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.

APP

Published Date: Dec 17, 2020

https://www.app.com.pk/national/pakistan-intends-to-work-with-china-on-solar-panel-technology-in-next-three-months-ch-fawad/

Pakistan intends to work with China on solar panel technology in next three months: Ch Fawad – app

ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (APP): Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday said Pakistan wanted to work with China on solar panel technology in the next three months.

The minister was speaking virtually at the concluding day of 23rd conference on “Sustainable Development in the Times of Covid-19” arranged by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) from December 14 to 17.

Speaking on the occasion, the federal minister said that the government, in particular, wanted to work on the B2B (Business to Business) formula instead of cooperating with a country’s government.

He said promotion of solar technology would help increase the use of modern technology in Pakistan as well as enable manufacturing companies to make more profit.

Chaudhry Fawad said working on Science and Technology, Energy and Solar Energy projects like China was the top priority of the present government.

The federal minister also assured that his ministry would continue to work with SDPI in the future so that they can project vivid picture of Pakistan in education, health, energy, technology and other fields in front of the world.