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Climate Change, Water Management and Adaptation
Guest: Dr Adil Najam, Dean, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
Silver Lining: Celebrating 25 Years of SDPI
The documentary marked SDPI's 25 years long journey of success, achievements and challenges. The documentary was launched and screened during 20th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC).
Pakistan State of Future Index 2017
Next ten years appears to be promising for Pakistan, indicates the newly launched ‘The Pakistan State of the Future Index (PK-SOFI)’ study by Foresight Lab, a facilitative platform for communities of interest here at Islamabad. Pakistan State of Future Index is a 10-year future index composed of 30 variables that indicate if the future is getting better or worse. It shows 30-year trends of improvement and decline, each variable is forecasted based on 20 years of past data which are then further assessed for the best possible and worst possible values in 10 years. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story…
Saving Indigenous Cultures of Chitral: The Land of Tranquility
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demand of the governments to preserve local cultures and heritage besides ensuring the wellbeing of ingenious communities, say speakers at a consultative meeting titled ‘Saving our indigenous cultures - Chitral the land of tranquility’ held by SDPI in Islamabad. They say preservation of the indigenous culture of Chitral communities should be among the top priorities of the federal and provincial governments. Raja Taimur Hassan has the report…
National Training of Trainers on National Forest Inventory for REDD+
Pakistan adopts a national definition of ‘Forests’ after a consensus reached among all stakeholders including the representatives of all the four provinces, GB, AJK and FATA. The definition is based on the recommendations of National Working Group that met in August 2017. This was revealed by the Federal Secretary Ministry of Climate Change, Syed Abu Ahmad Akif, at the inaugural session of the four-day-long national level training of trainers on ‘National Forest Inventory’ for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). The national training was held by REDD+ office, Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) Pakistan and Pakistan Forest Institute Peshawar in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here at Islamabad. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story…
Green Parliamentary Caucus to Tackle Climate Change
Green Parliamentary Caucus to Tackle Climate Change

SDC VIDEOS

Silver Lining: Celebrating 25 Years of SDPI
The documentary marked SDPI's 25 years long journey of success, achievements and challenges. The documentary was launched and screened during 20th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC).
19th SDC (B-12) SLRC Session 5: The Legacies of Conflict
There is a long-lasting impact of conflict on livelihood and well-being of people. The consequences of conflict are often ignored by policymakers who are keen to 'move-on' post-conflict. A session on 'The Legacies of Conflict' held during the 19th SDC discussed as to how people are affected by violence and war crimes. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (C-8) SLRC Session 7: Building Capacity in Conflicts
Peace cannot be restored in conflict-hit areas unless trust between people and state is rebuild in line with the state being the protector of life and property, says Mian Gul Adnan Aurangzeb while speaking at a session on 'Building Capacity in Conflicts' organized by SDPI in Islamabad on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (C-4) SLRC Session 6: Community Driven Development and Social Protection in Conflicts
Stressing the need to re-evaluate social protection programmes, Dr Ashfaque Hasan Khan, the Dean at National University of Science and Technology (NUST) says governments should consult local leaders for rebuilding livelihoods to restore peace in conflict-hit areas. He was speaking at a panel discussion titled: Community Driven Development and Social Protection in Conflicts, organized on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) by SDPI in Islamabad.Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (B-3): Challenges of Conflict and Service Delivery in South Asia
Stressing the need for strategic planning to curb terrorism and extremism from the society, Awami National Party (ANP) leader Afrasiab Khattak says Pakistan is a security state where extremism is still flourishing due to the wrong policies of the state. Speaking at a session on "Challenges of conflict and services delivery in South Asia" held on the occasion of 19th Sustainable Development Conference organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, he says state policies need to be corrected, as in the presence of Afghan policy, peace cannot prevail. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
19th SDC (Session C-3): Effective Institutions, Capacities & Partnerships for Implementing SDGs: A P
Provincial governments are determined to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are now engaged in building capacities and increasing resources in this regard. Provinces can share indigenous strategies and learn from each other's experiences. Kashmala Chaudhry has the story...

THEMES

Elections 2013
Elections are bloody at times. They start with conflicts and at times, ends in conflicts. District Sahiwal in Southern Punjab is no different. The place is brewing with Election related conflicts supported by different political parties, that take life of two or more people in every Union council. SDPI has conducted a two day dialogue forum on the topic. Kashmala Chaudhry has the story
Food Security
World Food Program (WFP) in collaboration with Health Department, and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)administered medical treatment to 17,727 children and 7,781 pregnant and lactating women under Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme in Rajanpur. Experts say the Programme would help reduce the problem of malnutrition in the area. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Peace and Conflict
Diplomats and academics were of the unanimous view that the destiny of the South Asian states are interlinked and called for stronger economic, cultural, security and societal relations between them. They were addressing a two-day conference on "China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Dialogue", being organised by Pak-China Institute in collaboration with Konard Adenauer Stiftung. Our correspondent Wasif naqvi has the report...
SD Conference
Agriculture sector has huge potential to create employment opportunities,therefore, more investment as well as skills development in the sector can help achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth, say experts at a panel discussion titled "Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Reforms" at 17th Sustainable Development Conference organized by SDPI in Islamabad.Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Environment
A long term planning is required for distributing equitable resources between rural and urban areas of Pakistan. Only then carbon emissions can be brought down to the stipulated level. Minister for Climate Change, Rana Maqbool says unplanned burgeoning cities are negatively contribution to the climate change. He was speaking at a seminar held in Islamabad to mark the World Environment Day. Fatima Mansoor has the story...
Governance
The tribal union of journalists has won the highest human rights award given every year by the German Foundation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, FES. The award is a recognition of a consolidated work done by the journalists body over the last 20 years, against all odds. The award has been presented to the office bearers of the Union, in Islamabad, which represents more that 250 working journalist of Federally Administers Tribal Area, FATA. Our correspondent Wasif Naqvi attended the ceremony to bring the story behind the struggle
Social Sector Development
Experts stress the need for an economy that offers everyone a fair chance to grow and ensures an environment of peace where individuals and businesses may succeed. On the contrary, they say, discriminatory tax policies amidst mounting inequality and poverty have made the life of common man miserable. Experts said this during the seminar titled 'Can we eradicate poverty without tackling inequality?' held by SDPI in collaboration with Oxfam Pakistan at Islamabad. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...
Economic Development
The success of multi-billion dollar cooperation, under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), between Islamabad and Beijing will depend on the progress of four major components, which include energy, transport infrastructure and Gwadar Port, said Hassan Daud Butt, Project Director of CPEC in Planning Commission while talking in Coffee Table program of SDTV. By end of 2018, the western corridor will be completed, whereas, the eastern corridor will be completed in 2019, he added. Hosted by Tahir Dhindsa, Watch full program to live through the progress of CPEC and future projects.