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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.

Maryam Shabbir Abbasi

Digital Media Coordinator/ Project Coordinator

Social Media Unit

Maryam Shabbir did her MPhil in Environmental Policy and Management from Bahria University, Islamabad. She received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. She has a diploma on ‘Turn down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World must be Avoided’ from The World Bank.

At present, she works as Project Associate on Climate Change and Gender. She mainly focuses gender mainstreaming into climate change policies through evident based research. Besides, she is the Coordinator –  Digital Media. She usually writes on water governance, climate change, air & water pollution, and gender issues. She has authored a paper on ‘Chemical Contamination of Selected Heavy Metals in Ground Water, Roadside Soil and Vegetation, Taxila Area’ in 2013. Following are the publication wherein she is a co-author.

  • Fighting the recurrent threat of floods, PRISE blog series https://bit.ly/2dQTo2J
  • Environmental Health Threats and Challenges of Mercury Amalgam Use in Pakistan’s dental Healthcare Sector, Pathways to Sustainable Development, Sang-e-Meel Publications, ISBN-10: 969-35-2897-2
  • Mercury poisoning dentistry: high-level indoor air mercury contamination at selected dental sites, Rev Environ Health, The University of New York, Vol 29, Issue 1-2
  • Study of high levels indoor air mercury contamination from mercury amalgam use in dentistry, Science, Technology and Development (2014) 33(2): 49-54
  • Study of indoor air mercury pollution at dental teaching institutions, hospitals and clinics resulting from mercury amalgam use in dentistry, SDPI Working Paper series #139
  • High Risk of Mercury, Exposure to Public Health due to Mercury Amalgam Use in Dentistry in Pakistan, SDPI policy Brief series # 34

She has also volunteered some research works for Environmental Protection Agency, Rawalpindi. Her research projects include:

  • Detection and estimation of heavy metals in the selected roadside areas of Taxila (Thesis)
  • Monitoring (air & water) of Biodiversity Park (IUCN), Murree (April 2012)
  • Monitoring of Vehicular Emissions at Chairing Cross, Rawalpindi (April 2012)
  • Monitoring of fluoride emissions of Brick kilns Tarnol, Islamabad (May 2012)
  • Detailed study of present species and their present status at Ayub National Park, Rawalpindi under the subject of Biodiversity and its conservation
  • Solid Waste Management Strategies-A comparative research study of Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad and Government Hospital, Rawalpindi.
  • Detailed industrial study of Fauji Cereals Company with respect to manufacturing of different products and pollution control technologies used.
  • Study of important crop (wheat) of Pakistan with respect to industrial and economic processes under the subject of Economic Botany-Practical study at Rawalpindi Flour Mills.

In addition, she is a social media activist, trainer and an active member of National Youth Assembly.