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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.

Shahid Minhas

Training Manager

Center for Learning & Development

Shahid M. Minhas holds a Master Degree in Social Sciences from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Commonwealth Diploma in Youth in Development Work and Post Graduation Diploma in Victimology and Victims Assistance, from Tokiwa International University, Japan. He has 17 years of diversified experience of working with communities, managing projects, teaching at university and grooming youth leadership and teachers trainings. He has worked with national, International organization and UN Organizations, including, IRC, ICMC, FPAP-Rehnuma, KNDF and DART-Ways, across Pakistan, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan. He has served as Director International Center for Civil Society and Cooperatives and Director External Linkages at University of Gujrat. Mr. Minhas is a certified Master Trainer for advocacy and leadership programs, by Leadership Development Mechanism (LDM), Institute of International Education (IIE), San Francisco. Shahid is HEC trained Master Trainer for university teaching and learning methodologies. He is the founder executive of Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDF), and has organized a number of national and International leadership events and conferences in collaboration with LDMPK, CASC, USA, University of Central Lancashire, UK, and Global Youth Leadership, UK. Currently he is heading the Centre for Capacity Building at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) a premier think task, in Islamabad, Pakistan.