Asset 1

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.

Bureau Report

Dawn

Published Date: Jun 4, 2021

https://www.dawn.com/news/1627370/ecosystem-being-restored-through-afforestation

Ecosystem being restored through afforestation

A statement issued here said the event was organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), University of Peshawar, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Hazara University, Gomal University and University of Haripur in connection with the World Environment Day 2021.

It said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman on the occasion emphasised the importance of evaluation of economic factors of the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme. He said it was important to harvest olive trees.

“We have planted 70 million olive plants as it is one of the most important plants. One olive plant can produce more than 150kg olive. The initiative will help us in reducing unemployment,” the governor said.

Provincial Minister for Environment, Forest and Wildlife Syed Mohammad Ishtiaq said that in the beginning of billion tree tsunami programme the province had no resources, but Prime Minister Imran Khan had the vision to work for environment.

SDPI BOG chairperson Shafqat Kakakhel said that managing forest resources was important as this was linked to the environment and communities.

He said that forests were important because they were connected to climate change. Forests have traditional and additional roles in serving humanity in terms of protecting it from global warming and climate change impacts. The rain forests have greater filters than the artificially planted trees in filtering carbon, he added.

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University VC Prof Razia Sultana and Prof Dr Mohammad Anwar also spoke on the occasion.