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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.

Impact of Climate Change on Human Health

Mar 19

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SDPI Seminar Hall, 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad

Bio note:  Dr. Karim Ahmed
is the Director of International Programs and Board Member of the National
Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), based in Washington, DC. He is
an Adjunct Professor in Environmental & Occupational Medicine at the
University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) in Farmington, CT, where he
teaches courses in environmental health, risk assessment, sustainable
development, green technology and environmental ethics. Currently, as a
Fulbright Scholar, he has an appointment as a Visiting Professor during the
spring semester at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS),
teaching an advanced course in Evolution and Epigenetics. Formerly, Dr. Ahmed
served as Research Director and Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources
Defense Council in New York City, and as Deputy-Director of Health, Environment
and Development at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC.

Ahmed received his undergraduate degree in Physics and Chemistry (with high
distinction) from University of Karachi, and a Ph.D. in Physical Biochemistry
from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He has conducted basic
research in Protein Biochemistry at Harvard University’s Biological
Laboratories, and is currently doing theoretical research on conceptual models
of Origin of Life and Evolution at Yale University’s Department of Molecular
Biophysics and Biochemistry.


Chair: Ambassador ? Shafqat Kakakel, Former United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Deputy-Executive-Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Member Board of Governors, Sustainable Developme


  • Dr  Karim Ahmed,
    Director of International Programs and Board Member, National Council for
    Science and the Environment (NCSE), Washington, USA