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Published Date: May 24, 2013

SDPI Press Release (May 24, 2013)

Shafqat
Kakakhel Elected as New Chairperson of SDPI Board of Governors

Shafqat
Kakakhel, Former Ambassador and Deputy Executive Director of UNEP, has been elected
as sixth Chairperson of Board of Governors of Sustainable Development Policy
Institute (SDPI).

Shafqat
Kakakhel has been a member of SDPI Board of Governors since 2009 and has
succeeded Dr Saeed Shafqat, V A Jaffary, Dr. Amer Mehmood, Shamsul Mulk and H.U
Beg who served as the chairperson SDPI Board of Governors in various times
since the inception of institution in August,1992.

Kakakhel
was a former diplomat and a high ranking official of United Nations. He was
Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Uganda and Ambassador to Ethiopia from
1994-1998. Kakakhel was appointed as Deputy Executive Director of United
Nations Environment Program (UNEP) with rank of Assistant Secretary General in
August 1998. He retired from UN in December 2007. He was elected member of the
Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol as
a nominee of the Government of Pakistan in December 2008. Kakakhel is also
Member Advisory Board of Ministry of Environment. He is also a member of the National
Task Force on Climate Change.

In
outlining his vision for the organization, Kakakhel said that “Since its
inception two decades ago, SDPI has played an invaluable role in highlighting
the importance of sustainable development in Pakistan through its research and
advocacy work for which it has received appreciation and support within and
outside the country.” He particularly appreciated the efforts made on the need
for sustained and inclusive economic growth, sustainable energy, food and human
security, gender equality, progressive democratic governance, and regional
peace, development and cooperation.

He
said that problems have become more grave and urgent today and a number of new
threats have emerged such as intolerance toward women, minorities, wanton
terrorism in the name of religion and widespread corruption,”

He
hoped that the Board of Governors of SDPI will guide the Institute to continue
to promote options for addressing these perennial and emerging threats to the
viability and prosperity of Pakistan.”