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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.

Published Date: Aug 3, 2018

SDPI Announces Sustainable Development Journalism Awards 2018

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has announced ‘Sustainable Development Journalism Awards 2018’. The awards to winning journalists will be distributed at its 21st Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) scheduled as 4 – 7 December 2018 in Islamabad. The entries for the award that will have cash prize as well will be received from throughout the country. 
It’s worth mentioning here that the discourse on sustainable development issues such as environment, climate change, inclusive economic growth, energy, etc. was initiated in the 90s by the civil society and think tanks, including SDPI, which was later strengthened by media coverage under its social responsibility as watchdog and agenda setter in the public interest.
SDPI, being an independent think tank dedicated to sustainable development, has always enjoyed good relations with media and journalists from beginners to mid-career to senior and veteran journalists across the country. It has the privilege to directly work with journalists covering issues around sustainable development, social and climate change policy, water and power, and economic growth. 
With this background and in recognition of their dedicated works, six journalists (three each from print and electronic media) will be selected for the awards on their best news stories/articles/Op-eds, and news packages/documentaries/talk shows respectively. Two awards will be given to photojournalists. The main theme of the products must focus the issues around sustainable development, including climate change, disasters, socio-economic development, sustainable development goals (SDGs), etc. The criteria for print and electronic media products will be clubbed as news stories/Articles/Op-eds and news packages/Documentaries/Talk shows etc.
The participants from electronic media would be able to send their works’ links through email, via their google drive links. In case of talk shows, only a relevant part of the product will be accepted. Similarly, participants from print media could despatch the news clippings through the post or they may also send their publications’ links through email. However, date of publication/broadcast, and name of the organization must be mentioned on each product. Foreign Correspondents, based in Islamabad, may also apply in their respective categories.
In addition to these six awards, two Special Awards will be given to those journalists, who have shown outstanding performance in the profession. Similarly, one Life Time Achievement Award will be given to a veteran journalist to recognise his/her great works done for years after years.
The work was required to get published/broadcast during the period between 1st of November 2017 to 31st of October 2018. A jury comprising senior journalists will select the best works out of the entries submitted to SDPI. Last date for the submissions is 5th November 2018. All entries should be submitted at awards@sdpi.org or sent to SDPI office at 3rd Floor, Taimur Chambers, Plot # 10-D (West), Fazlul Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad.