Capacity
building activities

·        
Communication
strategy

 

12:45
– 1:15 pm

Open Discussion

Lunch & Prayer Break

2:30
– 3:00 pm

Synthesis presentation on work
packages

Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive
Director, SDPI

 

1.     
Climate
risk management

2.     
Governance,
institutions and finance

3.     
Climate
change and markets

4.     
Natural
capital

5.     
Human
capital

 

3:00
– 4:00 pm

Open Discussion

 

Points for discussion:

·        
Response
on questionnaire

·        
Inputs
by stakeholders regarding any missing research area

·        
Discussion
on gaps identified in the literature

 

4:00 – 4:15 pm

Summary of the day and way forward

Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive
Director, SDPI

Refreshments

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