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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.

Syed Ali Wasif Naqvi

Research Associate

Research/Centre for Health Policy and Innovation

Syed Ali Wasif Naqvi has recently completed his MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies from National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. Earlier, he did his Masters in Mass Communication from National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad.
At inception level of his career, he remained associated with different media organizations, including ARY News, Pakistan Television News, and Sustainable Development Television (SDTV). Meanwhile, he has also worked with Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

While working with SDTV Unit of SDPI, he has produced news reports and short documentaries on different issues, including climate change, gender and transgender, economy, sustainable development, trade, energy crisis, etc.

As member of SDPI research team, he has worked on a study titled: “Protecting and Promoting Freedom of Religion and Belief”. The study, now completed, dealt with minority issues in Pakistan. Currently, he is working as Project Associate on a study titled “Disaggregating Recruitment: Uncovering the Expectations, Obligations, and Hidden Steps in the Labor Migrant Recruitment Process”. The study deals with concerns over the lives, living conditions and employment conditions of unskilled labour migrants in Gulf Co-operation Council states.