Dil nā-umīd toh nahīñ nākām hī toh ha

Lambī hai ġham kī shaam magar shaam hī toh hai

Faiz Ahmed Faiz

(Translation: I haven't lost hope, but just a fight, that's all; the night of suffering lengthens, but it is just a night, that's all.)[1]


(Translation: Oh yes, I grieve, but I do not despair,The dusk of sadness is long, but it’s just a dusk, that’s all.)[2]


The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) brings its annual 26th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 21 – 23 November 2023 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The overarching theme of this year’s Conference is “Light at the End of the Tunnel: Hope in Times of Despair”. read more

Dates to Remember

    Submission of abstracts: 1 August 2023

    Submission of papers/PowerPoint presentations: 1 November 2023

    Conference dates: 21 - 23 November 2023