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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.

Mahmood A. Khwaja

Senior Advisor C & SID

Research/Advisory

Mahmood A. Khwaja Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Sustainable Industrial Development, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad. Pakistan. He earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Chemistry, respectively, from La Trobe University of Science and Technology, Melbourne, Australia and University of Peshawar Pakistan. Prior to joining SDPI, Dr. Khwaja held teaching positions at the University of Peshawar, La Trobe University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast and Kumasi University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He worked as a subject specialist (science textbooks) with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Text Books Board and as a senior scientific officer with Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Dr Khwaja has been SDPI lead investigator & focal person in several joint/collaborative projects/programs with partner organizations in Pakistan and Switzerland, Japan, Czech Republic, India, Republic of Korea and USA. Dr Khwaja has over 75 publications to his credit, which have appeared in refereed national and international research journals, magazines and newspapers. He holds honorary positions on executive committees of chemical societies, science associations, international networks like IPEN, PBC, ISDEGCSF and regional/international institutes. He actively participated in international negotiating committee (INC) meetings on Stockholm Convention on POPs (persistent organic pollutants), Minamata Convention on mercury, SAICM (strategic approach to international chemical management) and international forum on chemical safety (IFCS). He is Fellow and life-member Chemical Society of Pakistan and he is past President of International Society of Doctors for Environment (ISDE) and winner of Excellence in Research and “life” Achievement awards. Recently, in September 2019, Dr Khwaja was awarded Chairmain’s Trophy from Pacific Basin Consortium (PCB) on Environment and Health, for his contribution’s in research and support to PCB.