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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.

Climate Change and its Impact on the River Water System

Partner: Stimson Centre Washington DC, Energy and Resource Center New Delhi

Year: 2008

The areas of Middle East, East Asia and South Asia have ancient and extensive river systems. Over the centuries, Nile, Mekong, the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra have been a source of sustenance for civilizations. However, the massive ecological deterioration of the last century will eventually make these river systems incapable of providing for human and wildlife needs. In an effort to highlight the importance of the impact of climate change on these river systems, SDPI participated in a Climate Change and Water International workshop. The workshop organized in New Delhi by the Stimson Centre Washington DC in collaboration with the Energy and Resource Center New Delhi had experts from East Asia, South Asia and Middle East participated. The conference was held in the background of social traditions and government policies that intersect with the greenhouse challenge faced globally. Both these factors contribute to climate change vulnerabilities and as mitigation and adaptation strategies. A review of existing and potential institutional arrangements for managing water resources was made. SDPI emphasized the region’s climate concerns in a paper on the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture. The importance of the agriculture sector’s vitality to the economy of the country and sustainability in the region was highlighted. The agriculture sector in Pakistan is mainly dependent on the Indus river water system for irrigation water. The glacier in the Himalayas, the Karakorum and the Hindukush are the primary source of water for the indus River. The present day ecological concerns and the climate change concern in the region threaten these sources. There is a dire need to save these glaciers from the environmental degradation. Regional cooperation amongst South Asian countries to save this ecological heritage should be initiated.