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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.

The Nation

Published Date: Nov 15, 2013

SPDI,UET sign MoU to engage academia in policy-making process

The University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar and the
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote socio-economic development
of the country by engaging academia in policy formulation.
The MoU
was signed by the Vice Chancellor Imtiaz Hussain Gilani and Dr Abdul
Qaiyum Soleri, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Executive
Director SDPI in the presence of Ambassador (Retd) Shafqat Kakakhel,
Chairperson, SDPI Board of Governors and Engineer Arshad Abbasi Energy
Advisor, SDPI.
The MOU is aimed to forge academic linkages,
interdisciplinary research and research collaborations with the wider
aim to bring energy experts of UET, Peshawar to the policy level so that
recommendations could be proposed to the Planning Commission, Ministry
of Water and Power and Ministry of Petroleum.
Syed Imtiaz H Gilani
said that UET Peshawar has now emerged, as an engaged university with
major breakthroughs in earthquake engineering and electrical
engineering. “UET Peshawar in joint cooperation with the Federal
Government has led in building the first-ever National Seismic Building
Code in 2006, and National Electric Safety Code recently,” he said. He
attributed the severe energy crisis of Pakistan to an ineffective energy
policy adding, there was an urgent need to have stronger links between
policy makers, think tanks and academia, so that factual recommendations
could become part of sustainable policy reforms in energy sector.
On
the occasion, Dr Abdul Qaiyum said having noticed the leading role
played by UET Peshawar in the electrical engineering field and its
emerging role in future by establishing the Center of Advanced Studies
in Energy the University would act as a regional hub for presenting
solutions in the energy sector This joint venture is outcome of an
initiative of UET’s Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization
(ORIC) to engage academia in public reforms and solving energy problems
for sustainable development of the country.